Ali "Naji" Badavi
Date of birth
June 20, 1982
Place of birth
Esteghlal Ahvaz 25
Sanat Naft 13
Iran U23 ?
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 December 2006
Ali "Naji" Badavi (born June 20, 1982) is an Iranian footballer who last played for the Sanat Naft in Azadegan League.
Club career [ edit ]
Badavi started his career at
Foolad FC, however on his return from China after the 2004 Asian Cup, his troubles continued with Foolad FC and eventually left for city rival Esteghlal Ahvaz where he has yet to win a regular spot in the team. Ali Badavi continued his excellent run for Esteghlal Ahvaz in the Iran Premier League (2005-2006) Season. His form was good enough for yet another recall for international duty.
Club Career Statistics [ edit ]
24 May 2010
International career [ edit ]
He made his debut for
Iran national football team on September 1, 2002 versus Jordan.
He also played for the Iranian
Olympic team during the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, and soon after became a player who was regularly called up to the national team.
Asian Cup 2004 game versus Oman, Badavi and Rezaei began physically fighting with each other in the middle of the game after a series of mistakes. Badavi was suspended for 2 games and returned in the semis versus China, where his last minute, close-range miss proved to be costly. The following season he did not have good form and is rarely called up to the national team any more.
References [ edit ]