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Ahmad Radhi

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Full nameAhmed Radhi Amaiesh Al-Salihi
Place of birthBaghdad, Iraq
Playing positionForward

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Ahmad Radhi Amaiesh Al-Salihi ( , born on March 21, 1964 in Baghdad, Iraq) is a former Iraqi football player and a current politician. Widely regarded as Iraq's best player of all-time, Radhi scored the only Iraqi goal in the 1986 FIFA World Cup against Belgium. He was voted the 1988 Asian Footballer of the Year.

Radhi's international career came to a bitter end in 1997; when he failed to save Iraq from a shocking first-round elimination in the 1998 World Cup Asian qualifiers. Two years later, Radhi ended his career as a footballer in 1999, after he led local side Al-Zawraa to another league title.

In October 2007, he was nominated by the opposition Iraqi Accord Front to the Council of Representatives of Iraq, replacing Abd al-Nasir al-Janabi, who had resigned to join the insurgency.

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