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Thamer Yousif

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Full nameElias Thamir Assoufi

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Elias Thamir Yousif ( ) was an Iraqi and ethnic Assyrian football player. A long time Al Zawra member, Thamir led the Iraq Super League in goals in three different occasions (1975, 1976, 1982) and was 2nd in the league in two different occasions. His domestic club career lasted from 1969 to 1987. He led his team, Al Zawraa, to three national titles (1976, 1977, 1979). He was part of the dangerous offensive trio of Al Zawra during the 1970s that included Ali Kathem and the Falah Hassan.

Thamer made his international debut at the age of 19. Thamer had great success on the national stage. The Iraqi national team was one of the best in the 1970s, where Thamer and teammates won the 1972 and 1974 Pan Arab Cup, 1979 Gulf Cup, 1977 and 1979 World Military Cup. He was chosen part of the Iraqi olympic team in the 1980 Olympics, where the team passed the first round, but lost to Germany in the quarterfinals.

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