Rahman Ahmadi

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Rahman Ahmadi
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Personal information
Date of birth (1980-07-30) 30 July 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Noshahr, Iran
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sepahan
Number 1
Youth career
1998–2000 Shamoushak
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Shamoushak 35 (0)
2004–2008 Saipa 66 (0)
2008–2010 Sepahan 26 (0)
2010–2011 Persepolis 13 (0)
2011–2012 Sepahan 32 (0)
2012–2013 Saipa 33 (0)
2013– Sepahan 27 (0)
National team
2008– Iran 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 May 2014

Rahman Ahmadi (Persian: رحمان احمدی‎, born 30 July 1980 in Noshahr, Iran) is an Iranian goalkeeper who currently plays for Sepahan in the Iran Pro League.

Club career[edit]

Ahmadi in training with Sepahan in 2013

Early Career[edit]

Ahmadi started his career as a youth player at Shamoushak Noshahr in 1998. In 2000 he was promoted to the first team, he played four years for Shamoushak before being transferred to Saipa, where he won the league in 2007.

Sepahan[edit]

He moved to Sepahan in summer 2008 and was a regular player in his first season. In his second season with Sepahan, Ahmadi won the Iran Pro League although he only made four appearances throughout the season.

Saipa & Persepolis[edit]

In 2010 Ahmadi signed a contract with Tehran club Persepolis. He made 16 total appearances throughout the season. Disappointed with his playing time, Ahmadi returned to Sepahan in 2011. He made 38 appearances throughout the season as he led Sepahan to a Iran Pro League. He returned to Saipa in summer 2012 and made 33 appearances.

Return to Sepahan[edit]

He joined Sepahan for a third time in July 2013. He helped Sepahan attain a 4th place finish in the 2013–14 Iran Pro League season, and was widely considered one of the best goalkeepers in the league with 15 clean sheets, only Nilson Corrêa Júnior was better.

Club Career statistics[edit]

Last Update 12 July 2014

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2003–04 Shamoushak Pro League 22[1] 0 0 0
2004–05 Saipa 22 0 0 0
2005–06 15 0 0 0
2006–07 19 0 0 0
2007–08 10 0 0 4 0 0
2008–09 Sepahan 22 0 1 0 6 0 29 0
2009–10 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2010–11 Persepolis 13 0 0 0 3 0 16 0
2011–12 Sepahan 32 0 1 0 6 0 38 0
2012–13 Saipa 33 0 1 0 32 0
2013–14 Sepahan 27 0 1 0 3 0 31 0
Career total 219 0 5 0 22 0 243 0

International career[edit]

In 2008, Ahmadi made his debut for Iran the final of West Asian Football Federation Championship against Jordan, with Team Melli going on the win the competition.[2] After Mehdi Rahmati announced his temporary retirement in 2013, Ahmadi was made the number one goalkeeper of the Iranian team by Carlos Queiroz. Ahmadi was instrumental in helping Iran secure a place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup,[2] as his double-save ensured a 1–0 Iran win over South Korea.

On 1 June 2014, he was called into Iran's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by Carlos Queiroz.[3] However, he did not made any appearance for the team, where Alireza Haghighi started all the games for Iran.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Saipa
Sepahan
Persepolis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahmadi made debut for Shamoushak
  2. ^ a b "Rahman Ahmadi". FIFA. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Queiroz trims Iran squad to 24". FIFA.com. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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