Newroz Sport Club (Arabic: نادي نوروز الرياضي), is an Iraqi football team based in Sulaymaniyah, that plays in Iraqi Premier League.[1]

Newroz SC
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Full nameNewroz Sport Club
Founded1994; 28 years ago (1994)
GroundZanko Stadium
ChairmanLahur Talabany
ManagerWali Karim
LeagueIraqi Premier League
2020–21Iraq Division One, 2nd of 28 (promoted)


2019–20 seasonEdit

In the 2019 season, the Kurdistan Football Association announced the cancellation of the Kurdistan Premier League due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They considered Newroz to be the league champion for this season, because they were at the top of the league standings until that time,[2] where they played 15 matches, won 7, drew 5 and lost 3 matches, and collected 26 points.[3]

2020–21 seasonEdit

Newroz participated in the Iraq Division One in the 2020–21 season, and two rounds before the end of the league, the team managed to maintain the top of the Group 1,[4] and remained at the top of this group until the end of the league, where it qualified for the Iraqi Premier League for the first time,[5][6] after collecting 30 points from 9 wins and 3 draw and one loss. In the final match, the team lost against Al-Sinaa 1–0 to take second place in the championship.[7]

New International StadiumEdit

In January 2021, the club president Lahur Talabany laid the foundation stone for the Newroz International Stadium in Sulaymaniyah. The new stadium can accommodate 14,500 spectators, and its construction will cost $12 million. It is hoped that the stadium will be completed in less than two years.[8]

Managerial historyEdit

  •   Wali Karim (2019–)






  1. ^ "نوروز يحسم تأهله للدوري الممتاز لكرة القدم". (in Arabic). July 3, 2021.
  2. ^ "اقليم كوردستان يلغي الدوري الممتاز لكرة القدم لهذا العام ويحدد البطل". (in Arabic). July 25, 2020.
  3. ^ "نوروز بطلا لدوري كردستان هذا الموسم". Khanaqin news page (in Arabic). July 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "نوروز يستعيد صدارة دوري الدرجة الأولى قبل جولتين من نهايته". (in Arabic). June 24, 2021.
  5. ^ "تأهل نادي نوروز للمرة الأولى في تاريخه للدوري الممتاز". (in Arabic). July 3, 2021.
  6. ^ "Kurdish Newroz FC qualifies for the Iraqi Premier League". July 3, 2021.
  7. ^ "الصناعة بطلاً لدوري الدرجة الأولى بعد فوزه على نوروز". (in Arabic). July 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "وضع حجر الأساس لملعب دولي يتسع لأكثر من 14 الف متفرج في السليمانية". (in Arabic). January 6, 2021.

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