Saif Salman

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Saif Salman
Saif Salman.jpg
Personal information
Full name Saif Salman Al-Mohammadawi
Date of birth (1993-07-01) July 1, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Shorta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Al-Sinaa (2)
2012–2013 Duhok SC (2)
2013–2014 Erbil SC
2014–2015 Al-Ittihad 11 (0)
2015 Hajer Club (loan) 10 (0)
2016–2017 Al-Shorta 0 (0)
2017– Al-Suwaiq
National team
2011–2013 Iraq U-20 15 (1)
2011–2016 Iraq U-23 10 (0)
2012–2015 Iraq 37 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 August 2016

Saif Salman Hashim Al-Mohammadawi (Arabic: سيف سلمان هاشم المحمداوي‎‎, born July 1, 1993[1]), is an Iraqi footballer who plays as a Central midfielder for Al-Shorta.

International career[edit]

On December 3, 2012 Saif made his full international debut against Bahrain in a friendly match, which ended 0-0.[2]

During the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship, Saif made the headlines by leaving the team camp, stating that he wanted to be with his sick daughter. However, it turned out to be false as he left the team because he did not make the starting 11.

As a consequence, the IFA banned him for life representing the national teams of Iraq.

Saif during the 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations.

International statistics[edit]

Iraq national under-20 team goals[edit]

Goals are correct excluding friendly matches and unrecognized tournaments such as Arab U-20 Championship.

Saif Salman – goals for Iraq national under-20 football team
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 June 29, 2013 Akdeniz University Stadium, Antalya, Turkey  Chile 2–1 2-1 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Iraq U-20
Iraq U23
Iraq National football team

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Niiiis.com Iraq youth team squad
  2. ^ Saif Salman at National-Football-Teams.com