Luay Salah Hassan (Arabic: لؤي صلاح حسن, born February 7, 1982 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an Iraqi former football player. He played for Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Al-Zawraa, Persepolis and Erbil.[1] He scored 121 Iraqi Premier League goals in his career.

Luay Salah
Personal information
Full name Luay Salah Hassan Al-Khafaji
Date of birth (1982-02-07) 7 February 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Second striker, Striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Kahrabaa (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (9)
2001–2002 Al-Zawraa (3)
2002–2006 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (19)
2006–2007 Persepolis 8 (1)
2007–2015 Erbil (80)
2015–2018 Al-Zawraa (10)
Total (122)
National team
2002–2012 Iraq 23 (4)
Teams managed
2019–2020 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (Assist. coach)
2020–2021 Naft Al-Wasat (Assist. coach)
2021 Naft Al-Wasat (Caretaker)
2021 Erbil SC
2021– Al-Kahrabaa
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 July 2009


After helping Al Quwa Al Jawiya to the Iraq league title in 2005, Louay Salah Hassan moved to Iran Pro League side Persepolis the following season. The 25-year-old striker gained AFC Champions League experience with Al Quwa Al Jawiya in 2004, scoring a goal against Al Sadd. He was part of the Iraq national team which won the gold medal in the West Asian Games in 2005.

Salah excelled at club level, scoring ten times to steer Arbil FC to the Iraqi league championship in the 2007/08 season, an achievement that earned the club a place at this year's AFC Cup.

At the continental level he netted two goals in the ensuing AFC Cup to steer Arbil FC through to the last 16. In the all-Iraqi affair against compatriots Al Zawra'a, he was again on target as his club emerged 3-1 winners to book a place in the quarter-finals.

The 27-year-old's scoring did not go unnoticed by the newly appointed Iraq coach Bora Miluntinovic, who rewarded him with a place in Iraq's FIFA Confederation Cup squad.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 November 2002 Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha   Bahrain 2–2 2–2 Friendly match
2 1 December 2005 Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan   Palestine 3–0 4–0 2005 West Asian Games
3 8 December 2005 Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan   Saudi Arabia 1–0 2–0 2005 West Asian Games
4 10 July 2009 Franso Hariri Stadium, Arbil   Palestine 3–0 3–0 Friendly match

Coaching careerEdit

Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaEdit

Luay Salah started as an assistant coach to Ayoub Odisho in Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in march of 2019.[2]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 26 December, 2021
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref.
P W D L Win %
Naft Al-Wasat SC (Caretaker) 19 January 2021 21 January 2021 1 0 1 0 000.0
Erbil SC 11 February 2021 15 May 2021 14 4 5 5 028.6
Al-Kahrabaa FC 9 August 2021 ""Present"" 17 6 6 5 035.3
Total 32 10 12 10 031.3



Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya





  1. ^ Mubarak, Hassanin (3 May 2016). "Issued Ids Prove Iraq Fa Fielded Overaged Youth Side In 2000". Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. ^ "بانتظار الاعلان الرسمي.. أوديشو مدرباً للقوة الجوية" [Awaiting the official announcement ... Odisho is an Air Force trainer]. Alsumaria news (in Arabic). 8 March 2019. Retrieved 1 March 2020.

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