Alireza Mansourian

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Alireza Mansourian
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Personal information
Date of birth (1971-12-02) 2 December 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Naft Tehran (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Pars Khodro
1995 Esteghlal
1996 Balestier Central
1997 Geylang United
1997–1998 Esteghlal
1998–1999 Skoda Xanthi 23 (0)
1999–2000 Apollon Smyrnis 7 (1)
2000–2002 FC St. Pauli 15 (0)
2002–2008 Esteghlal 130 (8)
National team
1996–1998 Iran 46 (8)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Esteghlal (youth)
2009 Pas Hamedan
2010–2011 Iran (assistant)
2011 Iran (caretaker)
2011–2014 Iran U-23
2014–2015 Naft Tehran
2015– Esteghlal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alireza Mansourian (Persian: علیرضا منصوریان‎, born 2 December 1971 in Tehran) is an Iranian football coach and retired player. He is currently manager of Naft Tehran in Iran Pro League.

Club career[edit]

Mansourian was born in Tehran. During his career he played for Singapore S-League S-League clubs Balestier Central (Balestier Khalsa FC) and Geylang United along with the Iranian club Esteghlal F.C. He moved to Greek club Xanthi in 1998 after Xanthi fans contributed to raise the amount of money needed to complete the transfer. He played for Skoda Xanthi for one and a half seasons, taking part in 23 games. In December 1999 Mansourian went to Apollon Athens for six months where he played seven games and scored once. After Apollon's relegation he continued his career in Germany's St. Pauli where he remained for two seasons. Finally he returned to Iran and Esteghlal FC where he was appointed as the teams captain.

Mansourian said farewell to professional football at the end of the 2007–08 season where Esteghlal became Hazfi Cup Champions.

International career[edit]

Mansourian made 46 appearances for the Iran national football team and scored eight goals.[1] He also participated in the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

He was head coach of Pas for four months in 2009. In August 2010, Afshin Ghotbi chose Mansourian as his assistant coach for the Iran national football team. After resignation of Ghotbi as head coach of national team, Mansourian was named as interim head coach until the appointment of Carlos Queiroz. He also coached Iran in a 1–0 win against Russia.

On 28 April 2011, he became head coach of the Iranian national under-23 football team. On 2 January 2014, Mansourian resigned as head coach of Iran's under-23 side. He was replaced with Nelo Vingada. He became manager of Iran Pro League club Naft Tehran on 31 May 2014.[3][4]

Statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Greece League
1998–99 Skoda Xanthi Alpha Ethniki 23 0
1999–20 Apollon Smyrnis 7 1
Germany League
2000–01 FC St. Pauli Bundesliga 11 0
2001–02 4 0
Iran League
2002–03 Esteghlal Iran Pro League 16 0
2003–04 14 2
2004–05 26 2
2005–06 25 0
2006–07 23 2
2007–08 26 2
Country Iran 130 8
Total 175 9

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 11 December 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA +/- Win %
Pas 6 July 2009 4 October 2009 10 1 3 6 9 16 -7 10.00
Iran 22 January 2011 9 February 2011 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.000
Iran U-23 28 April 2011 17 February 2012 3 2 0 1 3 3 +0 66.67
Iran U-22 1 March 2012 2 January 2014 14 12 1 1 33 11 +22 85.71
Naft Tehran 1 June 2014 Present 21 13 6 2 40 17 +23 61.90
Total 49 29 10 10 86 47 +39 59.18

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Esteghlal

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mahmoud Fekri
Esteghlal Tehran FC captain
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Farhad Majidi