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The Baghdad Cup (Arabic: كأس بغداد‎) is a friendly football competition hosted by Al-Shaab Stadium and contested between either two of or all four of the four biggest clubs in Baghdad: Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Al-Shorta, Al-Talaba and Al-Zawraa. Occurring four times, the competition mainly supported different national events or causes.

Baghdad Cup
Founded2001
Region Iraq
Number of teams4
Current championsAl-Zawraa
(1st title)
Most successful club(s)Al-Shorta
(2 titles)
Television broadcastersIraqiyah Sport TV

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2001 Baghdad CupEdit

The 2001 edition of the tournament was held on 14 November by the Ministry of Tourism in support of the tourism industry in Iraq. Two of the four clubs participated, which were Al-Talaba and Al-Zawraa. This was actually a 2001–02 Iraqi Elite League match, but also functioned as the cup match with the winners receiving the Baghdad Cup trophy as well as the three points in the league. Al-Talaba won the match 2–1 thanks to goals from Sabah Jeayer and Younis Mahmoud.

MatchEdit

WinnerEdit

2001 Baghdad Cup
Winners
Al-Talaba
1st Title

2005 Baghdad CupEdit

The 2005 edition of the tournament was held on 6 September in support of the families affected by the 2005 Al-Aaimmah bridge stampede. Two of the four clubs participated, which were Al-Shorta and Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya. Al-Shorta won the match 2–0 thanks to goals from Faris Abdul-Sattar and Mustafa Karim.

MatchEdit

Al-Shorta2–0Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Faris Abdul-Sattar  
Mustafa Karim  

WinnerEdit

2005 Baghdad Cup
Winners
Al-Shorta
1st Title

2013 Baghdad CupEdit

The 2013 edition was held on 16 June as part of the Festival of Brotherhood, Love and Peace, a festival held in accordance with the Ministry of Youth and Sport to promote peace in Iraq. Al-Kadhimiya and Al-Adhamiya played against each other to open the festival with Al-Kadhimiya winning 1–0 thanks to Raddad Suhail's goal, before rivals Al-Shorta (who were top of the league at the time) and Al-Zawraa (who were second in the league at the time) played out the cup final, which was won 1–0 by Al-Shorta with a goal by striker Hussein Karim.[1]

MatchEdit

Al-Shorta1–0Al-Zawraa
Hussein Karim   57'

WinnerEdit

2013 Baghdad Cup
Winners
Al-Shorta
2nd Title

2015 Baghdad CupEdit

The 2015 version was held on 21 March in support of the Iraqi Armed Forces and was contested by all four clubs this time. Each match was only 30 minutes long as opposed to 90 minutes and were all played on the same day, one after another, therefore are not counted as competitive games. Al-Zawraa won the mini-tournament by defeating Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in a penalty shootout in the final.[2][3][4]

MatchesEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Al-Talaba0–0Al-Zawraa
Penalties
Salih Sadir  
Muhammed Faisel  
Marwan Abbas  
Waleed Bahar  
2–4   Mustafa Jalal
  Mohammed Saad
  Ali Saad
  Ayad Sadir
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Talaba
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Zawraa




Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya0–0Al-Shorta
Penalties
Mustafa Karim  
Ali Abdul-Jabbar  
Haitham Kadhim  
Hussam Malek  
4–2   Haider Salim
  Mohanad Ali
  Innocent Awoa
  Hamza Hassan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Shorta

FinalEdit

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya0–0Al-Zawraa
Penalties
Mustafa Karim  
Ali Abdul-Jabbar  
Haitham Kadhim  
Sultan Jasem  
Samer Saeed  
4–5   Mustafa Jalal
  Mohammed Saad
  Ali Saad
  Ayad Sadir
  Haidar Abdul-Amir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Zawraa

WinnerEdit

2015 Baghdad Cup
Winners
Al-Zawraa
1st Title

Winners ListEdit

Team Winners Runners-up
Al-Shorta 2 0
Al-Zawraa 1 2
Al-Talaba 1 0
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 0 2

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