of the thoroughbred of the Habbanniah soccer powerhouse, and a complete
athlete in Hockey, and Track & Field.
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
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.
played the half-back position in which he represented the power and the
pillar of the defense for the team.
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
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.
later moved to Chicago in the mid 1970s where he worked and lived until
his early departure at the age of 55.