Raad Hammoudi

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Raad Hammoudi Salman
Personal information
Full name Raad Hammoudi Salman
Date of birth (1954-04-20) 20 April 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1974 Kuliya Al-Shorta
1974–1987 Al-Shorta (2)
National team
1976–1987 Iraq 104 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Raad Hammoudi Salman (April 20, 1954) is a retired Iraqi football player who represented his country as a goalkeeper in the Olympics and the World Cup. He is known as being the most successful goalkeeper in Iraqi football, leading Iraq to the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He made his international debut in 1976 against Turkey. Raad was an important part of the Al-Shorta side, captaining them to the Iraqi League in season 1979/80. He took three penalties for Al-Shorta, scoring two and missing one. He was goalkeeper of the tournament during Iraq's win in the 1979 Gulf Cup, when he conceded just one goal in six games, he was also in goal when Iraq won the Asian Games in 1982. Raad started his career in 1972 when he joined second division club Kuliya Al-Shurta (where he won the Iraqi Second Division), a team which later merged with Shurta Al-Najda and then later Aliyat Al-Shorta to form Al-Shurta.[1]

Raad played in the 1984 Olympics and 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where he played in the two games against Paraguay and Belgium. In 1999, Raad was placed by the German-based Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) as Iraq's 4th best player of the century behind the likes of Ahmed Radhi, Hussein Saeed and Habib Jafar.

He is currently the president of the Iraqi Olympic Committee. Raad is in the Al Shorta Hall of Fame.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hassanin Mubarak. "Player Database". iraqsport.com. Archived from the original on March 8, 2003. 
  2. ^ Al Shorta SC Hall of Fame