Duhok SC

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Duhok Sports Club (Arabic: نادي دهوك الرياضي, Kurdish: یانه‌یا وه‌رزشی یا دهوکێ), founded in 1970, is an Iraqi professional sports club, based in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan, that competes in the Iraq Division One, Duhok SC's biggest rivals are also their neighbours Zakho SC, always producing the most passionate and fierce matches every season, with whom they contest the Badinan Derby.

Duhok SC
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Full nameDuhok Sports Club
Founded1970; 52 years ago (1970)
GroundDuhok Stadium
ChairmanSaeed Ahmed
ManagerAdel Nasser
LeagueIraq Division One
2021–22Iraq Division One, 4th of 24
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club historyEdit

Duhok Football Club (Duhok FC) was founded by the youth of Duhok city when three teams joined together to establish the club on 14 December 1970.

Duhok football club began its football in rural leagues class until in 1974–75 the club decided to suspend its activities in order to support the post nationalistic struggle to defend the rights of Kurdish people in Iraq. In 1976, Duhok football team participated in the Iraqi third division, from 1978 to 1990 the team was in second division, During the 1990–91 season the team did not participate in the league because of a major uprising. The football team resumed its participation in the 1992–93 season of the fourth division, and went up to the third division a year later. In the 1993–94 season the club participated in the third division. The club was promoted yet again this time to the second division. The 1994–95 season was a very triumphant season for Duhok SC, as they claimed the second division and qualified to the Iraqi first division in the 1995–96 season. Duhok remained in the first division during the 1996–97 season. In the 1997–98 season, Duhok SC secured promotion to the Iraqi premier league for the first time in its history by winning the first division. since then Duhok SC spent many years in mid-table obscurity occasionally challenging the top Iraqi sides. However all this changed after the invasion of Iraq, with this came liberation and freedom for all Kurdish sport teams and personalities who have excelled in both domestic and international competitions. Duhok Sc finally realized its full potential during the 2009–10 season, as Duhok SC won their first ever Iraqi premier league championship beating Talaba SC 1–0 to become the champions for the first time. Since then Duhok, SC became runners-up in 2011–12 season, thus qualifying to the AFC cup for the second time in its history. The last time Duhok SC played in the AFC cup in 2010–11, they reached the quarter-finals.

Official sponsorsEdit


Duhok Stadium is the stadium where Duhok Sport Club play their home games. It is a multiuse stadium in Duhok, Kurdistan. The stadium originally held 10,000 people, but after reconstruction it now holds 25,000 people, making it the one of the largest in Iraq. It was built in 1992. It is located on Raza Road, Duhok.


Duhok FC fans consider Zakho FC and Erbil SC to be their main rivals. Zakho FC are the club's traditional rivals with whom they contest the "Duhok Derby" but differing fortunes have somewhat diluted the clubs' dislike of each other, even though now Zakho FC are back in the Iraqi Premier League and the rivalry is set to continue and to be more heated than ever. Erbil SC and Duhok SC also share very heated rivalries, as the two main Kurdish teams in the Iraqi league both teams are very much still rivals, even though these clubs are bitter rivals, the number of incidents and violence has decreased incredibly now these clubs share very safe but still heated encounters. The match between the two is known as the "Iraqi Kurdistan Derby", or alternatively, the "North Iraq Derby".

Crest and nicknameEdit

The Duhok SC logo reflects a hawk on top of football, and beneath that is the Olympic logo. the words at the top of the badge are in Kurdish "یانه‌یا دهوک یا وه‌رزشی " written horizontally. and translated on the bottom to English 'Duhok Sport Club'. Duhok SC are nicknamed Mountains' Hawks (صقور الجبال).


Playing kitEdit

Duhok's home shirts are now always yellow and blue, in 2012 Duhok Sc introduced a new home kit for the season 2012/2013, a yellow kit with sky blue hoops. Traditionally the home kit has always been yellow, the away kit would usually be blue or blue and white. Duhok SC has made the colours yellow and blue the club's prime colours.

Past KitsEdit

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   IRQ Ammar Ali
4 DF   SYR Abd Al Naser Hasan
9 FW   IRQ Ahmed Ma'moon
10 MF   IRQ Amad Ismail
11 MF   IRQ Azad Ahmed (captain)
15 MF   IRQ Abbas Hussein Rehema
16 MF   KUW Khaled Alsamawi
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   IRQ Kinan Adel
18 MF   IRQ Ahmed Abdul-Ameer
19 MF   SRB Milan Kolić
20 GK   IRQ Haidar Raad
25 FW   IRQ Mohammed Abdul-Jabar
26 DF   IRQ Ous Ibrahim

Club managersEdit

Recent historyEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P AFCCL AFCC FA Cup Notes
2000–01 5 30 16 7 7 44 24 55
2001–02 7 38 19 13 6 61 38 70 Round 1
2002–03 27 9 7 11 30 40 34 Round 3 Abandoned due to war
2003–04 7 4 0 3 10 6 Abandoned due to war
2004–05 2nd round 20 9 6 5 25 16
2005–06 2nd round 16 6 6 4 13 10
2006–07 2nd round 17 6 6 5 18 21
2007–08 4th Place 24 14 6 4 22 13
2008–09 3rd Place 27 19 7 1 48 11
2009–10 1 42 26 8 8 71 29
2010–11 1st round 26 12 4 10 36 28 Quarter-finals
2011–12 2 38 21 13 4 57 21 76
2012–13 5 34 16 10 8 54 35 58 Round of 16 Cancelled
2013–14 7 23 7 10 6 30 32 31
2014–15 2nd round 22 6 8 8 22 28
2015–16 Relegated 9 2 1 6 8 15 Semi-finals
  • From 2004/05 season, the competition changed from League system to various rounds including table and knockout rounds.
  • From 2011/12 season, the competition went back to the single league system.
  • From 2014/15 season, the competition returned to a system with various rounds.

Backroom staff and club officialsEdit

Name Position
 Jamal Ali Manager
  Khaled Mohammed Assistant Coach
  Marcillom Margalo Fitness Coach
  Abbas Obeid Assistant coach
  Kawa Ibrahim Goalkeeping Coach
  Nabi Korvan Physiotherapist

Boardroom positionsEdit

Position Name Nationality
Chairman: Saeed Ahmed  
Club Secretary / supervisor: Hajji Hussein  
Director : D. Mohamed Said Mohamed  
Member of the administrative board: Younis Hussein  





2011: Quarter-finals
2013: Round of 16

Individual honoursEdit

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup whilst playing for Dohuk :