1958–59 Iraq Central FA First Division Cup

The 1958–59 Iraq Central FA First Division Cup was the 11th season of the Iraq Central FA League (the top division of football in Baghdad and its neighbouring cities from 1948 to 1973). It was played as a double-elimination tournament.[1]

Iraq Central FA League
Season1958–59
ChampionsAmanat Al-Asima
(1st title)

Amanat Al-Asima won their first title by beating Al-Athori 1–0 in the final which was ended at half-time due to the withdrawal of Al-Athori's players.[2][3]

Name changesEdit

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Qualification
1 Amanat Al-Asima League Champions
2 Al-Athori
3 Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed
4 Montakhab Al-Shorta
5 Al-Liwa Al-Thamin
6 Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab
Al-Adhamiya
Al-Filiya
9 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
10 Al-Kuliya Al-Askariya
11 Al-Numan

First roundEdit

Al-Adhamiya4–1Al-Filiya

Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed0–0Al-Liwa Al-Thamin
Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed2–2Al-Liwa Al-Thamin
Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed2–0Al-Liwa Al-Thamin

Amanat Al-Asima5–0Al-Numan
Meslawi   15', 80'
Najim   55', 65'
Mohammed   75' (pen.)

Al-Athori2–1Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
A. Baba   50', 79' F. Mohammed   35'
Attendance: 8,000


Second roundEdit

Winners bracketEdit

Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed3–2Montakhab Al-Shorta
S. Ismail   10', 70'
Thabid   65'
T. Ismail   60'
Khalaf   75' (o.g.)
J. Mohammed  
Attendance: 2,000

Amanat Al-Asima3–3 (a.e.t.)Al-Athori
Najim   25'
Salim   54'
Jeha   62'
Odisho   15'
Sarkis   30'
A. Baba   60' (pen.)
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Attendance: 2,000
Amanat Al-Asima2–1Al-Athori
Meslawi   20', 60' A. Baba   75'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Attendance: 4,000

Losers bracketEdit

Al-Kuliya Al-Askariya0–1Al-Liwa Al-Thamin
Masoud  
Muaskar Al-Rasheed Stadium, Baghdad

The match was ended 30 minutes early after the referee refused to continue officiating the game following an argument with Al-Kuliya Al-Askariya player Abed Razzoki

Al-Kuliya Al-Askariya eliminated


Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya eliminated


Al-Numan eliminated (results not available)

Third roundEdit

Losers bracketEdit

Montakhab Al-Shorta8–1Al-Filiya
T. Ismail   25', 40'
Lateef   48'
Tabra   53', 61'
Abu Al-Awra   75', 79', 85'
Hussein   43' (o.g.)
Al-Shorta Stadium, Baghdad

Al-Filiya eliminated


Montakhab Al-Shorta3–2 (a.e.t.)Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab
Sahakian   55'
T. Ismail   80', 97'
Hussein  
E. Gorgis   25'
K. Gorgis   85'
H. Gorgis  
Y. Gorgis  
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Hamid Khadir

Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab eliminated


Montakhab Al-Shorta1–1Al-Liwa Al-Thamin
Montakhab Al-Shorta4–0Al-Liwa Al-Thamin
T. Ismail   30', 90'
J. Mohammed   40'
Tabra   55'
Attendance: 1,000

Al-Liwa Al-Thamin eliminated


Al-Adhamiya eliminated (results not available)

Semi-finalsEdit

Winners bracketEdit

Amanat Al-Asima4–0Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed
Jeha   1'
Najim   30'
Meslawi   55'
Salim   65'
Salman   68'
Attendance: 2,000

Losers bracketEdit

Al-Athori4–0Montakhab Al-Shorta
Enwiyah   9'
Sarkis   60'
Odisho   65', 85' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,000

Montakhab Al-Shorta eliminated


Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed eliminated

FinalEdit

The match was ended at half-time after Al-Athori players left the field in the 40th minute following the referee's decision to award Amanat Al-Asima a penalty, which they subsequently kicked into an empty net.[25] Al-Athori players claimed that they had left the field due to the referee's refusal to deal with the behaviour of Amanat Al-Asima's fans rather than due to his awarding of a penalty kick.[26] Al-Athori's captain Sarkis Shamson was suspended for six months following the incident, while forward Ammo Baba and goalkeeper Yacoub Yousef were given warnings and the club's sports secretary Youil George Baba was suspended for one year.[27]

Amanat Al-Asima1–0Al-Athori
T. Mohammed   40' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Iraqi Central League 1958-59
  2. ^ Iraq 1962/63-1972/73
  3. ^ League of the Institutes History
  4. ^ a b "Iraqi sports round-up". The Iraq Times. 29 January 1959.
  5. ^ "Eighth Brigade Football Team". The Iraq Times. 20 March 1959.
  6. ^ "Amanat al-Asimah beat Numan 5–0". The Iraq Times. 30 January 1959.
  7. ^ "Iraqi sports round-up". The Iraq Times. 28 January 1959.
  8. ^ "Assyrian Club defeat Air Force 2–1". The Iraq Times. 10 March 1959.
  9. ^ "I.F.A. announce First and Second Division matches". The Iraq Times. 3 March 1959.
  10. ^ "Amanat Al-Asimah Football XI". The Iraq Times. 17 March 1959.
  11. ^ "Railways beat Police 3–2". The Iraq Times. 22 April 1959.
  12. ^ "Assyrians share six goals with Amanat Al-Asimah". The Iraq Times. 27 April 1959.
  13. ^ "Amanat al-Asimah defeat Assyrian Club 2–1". The Iraq Times. 27 April 1959.
  14. ^ "Habbaniyah XI score 1–0 win over Cadets in Baghdad". The Iraq Times. 20 April 1959.
  15. ^ "P.T.S. beat Air Force -- Kakhoo scores three". The Iraq Times. 21 April 1959.
  16. ^ "Police net eight against Feliyah". The Iraq Times. 4 May 1959.
  17. ^ "Police "A" defeat P.T.S. 3–2 after extra time". The Iraq Times. 10 May 1959.
  18. ^ "Four matches in Baghdad today". The Iraq Times. 27 May 1959.
  19. ^ "Police "A" beat Habb. XI 4–0". The Iraq Times. 29 May 1959.
  20. ^ "Amanat Al-Asimah defeat Railways 4–0". The Iraq Times. 3 June 1959.
  21. ^ "Assyrians to play Police today". The Iraq Times. 31 May 1959.
  22. ^ "Assyrians outplay Police to gain 4–0 win". The Iraq Times. 2 June 1959.
  23. ^ "Assyrians reach First Div. Cup". The Iraq Times. 14 June 1959.
  24. ^ "Assyrian Club to play Railways this Thursday". The Iraq Times. 8 June 1959.
  25. ^ "Assyrians walk off after penalty award". The Iraq Times. 23 June 1959.
  26. ^ ""Assyrians did not walk off because of penalty"". The Iraq Times. 25 June 1959.
  27. ^ "Assyrian player suspended for six months". The Iraq Times. 25 June 1959.

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