Zakho

 

Name: Zakho
City: Zakho
Year of foundation: 1987
Manager: Salih Radhi (Iraq)

Number of Iraqi Premier League titles: 0
Number of Iraqi FA Cup titles: 0
Number of Iraqi Elite Cup titles: 0
Number of Iraqi Super Cup titles: 0
Number of major continental titles: 0

Zakho started off life in the Iraqi Premier League in 2002 but were relegated within four years. They returned in 2007/08 but were relegated straight back to the lower division that season without winning a single game. It wasn’t until the 2010/11 season that Zakho became a strong team in Iraqi football when they finished fifth twice in a row and then finished seventh in the 2013/14 season. They recently built a new stadium, the Zakho International Stadium, but financial difficulties have contributed to their downfall, with the Northern side being relegated in the 2017/18 season.

Season-by-season record in the Iraqi Premier League:
2000/01: First qualifying round
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2002/03: 10th
2003/04: Season abandoned
2004/05: 16th
2005/06: 25th (relegated)
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2007/08: 30th (relegated)
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2009/10: 16th
2010/11: 5th
2011/12: 5th
2012/13: 7th
2013/14: 10th
2014/15: 13th
2015/16: 9th
2016/17: 16th
2017/18: 20th (relegated)