Ahmed Radhi

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Ahmed Radhi Amaiesh Al-Salehi (Arabic: أحمد راضي أميش الصالحي, 21 April 1964 – 21 June 2020) was an Iraqi footballer. He played as a forward. He was seen as one of Iraq's best players of all-time. Radhi scored the only Iraqi goal in the FIFA World Cup. He was voted the 1988 Asian Footballer of the Year. He was born in Baghdad.

Radhi was hospitalized in the Baghdad neighborhood of Adhamiyah on 13 June 2020 with COVID-19.[1] He died from the infection on 21 June, aged 56.[2][3]

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  1. "أحمد راضي يروي معاناته مع كورونا ويوجه هذه الرسالة". alaraby.co.uk (in Arabic). 13 June 2020.
  2. "وفاة أسطورة كرة القدم العراقية أحمد راضي بسبب فيروس كورونا (وزارة الصحة)". euronews (in Arabic). 21 June 2020.
  3. "Iraqi football great Ahmed Radhi dies after contracting coronavirus". The National. 21 June 2020.