Jalal Talebi

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Jalal Talebi
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Personal information
Full name Seyed Jalal Talebi
Date of birth (1942-03-23) 23 March 1942 (age 72)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1964 Daraei
1964–1971 Taj
National team
1964–1971 Iran 15 (1)
Teams managed
1973–1976 Daraei
1976–1978 Iran U20
1980–1986 Al-Khaleej
1996 Geylang United
1996–1997 Indonesia (olympic)
1998 Iran
2000–2001 Iran
2001–2002 Syria
2005–2006 Al Taliya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Seyed Jalal Talebi (Persian: جلال طالبی‎, born 23 March 1942 in Tehran) is a retired Iranian football player and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Talebi had a very short playing career in which he played for daraei, Taj (Esteghlal) and the Iran national football team. He was known for his heads up plays, his jumping abilities and his skills with the ball. Minisk of the knee ended his playing career at age of 27.

Managerial career[edit]

Talebi attended Chelsea coaching school in England from 1971 to 1973. He coached the Iran national under-20 football team from 1976 to 1978.[1]

Talebi had coached soccer at De Anza Community College. He was the head coach of the Iranian national team during the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2] Prior to the tournament, he was appointed to replace Tomislav Ivic. He had held the position of technical director before he was named as head coach. He stepped down as head coach after the 1998 FIFA World Cup on 20 August 1998,[3] but returned to lead the team again during 2000 Asian Cup in Lebanon. He resigned after Iran's elimination in the tournament.[4]

He has also managed Geylang United of S.League in 1996, Indonesian Olympic Team from 1996 to 1997, Syria national football team from 2001 to 2002, and Al Taliya from 2005 to 2006.

Coaching career statistics[edit]

Nat Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Iran Iran May 1998 August 1998 4 1 0 3 25% 2 6 −4
Iran Iran March 2000 October 2001 20 13 5 3 65% 39 15 +24
Syria Syria November 2001 September 2002 10 9 0 1 90% 7 3 +4
Total 34 23 5 4 70% 48 24 +24

Personal life[edit]

He now lives in Palo Alto, California, with his wife and three sons. He moved to the United States in 1983.[5]

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Daraei
Taj

Manager[edit]

Geylang United
Iran

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.footballiran.ir/Nsite/FullStory/?Id=34991
  2. ^ Longman, Jere (16 January 2000). "A Match With Diplomacy on the Sideline". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Iran World Cup coach Talebi resigns". allsports.com. Retrieved 9 August 2007. 
  4. ^ "Iranian inquest into Cup defeat". BBC. 29 October 2000. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Metcalf, Rupert (21 June 1998). "Football: Double agent Talebi?". London: The Independent. Retrieved 11 September 2009.