Maziar Zare

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Maziar Zare
Maziar Zare 2013.jpg
Zare in 2013
Personal information
Full name Maziar Zare Eshghdoust
Date of birth (1984-12-22) 22 December 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Bandar Anzali, Iran
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Malavan
Number 9
Youth career
2000–2004 Malavan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Malavan 105 (7)
2008–2009 Persepolis 30 (4)
2009–2010 Emirates Club 13 (2)
2010 Al-Sharjah 4 (0)
2010–2012 Persepolis 59 (6)
2012– Malavan 67 (6)
National team
2006 Iran U23 6 (2)
2007–2013 Iran 33 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2012

Maziar Zare Eshghdoust (Persian: مازیار زارع عشقدوست‎, born 22 December 1984 in Bandar Anzali, Iran) is an Iranian Football player. He currently plays for Malavan in the Iran Pro League. He is a right-footed Defensive Midfielder.

He is dubbed as The New Ghayeghran after the late Sirous Ghayeghran, Malavan's legend and also wore the coveted number 9 shirt.

Club career[edit]

He Played 4 seasons for Malavan and moved to Persepolis in the summer of 2008 and played in AFC Champions League for the team and was the regular player for the team which he took the penalties. After a disappointing season in UAE he returned to Persepolis in 2010 and won the Hazfi Cup in the first season. He was one of the regular players of the team during the second season but was mostly substituted towards the end of the season when Mustafa Denizli was the coach. In June 2012, he moved back to Malavan along with former teammate Pejman Nouri.

Club career statistics[edit]

  • Last Update: 2 October 2014
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2004–05 Malavan Pro League 29 1 1 0 30 1
2005–06 25 1 1 1 26 2
2006–07 24 1 2 0 26 1
2007–08 27 4 1 0 28 4
2008–09 Persepolis 30 4 2 1 5 1 37 6
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2009–10 Emirates UAE League[1] 13 2 6 0 19 2
Al Sharjah 4 0 0 0 4 0
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2010–11 Persepolis Pro League 32 4 6 0 4 1 42 5
2011–12 27 2 3 2 5 0 35 4
2012–13 Malavan 26 3 1 0 27 3
2013–14 26 2 2 0 28 2
2014–15 15 1 0 0 17 1
Total Iran 262 23 19 4 14 2 295 29
United Arab Emirates 17 2 6 0 0 0 23 2
Career total 280 25 25 4 14 2 320 31
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
05–06 Malavan 2
06–07 0
07–08 4
08–09 Persepolis 0
10–11 0
11–12 0
12–13 Malavan 1
13–14 4
14–15 0

International career[edit]

Zare before a match against his former side, Persepolis in Azadi Stadium

Maziar Zare was a member of Iran national under-23 football team in the 2006 Asian Games, where he scored a 30-yard strike for Iran. He was called up to the senior squad in June 2007 for the West Asian Football Federation Championship 2007. He made his debut for Iran in a match vs Iraq. He played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification for Team Melli.

He also was invited in June 2011 by Carlos Queiroz[2] to participate in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 January 2009 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  China PR 3–1 3–1 Friendly
2 9 January 2009 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Singapore 4–0 6–0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
3 23 March 2009 Kuwait National Stadium, Kuwait City  Kuwait 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Persepolis

References[edit]

Iran Premier League Stats

External links[edit]