Amanat Baghdad Sports Club (Arabic: نادي أمانة بغداد الرياضي, lit.'Mayoralty of Baghdad Sports Club') is an Iraqi professional football team based in Karkh District, Baghdad, that competes in the Iraq Stars League, the top tier of Iraqi football. Formed in 1957 as Amanat Al-Asima (Arabic: أمانة العاصمة, lit.'Capital Mayoralty'), the team merged with Al-Baladiyat SC in 1977, who had finished as runners-up of the 1975–76 Iraq FA Cup.

Amanat Baghdad
Full nameAmanat Baghdad Sports Club
Nickname(s)Lions of the Capital,
Qaher Al-Amaliqa[1]
Founded1 July 1957; 66 years ago (1 July 1957) (as Amanat Al-Asima)
GroundAmanat Baghdad Stadium
Capacity5,000
ChairmanFalah Mendeb Al-Masudi
ManagerWissam Talib
LeagueIraq Stars League
2022–23Iraqi First Division League, 2nd of 24 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

History

edit

On 1 July 1957, Amanat Al-Asima (Arabic: أمانة العاصمة, lit.'Capital Mayoralty') were formed to represent the Mayoralty of Baghdad.[2] Amanat Al-Asima won the Iraq Central FA Premier League title in the 1958–59 season and won the Police Director General Cup twice in 1959 and 1960.

In 1977, Amanat Al-Asima merged with Al-Baladiyat SC to form Al-Amana SC (Arabic: الأمانة).[3] On 5 August 2009, Al-Amana SC was renamed to Baghdad SC (Arabic: بغداد).[4] In 2014, Baghdad SC renamed to Amanat Baghdad SC (Arabic: أمانة بغداد).[5]

Merged teams

edit

Al-Baladiyat

edit

Al-Baladiyat SC (Arabic: البلديات, lit.'Municipalities')[3] was a club formed in 1974 by the merger of Isalat Al-Mai and Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab. Al-Baladiyat finished as runners-up of the Iraq FA Cup in the 1975–76 season.

Isalat Al-Mai
edit

Isalat Al-Mai (Arabic: إسالة الماء, lit.'Water Board') was a team formed in 1954.[6] Isalat Al-Mai won the Iraq Central FA Second Division in the 1959–60 season.

Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab
edit
 
Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab logo

Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab (Arabic: مصلحة نقل الركاب, lit.'Passenger Transport Service') was a team formed in 1956.[7] Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab won the Iraq Central FA Premier League four times in 1956–57, 1960–61, 1964–65 and 1970–71, and finished as runners-up in 1967–68. They also won the Iraq Central FA Perseverance Cup in 1965. The team wore red shirts.[8]

Stadium

edit

Since 2011, Amanat Baghdad have got their own stadium. The Amanat Baghdad Stadium holds 5,000 people.

Current squad

edit

First-team squad

edit
As of 30 May 2024

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   IRQ Hassan Abbas
4 DF   IRQ Milad Falah
5 DF   IRQ Safaa Jabbar
6 MF   IRQ Jasim Mohammed
8 FW   CMR Ernest Thierry Anang
9 MF   IRQ Karrar Ali
11 MF   IRQ Mohammed Ibrahim
13 DF   IRQ Ayman Arzaij
14 DF   IRQ Uday Shehab
16 GK   IRQ Abdulsalem Hammad
21 DF   IRQ Mohammed Khalid
53 DF   IRQ Taqi Falah
55 MF   IRQ Omar Adnan
66 MF   IRQ Mohammed Ahmed
No. Pos. Nation Player
70 MF   CIV Florent Didier Koré
77 MF   IRQ Hussein Zeyad
80 FW   IRQ Ridha Fadhil
88 FW   IRQ Ali Khalil
90 DF   NIG Karim Doudou
98 FW   IRQ Ashar Ali
FW   IRQ Sajjad Hussein
FW   IRQ Jaber Kareem
FW   IRQ Ali Abdulrazaq
FW   CIV Zégbéhi Yohoré
FW   NGA Sad'eeq Yusuf
FW   GHA Nana Antwi Manu
FW   LBN Mohammad Kdouh

Technical staff

edit
Position Name Nationality
Manager: Wissam Talib  
Assistant manager: Vacant  
Fitness coach: Raad Salman  
Goalkeeping coach: Haitham Khalil  
Team supervisor: Ahmed Ezzat  

Updated to match played 3 August 2020
Source: [1]

Managerial history

edit

Honours

edit

Major

edit

National

Regional

Minor

edit
  • Police Director General Cup
    • Winners (2): 1959, 1960

Individual honours

edit

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup whilst playing for Al-Amana:

References

edit
  1. ^ "شباب نادي امانة بغداد.. مواهب متميزة ومدربين كبار وبناء علمي صحيح". aladalanews.net (in Arabic). 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ List of Iraqi League Champions
  3. ^ a b "الزوراء يواجه بغداد في افتتاح دوري النخبة". alsumaria.tv (in Arabic). 13 July 2010.
  4. ^ "نادي الأمانة يغير اسمه الى بغداد اعتبارا من الأربعاء". ankawa.com (in Arabic). 6 August 2009.
  5. ^ "تغيير اسم نادي بغداد الى "أمانة بغداد" وتسمية عبعوب رئيسا فخريا له". alsumaria.tv (in Arabic). 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ Iraqi League 1974–75
  7. ^ "كأس العراق الفرق الفائزة ببطولة كأس العراق". w.mdar.co (in Arabic). 23 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Convincing win for Asimah over P.T.S." The Iraq Times. 9 March 1959.
edit