Iraq Football Association

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Iraq Football Association
الاتحاد العراقي لكرة القدم
Iraqi FA Crest.png
Sport Football
Futsal
Beach football
Jurisdiction Iraq
Abbreviation IFA
Founded 8 October 1948; 69 years ago (1948)
Affiliation FIFA (1950)
AFC (1970)[1]
UAFA (1974)
WAFF (2000)
AGCFF (2016)
Headquarters Zayouna
Location Baghdad
President Abdul Khaliq Masood
Official website
ifa.iq
Iraq

The Iraq Football Association (Arabic: الاتحاد العراقي لكرة القدم‎) is the governing body of football in Iraq, controlling the Iraqi national team and the Iraq Super League.[2][3][4][5][6] The Iraqi Football Association was founded in 1948 and has been a member of FIFA since 1950, the Asian Football Confederation since 1970, and the Sub-confederation regional body West Asian Football Federation since 2000. Iraq also is part of the Union of Arab Football Associations and has been a member since 1974. The Iraqi team is commonly known as Usood Al-Rafidain (Arabic: أسود الرافدين‎), which literally meaning Lions of Mesopotamia.

Association information[edit]

Position Name
President Abdul Khaliq Masood

List of Presidents of IFA[edit]

The following is a list of presidents of Iraq Football Association (IFA).

Presidency President Took office Left office
1 Abdullah Al-Muthaifi 1948 1952
2 Akram Fahmi 1953 1954
3 Saadi Hussein Al-Douri 1954 1955
4 Ismail Mohammed 1955 1956
5 Hadi Abbas 1956 1959
6 Adeeb Najeeb 1959 1961
7 Adil Al-Basheer 1961 1964
8 Fahad Juwad Al-Meera 1964 1968
1968 1976
9 Moayad Al-Badri 1976 1977
10 Hisham Atta Ajjaj 1977 1980
11 Soryan Tawfeeq 1980 1984
12 Sabah Mirza Mahmoud 1984 1985
13 Uday Hussein 1985 1988
14 Kareem Mahmoud Mulla 1988 1990
15 Uday Hussein 1990 2003
16 Hussein Saeed 2004 2011
17 Najeh Humoud 2011 2014
18 Abdul-Khaliq Masoud 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tengku re-elected AFC president". The Straits Times. 19 December 1970. "Seluroh Asia tetap sokong Sir Stanley". Berita Harian (Malay language). 1 January 1971. 
  2. ^ "Football mad Iraq's new field of dreams - Iraq - NZ Herald News". Nzherald.co.nz. 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Iraq elect new football head - Football". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  4. ^ "When Saturday Comes - War games". Wsc.co.uk. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  5. ^ Suzanne Goldenberg. "Uday: career of rape, torture and murder | World news". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  6. ^ "SI.com - Sports Illustrated - The Magazine - From Sports Illustrated: Son of Saddam - Monday March 24, 2003 05:00 PM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 2003-03-24. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 

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