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Talaba Sport Club is an Iraqi football club based in Baghdad
Baghdad
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Governorate. The population of Baghdad in 2011 is approximately 7,216,040...

. The word Talaba means Students in the Arabic language
Arabic language
Arabic is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD, used most prominently in the Quran, the Islamic Holy Book...

. They were runners-up to Japanese club Bellmare Hiratsuka in the 1996 edition of the now defunct Asian Cup Winner's Cup.

Foundation


The team was founded as (Al-Jameaa) (الجامعة) on the 17th of December 1969 to represent the University of Baghdad
University of Baghdad
The University of Baghdad is the largest university in Iraq and the second largest Arab university following the University of Cairo.- Nomenclature :Both University of Baghdad and Baghdad University are used interchangeably....

 and by special resolution from the Football Association decided that the team participates in the first division (second level) without going through second and third divisions. And in season 1970-71 the team won the first division and qualified to the Iraqi Premier League. However they couldn't stay at the Premier League and took last place and then back to the first division. However in season 1975–76 they got back to the Premier League and still until now there in 27 December 1977 the name (Al-Jameaa) Changed to Al Talaba and the team won their first league title in season 80-81 and last one of five season 01-02.

Current squad



(captain)
  • Update As Of 31st Of March 2010

Managerial History



Thamir Muhsin
Thamir Muhsin
Thamir Muhsin was a senior lecturer at the Baghdad University, and a respected football coach in the Iraqi top division having managed at Al-Jameaa and the Iraq...

 Jamal Salih
Jamal Salih
Jamal Salih was a former Iraq national football player and coach.He began his career as a player with Al-Omma Sports Club...

 Abd Al-Wahab Abd Al-Qader Khalf Hassan Ammo Baba
Ammo Baba
Emmanuel Baba Dawud better known as Ammo Baba , was a former Iraqi and ethnic Assyrian international football player and coach of the Iraq national football team...

 Akram Salman
Akram Ahmad Salman
Akram Ahmed Salman is the former coach of the Iraq national football team.-Playing career:Akram Ahmed Salman began his career in 1963 as a player for Esla Al-Mai, and went onto coach the team in 1970, as one of the youngest coaches in Iraq....

 Jamal Ali
Jamal Ali Hamza
Jamal Ali Hamza is an Iraqi football midfielder who played for Iraq in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Talaba SC.-External links:*...

 Eddie Firmani
Eddie Firmani
Edwin Ronald "Eddie" Firmani is a retired football player and manager. He was born in South Africa but represented Italy internationally.-Playing career:...


Ayoub Odisho
Ayoub Odisho
Ayoub Odisho Barjam is an ethnic Assyrian Christian former Iraq national coach, who is currently coach of Arbil FC.Ayoub was a tough tackling full-back, who played for Al-Talaba during a playing career that spanned 14 years. The right-sided defender joined the Students club in 1976, making his...

 Nazar Ashraf Anwar Jassam
Anwar Jassim
Anwar Jassam is a former Iraq national football coach.Jassam won the 1978–79 Iraqi League with Al-Zawraa.-References:...

 Mohammed Tabra Thayer Ahmad
Thayer Ahmad
Thayer Ahmad , is the current manager of Thayer Ahmad , is the current manager of Thayer Ahmad , is the current manager of [[Al-Talaba]....

 Nabil Zaki Radhi Shenaishil
Radhi Shenaishil
Radhi Shenaishil Swadi , was a caretaker for the Iraqi National Football Team.- Playing career :Radhi Shnishel was born and brought up in Al-Thawra City in Baghdad. He started his footballing career with Al-Tayaran club in Baghdad as a youth player...

 Yahya Alwan
Yahya Alwan
Yahya Alwan Manhal is a former Iraq national and Olympic coach, who is currently coach of Al-Talaba-External links:*...



Notable players

Bassim Abbas
Bassim Abbas
Bassim Abbas Gatea Al-Ogaili simply known as Bassim Abbas, is an Iraqi professional footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Konyaspor football club in Turkey and the Iraq national football team.-Information:...

 Ali Abd-Al-Kadhim Haidar Abdul-Razzaq
Haidar Abdul-Razzaq
Haidar Abdul-Razzaq Hassan is an Iraqi footballer who plays as a defender for Al-Talaba. He is a member of the Iraq national football team.-Information:...

 Mahdi Abdul-Sahib Thayer Ahmad
Thayer Ahmad
Thayer Ahmad , is the current manager of Thayer Ahmad , is the current manager of Thayer Ahmad , is the current manager of [[Al-Talaba]....

 Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail
Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail
Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail Labid is an Iraqi football midfielder. He currently plays for Al-Talaba.-Info:Abu Al-Hail started his career with Al Talaba. He left the club in 1999, moving to Al-Ahli Saida of Lebanon and then to Al-Shaab of the United Arab Emirates...

 Jamal Ali
Jamal Ali Hamza
Jamal Ali Hamza is an Iraqi football midfielder who played for Iraq in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Talaba SC.-External links:*...

 Yahya Alwan
Yahya Alwan
Yahya Alwan Manhal is a former Iraq national and Olympic coach, who is currently coach of Al-Talaba-External links:*...

 Nazar Ashraf
  Adnan Dirjal
Adnan Dirjal
Adnan Dirjal is an Iraqi former footballer and national team coach, one of Iraq's most prominent national team captains.-Club career:...

 Basil Gorgis
Basil Gorgis
Basil Gewargis Hanna or Basil Korkis was a former Iraqi, and ethnic Assyrian Christian international football player...

 Rahim Hamed Ali Hussein
Ali Hussein Shihab
Ali Hussein Shihab is an Iraqi football midfielder who played for Iraq in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Talaba SC.-References:...

 Habib Jafar
Habib Jaafar
Habib Jaafar , born in 1966, is a former Iraqi footballer. He was featured on the national team many times and is remembered for competing in various Gulf Cup competitions. In the 1988 Gulf Cup he was voted as the best player of the competition...

 Alaa Kadhim
Alaa Kadhim
Alaa Kadhim is an Iraqi football Striker who played for both theIraq and Talaba SC.-References:http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%B9%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A1_%D9%83%D8%A7%D8%B8%D9%85...

 Mahdi Kadhim Mahdi Karim
Mahdi Karim
Mahdi Karim Ajeel is an Iraqi footballer. He currently plays as a winger for Arbil FC in Iraq and the Iraq national football team.- Career :...

 Ahmed Khalf
  Younis Mahmoud
Younis Mahmoud
Younis Mahmoud Khalef is an Iraqi football striker who currently playes for Al-Wakrah. He was recently removed from his previous club, Al-Gharafa in Qatar despite being the top goal scorer in the league for the third time in five years. He is also the captain of the Iraq national football team...

 Wamedh Munir Abbas Obeid
Abbas Obeid
Abbas Obeid Jassim , born 1979 in Iraq, is an Iraqi football player. He played for FC Seoul and Pohang Steelers of the South Korean K-League, then known as Anyang LG Cheetahs and Pohang Atoms...

 Ayoub Odisho
Ayoub Odisho
Ayoub Odisho Barjam is an ethnic Assyrian Christian former Iraq national coach, who is currently coach of Arbil FC.Ayoub was a tough tackling full-back, who played for Al-Talaba during a playing career that spanned 14 years. The right-sided defender joined the Students club in 1976, making his...

 Suhail Sabir Noor Sabri
Noor Sabri
Noor Sabri Abbas Hasan , simply known as Noor Sabri is an Iraqi football goalkeeper. He is currently playing for Zakho FC in Iraq and Iraq national football team....

 Hussein Saeed
Hussein Saeed
Hussein Saeed Mohammed is a former Iraqi football player. Hussein Saeed is in 10th place in FIFA’s list of most international matches at 126 matches. He was also in the Iraq national football team's golden team in 1986. He competed for Iraq at the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.Saeed is also...

 Jamal Salih
Jamal Salih
Jamal Salih was a former Iraq national football player and coach.He began his career as a player with Al-Omma Sports Club...

 Karim Salman

Honours

  • Iraqi Premier League: (5)
1981, 1982, 1986, 1993, 2002
  • Iraq FA Cup
    Iraq FA Cup
    The Iraq FA Cup is Iraq's premier knockout tournament in men's football .-Previous winners:*1958/59 : Amana Club*1959/60 : Nadi Athori *1960-62 not known*1962/63 : Al Quwa Al Jawiya*1963/64 : Maslaha Club...

     Winners: (2)
2002, 2003

Individual Honours


2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup was the eighth Confederations Cup, and was held in South Africa from 14 June to 28 June 2009 as a prelude to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The draw was held on 22 November 2008 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The opening match was played at Ellis Park...

The following players have played in the FIFA Confederations Cup whilst playing for Al-Talaba : 2009 - Bassim Abbas
Bassim Abbas
Bassim Abbas Gatea Al-Ogaili simply known as Bassim Abbas, is an Iraqi professional footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Konyaspor football club in Turkey and the Iraq national football team.-Information:...

 2009 - Fareed Majeed
Fareed Majeed
Fareed Majeed Ghadban is an Iraqi footballer who is a Midfielder for Al Shorta.-Info:With the likes of Nashat Akram and striking sensation Younis Mahmoud contained within their ranks, Iraq are by no means short of firepower...

 2009 - Noor Sabri
Noor Sabri
Noor Sabri Abbas Hasan , simply known as Noor Sabri is an Iraqi football goalkeeper. He is currently playing for Zakho FC in Iraq and Iraq national football team....


Performance in AFC competitions

  • Asian Club Championship: 1 appearance
1986-1987: 4th Place

  • Asian Cup Winners Cup
    Asian Cup Winners Cup
    The Asian Cup Winners' Cup was an association football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation . The competition was started in 1991 as a tournament for all the domestic cup winners from countries affiliated to the AFC...

    : 3 appearances
1995/96: Runner-up
1998/99: 4th place
2000/01: First Round

  • AFC Champions League
    AFC Champions League
    The AFC Champions League is the premier Asian club football competition hosted annually by Asian Football Confederation . The tournament is contested among the top thirty-two clubs from the top 10 Asian leagues, two of which must qualify through the playoffs...

    : 1 appearance
2002-03
AFC Champions League 2002-03
The 2002–03 AFC Champions League was the 22nd edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament and the 1st edition under the current AFC Champions League title...

: Group Stage

  • AFC Cup
    AFC Cup
    The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

    : 1 appearance
2011: Group Stage

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