Hamza Qasim

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Hamza Qasim
Personal information
Full name Hamza Qasim
Date of birth (1933-07-01) 1 July 1933 (age 85)
Place of birth Basra, Iraq
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1954 Al-Maaref team
1954–1964 Al-Minaa
National team
1956–1959 Iraq
Teams managed
1971–1974 Al-Minaa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hamza Qasim (Arabic: حمزة قاسم‎ ; born 1933 in Basra) is a retired Iraqi football goalkeeper, who played with Iraq national football team in 1957 Pan Arab Games. He also played for Al-Minaa.[1]

Coaching career

Qasim served as coach for his former team Al-Minaa for the years 1971 to 1974.

Multi-talent and activities

Qasim is a multi-sport player. In addition to being an international footballer, he is a basketball player in the Iraq national basketball team. He is also a player in the athletics (High jump and 110 metres hurdles).[2]

Qasim founded the first Iraqi Badminton Federation, and founded the first team for badminton in Iraq, the Men's Team and Women's Team in 1970s.[2]

Personal life

Qasim is married to the famous Iraqi actress Salima Khudhair and lives with her in Baghdad.[3] and they have one son, the actor Wissam Hamza (died in an accident in Syria in 2011)[4]


  1. ^ History of Iraqi Sports, 1959 (in Arabic)
  2. ^ a b Homood, Haider (13 July 2016). "Hamza Qasim in brief". Al-Minaa Club Home Page. 
  3. ^ Salima Khudhair with her husband Hamza Qasim
  4. ^ "Iraqi artists who died in 2011". elaph.com (in Arabic). December 25, 2011. 

External links

  • Al-Minaa club honors Hamza Qasim
  • Al-Minaa Club: Sailors of south
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