Mohammad Reza Adelkhani
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|Full name||Mohammad Reza Adelkhani|
|Date of birth||February 13, 1947|
|Place of birth||Tehran, Iran|
|1962–1965||Bayern Munich II|
|1969–1971||SG Wattenscheid 09|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Adelkhani has achieved the UEFA Pro Licence; his is the first Iranian to have gained this success.
Adelkhani played for SG Wattenscheid 09, Wuppertaler SV, Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, Bayern Munich and VfL Klafeld-Geisweid before moving back to Iran. He is the first Iranian player, who moved to Europe to play football. In fact when he was in Turkey with Taj SC for a friendly match, German talent scouts saw his performance and signed him for Bayern Munchen.
Between 1973 and 1978, he played 17 times for the national team and scored 2 goals.
Iranian football fans will never forget the Asian football Olympic final 1974 in Aryamehr Stadium between Iran and Israel, in which Adelkhani forced Shum's own goal, which led Iran to win this tournament.
He was also part of the Iran squad that qualified for the 1978 FIFA World Cup; however an injury he sustained while saving his young daughter from falling down the stairs kept him out of the competition. He was a left-footed player.
- "Reza Adelkani" (in German). Fussball Daten. Retrieved 2009-10-12.