Rebin Sulaka

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Rebin Sulaka
Personal information
Full nameRebin Gharid Sulaka Adhamat
Date of birth (1992-04-12) 12 April 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Ankawa, Iraq
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Buriram United
Youth career
Eskilstuna City
Senior career*
2010–2012 Eskilstuna City 53 (4)
2013 Dalkurd FF 21 (0)
2014 Ljungskile SK 20 (0)
2015 Syrianska FC 9 (0)
2015AFC United (loan) 5 (0)
2016–2017 Elverum 35 (1)
2017–2018 Al-Markhiya 22 (1)
2018 Al-Khor 14 (1)
2019 Al-Shahania 7 (2)
2019 Radnički Niš 13 (0)
2020–2021 Arda Kardzhali 12 (0)
2021 Levski Sofia 5 (0)
2021– Buriram United 0 (0)
National team
2015– Iraq 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 07:48, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 January 2021

Rebin Sulaka (Arabic : ريبين سولاقا, born 12 April 1992), is a Swedish-Iraqi football player of Assyrian ethnicity and a Christian of the Chaldean Catholic Church, who plays as a defender for Iraq national team. Rebin is the tallest player in the Iraqi national team, at 1.93 metres (6 ft 4 in). He is known for his strength and passing qualities.


Club career

Sulaka started playing football in Eskilstuna City FK, where he as a 15-year-old made his debut in the first team. After the 2012 season, he did not renew the contract with the club. For the 2013 season he signed for Dalkurd FF. In January 2014 he signed a three-year contract with Ljungskile SK. In February 2015 wrote Sulaka on for Syrianska FC. [1] In August 2015, he was loaned out to AFC United.


Sulaka signed for Norwegian club Elverum for the 2016 season. [2] After a successful season that ended in promotion to the second tier, he extended his contract for the 2017 season. [3] He left the club mid-season and moved to Qatar.


On 9 July 2017, Sulaka signed for Qatari club Al-Markhiya. [4] He made his debut on 16 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a shock victory against giants Al-Sadd. [5] He was picked in the team of the week for his performance. [6]

Radnički Niš

Recently arrived at Radnički Niš, coach Milorad Kosanović expressed to the club management Sulaka to be his main desire to reinforce the defense, so the Serbian club signed him on August 30, 2019, a day before the closing of the transfer-window in Serbia and most of Europe. [7]

International career

On 12 June 2015, Rebin played his first game for the Iraq national team against Japan in Yokohama, the match ended in a 4–0 defeat. [8] Rebin was present in the final rounds of Iraq's 2018 world cup qualifying campaign, in which Iraq failed to qualify to the world cup. In 2019, he was chosen in the Iraqi squad for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. [9]

Personal life

Sulaka was born in the suburb of Ankawa in Erbil, Iraq. Sulaka is of Assyrian ethnicity. In 2002 the 10-year-old-Sulaka, along with his family, moved to Sweden.

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  2. "Seier over Nybergsund og midtstopper signert !". Elverum Fotball.
  3. "Sulaka og Tervaniemi klar for 2017" (in Norwegian Bokmål).
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