Hussein Alaa Hussein

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Hussein Alaa حسين علاء
Personal information
Full name Hussein Alaa Hussein salman
Date of birth (1987-08-04) 4 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender, Center back
Youth career
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
2005 Al-Zawraa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Al-Nassr 20 (4)
2007 FUS de Rabat 28 (2)
2008–09 Sharjah FC 6 (0)
2009 Qingdao Jonoon 13 (2)
2010 Shenzhen Ruby 21 (3)
2011–12 Zaxo FC 57 (3)
2012 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 20 (2)
2013 Bangkok United 24 (0)
2014–15 Kelantan FA 27 (1)
2015–16 Pusamania Borneo 9 (0)
National team
2007 Iraq U-14 3 (0)
2008 Iraq U-17 6 (2)
2014– Iraq 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 25, 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 25, 2014

Hussein Alaa Hussein (Arabic: حسين علاء حسين, born August 4, 1987 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an Iraqi football player. He played with clubs in Asia and Africa. Hussein usually plays in the defender position.


Hussein Alaa Hussein made his name as the star performer in Iraq’s U-17s side managed by Nasrat Nassir and was chosen the best player in Asian Championship qualifiers in Qatar Doha in 2008. His performances earned him an offer of a contract and a chance to gain UAE nationality to play for Al-Ain. The defender spent time in the Emirates having getting a visa through Iraqi coach Jamal Salih, then supervisor of the youth section at Al-Sharjah, but he returned to Iraq to continue his career. He had caught the eye playing for the club against a Russian club and Al-Karama of Syria.

Hussein joined Qingdao Jonoon in July 2009 and became the first Iraqi footballer in Chinese football league. He scored first goal for Qingdao on August 22, 2009 with 2–1 win over Changsha Ginde.[1] He transferred to Shenzhen Ruby on 28 February 2010.[2]

On 2014,he has signed a 6-month-long contract with Malaysian Super League club Kelantan FA.[3]

Honours (Individual)[edit]

  • Was chosen to be the best professional player 2013 year in Thailand, to be within 11 player Thailand Star to match against English Premier League champion Chelsea, then coached by Mourinho.
  • The first professional player to Iraqi and Arab plays and he plays and scores 3 goals for Chinese Super League year 2010.
  • One of three Iraqi professional players playing in the Asia Cup for Club Professional League year 2009.
  • Was chosen to be the best professional Foreign player in Morocco Premier League for the year 2008.
  • Was chosen to be the best player in The Asian Championship that was held in Qatar – Doha for the year 2008.

Playing career[edit]

  • Played for Kelantan FA Malaysian Super League 2014-15
  • Played for Bangkok united Thailand Super League 2013-14.
  • Played for AlQuwa AlJawiya Football Club IRQ Premier League 2013.
  • Played for Zaxo FC Football Club IRQ Premier League 2012.
  • Played for Shenzhen Ruby Football Club CHN Premier League 2010.
  • Played for Qingdao Jonoon Football Club CHN Premier League 2009.
  • Played for Al-Sharjah Club in UAE Premier League 2009.
  • Played for FUS Club in Morocco Premier 2007
  • Included in the Iraqi Olympic team during 2007-08