Afshin Esmaeilzadeh

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Afshin Esmaeilzadeh
Personal information
Full name Afshin Esmaeilzadeh
Date of birth (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Rasht, Iran
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2008–2009 Damash
2010–2012 Damash
2012–2013 Persepolis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Damash 1 (0)
2009–2010 Damash Lorestan (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2015 Persepolis 6 (0)
2013–2014 Beira-Mar (loan) 4 (0)
2015–2016 Mes Kerman 9 (0)
2016 Giti Pasand 16 (0)
2016 Sumgayit 10 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Iran U17 12 (2)
2012–2014 Iran U22 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2012

Afshin Esmaeilzadeh (Persian: افشین اسماعیل‌زاده‎‎; born April 21, 1992 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian Football Midfielder who last played for Sumgayit FK in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Damash[edit]

Esmaeilzadeh joined popular club, S.C. Damash on 4 November 2008 with a five-years contract.[1]

Persepolis[edit]

After a season in Damash, he moved to Persepolis in the summer of 2012. He signed a three-years contract until end of 2014–15 season.[2] He made his debut for persepolis on first fixture of 2012–13 season against Sanat Naft.[3]

Loan to Beira-Mar[edit]

Esmaeilzadeh loaned out to Beira-Mar for the 2013–14 season. In November, he was put on trial at Benfica B.[4][5] After only 4 league appearances with Beira-Mar, Esmaeilzadeh returned to Persepolis.

Return to Persepolis[edit]

After a half a season in Portugal he returned to Persepolis by club coach Ali Daei to spend last year of his contract.

Statistics[edit]

As of 26 May 2015
Club Season League Cup1 League Cup2 Continental3 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Damash
Lorestan
(loan)
2009–10 Division 1 9 0 0 0 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Damash 2010–11 Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Pro League 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Persepolis 2012–13 Pro League 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Beira-Mar
(loan)
2013–14 Segunda Liga 4 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Total 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Persepolis 2014–15 Pro League 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career totals 21 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 23 0

1 Includes Taça de Portugal and Hazfi Cup.
2 Includes Taça da Liga.
3 Includes ACL.

Season Team Assists
11–12 Damash 0
12–13 Persepolis 0
13–14 Beira-Mar 2

International career[edit]

Iran U–17[edit]

Esmaeilzadeh played a central role in the Iran U–17 winning the 2008 AFC U-16 Championship starting 5 of the six games. He captained the team in the penultimate game against Korea Republic. He featured in 3 games for Iran in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup coming on as a substitute against Uruguay U–17 scoring in the 119th minute.[6]

Iran U–20[edit]

He was a member of Iran U–20 during 2010 AFC U-19 Championship[7] but removed from final squad because of health problems while he infected to the Malaria with his club team mates Mehrgan Golbarg and Hossein Gohari.[8][9]

Iran U–22[edit]

He was called up to the Iran U–23 team by Alireza Mansourian on March 2012,[10] and has been selected for the 2013 AFC U-22 Championship.

Honours[edit]

Persepolis

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Exclusive interview with Afshin Esmaeilzadeh

  1. ^ Aftabir.com
  2. ^ Afshin Esmaeilzadeh joins Persepolis
  3. ^ Iplstats Archived June 24, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ request Benfica B Ref1
  5. ^ request Benfica B Ref2
  6. ^ fifa.com
  7. ^ The-afc.com[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Mehrnews.com
  9. ^ Farsnews.com
  10. ^ Asriran.com

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