Esmail Halali

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Esmail Halali
Personal information
Full name Esmail Halali
Date of birth (1973-08-13) August 13, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Tabriz, Iran
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mes Soongoun (head coach)
Youth career
1989–1991 Tractor Sazi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Machine Sazi[1]
1992–1995 Tractor Sazi
1995–2002 Persepolis
2002–2003 Sanat Naft[2]
2003–2004 Paykan
2004–2006 Esteghlal Ahvaz
2006–2007 Shahrdari Bandar Abbas
2007–2008 Shahin Bushehr
National team
1997–2000 Iran 11 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Persepolis B (assistant)
2010–2013 Persepolis B
2013– Mes Soongoun
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Esmail Halali (Persian: اسماعيل حلالى‎, born on August 13, 1973 in Tabriz)[3] is an Iranian retired football player and current manager of Mes Soongoun.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He began his professional career with Tractor Sazi in 1989 and was promoted to the first-team squad in 1992. After the relegation of Tractor in 1995, he left the team and joins to Persepolis. He played for Perseopolis seven season but was sell to Sanat Naft at the end of the 2001–02 season. He also played at the Paykan, Esteghlal Ahvaz, Shahrdari Bandar Abbas (in Azadegan League) and Shahin Bushehr in the next years. He announced his retirement in July 2008 to starting his coaching period.

International career[edit]

He was invited to the national team by Tomislav Ivić when he was played for Persepolis. He has 15 caps at the Iran national football team and also was part of the team in 2000 AFC Asian Cup.

Coaching career[edit]

He was started his coaching career just months after his retirement at his beloved club, Persepolis as Hossein Abdi's assistant in B team. After Abdi resigned, he was named as the B team's head coach by chairman Habib Kashani on 1 July 2010. Under his management, Persepolis won the Tehran Provincial League and was promoted to the 3rd Division. They also won the Tehran Hazfi Cup at the same season and made a Double, the first B team to doing so.


As of 3 March 2013
Nat Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Iran Persepolis B July 2010 July 2013 84 50 19 15 059.52 151 79 +72
Total 84 50 19 15 59.52 151 79 +72


As a player[edit]

Tractor Sazi

As a manager[edit]

Persepolis B