Karbalaa FC

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Karbala FC
Full name Karbala Football Club
Founded 1958; 57 years ago (1958)
Ground Karbala Stadium
Ground Capacity 5,000
Manager Maitham Daie Alhaq
League Iraqi Premier League
2014–15 Iraqi Premier League, 16th

Karbala Football Club is an Iraqi football club based in Karbala that plays in the Iraqi Premier League.

SWAT Incident[edit]

On June 23, 2013 after a match again Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, seven football players of Karbala FC and their coach were beaten by the anti-terror police. They used sticks and batons against the coach and his players. Five of them were in critical condition, and on the 30th of June, Mohammed Al-Jaboury, coach of Karbala FC has died in hospital.[1]


The Karbala Stadium is a football stadium in Karbala, Iraq. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Karbala FC. The stadium holds 5,000 people.

New Karbala Stadium is a purpose built football stadium being constructed in Karbala, Iraq. Once completed it will have the capacity to hold 30,000 people and become the new home of the Club. The stadium is projected to open sometime in the middle 2014.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Serbia GK Dragan Zimić
2 Iraq DF Mohammed Abdul-Zahrah
3 Iraq DF Muhanned Naser
4 Iraq DF Ammar Aadel
5 Iraq DF Jassim Mohammed
6 Iraq DF Ali Malek
7 Iraq MF Rahman Abdul-Bari
8 Brazil MF Joao Alves
9 Iraq MF Mazin Jalail
10 Iraq FW Sahib Abbas (Captain)
11 Iraq FW Maitham Hamza
13 Iraq MF Mushtaq Sallal
14 Iraq DF Saad Mashawi
15 Iraq DF Ali Majeed
16 Iraq MF Ali Subhy
17 Iraq FW Hashim Ridha (Vice-captain)
18 Iraq MF Ali Kadhim
19 Iraq DF Kareem Abdul-Zahrah
20 Iraq FW Sabah Abdul-Hassan
No. Position Player
21 Iraq GK Haidar Qasem
22 Iraq MF Raad Mohammed
24 Iraq DF Mohammed Qabel
25 Iraq FW Karrar Abd Yaser
26 Iraq DF Haidar Abbas
27 Iraq MF Mustafa Jawad
27 Iraq MF Nezar Hakim
28 Iraq DF Haidar Saoud
29 Iraq FW Abdul-Razzaq Akram
30 Iraq GK Hamed Mahmoud
31 Iraq GK Ali Yaseen
32 Iraq DF Mohammed Khaled
34 Iraq MF Ali Shaker
Syria DF Khaled Kassab
Iraq MF Karar Saleh
Iraq MF Wisam Abdul-Sajjad
Oman FW Abdullah Al Anzi
Nigeria FW Odafe Bakari


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