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Hall of Fame

Assyrian Sports Hall of Fame - Soccer





Brief History

One of the thoroughbred of the Habbanniah soccer powerhouse, and a complete athlete in Hockey, and Track & Field.


He was a member of the well known R.A.F. Assyrian Employees' Club of Habbanniah for several years during its existence from the the late 1940s to the mid 1950's.


He was given the captain honour for seven seasons, during which the team won most its local and R.A.F. championships. He also captained the C.C. (Civil Cantonment) select team, which played against the elite Iraqi teams.


He played the half-back position in which he represented the power and the pillar of the defense for the team.


After he moved with his family from Habbanniah to Baghdad, he played for the Baghdad Public Passenger Transport which was one of the best in Iraq. He joined many of the ex-Habbaniah players such as Youel Gewargis, Sargis Shimon Shallou, Zia Shawel, Kakku Gewargis Shallou who also played for the team.


He highlighted his soccer career by playing among the best Assyrian soccer players in the Assyrian National Team of Iraq which was sponsored by the Assyrian Athletic Club of Baghdad which played many memorable matches in Baghdad and Tehran in 1956-1957.


He later moved to Chicago in the mid 1970s where he worked and lived until his early departure at the age of 55. 


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