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Alaa Ahmad

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Full nameAlaa Ahmad
Date of birth1952
Place of birthBasra, Iraq
Playing positionMidfielder

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Alaa Ahmed is a former Iraqi footballer. He was born in Basra, Iraq in 1952 and played football in school teams before he represented Al Basra's team in 1971, at the age of 19, and then the Al Moshah team (one of the premier's league teams then). After two seasons he went back to his hometown where he started playing for Al Minaa' Team which he continued with until his retirement.

His international journey began in 1973 with his Iraqi team: Al Shabab, which consisted of great players from the national team participating in the Palestine Cup Championship which was held in Libya, and he played his debut match against the Emarati team where on which time the Iraqi team won 3-1. He was then invited to join the national team and he played his international debut match against the Tunisian team in Al Sha'b International Stadium and the match concluded with a 0-0 draw. After his debut he played 54 other matches. Some of them were the Asian seventh games which were held in Tahran in 1974, some in the Asian cup of Nations in Tahran, Merdica Malaysian championship in 1977 and 1978, "Khaliji 5" which was held in Baghdad in 1979 and finally Moscow's Olympic finals in 1980.

Among his coaches were Sami Nagy, Amou Baba, Tamer Mohsen, Gamal Salah, the Yugoslavian coach Kaka and the Scottish Dani Maklinin.

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