Ebrahim Sadeghi

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Ebrahim Sadeghi
Ebrahim Sadeghi.jpg
Sadeghi in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ebrahim Sadeghi Sanjabi
Date of birth (1979-02-04) February 4, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Karaj, Iran
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1992–1995 Keshavarz Karaj
1995–1998 Persepolis
1998–1999 Moghavemat Tehran[2]
2000 Saipa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2017 Saipa 438 (42)
National team
2007–2008 Iran 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 May 2017

Ebrahim Sadeghi (Persian: ابراهیم صادقی‎‎, born February 4, 1979 in Karaj, Iran) is a retired Iranian footballer who played for Saipa for 17 years.[3]

Sadeghi has been playing for Saipa since 2000. In 2010, Saipa Cultural and Athletic Corporation celebrated a testimonial ceremony for him because of "his loyalty to the club", calling him The Orange Loyal. He was also gifted a Saipa Tiba.[4][5]

On 13 December 2015, in a match against Esteghlal Ahvaz Sadeghi played his 400th league match for the club, becoming the only player in the history of the Persian Gulf Pro League to reach this feat.[6] He retired on 4 May 2017 after playing 17 seasons at Saipa at the top flight.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Sadeghi joined Keshavarz at the age of thirteen and played at the club until 1995 where he was spotted by Persepolis and joined their academy. After three years at Persepolis he joined Moghavemat Tehran before settling at Saipa a year later.

Saipa[edit]

Sadeghi graduated from the Saipa youth ranks and was signed to the club in 2000. He has played for Saipa for his entire. His good performances since 2006–07 season made big clubs to show some interest on him. In 2008 Sadeghi was nominated for Asian Footballer of the Year, but failed to win the award. He played in AFC Champions League for Saipa and continued to play for the club in 2008–09 season.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 15 May 2015
Club Division Season League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Saipa Pro League 2001–02 8 0 0 0 8 0
2002–03 15 1 0 0 15 1
2003–04 32 3 0 0 32 3
2004–05 27 3 2 0 29 3
2005–06 30 2 0 0 30 2
2006–07 29 5 1 0 30 5
2007–08 30 3 1 0 7 0 38 3
2008–09 31 1 1 0 32 1
2009–10 32 7 1 0 33 7
2010–11 34 4 1 1 35 5
2011–12 30 3 1 0 24 1
2012–13 32 1 0 0 32 1
2013–14 29 0 1 0 30 0
2014–15 27 2 1 0 28 2
2015–16 29 1 2 0 31 1
Career total 415 36 12 1 7 0 434 37
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
05–06 Saipa 3
06–07 Saipa 3
07–08 Saipa 3
08–09 Saipa 3
09–10 Saipa 10
10–11 Saipa 7
11–12 Saipa 7
12–13 Saipa 2
13–14 Saipa 2
14–15 Saipa 1
15–16 Saipa 1

International career[edit]

He made his first cap for Iran national football team in January 2007 in a friendly match against the UAE. He scored in his debut. He was selected among Iran's final squad participating in the 2007 Asian Cup. He has been called up for 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying. Sadeghi played in West Asian Football Federation Championship 2008 and won the cup.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 January 2007 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Saipa

National[edit]

Iran

Asian player of the year nomination[edit]

In April 2008, Sadeghi has been nominated for the 2008 Asian footballer of the year, as the sole Iranian player in the 21-player list of AFC.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ eurosport
  2. ^ "صادقی از کودکی تا اوج (کلیپ)". Library.tebyan.net. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  3. ^ اميدوارم با دايي قهرمان شويم. Khanevadeye Sabz Magazine (in Persian). Retrieved February 1, 2007. 
  4. ^ "نارنجی پوش وفادار". Library.tebyan.net. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  5. ^ "اولین تیبا سایپا برای صادقی". Library.tebyan.net. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  6. ^ http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=251473
  7. ^ "Sadeghi nominated for AFC player of the year". PersianLeague.com. Retrieved April 22, 2008.