Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail
This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)(Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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.
|Full name||Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail Labid|
|Date of birth||21 December 1975|
|Place of birth||Baghdad, Iraq|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
* 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
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.
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.
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
|2003–04||Esteghlal Ahvaz||Persian Gulf Cup||24||2||-||-|
- Assist Goals
- Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.
|1.||27 August 1999||Al Hassan Stadium, Amman||Lebanon||1999 Pan Arab Games|
|2.||14 April 2001||Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad||Nepal||2002 World Cup qualification|
|3.||14 April 2001||Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad||Nepal||2002 World Cup qualification|
|4.||16 April 2001||Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad||Kazakhstan||2002 World Cup qualification|
|5.||21 April 2001||Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty||Macau||2002 World Cup qualification|
|6.||21 April 2001||Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty||Macau||2002 World Cup qualification|
|7.||23 April 2001||Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty||Nepal||2002 World Cup qualification|
|8.||5 October 2001||Amman International Stadium, Amman||Saudi Arabia||2002 World Cup qualification|
- As of 1 February 2017
|Al-Talaba||September 2013||February 2015||33||12||8||13||36.36|
|Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli||February 2017||present||0||0||0||0||—|