Al Naft Sport Club (Arabic: نادي النفط الرياضي, lit. 'Oil SC') is an Iraqi professional sports club based in the Adhamiyah District, East Districts of the Tigris River, Baghdad. Their football team plays in the highest division in Iraq which is the Iraqi Premier League, which they have never been relegated from.
|Full name||Al Naft Sport Club|
|Ground||Al Naft Stadium|
|Chairman||Moatasem Akram Hassan|
|League||Iraqi Premier League|
|2020–21||Iraqi Premier League, 6th of 20|
Al-Naft Sports Club was established in 1979 by the Ministry of Oil, and was officially registered in the Ministry of Youth and Sports in 1982. In the 1985 season the team played in the Iraqi Premier League for the first time, and finished in the penultimate position that season, and have remained in the Premier League since then. The club's football team has not won any trophies, but they were runners-up of the Al-Nasr Wal-Salam Cup in 1996, the Durand Cup in 1996, the Iraqi Elite Cup in 1998, and the Iraqi Premier League in 2017, and qualified to play in the Arab Club Champions Cup. In the 2018–19 Arab Club Champions Cup, Al-Naft managed to overcome the Tunisian club: CS Sfaxien and expelled it from the championship and qualify for the round 16, but then lost to the Saudi club: Al-Hilal, and left the tournament.
- Arab Club Champions Cup: 1 appearance
- Second Round: 2018–19
- Runners-up (1): 1996
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current technical staffEdit
|Assistant manager:||Mohammed Jasim|
|Goalkeeping coach:||Ghanim Ibrahim|
|Fitness coach:||Nasir Abdul-Ameer|
|Director of football:||Mushtak Kadhim|
|U-19 Manager:||Salam Touma|
Updated to match played 23 September 2021
Updated to match played 5 April 2012
- Fakhri Mohammed Salman (1979-1983)
- Dhargham Mahdi Al-Haidari (1983-1984)
- Khalaf Hassan (1984-1985)
- Kadhim Al-Rubaie (1985-1986)
- Wathiq Naji (1986-1989)
- Anwar Jassam (1988-1989)
- Jamal Salih (1989-1990)
- Anwar Jassam (1991-1992)
- Mejbel Fartous (1992-1994)
- Amer Jameel (1994-1995)
- Abdelilah Abdul-Hameed (1995-1997)
- Nadhim Shaker (1997)
- Amer Jameel (1997-1998)
- Razzak Khazal (1998)
- Mohammed Ali Al-Sheikhli (1998-1999)
- Maad Ibrahim (1999-2001)
- Hamed Salman (2001-2002)
- Mohammed Tabra (2002)
- Ali Hussein Yassin (2002)
- Abdelilah Abdul-Hameed (2002-2003)
- Wathiq Aswad (2003)
- Jabar Hamed (2003-2004)
- Mohammed Ali Al-Sheikhli (2004)
- Hamed Salman (2004-2005)
- Salam Hashim (2005)
- Hamed Salman (2005-2007)
- Mohammed Ali Al-Sheikhli (2007)
- Mohammed Jassim (2007)
- Younis Abid Ali (2007-2008)
- Sabah Abdul-Jalil (2008-2009)
- Hamed Salman (2009-2010)
- Sabah Abdul-Jalil (2010–2011)
- Ali Wahab (2011)
- Sabah Abdul-Jalil (2011–2012)
- Nadhim Shaker (2012)
- Shaker Mahmoud (2012–2013
- Jamal Ali (2013)
- Basim Qasim (2013–2014)
- Sabah Abdul-Jalil (2014
- Thair Jassam (2014–2015)
- Hassan Ahmed (2015–2019)
- Basim Qasim (2019–2019)
- Yahya Alwan (2019–2021)
- Basim Qasim (2021–present)
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- The Durand Cup is the oldest existing association football tournament in the continental Asia
- Mubarak, Hassanin. "Al-Naft – Coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 July 2015.