Gholam Hossein Mazloumi
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Mazloumi with Taj in 1975
|Full name||Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Tangestani|
|Date of birth||13 January 1950|
|Place of birth||Abadan, Iran|
|Date of death||19 November 2014(aged 64)|
|Place of death||Tehran, Iran|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He played for three clubs including Taj Abadan, Taj Tehran (Esteghlal), and Shahbaz FC, as well as the Iranian national team and the national youth team of Iran. He also managed Esteghlal from 1988 to 1989. During his time as a football player, he scored 37 goals for the Iran national football team and was Iran's all-time top scorer for twelve years before his record being broken by Ali Daei. He was the top scorer at the 1974 Asian Games and the 1976 AFC Asian Cup.
When playing for Taj Tehran, he was one of the key players. In those years he won the Asian Club Championship in the 1969–70 season as well as the Iranian league in 1970–71 and 1974–75, and he reached the second place in 1973–74. Mazloumi is considered to be one of the finest strikers in Iranian football history as evidenced by total goal tally for the National Team scoring the most goals in the least number of caps. Mazloumi was a great finisher, rarely missing sure-goal opportunities.
He was the top goalscorer again in the 1976–77 season when he was playing as one of the key players for Shahbaz reaching the third place in that season. He retired in 1978 at the age of 30 due to an injury.
Mazloumi won three major tournaments with the Iranian national team, including the 1972 Asian Cup, the football tournament of the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran as well as the 1976 Asian Cup in Tehran as one of the top scorers. He also participated in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, when Iran reached the quarterfinals.
After he retired, he became head coach of Esteghlal's youth team in 1980. In 1988, he was promoted as first team manager, replacing Abbas Razavi. Esteghlal finished third in Mazloumi's first season in charge. He left the club after playing two games in his second season and was replaced with Mansour Pourheidari. He later managed Iran national under-20 football team, Esteghlal Ahvaz, Moghavemat Tehran, Petrochimi Mahshahr and Payam Tehran.
He later became team manager of Esteghlal. He was elected as chairman of Shahin Bushehr on 24 July 2011 but resigned on 20 July 2013 due to his illness. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2012 and died on 19 November 2014 in Naja Hospital in Tehran. He was 64 and was deputy chairman of Esteghlal at the time of his death. Mazloumi is survived by his wife, four children and three grandchildren.