2001 Iraqi Elite Cup

The Eleventh Mother of all Battles Championship (Arabic: بطولة أم المعارك الحادية عشرة), commonly referred to as the 2001 Iraqi Elite Cup (Arabic: كأس النخبة العراقي 2001), was the eleventh occurrence of the Iraqi Elite Cup. The competition was organised by the Iraq Football Association and the top eight teams of the 2000–01 Iraqi Elite League competed in the tournament. Despite being the 2001 edition, the competition was held in 2002, from 1 February to 10 February. In the final, held at Al-Shaab Stadium, Al-Shorta defeated Al-Talaba 1–0 to win the cup for the second time in a row.[1][2]

2001 Iraqi Elite Cup
CountryIraq
Dates1–10 February 2002
Teams8
ChampionsAl-Shorta
Runners-upAl-Talaba
Third placeAl-Karkh
Fourth placeAl-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Top goal scorer(s)Younis Mahmoud
(4 goals)
Best playerZiyad Tariq
2000
2002

Group stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Al-Shorta 3 3 0 0 9 4 +5 9 Advanced to semifinals
Al-Karkh 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
Al-Zawraa 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 3
Duhok 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
Source: RSSSF.com
Al-Karkh1–0Al-Zawraa
Salam   10'
Farah  
Obeid  
Referee: Shaker Mahmoud
Al-Shorta3–2Duhok
Mnajed   15'
Ogla   30'
Mushraf   45'
Abdullah   60'
J. Mohammed   72'
Referee: Mohamad Sahib
Al-Shorta3–0Al-Karkh
Mnajed   9',   51'
Tariq   25'
Rahim   26'
Referee: Najim Aboud
Al-Zawraa3–0Duhok
E. Mohammed   23', 84', 90+1'
Referee: Alaa Abdul-Qadir
Al-Karkh1–1Duhok
Raja   90' Abdullah   30'
Referee: Mahdi Faliyh
Al-Shorta3–2Al-Zawraa
Mnajed   5'
Rahim   24'
Ridha   48' (pen.)
Qassim  
Hussein   2' (pen.), 60' (pen.),   62'
Abdul-Jabar  
Referee: Mahmoud Nouraldeen

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Al-Talaba 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advanced to semifinals
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
Al-Difaa Al-Jawi 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
Al-Najaf 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Source: RSSSF.com
Al-Najaf2–1Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Jalout   72', 78' Swadi   86'
Referee: Sabah Qasim
Al-Talaba4–2Al-Difaa Al-Jawi
Mahmoud   50', 77', 90'
Abbas   75'
Khudhair   83'
Nafaa   87'
Referee: Hazim Hussein
Al-Difaa Al-Jawi2–0Al-Najaf
Ashour   10'
Zaki   70'
Referee: Mohamad Sahib
Al-Talaba0–0Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Referee: Abdulhali Khudhair
Al-Talaba1–0Al-Najaf
Mahmoud   22'
Referee: Najim Aboud
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya3–1Al-Difaa Al-Jawi
Khudhair   22', 66' (pen.)
Abbas   69'
Ali   77' (pen.)
Abdul-Latif  
Referee: Mahmoud Nouraldeen

SemifinalsEdit

Al-Shorta1–0Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Mushraf   63'
Referee: Hazim Hussein
Al-Talaba1–0Al-Karkh
Kadhim   70'
Referee: Mohamad Sahib

Third place matchEdit

Al-Karkh2–1Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Hassan   59', 87' Saddam   65'
Referee: Alaa Abdul-Qadir

FinalEdit

Al-Shorta1–0 (a.e.t.)Al-Talaba
Habib   112'
Referee: Mahmoud Nouraldeen

Assistant referees:
Aziz Karim
Samir Mahna
Sabah Qasim

Match rules

AwardsEdit

Top Goalscorer[1] Best Player[1] Best Goalkeeper[1] Fair Play Award[1]
Younis Mahmoud
(Al-Talaba)
Ziyad Tariq
(Al-Shorta)
Wissam Gassid
(Al-Karkh)
Al-Najaf

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Mubarak, Hassanin (October 17, 2006). "Iraq 2001/02". RSSSF.
  2. ^ "2001 Elite Cup". NIIIIS.com.

External linksEdit