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Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail (Arabic: عبدالوهاب ابولهیل‎, born 21 December 1975) is a coach and former Iraqi football midfielder. He took over coaching the last team he played for Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli in the Lebanese Premier League.

Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail
Personal information
Full name Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail Labid
Date of birth (1975-12-21) 21 December 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Youth career
1987–1992 Al-Rasheed
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1999 Al-Talaba 35 (7)
1999–2001 Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli
2001–2002 Al-Shaab
2002–2003 Al-Shaab
2003 Al-Shaab
2003–2006 Esteghlal Ahvaz 72 (3)
2006–2009 Sepahan 88 (9)
2009 Foolad 7 (0)
2010–2013 Al-Talaba
National team
1997–2009 Iraq 67 (8)
Teams managed
2013–2015 Al-Talaba
2017– Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2009

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InfoEdit

Abdul-Wahab Abou Al-Hail was a key member of the Iraqi national team and one of the most coveted properties in Iraqi football. A jewel in midfield, equipped with remarkable ball control, accurate passing, shooting and is particularly threatening at free-kicks. His coach Milan Zivadinovic once described him as 'Our Ronaldo', due to his importance to the side and his short 'Ronaldoesque' hair cut. He came into the international scene during the Nehru Cup in 1997, missing a penalty in the shoot-out win over India.[1]

Abu Al-Hail started his career with Al Talaba. He left the club in 1999, moving to Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli of Lebanon and then to Al-Shaab of the United Arab Emirates. In 2003, he moved to Iran, playing for Esteghlal Ahvaz, Sepahan and Foolad, his current club.

At international level, Abu Al-Hail featured prominently in Iraq's qualifying campaign for the 2002 FIFA World Cup under then coach Rudolf Belin. Olympic manager Adnan Hamad called the midfielder into his squad for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Abu Al-Hail was not selected in Iraq's title-winning 2007 AFC Asian Cup squad as the national authorities stayed faithful to players from the former youth team that had won the AFC Youth Championship 2000.

Club careerEdit

Abu Al-Hail started his career by playing for Al-Talaba in Iraq. He has also played for Al-Shaab of the UAE. In 2003, he moved to the Iranian Pro League club Esteghlal Ahvaz. After three seasons he joined the Esfahani club Sepahan.And stayed there for another 3 season where he won the Hazfi Cup once during his time and played many matches in ACL and CWC. He moved to Foolad for 2009–10 season but he was rejected by the new coach Majid Jalali.

Club Career StatisticsEdit

Last Update 2 May 2010

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2003–04 Esteghlal Ahvaz Persian Gulf Cup 24 2 - -
2004–05 23 0 - -
2005–06 25 1 - -
2006–07 Sepahan 29 4 12 1
2007–08 31 5 0 5 0 5
2008–09 28 0 0 5 0 0
2009–10 Foolad 7 0 0 0 - - 7 0
Total Iran 167 12 22 1
Career total 167 12 22 1
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
06–07 Sepahan 2
07–08 Sepahan 2
08–09 Sepahan 1

International careerEdit

Abu Al-Hail was a member of the Iraq national football team. and was part of Iraq Olympic team in the 2004 Olympic Games, reached the 4th place.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 August 1999 Al Hassan Stadium, Amman   Lebanon
4–0
4–0
1999 Pan Arab Games
2. 14 April 2001 Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad     Nepal
1–0
9–1
2002 World Cup qualification
3. 14 April 2001 Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad     Nepal
3–0
9–1
2002 World Cup qualification
4. 16 April 2001 Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad   Kazakhstan
1–1
1–1
2002 World Cup qualification
5. 21 April 2001 Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty   Macau
1–0
5–0
2002 World Cup qualification
6. 21 April 2001 Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty   Macau
2–0
5–0
2002 World Cup qualification
7. 23 April 2001 Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty     Nepal
2–0
4–2
2002 World Cup qualification
8. 5 October 2001 Amman International Stadium, Amman   Saudi Arabia
1–1
2–1
2002 World Cup qualification

StatisticsEdit

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 1 February 2017
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Al-Talaba   September 2013 February 2015 33 12 8 13 036.36
Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli   February 2017 present 0 0 0 0 !
Total 33 12 8 13 036.36

HonoursEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hassanin Mubarak. "Player Database". iraqsport.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2003.

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