Hammadi Ahmed at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Full name||Hammadi Ahmed Abdullah|
|Date of birth||18 October 1989|
|Place of birth||Ishaqi, Iraq|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2016|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017
The player started his career with two local clubs in the lower divisions, first at hometown side Al-Ishaqi and then Al-Balad. In 2004, he moved to first division club Salahaddin where he spent only a season before making his name at Samarra becoming the club’s main striker and match-winner and is fondly remembered by their fans.
His move to Baghdad giants Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya came about after he was one of the provincial players called into the national team after the appointment of German Wolfgang Sidka in 2010 and roomed with Al-Jawiya’s Ahmed Ayad – who was the go-between with the player and the Al-Jawiya club officials and after he was given his release papers by Samarra, he signed for the famous club.
He helped Iraq to the World Military Cup in the 2013 CISM World Military Cup where Hamadi was the tournament’s top scorer with nine goals in Baku. Hamadi is a poacher in the six-yard box and has been one of the most prolific goal scorers in the Iraqi league scoring almost 100 goals in his six seasons with the Blue Falcons in the league including 27 goals in a single season in his second season at the club where he was league top scorer for the first time in his career.
He played his first match for the national team on 17 April 2012 against Egypt, and on 14 November 2012, he scored his first goal for the national team against Jordan.
|1.||14 November 2012||Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha||Jordan||1–0||1–0||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|2.||10 December 2012||Al-Sabah Stadium, Kuwait City||Jordan||1–0||1–0||2012 WAFF Championship|
|3.||9 January 2013||Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Isa Town||Kuwait||1–0||1–0||21st Arabian Gulf Cup|
|4.||12 January 2013||Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Isa Town||Yemen||2–0||2–0||21st Arabian Gulf Cup|
|5.||11 November 2013||Prince Mohammed Stadium, Zarqa||Syria||1–1||2–1||Friendly match|
|6.||19 November 2013||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta||Indonesia||1–0||2–0||2015 Asian Cup qual.|
Style of playEdit
- Arab Nations Cup third place: 2012
- WAFF Championship runner-up: 2012
- Arabian Gulf Cup runner-up: 2013
- Video on YouTube Scorer AFC Cup
- Matthew Ashton Photo Award
- Hammadi Ahmed at National-Football-Teams.com
- Hammadi Ahmed at Soccerway
- Hammadi Ahmed – FIFA competition record
- "Profile on rio2016.com". Archived from the original on 28 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- Profile on goalzz.com