Iraqi midfielder who gained fame while playing for Brighton & Hove Albion. He began representing Iraq at the under-23 level in 2012.
He played soccer in Baghdad before rising through the youth ranks of Tottenham Hotspur.
In 2014, he became the first Iraqi player ever to captain a professional English club.
His dad is a car salesman named Safa.
He was teammates with left back Ali Adnan at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.