Bijan Zolfagharnasab

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Bijan Zolfagharnasab
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Personal information
Full name Bijan Zolfagharnasab
Date of birth (1949-06-07) June 7, 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth Sanandaj, Iran
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1974 Pas
1974–1979 Persepolis
National team
1973–1977 Iran 13 (0)
Teams managed
1988–1991 Gostaresh
1991–1992 Iran Olympic (Assistant)
1992–1993 Esteghlal
1993–1997 Saipa
1997–1998 Shahrdari Tabriz
1997–1998 Iran (Assistant)
1998–1999 Pas
2000–2002 Mes Kerman
2002–2004 Paykan
2004–2006 Saipa
2006–2007 Bargh Shiraz
2007–2008 Zob Ahan
2008 Damash Gilan
2009 Sanat Naft
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bijan Zolfagharnasab (Persian: بیژن ذوالفقارنسب‎‎, born June 7, 1949 in Sanandaj) is a retired Iranian football player and currently a football manager.

He started his professional career with Pas Tehran, before changing to Persepolis F.C. in 1974. There he could win the Iranian championship in 1976 and reach runner-up position in 1975, in 1977 and in 1978. After the Iranian Revolution he remained playing for Persepolis winning the Iranian nationwide tournament Espandi Cup in 1979 before retiring from football and starting his studies in Physical Education in Brussels.

He was a starter at the 1976 Asian Cup in Tehran, which Iran won. He also participated in the football tournament at the 1976 Olympics, where Iran progressed to the quarter-finals. As of June 2011, he is a member of Technical Committee of Persepolis.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Brussels in the field of Physical Education in the early 80's.

Coaching career statistics[edit]

As of 31 March 2010
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Iran (B) 9 April 2005 20 April 2005 6 3 3 0 50% 16 1 +15
Total 6 3 3 0 50% 16 1 +15


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Firouz Karimi
Iran Pro League Winning Manager
1993–94, 1994–95
Succeeded by
Stanko Poklepović