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Rebin Sulaka (Arabic: ريبين سولاقا‎, born 12 April 1992), is a Swedish Iraqi football player of Assyrian ethnicity, who plays as a defender for Al-Shahania in the Qatar Stars League, and the Iraq national team. Rebin is the tallest player in the Iraqi national team, at 1.93 metres (6 ft 4 in). He is known for his strength and passing qualites.

Rebin Sulaka
Personal information
Full name Rebin Gharid Sulaka Adhamat
Date of birth (1992-04-12) 12 April 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Ankawa, Iraq
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
Eskilstuna City FK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Eskilstuna City FK 53 (4)
2013–2014 Dalkurd FF 21 (0)
2014–2015 Ljungskile SK 20 (0)
2015 Syrianska FC 9 (0)
2015AFC United (loan) 5 (0)
2016–2017 Elverum Fotball 35 (2)
2017–2018 Al-Markhiya 22 (1)
2018 Al-Khor 14 (1)
2019– Al-Shahania 0 (0)
National team
2015– Iraq 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 January 2019


Club careerEdit

Sulaka started playing football in Eskilstuna City FK, where he as a 15-year-old made his debut in the first team. After the 2012 season, he did not renew the contract with the club. For the 2013 season he signed for Dalkurd FF. In January 2014 he signed a three-year contract with Ljungskile SK. In February 2015 wrote Sulaka on for Syrianska FC.[1] In August 2015, he was loaned out to AFC United.


Sulaka signed for Norwegian club Elverum for the 2016 season.[2] After a successful season that ended in promotion to the second tier, he extended his contract for the 2017 season.[3] He left the club mid-season and moved to Qatar.


On 9 July 2017, Sulaka signed for Qatari club Al-Markhiya.[4] He made his debut on 16 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a shock victory against giants Al-Sadd.[5] He was picked in the team of the week for his performance.[6]

International careerEdit

In 12 June 2015, Rebin played his first game for the Iraq national team against Japan in Yokohama, the match ended in a 4-0 defeat.[7] Rebin was present in the final rounds of Iraq's 2018 world cup qualifying campaign, in which Iraq failed to qualify to the world cup. In 2019, he was chosen in the Iraqi squad for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Sulaka was born in Ankawa Iraq, and is of Chaldean ethinity. In 2002, 10 year old Sulaka, along with his family moved to Sweden.



  • International Friendship Championship: 2019


  1. ^ "KLART: Rebin Sulaka till Syrianska FC (Swedish Language)".
  2. ^ "Seier over Nybergsund og midtstopper signert !". Elverum Fotball.
  3. ^ "Sulaka og Tervaniemi klar for 2017" (in Norwegian Bokmål).
  4. ^ "rebinsulaka has been in Qatar for one day and he's already dominating the newspapers".
  5. ^ "Al Sadd lose opening game".
  6. ^ "QSL TOTW1".
  7. ^ "Getting to know Rebin Sulaka - Soccer Iraq". 20 June 2017.
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