Hakeem Shaker

Hakeem Shaker (Arabic: حكيم شاكر; born 7 January 1963 in Baghdad, Iraq), is a former Iraqi football player and manager. At some point between late 2012 and early 2013, Hakeem was the first and only Iraqi coach to manage three Iraqi national teams (Iraq senior team, Olympic team and Youth team) at the same time.

Hakeem Shakir
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Personal information
Full name Hakeem Shaker Flayyih Al-Azzawi
Date of birth (1963-01-07) 7 January 1963 (age 59)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Youth career
1976–1978 Al-Jaish
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 Al-Amana
1979–1983 Al-Talaba
1984–1985 Al-Shorta
Teams managed
1991–1995 Al-Jaish
1996–1997 Samarra FC
1997–2001 Al-Difaa Al-Jawi
2002–2003 Erbil
2003–2005 Estiqlal Baghdad
2005–2006 Iraq U20 (Assistant)
2006–2007 Ararat
2008 Iraq U20
2010 Al-Shorta
2011–2013 Iraq U20
2012 Iraq U23
2012–2013 Iraq
2013–2014 Iraq
2014 Iraq U23
2015 Al-Shorta
2016–2017 Suwaiq Club
2018 Suwaiq Club
2019 Al-Zawraa
2021 Suwaiq Club
2021 Al-Faisaly SC
2022– Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Iraq (as manager)
AFC U-19 Championship
Runner-up 2012
AFC U-23 Championship
Winner 2013
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Coaching careerEdit

Iraq U-20Edit

In 2011 Hakeem Shaker was appointed as Iraq U-20 coach and he led Iraq to qualify to the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship finals without any loss in the qualifications and reached the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship final undefeated, only to lose to South Korea on Penalty kicks 1-4 after 1–1 draw, leading Iraq to qualify to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Iraq Olympic TeamEdit

In 2012 Hakeem was appointed as Iraq Olympic Team in the same time as being the coach of the Iraq U-20 coach. Hakeem lead the Olympic team to qualify to the 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup passing the qualifications without any loss.

Iraq national football teamEdit

In December 2012, after the resignation of Iraq national football team coach Zico, and being one week from the 2012 WAFF Championship kickoff, an emergency call made by Iraq Football Association to appoint Hakeem Shaker to be Iraq national football team temporary coach and caretaker until a new coach would be appointed. Hakeem led Iraq to reach the 2012 WAFF Championship final undefeated but lost the final to Syria 0–1. Later in January 2013, similar scenario occurred when Hakeem led Iraq to the 21st Arabian Gulf Cup finale after 4 Consecutive wins, defeating Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, and Bahrain, but failing to defeat UAE in the final, UAE won in the extra time 1–2.

On January 24, 2013, Hakeem Shaker was supposed to be appointed officially as the Iraq national team head coach and to lead Iraq in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, however despite the win against Indonesia 1–0 in the first match in the qualifications, on February 8, 2013, Hakeem decided to leave the Iraq first team to another coach and focus on the Iraq U-20 team in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Iraq U-20Edit

In the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup Hakeem led Iraq to 4th place for the first time in Iraq history after winning Iraq's group over Chile 2–1, Egypt 2–1, and a draw with England 2-2. Then in the round of 16 Iraq won over Paraguay 1–0, then on quarterfinals won over the Asian champions South Korea on Penalty kicks 5-4 after a draw 3-3. However, in the semifinals Iraq lose on Penalty kicks 6-7 by Uruguay after a draw 1-1. In the 3rd place match Iraq had their first defeat to Ghana 0–3.

Iraq Olympic TeamEdit

On latter half of 2014, failed to win the 2014 Asian Games gold medal after Iraq U23 loss in the semi-finals against North Korea U23 in the 2014 Asian Games Although participated Younis Mahmoud & Salam Shaker and Mahdi Karim and most of the national team players. Then a poor results with two draw in friendly matches against Yemen and Bahrain and a defeat with Peru, and following Iraq defeat to Kuwait & UAE, draw against Oman in 22nd Arabian Gulf Cup, were eliminated in the group stages. Due to this after a run of poor results, the FA decided he sacked on 29 November 2014.[1]

Al-SuwaiqEdit

In October 2016, he signed with Oman Professional League team Al-Suwaiq, the club finished 6th in the league that season.[2] On 26 March 2018, he returned to Al-Suwaiq with signing contract. the team was at the top of the league four points clear of the nearest rival before taking over. He ended up with winning the league with the Omani team.

Al-ZawraaEdit

On 26 February 2019, Shaker signed for the Al-Zawraa, after the resignation of Ayoub Odisho. He led the team through the AFC Champions League. The team collected 8 points but failed to advance to the next round. The team made impressive games against Al-Wasl F.C. in two games winning 5-0 Karbala Sports City stadium, and 5–1 in Zabeel Stadium. And drawing with Zob Ahan SC 0–0 with 5 days to prepare. But also losing 4–1 to Al-Nassr FC. Zawraaqualified to the final by winning Amanat Baghdad 2–0, and Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 4–1. The team played Al-Kahrabaa FC in the final and ended up winning 1-0 by the goal of Safaa Hadi.

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 7 April 2021
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Al-Jaish SC (Baghdad)   1992 1994 129 51 45 33 039.53
Al-Difaa Al-Jawi   1999 2000 30 13 9 8 043.33
Iraq U20   May 2008 November 2008 12 3 5 4 025.00
Iraq U20   April 2011 July 2013 42 23 8 11 054.76
Iraq U23   June 2012 July 2012 5 3 2 0 060.00
Iraq   December 2012 February 2013 12 7 2 3 058.33
Iraq   12 September 2013 4 January 2014 12 5 3 4 041.67
Iraq U23   4 January 2014 8 October 2014 13 12 0 1 092.31
Iraq   7 November 2014 29 November 2014 3 0 1 2 000.00
Al-Shorta SC   12 July 2015 20 October 2015 6 2 0 4 033.33
Suwaiq Club   28 October 2016 27 May 2017 35 15 12 8 042.86
Suwaiq Club   20 March 2018 3 June 2018 13 8 1 4 061.54
Al-Zawraa   26 February 2019 19 September 2019 36 14 12 10 038.89
Suwaiq Club   7 February 2021 7 April 2021 6 2 2 2 033.33
Al-Faisaly SC   8 August 2021 21 August 2021 3 2 0 1 066.67
Total 317 143 94 80 045.11

Managerial honoursEdit

ClubEdit

Al-Jaish FC (Iraq)

Al-Difaa Al-Jawi

  • Al-Quds International Championship: 1999

Ararat

  • Kurdistan Regional Cup: 2006

Al-Suwaiq

Al-Zawraa

InternationalEdit

Iraq U-23

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FA decided sacked on 29 November 2014" (in Arabic).
  2. ^ "Professional League - Oman - Results, fixtures, - Soccerway".

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