Amir Arsalan Motahari

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Amir Arsalan Motahari
Personal information
Full name Amir Arsalan Motahari
Date of birth (1993-03-10) March 10, 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Garmsar, Iran
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2009–2011 Steel Azin
2011–2012 Damash Tehran
2012–2014 Moghavemat Tehran
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Naft Tehran 74 (14)
2017–2018 Pars Jonoubi 9 (0)
2018 Tractor Sazi 13 (0)
National team
2011–2014 Iran U20 16 (9)
2014–2016 Iran U23 23 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 January 2016

Amir Arsalan Motahari (Persian: امیرارسلان مطهری‎); is an Iranian football striker.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

He started his career with Steel Azin U19. He also played at Damash Tehran youth levels. Later he joined Moghavemat Tehran U21 and helped them to become champions in 2013–14 U21 Tehran Asia Vision Premier League.[1]

Naft Tehran[edit]

He joined Naft Tehran on May 26, 2014 with a three-year contract.[2] He made his debut against Rah Ahan on August 7, 2014 as a substitute for Hossein Ebrahimi.[3] He also scored his first goal for Naft, in 1–1 draw against Gostaresh.[4] On 18 March 2015, Motahari scored in Naft's 2–1 win against Al Shabab which was the club's first group stage victory in the AFC Champions League.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 25 July 2016
Club Division Season League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Naft Tehran PGPL 2014–15 26 8 4 0 11 3 41 11
2015–16 22 2 0 0 1 0 23 2
2016–17 24 4 5 3 0 0 28 7
Career Totals 72 14 9 3 12 3 93 20

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

He was part of the Iran U-22 squad during the 2013 AFC U-22 Championship[5] and made 2 appearances against Japan U-22[6] and Australia U-22.[7]

He was invited to the Iran U-23 training camp by Nelo Vingada as preparation for the 2014 Asian Games.[8] He was called into Iran's squad for the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification. Motahari was named the best player of the 2015 WAFF U-23 Championship in October 2015 scoring three goals, including one in the final against Syria which Iran won 2–0. On 12 January 2016 Motahari scored Iran's first goal and assisted the second in their 2–0 victory against Syria in the first match of the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship.

Senior[edit]

Motahari playing for Naft against Persepolis

Motahari was invited to the May 2015 Iran training camp by Carlos Queiroz.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Naft Tehran

International[edit]

Iran U23

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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