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Salam Shaker Ali Dad (Arabic: سلام شاكر علي داد‎ , born 31 July 1986) is an Iraqi professional footballer of Feyli descent who plays for Al-Zawraa. He played for the Iraq national football team until 2016. He was part of the Iraqi team that finished fourth in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Salam was first called up to the Iraqi B team in the 2007 King's Cup. He played his first international match against Jordan in a friendly on 24 January 2008.

Salam Shaker
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Personal information
Full name Salam Shaker Ali Dad
Date of birth (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Number -
Youth career
2004 Al-Karkh
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Al-Karkh (3)
2005 Al-Shorta
2005–2006 Al-Talaba 19 (0)
2006–2008 Erbil SC 34 (2)
2008–2014 Al-Khor 143 (8)
2014–2015 Al-Shorta (1)
2015–2016 Al-Fateh 23 (1)
2016–2017 Ittihad Kalba 25 (2)
2017–2018 Al-Zawraa
2018–2019 Al-Talaba
2019– Zakho
National team
2008–2016 Iraq 93 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2016


Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of Iraqi international defender, Shaker Ali Dad, who played for the national team and Al-Talaba club in the 1970s and the 1980s.

Youth careerEdit

Al KarkhEdit

Salam started his career at Baghdad based club Al-Karkh SC before transferring to Al Shorta SC in 2005

Senior careerEdit

Al ShortaEdit

Shakir started all six of Al-Shorta's 2005 AFC Champions League matches, being subbed off in only one of them.[1] He was signed by Iraqi Premier League club Al-Talaba in 2005.

Al TalabaEdit

Salam signed for Al Talaba in 2005 for one season, playing 19 times and scoring one goal.


Salam moved to Kurdish club Erbil in 2006. He remained there for two seasons where he won 2 league titles.

Al KhorEdit

In 2008 Salam joined Qatari Club Al Khor. He remained there for over 7 years and played more than a century of matches.

Second stint at Al ShortaEdit

Salam returned briefly to Al Shorta in 2015 and remained for one season where Al Shorta finished 3rd in the league.

Al FatehEdit

Salam signed for Saudi club Al-Fateh FC in 2015. He made his debut against Khaleej FC on August 20 of that year. He scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 victory over Al-Taawoun FC in April 2016. Al Fateh narrowly avoided relegation in his first season for the club. Salam and Al Fateh mutually agreed to terminate the contract, citing player's personal reasons to do so.

Al-Ittihad KalbaEdit

On July 4, 2016, it was announced that Al-Ittihad Kalba SC would sign Salam Shaker on a free transfer.[2] Salam was named captain of the team for the 2016/17 AGL Season. He scored his first goal for the club on April 15, 2017.[3]


Shakir represented the former Iraqi Olympic side that won the silver medal at the 2006 Asian Games at Doha, and he was called into the national B team for the 2007 King's Cup in Thailand. His debut with the senior team came in January 2008, when he played a defensive role in Iraq's 1–1 friendly draw with Jordan.

Shakir made two appearances in Iraq's qualifying campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He played the entirety of the 1–1 draw against China before starting again in the 1–0 loss to Qatar.

Shakir later became a frequent starter for Iraq. He would be first choice center back with Ali Rhema. Shaker played in all the 2014 World Cup qualification matches.

Salam Shaker was the starting center back for Iraq in the 2015 Asian cup as the team finished fourth. He scored the deciding penalty Vs Iran in the Quarter final of the competition.

On March 29, hours after captaining Iraq to a 1-0 win over Vietnam in the joint AFC and World cup qualification, Salam Shaker announced his retirement from international football, citing his reason to allow younger players the opportunity to represent the Iraqi national team.[4][5]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.[6]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 December 2010 Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus   Syria 1–0 1–0 International Friendly
2. 19 August 2011 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha   Qatar 1–0 1–0 International Friendly
3. 30 June 2012 Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, KSA   Sudan 1–0 1–1 2012 Arab Nations Cup
4. 6 January 2013 Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Isa Town   Saudi Arabia 1–0 2–0 21st Arabian Gulf Cup


External linksEdit


  1. ^ Al Shorta 2005 AFC Champions League Starting Lineups
  2. ^ حسين الطائي [@Hussain_Altaie] (4 July 2016). "حصرياً : رسمياً مدافع المنتخب الوطني العراقي ونادي الفتح السعودي #سلام_شاكر ينتقل إلى نادي #اتحاد_كلباء الإماراتي" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Soccer Iraq [@SoccerIraq] (14 April 2017). ".@muaitherclub 📹" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ retire after gulfcup2014 min 1:55
  5. ^ Retire 2016
  6. ^ Salam Shakir Ali Dad - International Appearances