Salih Sadir Salih Al-Sadoun (Arabic: صالح سدير صالح السعدون , born 21 August 1981) is an Iraqi Playmaker. He currently plays for Naft Al-Wasat. Previously, Sadir played with Rah Ahan and Paykan in the Persian Gulf Pro League. He also played for the Iraq national football team since 2003. His younger brothers are Ayad Sadir (Naft Al-Wasat) and Qaed Sadir (Najaf FC).
|Full name||Salih Sadir Salih Al-Sadoun|
|Date of birth||21 August 1981|
|Place of birth||Najaf, Iraq|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder, second striker|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2018|
The talented player from the southern city of Najaf, is one of Iraq's most gifted individuals, who excelled playing for the Olympic team in the qualifying rounds – his performances compensated for the absence of Nashat Akram in Iraq's midfield. Before the war, he was named one of the two best players in the 2003–2004 season by an Iraqi FA panel and became a regular in Stange's Olympic squad making his debut in the 2–1 defeat to Qatar in the former Oman and Perth Glory coach's first game in charge of Iraq. Saleh Sadeer was one of Bernd Stange's favourite players when the German first arrived in Iraq. He scored an important goal in the 1–1 draw with Vietnam in Hanoi that helped Iraq to progress to the second round.
He started his playing career with Sha’abiya team Nasour Al-Jumhuriya before joining Najaf FC where he progressed through the youth ranks under coach Zuhair Khadim. In 1999, he was promoted into the first team by Najih Hemoud and became a regular. Under coach Hemoud, Najaf FC became one of Iraq's most entertaining teams with Saleh Sadeer – and captain Falah Hassan, Abbas Wahoudi, Saeed Muhsin, Ali Hashim and Qasim Jalout. In 2003 after the war, he moved to Al-Talaba where he made several outstanding performances in the Arab Champions League – which earned him a move to Egyptian giants Zamalek SC for next season. After playing one season with Zamalek SC, he joined Lebanon league champions Al-Ansar where he helped them to two consecutive Lebanon league titles. Sadir moved to Zakho on 14 September 2013.
- Salih Sadir at National-Football-Teams.com
- The Salih Sadir Thread at Archive.today (archived 2013-02-23)
- Salih Sadir on iraqsport.com
- Asian Cup Profile
- Salih Sadir – FIFA competition record
| West Asian Championship Topscorer
| West Asian Championship MVP