Parviz Ghelichkhani

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Parviz Ghelichkhani
Personal information
Full name Parviz Ghelichkhani
Date of birth (1945-12-04) 4 December 1945 (age 69)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Adeeb F.C.
Alborz F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962-1968 Kian F.C.
1968-1971 Taj
1971-1972 Pas F.C.
1972-1974 Oghab F.C.
1974-1976 Daraei F.C.
1976-1977 Persepolis F.C.
1978 San Jose Earthquakes 16 (?)
National team
1964-1977 Iran 64 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Parviz Ghelichkhani Persian: پرویز قلیچ خانی ‎, born 4 December 1945 in Tehran, Iran) is an Azeri- Iranian retired football player and former captain of Iran national football team. He is now based in France, where he is the editor and publisher of a political magazine.

Football career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He played for Alborz F.C. (Kyan's reserve team), Kian F.C., Taj, Pas F.C., Oghab F.C., Daraei F.C. and finally Persepolis F.C., before leaving for the United States where he played for the San Jose Earthquakes in the North American Soccer League.[1][2]

Ghelichkhani won many national titles, among them the Iranian league in 1971; he could also achieve the runners-up position with Persepolis F.C. in 1977.

In 1970 he won the Asian Club Championship.

During various stages of his career, he had offers from German, Greek and Turkish football clubs but declined all of them.[2]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Iranian national team in the 1964 Summer Olympics match against East Germany.[2] Later he was Iran's captain at 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics.

He won the Asian Nations Cup three consecutive times with Iran, in 1968 (where he scored the 2-1 victory goal), in 1972, and in 1976, when he captained the team.

In 1966 he won the silver medal of the Asian Games in Thailand, in 1974 he captained the Iranian team to win the football tournament of the Asian Games in Tehran.

His last game for Iran was a friendly match against Hungary in March 1977. He scored 12 goals for Iran and has 64 caps for Team Melli.

One of his most memorable goals was in a 1974 World Cup qualification match against Australia, in a 2-0 win in Tehran.

Political career[edit]

Ghelichkani was also politically involved and had leftist leanings. He was arrested by SAVAK in February 1972, but was released after two months.[2] He was opposed to the Pahlavi regime and the system that was put in place after the Iranian revolution. He missed out on World Cup 1978 because of his opposition to the regime.[2]

Due to his political activities before and after the revolution, he eventually left the country to live in Paris, France.[2]

Since 1991, Ghelichkhani has been publishing Arash, a political and cultural commentary magazine concentrating mainly on Iranian issues, in France.

Parviz Ghelichkhani was honored in December 2007 in Sydney, Australia, in celebration of the 100th edition of Arash magazine,[2] in a ceremony where Ralé Rašić was a guest speaker. Rašić was Australia's coach when Australia faced Iran twice during the 1974 World Cup qualification games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Interview with Ghelichkhani part 2 (rm) (Audio interview). Sydney: SBS Radio. 4 December 2007. Event occurs at 6:35. Retrieved 18 December 2007. ...I was at the time playing for San Jose Earthquakes team... ]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Parviz Ghelichkhani biography" (in Persian). Gooya. Retrieved 23 November 2007. 

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