Adnan Hamad Majid Al-Abbassi (Arabic: عدنان حمد مجيد العباسي; born 1 February 1961) is an Iraqi football manager and former player.

Adnan Hamad
Personal information
Full name Adnan Hamad Majid Al-Abbassi
Date of birth (1961-02-01) 1 February 1961 (age 61)
Place of birth Samarra, Iraq
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Jordan (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1982 Samaraa
1982–1983 Salahaddin
1983–1988 Al-Zawraa
1988–1989 Al-Talaba
1989–1990 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
1990–1992 Al-Zawraa
1992–1994 Samaraa
National team
1982–1986 Iraq 17 (6)
Teams managed
1994–1996 Al-Zawraa (youth)
1996–1998 Al-Zawraa
1997–1998 Iraq U20
1998–1999 Dubai
1999–2001 Al-Zawraa
2000 Iraq
2000–2001 Iraq U20
2001 Iraq
2001–2002 Al-Zawraa
2002 Iraq
2003–2004 Iraq U23
2003–2004 Al-Zawraa
2004 Lebanon
2004 Iraq
2005–2006 Al-Ansar
2006–2008 Al-Faisaly
2008 Iraq
2009–2013 Jordan
2014 Bani Yas
2014 Bahrain
2016–2017 Al-Wehdat
2021– Jordan
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

CareerEdit

Playing careerEdit

Adnan was born in Samarra, Iraq, the son of a wealthy land-owning family. Hed started his career with the Samarra in 1975 juniors at the age of 14 before. In 1982 Adnan was called up by the famous Iraq national coach Wathiq Naji to join the Salah-Al-Deen club, where he spending only one season with Salah-Al-Deen club which they won the Iraq Super League cup of the 1982–83 season.
Yugoslav coach Miodgard Stankovic known as Aba later called the young Adnan into the Iraq Under-19 team. later he moved to Baghdad and signed for Al-Zawraa. In 1984, he was called up by Ammo Baba to the Iraq national football team for the 1984 Gulf Cup. He later went on to make over 20 appearances for the national team winning the 1985 Pan-Arab Games & and 1985 Arab Cup. He also played for Al-Talaba and Al-Tayaran club teams in Iraq.

Managerial careerEdit

After being plagued by injuries during the latter parts of his career, he went into coaching and managed his home club Samarra in a player-coach role in the 1992–93 season. During this time he also managed to score 33 goals for the club. He later became the coach of Al-Zawraa and was assistant coach of the Iraq national football team to Yahya Alwan during the 1996 AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Hamad spent time in Europe studying coaching techniques before coaching abroad in the UAE with Dubai SC. He first coached the Iraq national team in February 2000 and led the team to third place at the 2000 West Asian Football Federation Championship in Amman. He was then replaced by Milan Zivadinovic only two months before the 2000 AFC Asian Cup in Lebanon.

Adnan was back as the national coach of Iraq for the second time a year later after Milan Zivadinovic was sacked. Hamad led Iraq to the second round of the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers before he was replaced by Croatian Rudolf Belin after two consecutive defeats to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in the opening three matches of the tournament.

His third period as coach of Iraq came in 2002 when he helped Iraq to the WAFF Championship win in Damascus with a dramatic 3–2 win over Jordan in extra-time before being replaced with the German Bernd Stange. Hamad had a short stint as manager of the Lebanon national team between 22 January 2004 and 8 February 2004.[1] He regained his position as coach of Iraq when Bernd Stange left in 2004 a year after the 2003 invasion of Iraq by the United States.

He was national coach of Jordan between 2009 and 2013. He led them to the quarter-finals of the 2011 Asian Cup and the play-off round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

On 7 February 2014, Hamad was appointed to coach Baniyas in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.[2]

On 6 August 2014, Hamed was appointed to coach Bahrain on a two-year contract.[3] He later coached Al-Wehdat in 2016–2017. On 16 June 2021, he was reappointed as the head coach of Jordan.[4]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 28 January 2022
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
  Iraq January 2000 September 2000 7 3 1 3 042.86
  Iraq U20 November 2000 June 2001 9 4 3 2 044.44
  Iraq January 2001 September 2001 13 5 3 5 038.46
  Iraq January 2002 September 2002 8 8 0 0 100.00
  Al-Zawraa October 2002 March 2003 29 18 9 2 062.07
  Iraq U23 September 2003 April 2004 16 8 1 7 050.00
  Iraq April 2004 January 2005 18 7 2 9 038.89
  Lebanon January 2004 February 2004 0 0 0 0 !
  Al-Ansar 2005 2006 23 1 6 16 004.35
  Al-Faisaly 2006 2008 100 53 30 17 053.00
  Iraq March 2008 June 2008 8 2 1 5 025.00
  Jordan February 2009 June 2013 68 28 19 21 041.18
  Bani Yas February 2014 May 2014 10 2 1 7 020.00
  Bahrain August 2014 November 2014 6 2 3 1 033.33
  Al-Wehdat June 2016 May 2017 39 18 15 6 046.15
  Jordan June 2021 present 12 8 0 4 066.67
Total 366 167 94 105 045.63

HonorsEdit

As managerEdit

ClubEdit

Al-Zawraa

Al-Faisaly

InternationalEdit

Iraq U20

Iraq

IndividualEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "لبنان يتخطى البحرين استعدادا لتصفيات كأس العالم". www.aljazeera.net (in Arabic). Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  2. ^ "Baniyas players stand with Adnan Hamad ahead of Al Qadsia". The National. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=383407
  4. ^ "Jordan National Team Appoints Adnan Hamad as Head Coach". albawaba.com. 17 June 2021.

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