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Info on Iranian Clubs and Players

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Current and Recent National Team Players
M-Javad Nekounam-Osasuna, Spain
M-Masoud Shojaei-Osasuna, Spain
M-Andranik Teymourian-Fulham, England
D-Hossein Kaebi-Saipa, Iran
M-Mehdi Mahdavikia-Eintract Frankfurt, Germany
F-Amir Shapourzadeh-FSV Frankfurt, Germany
F-Vahid Hashemian-Bochum, Germany
M-Ferydoon Zandi-Alki Larnaca, Cyprus
M-Ali Karimi-Al-Saliya, Qatar
D-Mohammad Nosrati-Perspolis, Iran
M-Alireza Nikbakht Vahedi-Perspolis, Iran
D-Shey Rezaei-Perspolis, Iran
GK-Hassan Roudbarian-Perspolis, Iran
GK-Mehdi Vaezi-Perspolis, Iran
F-Mohsen Khalili-Perspolis, Iran
M-Hossein Badamaki-Perspolis, Iran
GK-Vahid Talebloo-Esteghlal, Iran
M-Mojtaba Jabbari-Esteghlal, Iran
D-Hadi Aghili-Sepahan, Iran
GK-Ebrahim Mirzapour-Saipa, Iran
D-Morteza Asadi-Saba Battery, Iran
M-Ebrahim Sadeghi-Saipa, Iran
D-Jalal Hosseini-Saipa, Iran
M-Maziar Zare, Perspolis, Iran
GK-Mehdi Rahmati-Mes Kerman, Iran

F-Ali Samereh-Ajman, UAE
M-Mehrzad Madanchi-Al Nasr, Iran
M-Javad Kazemian-Al Shabab, UAE
M-Iman Mobali-Al Shabab, UAE
F-Mehdi Rajabzadeh-Al Dhafra, UAE

Past National Team Players Currently Playing
D-Rahman Rezaei-Livorno, Italy
Ali Ansarian-Esteghlal, Iran
D-Hadi Shakouri-Esteghlal, Iran
Alireza Mansourian-Esteghlal, Iran
Mahmoud Fekri-Esteghal, Iran
D-Amir Hossein Sadeqi-Esteghlal, Iran
F-Arash Bohrani-Esteghlal, Iran
Karim Bagheri-Perspolis, Iran
M-Pejman Nouri-Perspolis, Iran
Faraz Fatemi-Perspolis, Iran
Abbas Aghaei-Pas, Iran
Mehdi Pashazadeh-Pas, Iran
D-Hossein Kazemi, Sepahan, Iran
Moharram Navidkia-Sepahan, Iran
Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh-Saba Battery, Iran
Yahya Golmohammadi-Saba Battery, Iran
Yadollah Akbari-Saba Battery, Iran
Mehdi Hasheminasab-Aboomoslem, Iran
D-Sattar Zare-Bargh Shiraz, Iran
Hamed Kavianpour-Steel Azeen, Iran
Davoud Seyed Abbasi--Steel Azeen, Iran
Dariush Yazdani-Saipa, Iran
Mohammad Alavi-Foolad, Iran
Mojahed Khaziravi-Foolad, Iran
Edmond Bezik-Shahrdari Bandar Abbas, Iran
Ebrahim Taghipour-Mes Kerman, Iran
Parviz Boromand-Rah Ahan, Iran
D-Jalal Kameli Mofrad-Esteghlal Ahvaz, Iran
Sattar Hamedani-Shirin Faraz Kermanshah, Iran
F-Rasoul Khatibi-Emirates, UAE
F-Reza Enyati-Emirates, UAE
Farhad Majidi-Al Ahli, UAE

Iranians Playing in Foreign Leagues that probably hold two passports
There is a lot more, but I just listed the good ones

Agil Etemadi-Heerenveen, Holland
Keivan Zarineh-AS Roma, Italy (loaned to Cisco Roma)
Sasan Gouhari-Hamburg II, Germany
Daniel Karbassiyoon-clubless....former clubs Arsenal and Burnley, England
Sharu Naraji-clubless....former club Sheffield United, England
Shana Haji-clubless....former club Hibernian FC, Scotland
Navid Dayyani-clubless, former club AGF, Denmark, capped by Danish U19
Reza Ghoochannejhad-Heerenveen, Holland, capped by Dutch U19
Ashkan Dejagah-Wolfsburg, Germany, capped by German U21
Emin Nouri-Osters, Sweden, capped by Sweden U21
Ali Manouchehri-Coquimbo Unido, Chile, capped by Chile U23
Alecko Eskandarian-Chivas, USA, capped by USA Senior NT
Behrang Safari-Malmo, Sweden, capped by Swedish Senior NT
Mohsen Faraji-Admira Wacker, Austria
Ali Lolli-Ternana, Italy
Arash Talebinejad-IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden
Jetullah Bahtiri-Trelleborgs FF, Sweden

Football Legends and Past Stars

Ali Daei-FC Bayern, Hertha Berlin, Persepolis
Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh-Esteghlal, Sepahan, Perspolis
Andranik Eskandarian-Ararat Tehran, Taj, New York Cosmos, New York Express
Khodadad Azizi-Aboomoslem, Perspolis, Koln, San Jose Earthquakes, Admira
Ali Parvin-Perspolis
Iraj Danaeifard-Taj, Pas, Oghab, Tulsa Roughnecks
Mehrdad Minavand-Perspolis, Sturm Graz, Charleroi
Nasser Hejazi-Taj
Parviz Ghelichkhani-Taj, Pas, Oghab, Perspolis
Gholam Hossein Mazloomi-Taj
Hassan Rowshan-Taj, Al Ahli
Afshin Peyrovani-Perspolis
Sirous Ghayeghran-Malavam, Al Ittihad
Farshad Pious-Rah Ahan, Perspolis, Al Ahli
Zia Arabshahi-Pas, Perspolis
Nima Nakisa-Perspolis
Reza Shahroudi-Perspolis, Altay
Mohammad Khakpour-Perspolis, Metrostars, Vanspor, Geylang
Hamid Reza Estili-Perspolis, Geylang, Pas
Nasrollah Abdollahi-Esteghlal
Hamid Alidoosti-Homa, FSV Salmrohr
Ghafour Jahani-Malavan
Sirous Dinmohammadi-Mainz, Teraktor Sazi,Esteghlal, Pegah Gilan

Iranian Clubs

Perspolis FC
Also known as Pirouzi but no one calls them that and you shouldn't either
Founded in 1963
Tehran-Azadi Stadium
1 Asian Cup Winners Cup, 2 Cup Winners Cup Finals Appearances, 7 Championships, 3 Hazfi Cups

Esteghlal FC
Formerly Taj
Founded in 1945
Tehran-Azadi Stadium
2 Asian Club Champions, 4 Asian Club Finals Appearances, 5 Championships, 4 Hazfi Cups

Pas FC
Founded in 1963
Tehran-Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium
1 Asian Club Championship, 5 Championships

Saipa FC
Founded in 1989
Karaj, Tehran-Enghelab Stadium
3 Championships, 1 Hazfi Cup

Sepahan FC
Founded in 1967
Isfahan-Naghsh-e-Jahan Stadium
1 Fifa World Club Cup Appearance, 1 Asian Champions League Final Appearance, 1 Championship, 2 Hazfi Cups

Foolad FC
Founded in 1986
Ahvaz, Khuzestan-Takhti Stadium
1 Championship

Malavan FC
Founded in 1969
Bandar-e Anzali, Gilan-Takhti Stadium
3 Hazfi Cups

Saba Battery FC
Founded in 2002
Tehran-Derakhshan Stadium
1 Hazfi Cup

FC Zob Ahan
Founded in 1969
Isfahan-Foolad Shahr Stadium
1 Hazfi Cup

Bargh Shiraz FC
Founded in 1946
Shiraz-Hafezieh Stadium
1 Hazfi Cup

FC Fajr Sepasi
Founded in 1988
Shiraz-Hafezieh Stadium
1 Hazfi Cup

Rah Ahan FC
Founded in 1964
Tehran-Rah Ahan Stadium

Paykan Tehran FC
Founded in 1967
Tehran-Iran Khodro Stadium

FC Aboomoslem
Founded in 1970
Mashhad-Samen Stadium

Esteghlal Ahvaz FC
Founded in 1948
Ahvaz, Khuzestan-Takhti Stadium

Mes Kerman FC
Founded in 1998
Kerman-Salimikia Stadium

Teraktor Sazi FC
Founded in 1970
Tabriz-Yadegar-e-Emam Stadium

Pegah Gilan FC
Founded in 2002
Rasht-Dr. Azodi Stadium

Homa FC
Founded in 1962
Tehran-Harandi Stadium

Sanat Naft FC
Founded in 1972
Abadan-Takhti Stadium

Shirin Faraz Kermanshah FC
Founded 2006
Kermanshah-Enghelab Stadium

Shemushack Noshahr FC
Founded in 1996
Noshahr-Shohada Stadium

Oghab FC
Founded in 1945

Nassaji Mazandaran FC
Founded in 1960
Mazandaran-Vatani Stadium

Payam Mashhad
Founded in ?
Mashad-Takhti Stadium

Sorkhpooshan Delvar Afzar FC
Founded in 1994

Tarbiat Badani Yazd FC
Founded in 2006
Yadz-Nassiri Stadium

FC Ararat Tehran
Founded in 1944
Tehran-Ararat Stadium

Damash Iranian FC
Founded 2006

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2007, 02:24
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good piece of information, thank you. talented and quality players exist in iran, but our football doesn't know how to handle them. with organization and more focus on our league, we can improve our football from the youth to the national level. in these regards, having a professional league is very important.
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Exactly. With a decent organized system, I see the potential of qualifying from the first round of WC in our team.

Great job, Ghostlike.
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theres only one team based in Tabriz ?
how many teams from Azerbaijan provinces?

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Originally Posted by Gagulik View Post
theres only one team based in Tabriz ?
how many teams from Azerbaijan provinces?
I just listed the major teams. But the only one I know of is Teraktor Sazi. They used to be decent and produce some good player, but times have changed. The region itself has produced some good players for the NT though.
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Also I will work on updating this thread, some of the info is wrong by now.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old October 3rd, 2008, 15:57
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The Tehran derby was played earlier today. Finished 1-1. Bohrani on 47 minutes for Esteghlal and Karimi equalised for Persepolis on 88 minutes. Persepolis were overall the better side in the game. Great crowd and atmosphere as always for this game.

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I hope an Australian and Iranian club can meet in the next edition of the Asian Champions League, it is yet to happen. Always like the opportunity for some new kind of exposure to this fascinating country.

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I would like to know about Persopolis (Piruzi) which is confronting Rivaldo's team Bunyodkor in the Asian CL
Do they have foreign players? or coach? Who is their star? etc.

thanks in advance

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manager is Portuguese, Nelo Vingada, do not much about his past.

They won the league last year. I do not watch much IPL, but I can tell you their stars are...

Nikbahkt, usually plays for the NT, I do not rate him, but he does well in the league.

Karimi, used to play for Bayern, I am sure you know about him, I do rate him, but not that highly, basically a dribble merchant in my eyes, but a great player whenever his mind is on it, fun player to watch

Bagheri, used to play in Germany in the 90's, the captain and midfield general, if you ever seen Nekounom play, he is basically an older version of him

Rezaei, defender that played at some clubs in Italy, good player but mistake prone, never really rated him as I always thought there were better Iranian defenders, but did some decent things abroad

Basically most of the team is Iranian, there is one Serb and a Senegalese player. Their former manager now manages the NT, Ghotbi.

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