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SAAD
BINYAMIN


Saad Binyamin
(Club Africain)

 

Brief Profile

Name:

Saad Binyamin

Date of Birth:

Not Available

Club:

Al-Zawraa

Position:

Defender/Midfielder

Ex-club (s):

Al-Rasheed, Al-Shourta, Club Africain (Tunisia)

Saad Abdul-Hamed was a talented Assyrian player, who was capable of playing at left back or left side of midfield. He started his career at Al-Shabab alongside another Assyrian player, Basil Gorgis. Al-Shabab were a talented team that had made 2 consecutive Iraqi Cup final appearances in 1983 and 1984, while Falah Hassan was Captain of the club, in 1990 the club repeated the feats of the early 80s reaching the final against Al-Zawraa, but lost 2-1 on penalties. 
 

In 1988, Saad was called up to play for the Iraqi U-19s in the Asian Youth Championship in Doha, Qatar, where the team won the tournament and qualifyed to play in the 1989 World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.
 
In 1989, he was given his international debut and become a permanent fixture of the Iraqi national team until 1995.
 
After the large flow of top players turning professional and moving abroad, Saad decided to move, playing for Tunisian team Club Africain during the mid-90s.

 

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