Saad Benyamin

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Saad Benyamin
Personal information
Full name Saad Abdul Benyamin
Place of birth Iraq
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Retired
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Al-Zawraa
Al-Rasheed
Al-Shorta
Club Africain
National team
Iraq
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Saad Abdul-Hamed Binyamin was a former Iraqi international football player. An ethnic Assyrian, Benyamin played for Al-Zawraa, Al-Rasheed, Al-Shorta, and Club Africain.[1] In 1988, Saad was called up to play for the Iraqi U-19 in the Asian Youth Championship in Doha, Qatar, where the team won the tournament and qualified to play in the 1989 World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.[1] In 1989, he was given his international debut and become a permanent fixture of the Iraqi national team until 1995.

Saad was an attacking left back or left side of midfield. He started his career at Al-Shabab alongside captain Basil Gorgis, Hamed Rasheed and Ismail Mohammed.

After the large flow of top players turning professional and moving abroad, Saad decided to move, playing for Tunisian team Club Africain during the mid-90s.[2]

International Caps
Caps Goals Score Opponent Competition Location Report Date
1 2-3 North Korea  1994 World Cup qualification Khalifa Stadium, Doha Report October 15, 1993
2 2-1 Iran  1994 World Cup qualification Khalifa Stadium, Doha Report October 22, 1993
3 1-1 Saudi Arabia  1994 World Cup qualification Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha Report October 24, 1993
4 2-2 Japan  1994 World Cup qualification Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha Report October 28, 1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Saad Binyamin
  2. ^ Hassanin Mubarak. "Player Database". iraqsport.com. Archived from the original on June 18, 2001.