Iraqi Premier League 2018-19 Champions

Major Honours


Premier League Champions (6)

1979-80, 1997-98, 2002-03, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2018-19

Al Shorta have won the Iraqi Premier League six times since the nationwide league was formed. The first of those came in the 1979-80 campaign under Douglas Aziz's leadership, while three titles have been picked up in the past seven seasons, including the most recent 2018-19 season.


Central FA League Champions (6)

1962-63, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1971-72

Al Shorta were crowned champions of the Baghdad region on six occasions back when leagues in Iraq were played at a regional level. Al Shorta's very first league title came in the 1962-63 season before coach Mohammed Najib Kaban went on to lead the Police to five titles in six seasons.


Elite Cup Winners (3)

2000, 2001, 2002

Al Shorta are the only team in history to have won the Elite Cup three consecutive times, lifting the trophy in the 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons, with the latter being part of a League and Elite Cup double. The first of the final wins was versus Al Zawraa with the next two being against Al Talaba.


Super Cup Winners (1)


The Harps picked up their first Super Cup title in 2019 under Serbian manager Aleksandar Ilić, beating rivals Al Zawraa 4-3 on penalties in Kut after a 1-1 draw. Congolese striker Junior Mapuku memorably scored Al Shorta's equalising goal on his debut for the club.


Asian Champions (1)


Al Shorta won every game they played in at the 1971 AFC Champions League, reaching the final where they refused to face an Israeli club in an act of humanity, morality and unity with Palestine. The team's withdrawal majorly contributed to Israel being expelled from the AFC and Al Shorta celebrated completing their mission of conquering Asia in style with an open-top bus parade in a jubilant Baghdad, greeted with headlines of "The Champions Return Home".


Arab Champions (1)


The inaugural edition of the Arab Champions League was won by none other than Al Shorta after an historic 4-2 aggregate win over Lebanese side Al Nejmeh in the final at Al Shaab Stadium, meaning 'Al Qeetharah' could now boast Champions League heroics at both the Asian and Arab level (no other existing Iraqi club has won either tournament).


Other Honours

Arab Police Championship

Police Director General Cup

Republic Championship

Baghdad Cup

Cup for the Al Aimma Bridge Martyrs

Jerusalem Championship

Baghdad Day Cup

Great Victory Championship

Saddam Qadisiya Championship

President's Gold Cup

Alexandria International Summer Tournament

Police Cup Championship

Hilla Mutasarrif Cup

Al Olympi Club Cup

Al Quwa Al Jawiya Cup

Taha Al Hashimi Cup

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