Laith Hussein

Laith Hussein Shihaib Al-Tawlid (Arabic: ليث حسين شهيب التولد‎) is an Iraqi football player born in 1968 who captained the Iraqi national team.[2]

Laith Hussein
Personal information
Full name Laith Hussein Shihaib
Date of birth (1968-10-13) 13 October 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Position(s) Central Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1984 Al-Umal SC
1984–1985 Al-Zawraa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Al-Zawraa
1987–1990 Al Rasheed
1990–1993 Al-Zawraa
1993–1997 Al-Rayyan SC
1997 Al Wakrah
1997–2000 Al Ansar
2000–2003 Al-Zawraa
National team
1986–2002 Iraq[1] 80 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Made his international debut at the age of 17 in 1986. He played in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and helped Iraq win the Asian Youth Championship in Doha. In the World Youth Cup in Saudi Arabia a year later, he was on the verge of joining Spanish giants Barcelona, after scoring one of the goals in a 2–0 win over Spain, helping Iraq to top their group.

He was team manager of the Iraqi national team in 2013.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.


  1. ^ Iraq - Record International Players
  2. ^ "Athletes Now Breathe Free of Uday's Chokehold". The Washington Post. 24 April 2003. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
  3. ^ Hassanin Mubarak. "Player Database". Archived from the original on April 25, 2001.
Sporting positions
Preceded by Iraq captain
2003 - 2004
Succeeded by