Ghafour Jahani

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Ghafour Jahani
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Personal information
Date of birth (1951-06-19) 19 June 1951 (age 67)
Place of birth Bandar Anzali, Iran
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Malavan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Gilan Province
Taj Bandar Anzali
1972–1979 Malavan
National team
1974–1978 Iran 30 (7)
Teams managed
1992–1997 Chooka Talesh
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ghafour Jahani (born 19 June 1951 in Bandar Anzali, Iran) is an Iranian football coach and former player.

He mostly played for Malavan. He was one of the key players of Malavan reaching the third place in the Iranian Takht Jamshid in 1978. 1974 and 1977 he was the second best scorer of the Iranian league. He also won the Iranian Cup – Hazfi Cup – in 1976.

Ghafour Jahani in Malavan (1972 -79)

Jahani, who was capped 30 times for the national team between 1974 and 1978, was a member of the Iranian team winning the football tournament of the Asian Games in Tehran in 1974 as well as participating in 1976 Olympics in Montreal, when Iran reached the quarterfinalsthe Asian Cup 1976 in Tehran. He also played two games for Iran in the 1978 World Cup.

Jahani scored 4 goals during the 1978 world cup qualifications' campaign, one of them was the winning goal against Australia in Tehran which qualified Iran for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

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