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Hall of Fame

Assyrian Sports Hall of Fame - Soccer


Brief History

Benjamin (Benno) Shallou is the Younger brother of Sargis, Wilson and Wiliam Shalou.
was born in 1938 in Habbaniya (R.A.F). He was 10 years old when he first played soccer in Habbaniya school.
When he was 15 years old, he joined the Assyrian Employee's Club at Habbaniya and was selected to play with the 2nd team that included greats like Edison David. Later, he was selected for the 1st team (AEC) with Edison.
In 1956, they both joined Baghdad Transportation Services Soccer Team alongside the Assyrian great of that time like Hormoz Gabriel, Youeil Givargis, Kako Shallou, Sargis Shallou.
In 1957, He joined the Assyrian Sports Club in Baghdad along with his brother Sargis.
He retired from playing soccer after 5 years as he got married and for the last 36 years he have been a resident of Modesto, California, USA.

Action Shot of Assyrian Club in Baghdad playing with Lebanese team in 1956.
In the picture Sargis Shallou, and behind Sargis is his brother William Shallou

A mix of players that made up three teams of Soccer, Hockey, and Volleyball in Habbaniya
Habbaniya 1950-54 - Employees Club

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