Players to Watch at the 2016 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament.


As soon as you turn a game featuring Iraq during the Olympics you’re going to notice Younis Mahmoud.


Younis Mahmoud plays forward on both Al-Talaba SC, the Iraq national football team. Mahmoud is arguably one of the best players on the Iraq National team and has scored 13 goals in the last 37 game in which he played for the team. His experience makes him an obvious choice as one of Iraq’s 3 players over the age of 23 allowed by the U23 rule.

Born: February 3, 1983 (age 33), Kirkuk, Iraq
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 159 lbs
Date joined: 2002
Current teams: Al-Talaba SC (#9 / Forward), Iraq national football team (Forward)