Jalal Hosseini

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Jalal Hosseini
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Personal information
Full name Seyyed Jalal Hosseini
Date of birth (1982-02-03) February 3, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Bandar Anzali, Iran
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Persepolis
Number 4
Youth career
2002–2003 Malavan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Malavan
2005–2009 Saipa 117 (8)
2009–2012 Sepahan 94 (4)
2012– Persepolis 57 (3)
National team
2006 Iran U–23 (Wild Card) 6 (1)
2010 Iran U–23 (Wild Card) 7 (4)
2007– Iran 88 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:02, 11 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:07, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Seyyed Jalal Hosseini (Persian: سید جلال حسینی‎, born February 3, 1982), commonly known as Jalal Hosseini, is an Iranian football defender who currently plays for Iranian Premier League giants Persepolis and the Iranian national team. He has been a member of Iran's U-23 side as a wild card player on two occasions, in the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games, winning a bronze medal in 2006.

Early life and education[edit]

Hosseini was born in Bandar Anzali.

Club career[edit]

Saipa[edit]

Hossieini playing for Saipa in a 2008 AFC Champions League match

He moved from Malavan to Saipa in summer 2005. Before that he was link with a move to Persepolis but the move was cancelled. During the 2005–06 season, he was the most consistent player for his club, making 28 full appearances and scoring one goal.[1] He continued his solid performance for Saipa during the 2006–07 season with 26 full appearances and one goal and also won the league. He also played in the AFC Champions League matches for Saipa.

Sepahan[edit]

He signed for Sepahan in summer 2009 and became their regular player for the season. He won the Persian Gulf Cup for three times in a row with Sepahan. After three years and 94 league appearances, Hosseini left the club in 2012 as one of the leagues most established Center Backs.

Persepolis[edit]

He signed a one-year contract with Tehran's reds until the end of 2012-13 Season.[2] He extended his contract with Persepolis for one year in February 2013, keeping him in the team till 2014. He is regarded as the Iran Pro League's best defender. He was one of the main players in Persepolis' second place league finish in 2014.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 11 April 2014
Club Division Season League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Malavan Pro League 2004–05 30 2 1 0 31 2
Saipa 2005–06 28 1 0 0 28 1
2006–07 26 3 2 0 28 3
2007–08 34 1 1 0 7 0 42 1
2008–09 29 3 1 0 30 3
Sepahan 2009–10 32 1 1 0 6 1 39 2
2010–11 32 2 4 0 9 0 45 2
2011–12 30 1 1 0 6 1 37 2
Persepolis 2012–13 30 1 5 0 35 1
2013–14 27 1 2 0 29 0
Career Totals 298 16 18 0 28 2 344 18
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
09–10 Sepahan 3
10–11 1
11–12 0
12–13 Persepolis 0
13–14 0

International career[edit]

Hosseini was a member of Iran national under-23 football team, participating in the 2006 Asian Games. He debuted for the senior national team in a friendly match against Belarus in February 2007.

Having joined Team Melli again in July 2007, he played in all four of Iran's matches and scored Iran's first goal in its opening match at the 2007 Asian Cup against Uzbekistan. He was called again for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. He also played in 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification for Team Melli and 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification. He featured in West Asian Football Federation Championship 2010 and 2011 Asian Cup. On 1 June 2014, he was called into Iran's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by Carlos Queiroz.[3]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 July 2007 Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur  Uzbekistan 1–1 2–1 2007 AFC Asian Cup
2 26 March 2008 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City  Kuwait 2–0 2–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 1 October 2010 Amman International Stadium, Amman  Iraq 1–0 2–1 WAFF 2010
4 17 July 2011 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Madagascar 1–0 1–0 Friendly
5 11 October 2011 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Bahrain 1–0 6–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 15 October 2013 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Thailand 1–0 2–1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

He is the second of five sons of Jahan Hosseini. His younger brother, Jamal is currently plays for Malavan's youth team. In January 2010, Hosseini married with his long-time girlfriend, Leila Riyahi. The couple's first child was born on 18 December 2013, a daughter with the name of Noura, same with Hosseini's current coach at Persepolis Ali Daei's daughter name.

Honours[edit]

Hosseini training with Persepolis

Club[edit]

Saipa
Sepahan
Persepolis

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005-2006 Season Appearances". IPLstats.com. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  2. ^ Hosseini joins Persepolis
  3. ^ "Queiroz trims Iran squad to 24". FIFA.com. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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