Sahib Abbas Hassan

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Sahib Abbas Hassan
Personal information
Place of birth Iraq
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Al Zawra - (-)
2000–2001 Al Talaba - (-)
2001–2002 Al Nejmeh - (-)
2001–2002 Al Talaba - (-)
2004–2010 Karbalaa FC - (-)
2009–2010 Al Sina - (-)
2010–2011 Al Hindiya - (-)
National team
1996–2001 Iraq 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sahib Abbas Hassan is an Iraqi football Forward who played for Iraq in the 1996 Asian Cup. He also played for Al Zawra, Al Talaba, Al Nejmeh, Karbalaa FC, Al Sina, and Al Hindiya. His tally of 175 goals in the Iraqi Premier League is an all-time record.

Sahib Abbas was one of the best Iraqi strikers of his generation. He made his name with Al-Zawraa helping the club, featuring the likes Hussam Fawzi and Essam Hamad to two consecutive league and cup doubles in 1995 and 96. He was a member of the 1996 Asian Cup squad and the disastrous 1998 World Cup qualifying team.

In 1998, he joined top Lebanese club Al-Nejmeh, playing there for a season without hitting the headlines. After an unimpressive season with the ‘Reds’, he joined lowly club Salam Zghorta in 1999, a team battling to keep its 1st division status. Thanks to Sahib’s devastating performances the club avoided relegated with Sahib scoring 14 goals in 22 games, quite an achievement considering the team only scored 32 goals all season. After becoming Lebanese joint top scorer with Al-Ansar’s Brazilian Toninho Cruz, winning the Golden Boot, he returned to Iraq and joining Al-Talaba.[1]


  1. ^ Hassanin Mubarak. "Player Database". Archived from the original on April 8, 2003. 

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