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Ali Rehema

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Place of birth  Baghdad, Iraq
Role  Footballer
Number  15
Height  1.80 m
Years  Team
Weight  73 kg
Name  Ali Rehema

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Full name  Ali Hussein Rehema Al-Mutairi
Date of birth  (1983-08-08) August 8, 1983 (age 32)
Playing position  Centre-back, Defensive midfielder
Current teams  Iraq national football team (Defender, Midfielder), Al-Wakrah Sport Club (#15 / Defender)

Ali Hussein Rehema Al-Mutairi (Arabic: علي حسين رحيمة المطيري‎‎, born on August 8, 1985 in Iraq) is an Iraqi footballer who is a Defender, playing for Al-Zawraa. He has represented the Iraq national football team.



Since playing every minute of Iraq's title-winning campaign at the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, Ali Rehema has established his status as one of the team's defensive stalwarts. He held on to his regular place during Iraq's failed 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa qualifying bid, starting seven of the team's eight games. While recent years have seen a number of players come and go with the national side, Rehema remains a key man at the back due to his consistent performances. His well-earned reputation as a dependable defender also ensures that he holds the respect and admiration of his peers at club level. After plying his trade with Al Talaba, Al Quwa Al Jawiya and Arbil FC, Rehema earned his first international move when he was signed by Libyan giants Al-Ahly in 2007. After spending a season with the Tripoli-based club, he was attracted to Qatari outfits Al Wakra, where he continues to play to this day.

Aside from shoring up the Iraqi defence, Rehema can also play the role as the defensive midfielder in their 4-5-1 formation, protecting the back four while launching counter-attacks from deep.

Rehema announced his retirement from international football, citing his reason to allow younger players the opportunity to represent the Iraqi national team.

International goals

Scores and results list Iraq's goal tally first..


  • Iraqi Premier League
  • Times Won:3
  • 2002 with Talaba SC
  • 2004-2005 with Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
  • 2006-2007 with Erbil SC
  • Iraq FA Cup
  • Times Won:2
  • 2002 with Talaba SC
  • 2003 with Talaba SC
  • Country

    Iraq National football team
  • 2005 West Asian Games Gold medallist.
  • 2006 Asian Games Silver medallist.
  • 2007 Asian Cup: winner
  • 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations: runner-up
  • References

    Ali Rehema Wikipedia

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