Ali Samereh

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Ali Samereh
Personal information
Full name Ali Samereh
Date of birth (1977-11-23) November 23, 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth Rafsanjan, Iran
Playing position Striker (retired)
Youth career
1992–1995 Kerman Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Kerman Club 33 (3)
1999–2000 Fajr Sepasi 14 (9)
2000–2005 Esteghlal 102 (32)
2001–2002 Perugia Calcio (loan) 6 (0)
2005–2008 Al-Shaab 67 (55)
2008–2009 Ajman Club 12 (4)
2009–2010 Mes Kerman 20 (5)
2010–2011 Pas Hamedan 10 (0)
2011–2012 Mes Sarcheshmeh 21 (3)
2012–2014 Mes Rafsanjan 26 (4)
National team
2002–2007 Iran 25 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 February 2008

Ali Samereh (born November 23, 1977 in Rafsanjan, Iran) is a retired Iranian football player who played for famous Iranian clubs, Fajr Sepasi, Esteghlal and Mes Kerman. He also played for Italian side, Perugia Calcio and UAE club Al-Shaab and Ajman. He usually plays in the striker position.

Club career[edit]

Samereh began his career at Iranian Premier League outfit F.C. Fajr Sepasi and soon showed what he is capable of, this earned him a move to the Iranian giants Esteghlal F.C.. He continued his first-rate performance with Esteghlal F.C. and was instrumental in the glory of the club. They took the opportunity and sent him on loan to Perugia Calcio, a Serie A Italian club for a fee of £166,000.[1] Samereh's success with Perugia Calcio was limited due to the handful of appearances with the club and he soon returned to Esteghlal FC.

In 2005, he moved to the UAE to play for Al-Shaab. During the first season, Ali Samereh scored 17 goals for the club in the UAE League, becoming the league's third top goalscorer in the 2005/06 season.[2] He continued his impressive performances for his club, scoring another 17 goals in the 2006/07 league season and becoming the second top scorer.[3]

Samereh, UAE League's top goal scorer extended his contract at Al-Shaab for another year in a $700,000 contract.[4]

He moved back to Iran in 2009 and sign one year contract with Mes Kerman, He scored important goals for Mes at 2010 AFC Champions League.

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
1999–00 Fajr Azadegan League 9 - -
2000–01 Esteghlal 13
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2001–02 Perugia Serie A 6 0 - -
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2002–03 Esteghlal Pro League 6 3
2003–04 7 - -
2004–05 12 6 - -
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2004–05 Al Shaab UAE Pro League 9 0 - - 9
2005–06 17 - -
2006–07 17 - -
2007–08 12 - -
2008–09 Ajman 4 - -
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2009–10 Mes Pro League 20 5 1 2 7 3 28 10
2010–11 Pas Hamedan 10 0 0 0 - - 10 0
2011–12 Mes Sarcheshmeh 21 3 1 0 - - 22 3
2012–13 Mes Rafsanjan Division 1 14 4 0 0 - - 14 4
2013–14 12 0 1 0 - - 13 0
Total Iran 54
Total Italy 6 0 - -
Total United Arab Emirates 58 - -
Career total 112
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
09–10 Mes 2
10–11 Pas 0
11–12 Mes Sarcheshmeh 0

International career[edit]

He was called up for the national team in 2002, and made several appearances, however he could not repeat his goal scoring feat at the national level. After a period away from football due to injury, Samereh soon bounced back and continued his scoring for Esteghlal F.C. in the 2003/04 season and was recalled to the Iran national football team.

He was a couple of years away from Team Melli despite his goalscoring record in the UAE League. In January 2007 he was once again called up to the national team for a friendly tournament in the UAE, where he has been playing for Al-Shaab since 2005, though he did not join the squad.

In January 2008 he once again joined the Iranian squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, appearing for Iran in a warm-up friendly match against Qatar. With Vahid Hashemian not participating in the upcoming third stage of the qualification, Samereh is expected to play an important role in this campaign.

Afhsin Ghotbi recalled the striker for the FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign against South Korea.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Perugia Net Iranian Inzaghi". channel4.com. Archived from the original on 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
  2. ^ "UAE League Division 1: 2005/2006 Goal Scorers". Goalzz.com. Retrieved 2006-11-20. 
  3. ^ "UAE League Division 1: 2006/2007 Goal Scorers". Goalzz.com. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Samereh extends Al-Shaab contract". IranSportsPress.com. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 

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