Iraq Central FA Perseverance Cup

The Iraq Central FA Perseverance Cup, previously called Iraq Central FA Altruism Cup (Arabic: كأس الإيثار, Al-Ithar Cup), was an annual Iraqi football match contested at the end of the season between the champions and the runners-up of the Iraq Central FA League, the top-level division of football in Baghdad and its neighbouring cities between 1948 and 1973. The lower divisions in the region each also had their own Perseverance Cup match.

Iraq Central FA Perseverance Cup
Organising bodyIraq Football Association
Founded1962 (1962)
Abolished1966 (1966)
Number of teams2
Last championsAl-Firqa Al-Thalitha
(2nd title)
Most successful club(s)Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha
(2 titles each)

Only five editions of the tournament were played before it was stopped, and the Iraq Football Association later decided to replace regional tournaments with national tournaments, with the Iraqi Perseverance Cup (now known as Iraqi Super Cup) becoming the nation's super cup tournament.[1][2][3][4]



Iraq Central FA Altruism Cup
Year Winner Result Runner-up
1962 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 4–2 Al-Kuliya Al-Askariya
1963 Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha 1–0 Montakhab Al-Shorta
1964 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 3–0 Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha
Iraq Central FA Perseverance Cup
Year Winner Result Runner-up
1965 Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab 1–0 (a.e.t.) Aliyat Al-Shorta
1966 Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha 1–0 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya

Most successful clubsEdit

Team Winners Runners-up
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2 1
Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha
Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab 1 0
Al-Kuliya Al-Askariya 0 1
Montakhab Al-Shorta
Aliyat Al-Shorta

List of winning managersEdit

Year Nationality Winning manager Club
1962   Iraq Salih Faraj Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
1963   Iraq Abdelilah Mohammed Hassan Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha
1964   Iraq Shawqi Aboud Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
1965   Iraq Ismail Mohammed Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab
1966   Iraq Abdelilah Mohammed Hassan Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha


  1. ^ Al-Athari, Mundher (October 12, 2009). "The story of the Iraqi football league from the ground up".
  2. ^ "Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Honours". October 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Al-Athari, Mundher (December 23, 2010). "Goodbye Qais Hamid, master scorer".
  4. ^ Al-Athari, Mundher (July 24, 2012). "About the cancellation and change of names and respect for history".

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