|Full name||Ali "Naji" Badavi|
|Date of birth||20 June 1982|
|Place of birth||Ahvaz, Iran|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 December 2006
Badavi started his career at Foolad FC, however on his return from China after the 2004 Asian Cup, his troubles continued with Foolad FC and eventually left for city rival Esteghlal Ahvaz where he has yet to win a regular spot in the team. Ali Badavi continued his excellent run for Esteghlal Ahvaz in the Iran Premier League (2005–2006) Season. His form was good enough for yet another recall for international duty.
Club career statistics
Last Update 24 May 2010
|2001–02||Foolad||Persian Gulf Cup||4||-||-|
|2008–09||Persian Gulf Cup||24||2||-||-|
|2009–10||Sanat Naft||Azadegan League||13||1||-||-|
- Assist Goals
During Iran's 2004 AFC Asian Cup game versus Oman, Badavi and Rezaei began physically fighting with each other in the middle of the game after a series of mistakes. Badavi was suspended for 2 games and returned in the semis versus China, where his last minute, close-range miss proved to be costly. The following season, he did not have good form and is rarely called up to the national team any more.
- Ali Badavi at National-Football-Teams.com
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