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Fajr Ibrahim (Arabic: فجر إبراهيم‎) is a Syrian football coach and former footballer.[2][3]

Fajr Ibrahim
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Fajr Ibrahim in 2019
Personal information
Full name Fajr Ibrahim[1]
Date of birth (1964-06-22) 22 June 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Damascus, Syria
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Syria (coach)
Youth career
1976–1979 Al-Wahda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1996 Al-Wahda
National team
1981 Syria U-20
1982–1987 Syria
Teams managed
2006–2008 Syria
2008–2010 Syria
2011–2012 Al-Shorta
2013 Duhok
2015–2016 Syria
2017–2018 Al-Minaa
2018 Kelantan
2019– Syria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Fajr started playing in the Syrian League with Al-Wahda team in 1979. He remained with the club until he retired from the playing. He won the Syrian Cup in 1993 with Al-Wahda team and won the title of best left back in 1986 season.[4]

International careerEdit

Fajr played several international matches with Syria for five years from 1982 until 1987.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

He managed the Syrian first team more than 50 matches between 2006 and 2019, however, he didn't achieve great things with the team. Lately, he did an emergency mission and replaced the German manager Bernd Stange in the last match for the team in 2019 Asian Cup against Australia. Many pundits referred that he had the UAE visa since the middle of December,[5] so he could be ready to replace the manager if the things went wrong.

Widely unpopular with the fans and criticized by the media,[6] Ibrahim is often considered as one of the reasons for the Syria national team's poor results after their 2019 Asian Cup exit,[7] citing his lack of achievements,[8] and lack of vision,[9] as some of his weakest traits.[10] However, he has repeatedly and openly refused to resign and has been kept as manager by the Syrian Federation,[11] despite losing to many lesser-ranked and weaker teams, much to the bewilderment of both fans and journalists.[12]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 19 November 2019
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Syria   5 August 2006 26 March 2008 24 13 5 6 054.17
Syria   13 November 2008 13 September 2010 16 10 4 2 062.50
Al-Shorta   28 August 2011 10 April 2012 20 15 3 2 075.00
Duhok   1 February 2013 4 December 2013 32 15 8 9 046.88
Syria   7 January 2015 30 March 2016 13 10 0 3 076.92
Al-Minaa   8 September 2017 21 January 2018 10 2 7 1 020.00
Kelantan   21 March 2018 5 June 2018 6 1 1 4 016.67
Syria   11 January 2019 Present 18 7 4 7 038.89
Total 139 73 32 34 052.52

HonoursEdit

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IndividualEdit

  • 1985–86 Syrian League: Best Left Back of the season[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Syria - Fajr Ebrahim - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  2. ^ الميناء يعين فجر ابراهيم مديراً فنياً للفريق بدلاً لغازي فهد (in Arabic). almirbad.com. 4 September 2017.
  3. ^ السوري فجر ابراهيم مدرباً للميناء (in Arabic). aynaliraqnews.com. 4 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c فجر ابراهيم .. مسؤولية اتخاذ القرارات المناسبة (in Arabic). esyria.sy. 18 June 2013.
  5. ^ مداخلة فجر إبراهيم في برنامج المجلس بعد تعيينه مدرباً لمنتخب سوريا. SHOOT HD (in Arabic). 10 January 2019.
  6. ^ مصير مدرب سوريا بين مطرقة الوديات وضغط الجمهور. Kooora (in Arabic). 19 June 2019.
  7. ^ 3 أسباب تعجل برحيل مدرب سوريا. Kooora (in Arabic). 9 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Coach Fajr Ibrahim wants to quit Kelantan after three games in charge". Fox Sports Asia. 4 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Intercontinental Cup 2019: Fajr Ibrahim - India have a different mentality now". Yahoo!. 16 July 2019.
  10. ^ نتائج سوريا في غرب آسيا مخزية. Kooora (in Arabic). 14 August 2019.
  11. ^ الاتحاد الرياضي العام يجدد الثقة بالمدير الفني لمنتخب سوريا. Kooora (in Arabic). 14 August 2019.
  12. ^ عفش يستغرب بقاء فجر إبراهيم. Kooora (in Arabic). 16 August 2019.
  13. ^ فجر إبراهيم : مسيرة حافلة مع المنتخب الأول (in Arabic). old.syrian-soccer.com. 9 January 2015.

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