This article needs additional citations for verification. (August 2021)
|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)|
|Position(s)||Attacking midfielder, second striker|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Previously, Sadir played with Rah Ahan and Paykan in the Persian Gulf Pro League. He also played for the Iraq national football team between 2002 and 2011. He has two younger brothers, Ayad and Qaed, both also footballers.
Sadir started his playing career with 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.
On 11 February 2022, Sadir announced his retirement from football.
Sadir played 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 2003–04 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.
- Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Sadir goal.
|1||8 September 2004||Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan||Chinese Taipei||1–0||4–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||3 December 2004||Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Yemen||2–1||3–1||Friendly|
|4||25 July 2006||Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus, Syria||Syria||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|5||6 September 2006||Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates||Palestine||1–1||2–2||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|6||22 June 2007||Amman International Stadium, Amman, Jordan||Syria||3–0||3–0||2007 WAFF Championship|
|7||24 June 2007||Amman International Stadium, Amman, Jordan||Iran||1–2||1–2||2007 WAFF Championship|
- Lebanese FA Cup: 2008–09
- "Salih Sadir". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
- "Salih Sadir". Global Sports Archive. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
- https://twitter.com/AlrabiaSportsTV/status/1492250742849159176 AlrabiaSportsTV
- "تقرير مفصل مع الصور الحصرية لكوورة لبنانية عن مهرجان المنار 2006-2007". كووورة. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
- Al Sahili, Mohamed (4 July 2007). تقرير مفصل مع الصور الحصرية لكوورة لبنانية عن مهرجان المنار 2006–2007. Kooora (in Arabic). Retrieved 10 February 2022.
- العراقي سدير أفضل لاعب في استفتاء "المنار". alkhaleej.ae (in Arabic). 10 July 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
- مهرجان المنار... والكأس بين العهد والساحل. al-akhbar (in Arabic). 13 May 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2022.