Ebrahim Ghasempour

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Ebrahim Ghasempour
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Personal information
Full name Ebrahim Ghasempour
Date of birth (1957-09-11) 11 September 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Abadan, Iran
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1972–1974 Sanat Naft
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1976 Sanat Naft
1976–1978 Shahbaz
1978–1980 Pas
1980–1982 Al-Nasr
1982–1983 Al-Arabi
1983–1985 Al-Masry
1985–1988 Al-Rayyan
1988–1990 Al-Sadd
1990–1992 Al-Arabi
1992–1994 Al-Masry
1994–1996 Pas
National team
1975–1978 Iran 28 (0)
Teams managed
1994–1995 Pas
1996–1997 Pas B
1997 Pas
1997–1999 Iran-U23
1999–2000 Pas
2001–2002 Sanat Naft
2002 Bargh Shiraz
2006–2007 Hatta
2007–2008 Sanat Naft
2008 Homa
2008 Hatta
2008–2009 Emirates Club
2011–2012 Damash Gilan
2012–2013 Mes Kerman
2013–2014 Sanat Naft
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ebrahim Ghasempour (Persian: ابراهیم قاسمپور‎; born 11 September 1957 in Abadan, Iran) is an Iranian football coach and retired player who most recently managed Sanat Naft in Azadegan League.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 11 September 1957 in Abadan, Iran and began his career by playing in the youth team of Sanat Naft in 1972. He joined the senior team in 1974.

Playing career[edit]

After playing for Sanat Naft for three years, he became one of the famous players of the team but left the club in 1976 and joined Shahbaz reaching the third place in the Iranian league in 1976–77 with that club as one of the key players. He signed a two-year contract with Pas in 1978. He played for different clubs in Iranian, Emirati, Qatari and Egyptian leagues for 16 years. He returned to Pas in 1994 and retired in 1996.

International career[edit]

Ghasempour was invited to the Iran national football team and made 31 appearances for the Iran national football team from 1975 to 1978[1] and was a participant at the 1978 FIFA World Cup.

He was a member of the Iranian team winning the Asia Cup 1976 in Tehran, reaching the quarterfinals of the Olympic Tournament in Montreal in 1976.

Coaching career[edit]

In 1994, Ghasempour returned to Pas as a player-manager and managed the team until 1995. After he retired from playing, he was appointed as the head coach of B team of Pas club and was selected again as the manager of Pas in 1997 but resigned after six months to become the manager of Iran national under-23 football team. He was sacked in 1999. Two months after, he returned again as the head coach of Pas. He was appointed as the manager of Sanat Naft in July 2001 and was managing the team until February 2002. Bargh Shiraz signed a contract with Ghasempour in February 2002 and he stayed there till December 2002. He became the head coach of United Arab Emirates club, Hatta Club, in January 2006. He resigned in April 2007 and was appointed as the head coach of Sanat Naft in July 2007.[2] After bad results, Ghasempour was sacked in March 2008. In June 2008, he was appointed as the head coach of Homa and resigned the same year. He returned to Hatta in November 2008 but resigned and became the head coach of Emirates Club.[3] He left the club over disagreements with the club's chairman. He was appointed as the head coach of Iran Pro League side Damash Gilan on 20 September 2011 replaced Mehdi Dinvarzadeh but he resigned on 31 December 2011 after just five months in charge.[4] He was appointed as Mes Kerman's new head coach on 15 February 2012, signing a contract until the end of season. He began his career in Mes with a 1–1 draw with Persepolis. After some good results with the team that saved the club from relegation, his contract was extended for one more season but he was sacked on 27 December 2012. He was named as newly relegated Sanat Naft on 12 June 2013. After his failure in promoting back the team to the first division, he was sacked by the club.

Statistics[edit]

As of 1 March 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA +/-
Pas June 1994 June 1995 22 6 13 3 32 22 +10
Pas January 1997 June 1997 10 6 2 2 10 10 0
Iran U-23 June 1997 June 1999 23 13 7 3 37 22 +15
Pas November 1999 May 2000 14 6 2 6 15 11 +4
Sanat Naft July 2001 February 2002 8 1 4 3 9 10 −1
Bargh Shiraz February 2002 December 2002 26 9 5 12 28 37 −9
Hatta January 2006 April 2007 26 25 1 0 25 10 +15
Sanat Naft July 2007 March 2008 30 8 8 14 30 37 −7
Hatta November 2008 December 2008 5 2 1 2 6 4 +2
Emirates Club December 2008 December 2009 22 10 6 6 40 20 +20
Damash September 2011 January 2012 10 5 3 2 18 11 +7
Mes Kerman February 2012 January 2013 28 11 10 7 26 21 +5
Sanat Naft June 2013 June 2014 25 11 7 7 25 21 +4

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