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Ali Hussein Shihab (5 May 1961 – 26 October 2016) was an Iraqi football midfielder who played for Iraq in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.[1] He also played for Talaba SC.

Ali Hussein Shihab
Personal information
Full name Ali Hussein Shihab
Date of birth (1961-05-05)5 May 1961
Place of birth Iraq
Date of death 26 October 2016(2016-10-26) (aged 55)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1995 Talaba SC
National team
1981–1989 Iraq 73 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ali Hussein was an industrial player who was a regular in the midfield in the Iraqi national team during the 1980s, alongside one-time Talaba teammate Haris Mohammed, Natiq Hashim and Basil Gorgis.[2]

Ali was part of a Talaba team that included Iraqi internationals Jamal Ali and Hussein Saeed which won three league titles during the 80s. He played in all three games in the 1986 World Cup lining up against Paraguay, Belgium and hosts Mexico.[2]

Ali was in the Iraqi team that won the 1982 Asian Cup in India, which included Raad Hammoudi, Falah Hassan and Hussein Saeed. [2]

He died on 26 October 2016.


  1. ^ 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico Archived 3 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c Hassanin Mubarak. "Player Database". Archived from the original on 21 April 2003.