Abdollah Veisi

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Abdollah Veisi
Personal information
Full name Abdollah Veisi
Date of birth (1971-03-22) March 22, 1971 (age 44)
Place of birth Ahvaz, Iran
Playing position Right Back[1]
Club information
Current team
Esteghlal Khuzestan (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Shahin Ahvaz
1991–1992 Jonub Ahvaz
1992–1994 Esteghlal Ahvaz
1994–1998 Sepahan
1998–1999 Foolad
1999–2002 Sepahan
2002–2004 Foolad
National team
2000 Iran[2] 1 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Foolad (assistant)
2007 Foolad (interim)
2008–2009 Saba Qom (assistant)
2010–2012 Saba Qom
2012–2013 Paykan
2013– Esteghlal Khuzestan

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 September 2010

Abdollah Veisi (Persian: عبدالله ویسی‎) is an Iranian retired football player and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Veisi Spent the Azadegan League 1999–2000 season and the Azadegan League 2000–01 playing for Sepahan, scoring two goals.[3][4] In the following season, he transferred to Foolad.[5]

Managerial career[edit]

In mid-2006, Veisi became assistant coach of Foolad.[6] After the departure of Mohammad Mayeli Kohan, Veisi was appointed the manager of Foolad for the remainder of the season. He was soon replaced by Nenad Nikolić, in a season which saw Foolad relegated to the Azadegan League.[7] In 2009, he moved to Saba Battery, becoming the team's assistant coach, under the helm of Rasoul Korbekandi.[8] After the team moved to Qom, he became the technical director[9] and was eventually promoted to manager when Mahmoud Yavari was released from his contract.[8] He kept Saba safe from the relegation zone in 2010-11 season but went on to produce very good results with the team in next season. This ended with the team finishing the season in 4th place and they qualified for the AFC Champions League. He left the team at the end of season. He signed a two-year contract with newly promoted Paykan on 14 May 2012 but was sacked on 27 January 2013 after a series of bad results. On 18 May 2013, he became head coach of another newly promoted team, Esteghlal Khuzestan.


As of 26 August 2015
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA +/- Win %
Foolad July 2007 December 2007 12 6 5 1 23 5 +18 50.00
Saba Qom November 2010 May 2012 55 17 23 15 67 64 +3 30.91
Paykan May 2012 January 2013 23 5 5 13 18 46 −28 21.74
Esteghlal Khuzestan May 2013 Present 69 15 28 26 75 90 −15 21.74
Total 159 44 60 55 183 205 −22 27.67


Esteghlal Khuzestan


He became the subject of comparisons drawn between his likeness to famous ex Bayern München coach, Pep Guardiola by Iranian media.[10][11]