Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya

 

Name: Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (meaning Air Force in English)
Nickname: Al-Soqoor (meaning The Falcons in English)
City: Baghdad
Year of foundation: 1931
Manager: Basim Qasim (Iraq)

Number of Iraqi Premier League titles: 6
1974/75, 1989/90, 1991/92, 1996/97, 2004/05, 2016/17
Number of Iraqi Central League titles: 5
1957/58, 1961/62, 1963/64, 1972/73, 1973/74
Number of Iraqi FA Cup titles: 4
1977/78, 1991/92, 1996/97, 2015/16
Number of Iraqi Central FA Cup titles: 1
1973/74
Number of Iraqi Elite Cup titles: 3
1994/95, 1996/97, 1998/99
Number of Iraqi Super Cup titles: 2
1996/97, 2001/02
Number of Iraqi Central Perseverance Cup titles: 2
1961/62, 1963/64
Number of major continental titles: 3
2016 AFC Cup, 2017 AFC Cup, 2018 AFC Cup

With more top-four finishes than any other team in Iraq, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (previously known as Al-Tayaran) are one of the biggest clubs in the country. They, along with Al-Shorta, have played in every single season of the Iraqi Premier League since its foundation in 1974 and have won six titles since then, behind only Al-Zawraa in terms of league titles. On top of that, they have won four Iraqi FA Cups, the most recent of which coming in the 2015/16 season, and were the first team ever to win the domestic quadruple in Iraq, achieving the feat in the 1996/97 season. They added continental honours to their cabinet in 2016, 2017 and 2018, winning the AFC Cup three times with victories over Indian, Tajik and Turkmen opposition.

Season-by-season record in the Iraqi Premier League:
1974/75: 1st
1975/76: 2nd
1976/77: 8th
1977/78: 7th
1978/79: 5th
1979/80: 9th
1980/81: 3rd
1981/82: 2nd
1982/83: 3rd
1983/84: 3rd
1984/85: Season abandoned
1985/86: 3rd
1986/87: 4th
1987/88: 3rd
1988/89: 3rd
1989/90: 1st
1990/91: 6th
1991/92: 1st
1992/93: 3rd
1993/94: 2nd
1994/95: 2nd
1995/96: 8th
1996/97: 1st
1997/98: 2nd
1998/99: 3rd
1999/2000: 2nd
2000/01: 2nd
2001/02: 2nd
2002/03: 5th
2003/04: Season abandoned
2004/05: 1st
2005/06: 4th
2006/07: 2nd
2007/08: 3rd
2008/09: 6th
2009/10: 5th
2010/11: 4th
2011/12: 3rd
2012/13: 3rd
2013/14: 4th
2014/15: 2nd
2015/16: 4th
2016/17: 1st
2017/18: 2nd