Hossein Kazemi

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Hossein Kazemi
Personal information
Full name Hossein Kazemi
Date of birth (1979-10-03) October 3, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Saipa 88 (6)
2004–2007 Esteghlal 74 (7)
2007–2008 Sepahan 29 (1)
2008–2010 Esteghlal 57 (10)
2010–2011 Steel Azin 33 (2)
2011–2012 Rah Ahan 31 (8)
2012 Mes Kerman 6 (0)
2012–2013 Fajr Sepasi 19 (1)
2013–2014 Aluminium 16 (1)
National team
2006–2009 Iran 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 August 2009

Hossein Kazemi (Persian: حسین كاظمی‎‎, born October 3, 1979 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian football player who currently plays for Aluminium in Azadegan League. He has also featured in an episode of a TV serie in Iran, with former Esteghlal team-mate, Ali Ansarian.

Club career[edit]

After starting his career at his hometown club Saipa, he later moved to Pro League rivals Esteghlal He was an on-and-off player during the 2004–05 season, but became a pivotal part in the season and won a fixed spot in stacked midfield. He has scored a number of important goals for Esteghlal. After the 2006–07 season, he moved from Esteghlal to rivals Sepahan. He remained at Sepahan for the 2007–08 season before return to Esteghlal. With Sepahan, he reached the 2007 AFC Champions League final in which Sepahan was defeated.

His good performances have earned him a number of caps in Team Melli. During the management of Ali Daei as Team Melli head coach, he had become an important member of the national team. Though, under new Esteghlal coach, Samad Marfavi, he became a substitute player during the first weeks of the season. This led to him not being nominated for the crucial 2011 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers against Jordan. After spending two seasons with Esteghlal, he joined Steel Azin, where he stayed for a season before joining Rah Ahan in 2011 where he joined Daei and stayed for a season. He joined Mes Kerman for 2012–13 season and moved to Fajr Sepasi halfway through the season as he did not get any playing time in Mes. He signed with Aluminium in summer 2013 for one season.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 24 June 2015
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2000–01 Saipa Azadegan League 22 1
2001–02 Pro League 26 4
2002–03 18 0
2003–04 22 1
2004–05 Esteghlal 21 2
2005–06 26 2 0 0 26 2
2006–07 27 3 0 0 27 3
2007–08 Sepahan 29 1 2 0 11 0 42 1
2008–09 Esteghlal 29 6 1 0 6 1 36 7
2009–10 28 4 1 0 6 1 35 5
2010–11 Steel Azin 33 2 3 0 36 2
2011–12 Rah Ahan 31 8 1 0 32 8
2012–13 Mes Kerman 6 0 0 0 6 0
2012–13 Fajr Sepasi 19 1 0 0 19 1
2013–14 Aluminium Division 1 16 0 16 0
Career total 323 35 23 2
  • Assists
Season Team Assists
05–06 Esteghlal 2
06–07 Esteghlal 2
07–08 Sepahan 4
08–09 Esteghlal 1
10–11 Steel Azin 2
11–12 Rah Ahan 4
12–13 Mes Kerman 0
12–13 Fajr Sepasi 0

International career[edit]

He was called up to join the Iranian national team for the first time in August 2006, and made his debut for Iran in a friendly match against the UAE national team. He has later been called up regularly for national team games. Under the spell of Ali Daei he played in 2008 West Asian Football Federation Championship, 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification and 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 March 2009 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Kenya 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Esteghlal
Sepahan

Country[edit]

References[edit]

Iran Pro League Stats