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The Iraqi Premier League (Arabic: الدوري العراقي الممتاز‎, romanizedAl-Dawri Al-Iraqi Al-Mumtaz) is the highest league in the league system of Iraqi football and currently contains the top 20 Iraqi football clubs. It is controlled by the Iraq Football Association (IFA) and is the top tier of an extensive pyramid-like structure, operating on a system of promotion and relegation with the Iraq Division One in which two teams get relegated and two teams get promoted each season.[1]

Iraqi Premier League
Iraqi League logo.png
Organising bodyIraq Football Association
Founded18 August 1974
CountryIraq
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams20 (from 2014–15)
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toIraq Division One
Domestic cup(s)Iraq FA Cup
Iraqi Super Cup
International cup(s)AFC Champions League
Arab Club Champions Cup
Current championsAl-Zawraa (14th title)
(2017–18)
Most championshipsAl-Zawraa
(14 titles)
Top goalscorerSahib Abbas (177 goals)
TV partnersAl-Iraqiya TV
Al-Kass Sports
Dijlah TV
beIN Sports
Dubai Sports
2018–19 Iraqi Premier League

The league was formed by the IFA in 1974 as the Iraqi National League, the first nationwide league of clubs in Iraq, replacing the four regional championships that existed at the time (the most notable of which being the Iraqi Central League). The current format sees 20 teams playing 38 matches each (playing each team in the league twice, home and away), totalling 380 matches in the season.[2]

Of the 75 teams to have competed since the inception of the league in 1974, 11 have won the title: Al-Zawraa (14), Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (6), Al-Talaba (5), Al-Shorta (5), Erbil (4), Al-Rasheed (3), Al-Minaa (1), Salahaddin (1), Al-Jaish (1), Duhok (1) and Naft Al-Wasat (1). The current champions are Al-Zawraa, who won the title in 2017–18.

Contents

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

 
The logo of the Iraqi Central League.

The Iraq Football Association was founded on 8 October 1948, and less than a month later, they founded a league competition for teams in central Iraq (i.e. the capital city of Baghdad) called the Iraqi Central League. They later founded three more league competitions, one each in Basra, Kirkuk and Mosul, and thus from 1948 to 1974, champions were only crowned at a regional level (expect for the one-off 1949 Iraq FA Championship that was won by Sharikat Naft Al-Basra). The teams that competed in each league were a mixture of football clubs and institute-representative teams.

Despite being one of four regional championships, the winners of the Central League were considered by fans and the media to be the Iraqi champions, and the IFA selected the Central League winners to participate in the Asian Club Championship rather than winners of the other regional leagues. During its 26 seasons of existence, Haris Al-Maliki won seven titles, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya won six titles, Amanat Baghdad and Al-Shorta each won five titles, Al-Athori and Al-Jaish each won one title and one season was abandoned midway through.[3]

FoundationEdit

After the success of the 1973–74 edition of the Iraqi Central League that included some teams from other provinces, the IFA made a decision that changed the course of Iraqi club football. During a meeting on 18 August 1974, they decided to abandon the regional leagues and replace them with a nationwide league of clubs: the Iraqi National League, as it was known then. This decision was initially met with strong opposition but was accepted over time as the IFA refused to return to the old system.

The league held its first season in 1974–75 and was originally composed of ten clubs. The first ever Iraqi Premier League goal was scored by Falah Hassan of Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in a 1–1 draw with Al-Sinaa. The ten inaugural members of the new league were Al-Tayaran (now called Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya), Al-Shorta, Al-Naqil, Al-Samawa, Al-Jaish, Babil, Al-Baladiyat (now called Amanat Baghdad), Al-Rafidain, Al-Sinaa and Al-Muwasalat (now called Al-Minaa), and the league was won by Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya.[4]

DevelopmentEdit

The format of the Iraqi Premier League has changed multiple times throughout its existence. Below are some of the notable changes to the league's format that have happened over the years:

  • In the 1984–85 season, three points were awarded for a win for the first time, but this was changed back to two points for the following season.
  • In the 1986–87 season, each team played each other four times in a quadruple round-robin format; this is the only time that this has happened in the league's history.
  • The first time that the Iraqi Premier League was not held in a round-robin format was when it was split into four regional groups in the 1988–89 season, which were followed by another group stage, semi-finals, a third place match and a final. During this season, if a match ended in a draw, it would go to extra time and then penalties if necessary. A team would earn three points if they won a game by two goals or more (after normal or extra time). They would earn two points if they won a game by just one goal (after normal or extra time), and they would gain one point for winning a penalty shootout. Al-Rasheed won the league this season by beating Al-Talaba on penalties in the final.[5]
  • The 1992–93 Iraqi National League saw each team play a huge 69 games as each team played each other three times, meaning that a total of 828 games were played in that season. Each player was only allowed to play 46 games in the season.
  • In the 1994–95 season, three points were awarded to a winning team as opposed to two, but four points were awarded to a team that won a game by three goals or more in order to encourage attacking football.[6] Every season after this has seen three points awarded for a victory.
  • The 2000–01 Iraqi Elite League started with a qualifying stage to decide which 16 teams would qualify for the league competition. 135 teams in total from all around Iraq competed in the qualifiers; for the first qualifying round they were split into various groups based on geographical position and the top-finishing teams from each group qualified for second qualifying round which consisted of more geographically based groups. The top-finishing teams of those groups qualified to the league which itself was a 30-round competition. This led to the season being a lot longer than previous seasons, forcing the 2000–01 edition of the Iraq FA Cup to be cancelled.
  • The league had been played in a round-robin format from 1989 until 2003, but after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the IFA decided to change the league system into a system consisting of group stages, drawn based on geographical position. This was to make travel easier for the clubs. The group stage system remained in place from 2003–04 up until 2010–11, and the double round-robin system returned in the 2011–12 season. It lasted for only three seasons until the group stage format returned from the 2014–15 campaign, but the double round-robin format was once again reintroduced in 2016–17.

TrophyEdit

 
The Iraqi Premier League shield that was awarded to 2012–13 champions Al-Shorta.

The Iraqi Premier League trophy was designed by Iraq Football Association member Zuhair Nadhum and the design was implemented by Qahtan Salim. The materials used to make the trophy were imported from China. The trophy is a flat shield, predominantly golden in colour. In the centre of the shield is a football made from gold and mirrored pieces, with a gold map of Iraq in the centre of the ball. Inside the golden map reads the word Iraq in Arabic, with the words Premier League Shield underneath (also in Arabic) completed with the season. Surrounding the golden football are the words Iraq Football Association written in Arabic at the top and in English at the bottom in silver text. Surrounding that text is another ring, the top half of which contains the Flag of Iraq and the bottom half of which contains 18 golden stars, representing the 18 provinces of Iraq (not including Halabja). Connecting the two halves of the outer ring on the left side is the logo of the Iraq Football Association, and on the right side is the logo of the winning club (since the 2017–18 season). Since the 2014–15 season, the shield has been surrounded by a circular wooden frame.[7]

This shield was first used as the Iraqi Premier League's trophy in the 2009–10 season. Prior to that, the trophy had been frequently changed. During the 1990s, the trophy was a golden shield with a photograph of Saddam Hussein in the centre,[8] while the trophy was a flat silver shield in the 2001–02 season,[9] a silver trophy in the 2004–05 season[10] and a different golden trophy in each season up until the 2009–10 campaign.[11]

List of championsEdit

No. Season Champion
1 1974–75 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
2 1975–76 Al-Zawraa
3 1976–77 Al-Zawraa
4 1977–78 Al-Minaa
5 1978–79 Al-Zawraa
6 1979–80 Al-Shorta
7 1980–81 Al-Talaba
8 1981–82 Al-Talaba
9 1982–83 Salahaddin
10 1983–84 Al-Jaish
11 1984–85 Abandoned
12 1985–86 Al-Talaba
13 1986–87 Al-Rasheed
14 1987–88 Al-Rasheed
15 1988–89 Al-Rasheed
No. Season Champion
16 1989–90 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
17 1990–91 Al-Zawraa
18 1991–92 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
19 1992–93 Al-Talaba
20 1993–94 Al-Zawraa
21 1994–95 Al-Zawraa
22 1995–96 Al-Zawraa
23 1996–97 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
24 1997–98 Al-Shorta
25 1998–99 Al-Zawraa
26 1999–2000 Al-Zawraa
27 2000–01 Al-Zawraa
28 2001–02 Al-Talaba
29 2002–03 Al-Shorta
30 2003–04 Abandoned
No. Season Champion
31 2004–05 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
32 2005–06 Al-Zawraa
33 2006–07 Erbil
34 2007–08 Erbil
35 2008–09 Erbil
36 2009–10 Duhok
37 2010–11 Al-Zawraa
38 2011–12 Erbil
39 2012–13 Al-Shorta
40 2013–14 Al-Shorta
41 2014–15 Naft Al-Wasat
42 2015–16 Al-Zawraa
43 2016–17 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
44 2017–18 Al-Zawraa
45 2018–19 TBD

Most successful clubsEdit

# Club Winners Runners-up Winning Seasons
1 Al-Zawraa 14 6 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1990–91, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2005–06, 2010–11, 2015–16, 2017–18
2 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 6 11 1974–75, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1996–97, 2004–05, 2016–17
3 Al-Talaba 5 8 1980–81, 1981–82, 1985–86, 1992–93, 2001–02
4 Al-Shorta 5 2 1979–80, 1997–98, 2002–03, 2012–13, 2013–14
5 Erbil 4 3 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2011–12
6 Al-Rasheed 3 2 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89
7 Al-Jaish 1 2 1983–84
8 Al-Minaa 1 1 1977–78
Duhok 2009–10
Naft Al-Wasat 2014–15
11 Salahaddin 1 0 1982–83

"Baghdad's Big Four" dominanceEdit

'Big Four' during the 1990s and early 2000s
Season Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Al-Shorta Al-Talaba Al-Zawraa
1989–90 1 3 6 4
1990–91 6 3 2 1
1991–92 1 5 4 2
1992–93 3 4 1 2
1993–94 2 5 3 1
1994–95 2 6 4 1
1995–96 8 3 6 1
1996–97 1 5 3 2
1997–98 2 1 5 3
1998–99 3 5 2 1
1999–2000 2 3 4 1
2000–01 2 3 4 1
2001–02 2 3 1 4
2002–03 5 1 2 4
Top four
finishes
11 9 11 14
out of 14

Ever since the Iraqi Premier League began, it has been dominated by the four biggest clubs in Baghdad: Al-Shorta, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Al-Zawraa and Al-Talaba, who together contest the Baghdad Derby matches.

Of the four teams, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya have earned more top-four finishes (33) than any other side over the 42 completed seasons, meanwhile Al-Zawraa have won the league title 14 times, far more than any of the other sides. Al-Shorta have retained the league more recently than any of the other three teams having been crowned champions in both the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons, and Al-Talaba are the most recent team to have won the Double (Premier League and FA Cup) which they achieved in 2001–02.

From the 1989–90 season until the 2005–06 season, the league was won by one of the four Baghdad teams every single time and this was the greatest period of dominance that the four clubs enjoyed. Even before and after this period, the league title was usually won by one the clubs.

After the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, players started to leave the Baghdad-based clubs and join clubs in the North such as Erbil and Duhok in order to escape the danger of the capital city. This led to a shift in the structure of the "Big Four" and Erbil won the league three times in a row between 2007 and 2009 with Duhok winning the league in 2010. In the 2008–09 season, none of Baghdad's Big Four clubs finished in the top four and this is the only time that this has ever happened in the history of the league; the top four spots were occupied by Erbil, Al-Najaf, Duhok and Amanat Baghdad.[12] Baghdad's Big Four have returned to dominating the league in recent seasons though, winning five out of the last six league titles.

In total, Baghdad's Big Four clubs have won 30 of the 42 Iraqi Premier League titles in history.

Competition formatEdit

CompetitionEdit

There are 20 clubs in the Iraqi Premier League. During the course of a season each club plays the others twice (a double round-robin system), once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 38 games (however, all matches between Baghdad's Big Four clubs are played at the neutral venue of Al-Shaab Stadium to accommodate more spectators). Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference, and then goals scored. If still equal, teams are deemed to occupy the same position. If there is a tie for the championship, for relegation, or for qualification to other competitions, a play-off match at a neutral venue decides rank. The two lowest-placed teams are relegated into the Iraq Division One, and the top two teams from the Iraq Division One are promoted in their place.[13] Each club is allowed a maximum of three foreign players in their squad. The winners of the league qualify for the Iraqi Super Cup, a match played against the winners of the Iraq FA Cup (if the league winners also win the Iraq FA Cup, they play the league runners-up instead).

Qualification for international competitionsEdit

At present, the winners of the Iraqi Premier League qualify for the AFC Champions League group stage, and the winners of the Iraq FA Cup qualify for the AFC Champions League preliminary round 2. The winners of the Iraqi Premier League also qualify for the Arab Club Champions Cup alongside the league runners-up.

International performanceEdit

Collectively, Iraqi clubs have reached thirteen finals of major continental club competitions. Al-Shorta were the first team to do so when they reached the Asian Club Championship final in 1971, defeating holders Taj Tehran 2–0 in the semis. They were set to face Maccabi Tel Aviv in the final but refused to play the game in protest at the Israeli occupation of Palestine; the club itself as well as the entire Arab media considers Al-Shorta to the champions of the tournament after the subsequent expulsion of Israel from the Asian Football Confederation. Eleven years later, Al-Shorta were successful in another continental tournament, winning the Arab Club Champions Cup in 1982 by defeating Al-Nejmeh 4–2 on aggregate in the final.

Meanwhile, Al-Rasheed won the Arab Club Champions Cup three times in a row in 1985, 1986 and 1987. Al-Rasheed also became the second Iraqi team to reach the final of the Asian Club Championship in 1989 but they lost a two-legged final on away goals to Al-Saad of Qatar. Al-Talaba reached the final of the 1995 Asian Cup Winners' Cup but they lost it 2–1 to Bellmare Hiratsuka, and five years later, Al-Zawraa lost the final of the same competition 1–0 to Shimizu S-Pulse in 2000. Erbil reached the final of Asia's second-tier tournament, the AFC Cup, twice (in 2012 and 2014) but lost both times (to Al-Kuwait and Al-Qadsia respectively). Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya finally ended the succession of defeats two years later when they edged past Indian club Bengaluru FC 1–0 in the 2016 AFC Cup Final, and they won the competition for the second consecutive season in 2017 by beating FC Istiklol by the same scoreline. They earned a record third AFC Cup title in a row with a 2–0 defeat of Altyn Asyr in 2018.

SponsorshipEdit

The Iraqi Premier League has been sponsored by two different companies: Asia Cell and Fuchs Petrolub.

Period Sponsor Name
1974–1995 No sponsor National League
1995–1996 Advanced League
1996–1999 Premier League
1999–2000 First Division
2000–2002 Elite League
2002–2003 First Division
2003–2008 Premier League
2008–2011 Premier Division
2011–2012 Asia Cell Asia Cell Elite League
2012–2013 No sponsor Elite League
2013–2015 Premier League
2015–2016 Fuchs Petrolub Fuchs Premier League
2016–present No sponsor Premier League

ClubsEdit

Seasons in Iraqi Premier LeagueEdit

75 teams have taken part in at least a single round of the Iraqi Premier League since its first season in 1974–75 up until the 2018–19 season (not counting the qualifying rounds of the 2000–01 season). The teams in bold are competing in the Iraqi Premier League in the 2018–19 season. Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya and Al-Shorta are the only teams to have played in every single one of the 45 Iraqi Premier League seasons.

  1. ^ The Iraq Youth Team played the second half of the 1990–91 season to accommodate for the withdrawals of Al-Jaish, Al-Bahri and Erbil. They also played the first half of the 1993–94 season but were then replaced by Babil who adopted the youth team's record.

Clubs for 2018–19 seasonEdit

The following 20 clubs are competing in the Iraqi Premier League during the 2018–19 season.

Club Position
in 2017–18
First season in
Premier
League
Seasons
in Premier
League
First season of
current spell in
Premier
League
Premier
League
titles
Last Premier
League title
Al-Bahri 16th 1979–80 9 2016–17 0 n/a
Al-Diwaniya 17th 1988–89 11 2017–18 0 n/a
Al-Hudood 13th 2008–09 8 2014–15 0 n/a
Al-Husseinb 18th 2016–17 3 2016–17 0 n/a
Al-Kahrabaa 5th 2004–05 14 2014–15 0 n/a
Al-Karkh 1st in Iraq Division One 1990–91 23 2018–19 0 n/a
Al-Minaaa 15th 1974–75 43 1990–91 1 1977–78
Al-Naftb 3rd 1985–86 34 1985–86 0 n/a
Al-Najafb 6th 1987–88 32 1987–88 0 n/a
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiyaa, b 2nd 1974–75 45 1974–75 6 2016–17
Al-Samawaa 12th 1974–75 16 2015–16 0 n/a
Al-Shortaa, b 4th 1974–75 45 1974–75 5 2013–14
Al-Sinaat Al-Kahrabaiyab 11th 2017–18 2 2017–18 0 n/a
Al-Talabab 14th 1975–76 44 1975–76 5 2001–02
Al-Zawraab 1st 1975–76 44 1975–76 14 2017–18
Amanat Baghdada 7th 1974–75 26 2008–09 0 n/a
Erbil 2nd in Iraq Division One 1987–88 27 2018–19 4 2011–12
Naft Al-Junoob 10th 2004–05 14 2012–13 0 n/a
Naft Al-Wasatb 9th 2014–15 5 2014–15 1 2014–15
Naft Maysan 8th 2009–10 8 2013–14 0 n/a

a: Founding member of the Iraqi Premier League
b: Never been relegated from the Iraqi Premier League

RecordsEdit

League recordsEdit

Titles
Wins
Losses
Draws
Attendances
Goals
Points

Player recordsEdit

 
Amjad Kalaf became the youngest player in Iraqi Premier League history when he made his debut in the 2004–05 season.
Appearances
  • Youngest player: Amjad Kalaf, 13 years and 101 days (for Al-Kut v. Al-Basra, 14 January 2005)
  • First ever non-Iraqi players to play in the league: Ismaël Bangoura (Guinea) for Erbil, Yousef Saeed Meziyan (Palestine) for Zakho and Soualio Bakayoko (Benin) for Zakho (2 January 2010)
Titles
Goals
Top five all-time goalscorers
Player Period Club(s) Goals[a]
1   Sahib Abbas 1988–2011 Al-Jamahir, Salahaddin, Al-Zawraa, Al-Talaba, Karbalaa, Al-Sinaa, Al-Hindiya 177
2   Karim Saddam 1980–1996 Al-Sinaa, Al-Jaish, Al-Rasheed, Al-Zawraa, Al-Shorta 165
3   Ali Hashim 1987–2004 Al-Najaf, Al-Karkh 160
4   Amjad Radhi 2006–present Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Erbil 157
5   Younis Abed Ali 1983–2001 Al-Shorta, Al-Rasheed, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Al-Estiqlal 153
  1. ^ Not counting goals from annulled matches.
Golden Boot award
Season Top scorer Club Goals
1974–75   Thamer Yousif Al-Naqil 13
1975–76   Thamer Yousif Al-Zawraa 13
1976–77   Abdul-Zahra Jaber Al-Shorta 6
1977–78   Jalil Hanoon Al-Minaa 11
1978–79   Falah Hassan Al-Zawraa 7
1979–80   Ali Hussein Mahmoud Al-Shorta 18
1980–81   Hussein Saeed Al-Talaba 11
1981–82   Thamer Yousif Al-Zawraa 14
1982–83   Hussein Saeed Al-Talaba 17
1983–84   Ali Hussein Mahmoud Al-Jaish 18
1985–86   Ahmed Radhi Al-Rasheed 9
  Hussein Saeed Al-Talaba
  Rahim Hameed Al-Jaish
1986–87   Rahim Hameed Al-Jaish 14
1987–88   Rahim Hameed Al-Jaish 15
1988–89   Karim Saddam Al-Zawraa 22
1989–90   Majid Abdul-Ridha Al-Shabab 13
  Karim Saddam Al-Zawraa
1990–91   Karim Saddam Al-Zawraa 20
1991–92   Ahmed Radhi Al-Zawraa 34
1992–93   Karim Saddam Al-Zawraa 33
1993–94   Younis Abed Ali Al-Shorta 36
1994–95   Muayed Joodi Al-Karkh 30
1995–96   Hussam Fawzi Al-Zawraa 11
  Ali Hassan Al-Karkh
1996–97   Ali Hashim Al-Najaf 19
1997–98   Mahmoud Majid Al-Shorta 22
1998–99   Ahmed Khudhair Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 19
  Hashim Ridha Al-Shorta
1999–2000   Haidar Ayad Al-Nasiriya 28
2000–01   Hussein Abdullah Duhok 22
2001–02   Hashim Ridha Al-Shorta 32
2002–03   Ahmad Mnajed Al-Shorta 15
2004–05   Mustafa Karim Al-Kahrabaa 15
2005–06   Sahib Abbas Karbalaa 17
2006–07   Ahmad Salah Erbil 11
2007–08   Asaad Abdul-Nabi Al-Kahrabaa 14
2008–09   Ahmad Salah Erbil 15
2009–10   Amjad Radhi Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 31
2010–11   Luay Salah Erbil 17
2011–12   Hammadi Ahmad Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 27
2012–13   Amjad Radhi Erbil 25
2013–14   Ali Salah Al-Talaba 14
2014–15   Marwan Hussein Al-Shorta 15
2015–16   Hammadi Ahmad Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 12
  Mohannad Abdul-Raheem Al-Zawraa
2016–17   Alaa Abdul-Zahra Al-Zawraa 23
2017–18   Wissam Saadoun Naft Maysan 24

Match recordsEdit

Scorelines

Managerial recordsEdit

Titles
Manager Club(s) Wins Winning years
  Jamal Salih Al-Talaba, Al-Rasheed 3 1981–82, 1987–88, 1988–89
  Thair Ahmed Al-Talaba, Erbil 2001–02, 2007–08, 2008–09
  Basim Qasim Duhok, Al-Zawraa, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2009–10, 2015–16, 2016–17
  Ayoub Odisho Al-Talaba, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Al-Zawraa 1992–93, 1996–97, 2017–18
  Saadi Salih Al-Zawraa 2 1975–76, 1976–77
  Ammo Baba Al-Talaba, Al-Zawraa 1980–81, 1993–94
  Amer Jamil Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Al-Zawraa 1989–90, 1998–99
  Adnan Hamad Al-Zawraa 1995–96, 1999–2000
  Abdelilah Abdul-Hamed Al-Shorta 1997–98, 2002–03
  Sabah Abdul-Jalil Al-Zawraa, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2000–01, 2004–05
  Abdelilah Mohammed Hassan Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1 1974–75
  Jamil Hanoon Al-Minaa 1977–78
  Anwar Jassam Al-Zawraa 1978–79
  Douglas Aziz Al-Shorta 1979–80
  Wathiq Naji Salahaddin 1982–83
  Munthir Al-Waadh Al-Jaish 1983–84
  Yahya Alwan Al-Talaba 1985–86
  Nasrat Nassir Al-Rasheed 1986–87
  Falah Hassan Al-Zawraa 1990–91
  Adil Yousef Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1991–92
  Hadi Mutanish Al-Zawraa 1994–95
  Salih Radhi Al-Zawraa 2005–06
  Akram Salman Erbil 2006–07
  Radhi Shenaishil Al-Zawraa 2010–11
  Nizar Mahrous Erbil 2011–12
  Thair Jassam Al-Shorta 2012–13
  Lorival Santos Al-Shorta 2013–14
  Abdul Ghani Shahad Naft Al-Wasat 2014–15

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.goalzz.com/main.aspx?c=11428 Goalzz.com
  2. ^ http://alshorta.webs.com/league-table Al-Shorta Website
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/iraqhist.html RSSSF
  4. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/iraq74.html RSSSF
  5. ^ http://forum.kooora.com/f.aspx?t=35755825 Kooora Forums
  6. ^ http://www.niiiis.com/94-95.html NIIIIS.com
  7. ^ "The Iraq Football Association reveals the league shield for the 2012–13 season with materials imported from China". Goal.com (in Arabic). September 3, 2013.
  8. ^ "League shield for the 1997–98 season". Al-Shorta SC Website. April 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "League shield for the 2001–02 season". Soccer Iraq. December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "League trophy for the 2004–05 season". Soccer Iraq. April 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "League trophy for the 2007–08 season". GettyImages. April 30, 2017.
  12. ^ http://www.goalzz.com/main.aspx?c=4070 Goalzz.com
  13. ^ http://alshorta.webs.com/league-table

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