Pejman Montazeri

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Pejman Montazeri
Iran vs. Montenegro 2014-05-26 (072).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-09-06) 6 September 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Ahvaz, Iran
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Umm-Salal
Number 66
Youth career
2001–2004 Foolad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Foolad 81 (6)
2007–2014 Esteghlal 209 (10)
2014– Umm-Salal 13 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Iran U-23 8 (1)
2007– Iran 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:02, 30 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:57, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Pejman Montazeri (Persian: پژمان منتظری‎, born September 6, 1983) is an Iranian football player. He currently plays for Umm Salal SC in the Qatar Stars League and the Iranian national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Foolad[edit]

He was one of the exceptionally talented players in the Foolad squad that won the Iran Pro League in 2005, Montazeri played for Foolad in the 2006 AFC Champions League group stage.[2]

Esteghlal[edit]

After Foolad was relegated to the Azadegan League, Montazeri signed with Esteghlal. He had been a regular player for the team in his first two seasons, where he won the Iran Pro League and the Hazfi Cup. He extended his contract with Esteghlal until 2013 where he won the league title in the 2012–13 season. He also reached the semi-final of the Asian Champions League with Esteghlal.

Umm Salal[edit]

Montazeri transferred to Umm Salal on 5 January 2014. When Montazeri joined Umm Salal, the club was in danger of relegation, but under the experience and leadership of Montazeri, Umm Salal avoided relegation and finished a solid 7th place.

Club career statistics[edit]

Last update 30 April 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 Foolad Pro League 29 2 29 2
2005–06 28 1 6 1 34 2
2006–07 24 2 2 0 26 2
2007–08 Esteghlal 31 2 6 1 37 3
2008–09 28 0 2 0 4 0 34 0
2009–10 32 2 2 0 7 1 41 3
2010–11 32 2 3 1 6 0 41 3
2011–12 28 2 4 0 7 0 39 2
2012–13 29 1 3 1 8 1 40 3
2013–14 19 1 1 0 4 0 24 1
Qatar League Emir Cup Asia Total
2013–14 Umm-Salal Stars League 13 0 1 0 14 0
Total Iran 279 15 22 3 42 3 343 20
Total Qatar 13 0 1 0 14 0
Career total 292 15 23 3 42 3 357 20
Montazeri playing for Esteghlal in AFC Champions League in 2013
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
06–07 Foolad 1
09–10 Esteghlal 1
11–12 Esteghlal 2
12–13 Esteghlal 1
13–14 Esteghlal 0
13–14 Umm-Salal 0

International career[edit]

Pejman Montazeri was a member of Iran U-23, participating in the 2006 Asian Games. He was called to the national team for World Cup 2014 qualification, 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification and 2012 WAFF Championship by coach Carlos Queiroz. On 1 June 2014, he was called into Iran's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by Carlos Queiroz. He played full 90 minutes in all three matches for Team Melli, where Iran eliminated in the group stage. [3]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 October 2011 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Palestine 5–0 7–0 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Nadar Montazeri plays in the Iranian national rugby team and his cousin, Roozbeh Madadi currently is a coach in the Iranian national football academy in Tehran.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Foolad
Esteghlal

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Umm Salal Fan Thread". PersianFootball.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Saaid, Hamdan (2006-03-30). "Asian Champions League 2006 Details". RSSSF. 
  3. ^ "Queiroz trims Iran squad to 24". FIFA.com. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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