Payam Sadeghian

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Payam Sadeghian
Personal information
Full name Payam Sadeghian Sharafabad
Date of birth (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Tabriz, Iran
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Second Striker
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
2005–2013 Zob Ahan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Zob Ahan 58 (8)
2013–2015 Persepolis 34 (4)
National team
2005–2007 Iran U-14 19 (9)
2007–2009 Iran U-17 14 (8)
2009–2010 Iran U-20 2 (0)
2010–2014 Iran U-23 20 (12)
2012– Iran 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 March 2014

Payam Sadeghian (Persian: پیام صادقیان‎; born 29 February 1992)[1] is an Iranian Footballer who last played for Persepolis in the Iran Pro League as an Attacking Midfielder. He is known for being Technical on the ball.

Club career[edit]

Zob Ahan[edit]

Sadeghian showed himself as a starting line up player first time in 2011–12 IPL and made an assist for Mohammad Hosseini against Foolad. He also scored a goal and made another assist in match against Malavan.[2] On 9 September 2011, he shines again and made another assist for Esmaeil Farhadi against Persepolis.[3] Two weeks later, he played full 90 minutes against Shahin Bushehr and made an assist for Mohammad Ahmadpouri.[4] He made an assist for Mohammad Ghazi on 2 October 2011 to show his assist ability another time.[5]


He signed a two-years contract with Persepolis on 9 June 2013.[6] He made his debut in match against Tractor Sazi as a substitute for Gholamreza Rezaei and made an assist two minutes later for Mehdi Seyed Salehi. In his first season with Persepolis he was instrumental in their success and was one of their most important players. In August of 2014 Sadegian was banned three months for shoving a referee during a match against Foolad.

He was sacked from perspolis on 27 April 2015 by Branko Ivanković.[7]

International career[edit]


He captained the team to the championship for the first time in the 2008 AFC U-16 Championship, at the tournament he played in all the games apart from the final due to suspension. He scored Iran's first goal at the tournament against Bahrain. Winning the tournament qualified Iran for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Sadeghian again scored Iran's first goal at the tournament against Gambia in the 44 minute making the most from a poorly taken free kick from the goalkeeper. He played a key role in Iran's qualification form its group, unbeaten with 7 points.


He was again a vital part of Iran's U19's participating at the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship, he played in Iran's first two games, Iran losing both and failing to qualify from its group.


He was called up by Ali Reza Mansourian to participate in the teams training camp in Italy. During a friendly match against the Italy B team he scored 2 goals in Iran's 6-2, including Iran's first with an outstanding free kick.


Sadeghian made his debut for the senior Iran team against Mozambique, as a substitute in 2012. He was called up again to the squad by Carlos Queiroz in March 2014, and played in Iran's match against Kuwait which Iran won 3-2.[8] Payam was not invited to play in 2014 FIFA World Cup, as more qualified players had to be selected, and he lacked playing in first class European football clubs.



As of 11 December 2014
Club Division Season League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zob Ahan Pro League 2009–10 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 1
2010–11 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2011–12 27 2 0 0 0 0 27 2
2012–13 30 6 3 0 33 6
Persepolis 2013–14 26 3 2 0 28 3
2014–15 4 1 2 1 0 0 6 2
Career total 91 13 8 1 1 0 100 14
  • Assists
Season Team Assists
11–12 Zob Ahan 4
12–13 Zob Ahan 5
13–14 Persepolis 8
14–15 Persepolis 0

International goals[edit]





Zob Ahan


Iran U-17


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  6. ^ Payam Sadeghian joined the reds
  7. ^ پیام صادقیان از پرسپولیس اخراج شد
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