Thamer Yousif

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Thamer Yousif
Personal information
Full name Elias Thamir Assoufi
Place of birth Iraq
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1987 Al Zawra
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Elias Thamir Yousif (Arabic: تامر يوسف‎‎) was an Iraqi-Assyrian football player. A long time Al Zawra member, Thamir led the Iraq Super League in goals in three different occasions (1975, 1976, 1982) and was 2nd in the league in two different occasions. His domestic club career lasted from 1969 to 1987. He led his team, Al Zawraa, to three national titles (1976, 1977, 1979). He was part of the dangerous offensive trio of Al Zawra during the 1970s that included Ali Kadhim and the Falah Hassan.

He started his football career at the young age of 16 in 1969 for Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed. Thamir was first selected for the national team at the age of 19 in 1973. His accomplishments on the domestic scene includes 3 league and 4 cup titles with the Al-Zawraa, whom he played for 19 years. He made 37 appearances for the Iraqi national team and scored over 150 goals in his career before retiring in 1987. Thamir was leading scorer in the Iraqi league in three seasons, the first in 75, where he scored 13 goals, the next year he scored the same amount to lead Al-Zawraa to the league title and the 3rd in 1982 he scored 11 goals.[1]

Thamir had great success on the national stage. The Iraqi national team was one of the best in the 1970s, where Thamer and teammates won the 1972 and 1974 Pan Arab Cup, 1979 Gulf Cup, 1977 and 1979 World Military Cup. He was chosen part of the Iraqi olympic team in the 1980 Olympics, where the team passed the first round, but lost to East Germany in the quarterfinals.


  1. ^ Hassanin Mubarak. "Player Database". Archived from the original on March 31, 2003. 

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