Luay Salah

Luay Salah Hassan (Arabic: لؤي صلاح حسن, born February 7, 1982 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an Iraqi former football player. He played for Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Al-Zawraa, Persepolis and Erbil.[1] He scored 121 Iraqi Premier League goals in his career.

Luay Salah
Personal information
Full name Luay Salah Hassan Al-Khafaji
Date of birth (1982-02-07) February 7, 1982
Place of birth Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Second striker, Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (9)
2001–2002 Al-Zawraa (3)
2002–2006 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (19)
2006–2007 Persepolis 8 (1)
2007–2015 Erbil (80)
2015–2018 Al-Zawraa (10)
Total (122)
National team
2002–2012 Iraq 23 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 July 2009


After helping Al Quwa Al Jawiya to the Iraq league title in 2005, Louay Salah Hassan moved to Iran Pro League side Persepolis the following season. The 25-year-old striker gained AFC Champions League experience with Al Quwa Al Jawiya in 2004, scoring a goal against Al Sadd. He was part of the Iraq national team which won the gold medal in the West Asian Games in 2005.

Salah excelled at club level, scoring ten times to steer Arbil FC to the Iraqi league championship in the 2007/08 season, an achievement that earned the club a place at this year's AFC Cup.

At the continental level he netted two goals in the ensuing AFC Cup to steer Arbil FC through to the last 16. In the all-Iraqi affair against compatriots Al Zawra'a, he was again on target as his club emerged 3-1 winners to book a place in the quarter-finals.

The 27-year-old's scoring did not go unnoticed by the newly appointed Iraq coach Bora Miluntinovic, who rewarded him with a place in Iraq's FIFA Confederation Cup squad.

International goals

Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first.
123 November 2002Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha Bahrain2–22–2Friendly match
21 December 2005Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Palestine3–04–02005 West Asian Games
38 December 2005Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Saudi Arabia1–02–02005 West Asian Games
410 July 2009Franso Hariri Stadium, Arbil Palestine3–03–0Friendly match



Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya



  1. Mubarak, Hassanin (3 May 2016). "Issued Ids Prove Iraq Fa Fielded Overaged Youth Side In 2000". Retrieved 8 January 2016.

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