moving to Baghdad and playing with the Assyrian Athletic Club from 1955-1958,
he joined the Iraqi Air Force team where he played for two years.
He then moved to the Police Soccer Club team where he played from 1960-1973
and played his first international game in 1960 with the Iraqi Armed Forces
and the Iraqi National Team joining other Assyrian Stars like Ammo Baba
In 1973 he moved to playing with Al-Estiqlat
team in Lebanon and was appointed the coaching duties at the same time. from
1973-1975, he lifted the team from the 2nd Division to the 1st Division,
winning against the giants of Lebanon like the
Raising Club team and the Armenian Homenment teams.
he moved to Chicago, USA
were he took on coaching the Assyrian Winged Bull team of Chicago and took
the team to greatness by winning the Major division of Illinois.
Soon Gilbert the Great was designated to head coach this almost unknown soccer
team and by his continuous effort, valuable instruction and professional
coordination, the Winged Bull went to the second division, first division and
finally the major division title of the soccer league of Illinois.
Countries visited: England, Russia, China, N. Korea,
Vietnam, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Burma, Pakistan,
Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan.
International games played: 82.