Salih Sadir

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Salih Sadir
Personal information
Full name Salih Sadir Salih Al-Sadoun
Date of birth (1981-08-21) 21 August 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Najaf, Iraq
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, second striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Talaba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Najaf FC ? (?)
2003–2004 Al Talaba ? (?)
2004–2005 El Zamalek 11 (2)
2005–2008 Al-Ansar 82 (41)
2008–2009 Al-Ahed 29 (33)
2009 Rah Ahan 5 (1)
2010 Safa Beirut 3 (0)
2011 Paykan 12 (2)
2011–2013 Duhok ? (?)
2013 Zakho ? (?)
2014 Al-Zawra'a ? (?)
2014–2015 Duhok ? (?)
2015– Al-Talaba ? (?)
National team
2001–2016 Iraq 61 (7)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03 May 2016.

† Appearances (goals)

Salih Sadir Salih Al-Sadoun (Arabic: صالح سدير صالح السعدون‎‎ , born 21 August 1981) is an Iraqi midfielder. He currently plays for Al-Talaba. Previously, Sadir played with Rah Ahan and Paykan in the Persian Gulf Pro League. He also plays for the Iraq national football team since 2003. His younger brothers are Ayad Sadir (Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya) and Qaed Sadir (Najaf FC).

Career[edit]

The talented player from the southern city of Najaf, is one of Iraq's most gifted individuals, who excelled playing for the Olympic team in the qualifying rounds – his performances compensated for the absence of Nashat Akram in Iraq's midfield. Before the war, he was named one of the two best players in the 2003–2004 season by an Iraqi FA panel and became a regular in Stange's Olympic squad making his debut in the 2–1 defeat to Qatar in the former Oman and Perth Glory coach's first game in charge of Iraq. Saleh Sadeer was one of Bernd Stange's favourite players when the German first arrived in Iraq. He scored an important goal in the 1–1 draw with Vietnam in Hanoi that helped Iraq to progress to the second round. He started his playing career with Sha’abiya team Nasour Al-Jumhuriya before joining Al-Najaf where he progressed through the youth ranks under coach Zuhair Khadim. In 1999, he was promoted into the first team by Najih Hemoud and became a regular. Under coach Hemoud, Al-Najaf became one of Iraq's most entertaining teams with Saleh Sadeer – and captain Falah Hassan, Abbas Wahoudi, Saeed Muhsin, Ali Hashim and Qasim Jalout. In 2003 after the war, he moved to Talaba where he made several outstanding performances in the Arab Champions League – which earned him a move to Egyptian giants Zamalek for next season. After playing one season with Al Zamalek, he joined Lebanon league champions Al-Ansar where he helped them to two consecutive Lebanon league titles. salih moved to Zakhoon 14 September 2013.[citation needed]

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Awards
Preceded by
Iran Ali Daie
West Asian Championship Topscorer
2007
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Iran Ali Daie
West Asian Championship MVP
2007
Succeeded by
Incumbent