He left Iraq as a child and signed as a schoolboy at Tottenham Hotspur, but turned down a contract at the age of 18 to further his career elsewhere. He signed for Brighton and Hove Albion but only made one first team appearance in three years before moving to Swindon Town where he made 122 appearances over four years.
His next club was Northampton Town before he moved to Sweden to play for Örebro SK. He then moved back to his birth nation and played for Erbil and then Zakho. He returned to England and after a move to Notts County didn’t materialise, he signed for Welling United.