1964–65 Iraq Central FA First Division

The 1964–65 Iraq Central FA First Division was the 17th season of the Iraq Central FA League (the top division of football in Baghdad and its neighbouring cities from 1948 to 1973).[1] Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab won the league title for the third time.[2] Prior to the season, Al-Firqa Al-Khamisa won promotion by beating Shortat Al-Najda 2–0 to claim the second division title.

Iraq Central FA League
Season1964–65
ChampionsMaslahat Naqil Al-Rukab
(3rd title)
RelegatedAl-Sikak Al-Hadeed
Madaris Al-Shorta
Top goalscorerShaker Ismail
(7 goals)

Aliyat Al-Shorta player Shaker Ismail was the league's top scorer with seven goals. As champions and runners-up, Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab and Aliyat Al-Shorta competed for the 1965 Iraq Central FA Perseverance Cup on 4 June at Al-Kashafa Stadium and Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab won 1–0 after extra time with a goal by Qais Hameed to win the cup.[3]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab 7 5 1 1 14 8 1.750 11 League Champions
2 Aliyat Al-Shorta 7 5 0 2 16 3 5.333 10
3 Al-Kuliya Al-Askariya 7 4 1 2 12 7 1.714 9
4 Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha 7 3 3 1 9 6 1.500 9
5 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 7 3 2 2 10 8 1.250 8
6 Al-Firqa Al-Khamisa 7 3 1 3 11 11 1.000 7
7 Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed 7 0 1 6 4 18 0.222 1 Relegated to Iraq Central FA Second Division
8 Madaris Al-Shorta 7 0 1 6 4 19 0.211 1
Source: Ali Al-Sabti Archive

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away FKH FTH ASH KUL QWJ SIK MSH MAS
Al-Firqa Al-Khamisa 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–2
Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha 2–1 1–0 3–0
Aliyat Al-Shorta 2–0 2–0 4–0
Al-Kuliya Al-Askariya 3–0 0–3 1–1 2–1
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1–1 1–0 4–1
Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed 2–5 0–4 0–4 1–2
Madaris Al-Shorta 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–5
Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab 1–1 1–0 2–1
Source: Ali Al-Sabti Archive
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Scorer Goals Team
1
Shaker Ismail
7
Aliyat Al-Shorta
2
Qais Hameed
6
Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Iraqi Central League 1964-65
  2. ^ Iraq 1962/63-1972/73
  3. ^ Al-Sabti, Ali (2018). Iraqi League History 1956-1974. Iraq.

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