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Naft al-Junoob (Arabic: نادي نفط الجنوب الرياضي‎, lit. 'South Oil Company Sport Club'), is an Iraqi football club based in Al-Tamimia District, Basra, that plays in Iraqi Premier League.

Naft al-Junoob SC
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Full nameNaft al-Junoob Sport Club
Founded1979; 40 years ago (1979)
GroundBasra Sports City (temporary use)
Capacity65,227
ChairmanMohammed Hussein Wali
ManagerAdel Nasser
LeagueIraqi Premier League
2017–18Iraqi Premier League, 10th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1979 under the name Al-Rumaila Sport Club, and was named Naft Al-Junoob in 2003, the club played in Iraqi Premier League at the 2004–05 season for the first time.[1]

RivalriesEdit

Naft Al-Junoob contest the Basra Derby with Al-Minaa.[2][3] Since 2005, there have been 25 competitive Basra Derbies. Al-Minaa are tied with Naft Al-Junoob in the number of wins in matches with 7 games each; there have been 11 draws. The most decisive result in an Al-Minaa–Naft Al-Junoob game is Al-Minaa's 4–1 victory at Al Mina'a Stadium, their home ground, in March 11, 2005. There have been two incidences of 3–1, Al-Minaa have been won in both matches; home in December 2005, and away in January 2006. The competitions saw 45 goals scored, 24 for Al-Minaa and 21 for Naft Al-Junoob; the individual player who scored the most goals was Al-Minaa's Ihsan Hadi, who scored five goals. And there are five players who scored for both teams, they are Alaa Aasi, Nasser Talla'a, Ahmed Hassan, Sajjad Abdul Kadhim and Hussam Malek.[4]

Current squadEdit

First-team squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Muhanad Jawad
2   DF Mame Saher Thioune
4   DF Jassim Faisal
5   DF Mohammed Abdul Karim
6   MF Wesam Malik
8   MF Abbas Ali
9   MF Basil Saad
10   FW Bassim Ali
11   FW Murtaja Adel Nasser
14   FW Nawaf Falah
16   MF Thul-Fiqar Shaker
17   MF Faisal Kadhim
19   FW Marwan Khashan
21   GK Oday Taleb (Captain)
22   GK Saqr Ajail
23   DF Salam Mohsen
No. Position Player
25   MF Azhar Zuhair
28   MF Sadiq Zamil
30   DF Firas Zamil
31   DF Hamza Juma
32   DF Alaa Raad
35   MF Hussein Jawad
40   DF Safaa Smari
70   FW Haider Jallawi
88   MF Jacob Youmbi
99   MF Haider Ahmed
  MF Ahmed Qasim
  MF Mohammed Faiyadh
  MF Sami Sahar
  MF Abbas Qasim
  DF Ali Sabah Thamir

Current technical staffEdit

Position Name Nationality
Manager: Adel Nasser  
Assistant manager: Alaa Nayrouz  
Assistant manager: Ammar Hussein  
Goalkeeping coach: Akram Sabeeh  
Fitness coach: Hassan Darwish  
Administrative director: Ibrahim Dahlouss  

Last updated: 19 January 2017
Source: aynaliraqnews.com

Managerial historyEdit

HonoursEdit

CompetitiveEdit

FriendlyEdit

Other gamesEdit

HandballEdit

Naft Al-Janoob Handball team team won the Iraqi Handball League title at 2013–14[5] and 2014–15 seasons[6]. The team also participated in Asian Club League Handball Championship and Arab Handball Championship of Champions as a representative of Iraq.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The history of Iraqi Premier League 2004–05 season". niiiis.com (in Arabic). July 31, 2009.
  2. ^ "The Basra Derby". iraqifs.com (in Arabic). June 30, 2011.
  3. ^ "The Basra Derby". iraqi-sn.com (in Arabic). December 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Al-Minaa Vs Naft Al-Junoob history". kooora.com (in Arabic). July 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "نفط الجنوب يتوج بطلاً لدوري كرة اليد العراقي الممتاز". almadapress.com (in Arabic). May 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "نفط الجنوب بطلا لدوري كرة اليــد". almadapaper.net (in Arabic). April 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "فريق نفط الجنوب الى جانب الجيش في بطولة اسيا لكرة اليد". alsumaria.tv (in Arabic). July 20, 2010.
  8. ^ "فريق نادي نفط الجنوب لكرة اليد يشد الرحال لتمثيل العراق في بطولة العرب للاندية". almirbad.com (in Arabic). March 17, 2013.

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