Bakhtiar Rahmani

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Bakhtiar Rahmani Palani
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Personal information
Date of birth (1991-09-23) 23 September 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah, Iran
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Foolad
Number 7
Youth career
2006–2007 Foolad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2015 Foolad 176 (25)
2015–2016 Tractor Sazi 28 (5)
2016–2017 Esteghlal 13 (0)
2017– Foolad 4 (0)
National team
2004–2006 Iran U15 12 (5)
2006–2009 Iran U17 2 (2)
2009–2010 Iran U20 5 (4)
2011–2013 Iran U23 8 (2)
2013– Iran 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:10, 17 January 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:42, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Bakhtiar Rahmani (بختیار رحمانی; born September 23, 1991) is an Iranian footballer who plays for Foolad in the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Early life[edit]

Rahmani was born in Sarpol-e Zahab, and he is of Kurdish descent.

Club career[edit]

Foolad[edit]

Rahmani has played his entire career for Foolad.[1] After the release of Jalal Kameli-Mofrad in the summer of 2012, he was chosen as the club captain by head coach Hossein Faraki, when he was just twenty years old and led the club to the fourth place. He renewed his contract with Foolad for another three years on 30 April 2013, keeping him at the club until 2016. Rahmani helped the club to win its second championship in the 2013–14 season, in which he scored five goals and assisted seven times in 28 matches.

Tractor Sazi[edit]

In the summer of 2015 Rahmani signed a two–year contract with Tractor Sazi to spend his conscription period at the club. On 24 February 2016 Rahmani scored twice and helped Tractor to a 4–0 victory against Emirati club Al Jazira in the AFC Champions League.

Esteghlal[edit]

On 3 June 2016, he joined Esteghlal on a two-year contract.[2]

International career[edit]

Rahmani was first called up for the Iran national under-15 football team in 2004. He has played for the Iran national football team in all ranks. He was called up and played for the Iran national under-23 football team by Alireza Mansourian in 2011. He was also captain of the under-23 team. On 14 May 2013, Rahmani was called up for the Iran national football team by coach Carlos Queiroz. He made his debut against Oman in a friendly match on 22 May 2013.[3] On 1 June 2014, he was named in Iran's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by Carlos Queiroz.[4] However, he did not play for Team Melli in the tournament, as he was an unused substitute in three matches.

Statistics[edit]

Club career statistics[edit]

Last updated: 14 May 2014

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2007–08 Foolad Division 1 19 3 2 0 21 3
2008–09 Pro League 14 1 2 0 18 1
2009–10 24 3 1 0 25 3
2010–11 30 4 2 0 32 4
2011–12 30 4 2 0 31 4
2012–13 31 5 1 0 32 5
2013–14 28 5 2 0 7 2 37 7
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Tractor Sazi 22 3 3 0 4 3 29 6
2016-17 Esteghlal 13 0 3 1 0 0 16 1
Career total 211 28 18 1 11 5 243 34
Rahmani captaining Foolad in a match against Paykan, 22 February 2013
  • Assist goals
Season Team Assists
07–08 Foolad 4
08–09 1
09–10 15
10–11 13
11–12 9
12–13 11
13–14 7
14–15 0
15–16 Tractor Sazi 1
16-17 Esteghlal 1

International goals[edit]

Under-20[edit]

Under-23[edit]

Honours[edit]

Foolad

References[edit]

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