Hossein Mahini

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Hossein Mahini
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Personal information
Full name Hossein Mahini
Date of birth (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Bushehr, Iran[1]
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Full back, Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Saipa
Number 13
Youth career
2001–2005 Iranjavan
2005–2006 Esteghlal Ahvaz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Esteghlal Ahvaz 95 (3)
2010–2012 Zob Ahan 61 (3)
2012–2020 Persepolis 129 (3)
2015–2016Malavan (loan) 20 (1)
2020 Nassaji 13 (0)
2020– Saipa 17 (0)
National team
2006–2008 Iran U23 12 (0)
2011–2017 Iran 23 (0)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2018

Hossein Mahini (Persian: حسین ماهینی‎; born September 16, 1986) is an Iranian footballer who played for the Persian Gulf Pro League side Saipa and the Iran national football team as a defender.[2]

Club career[edit]

Persepolis[edit]

Mahini playing for Persepolis against Gostaresh Foulad on 18 January 2018

On 7 July 2012, he signed a two-year contract with the leading Tehran team, Persepolis.[3] Mahini is known for his speed and crossing. On 2 May 2014, Mahini extended his contract with Persepolis until 2017. However, he agreed to a loan move to Malavan on 20 October 2014 to spend his conscription service, effective from 1 January 2015.

He returned to Persepolis in May 2016 after completing his service at Malavan.[4][5]

On 13 January 2020,[6] Mahini left Persepolis after 7 years playing for the team.[7][8]

International career[edit]

He was recruited to the Iran national football team by Carlos Queiroz for the first time.[9] Previously, Mahini was an Iran national under-23 football team player and won Bronze Medal at 2006 Asian Games. On 1 June 2014, he was brought into Iran's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by Queiroz.[10][11] He was an unused substitute in the tournament, in which Iran was eliminated in the group stages.[12]

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 17 February 2020
Club Division Season League Cup and Super Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Esteghlal Ahvaz Pro League 2005–06 8 0 0 0 8 0
2006–07 22 1 2 0 32 1
2007–08 20 1 1 0 26 1
2008–09 22 0 2 0 22 0
2009–10 20 1 0 0 20 1
Total 92 3 5 0 97 3
Zob Ahan Pro League 2010–11 7 0 0 0 8 0 15 0
2011–12 30 3 3 0 13 0 43 3
Total 37 3 3 0 21 0 58 3
Persepolis Pro League 2012–13 30 1 5 1 0 0 35 2
2013–14 25 0 2 0 27 0
2014–15 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Malavan (loan) 2015–16 20 1 0 0 20 1
Persepolis 2016–17 24 1 1 0 4 0 29 1
2017–18 26 0 3 0 14 0 42 0
2018–19 8 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2019 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 149 3 12 1 19 0 179 4
Nassaji Pro League 2020 13 0 0 0 13 0
Career total 292 8 20 1 40 0 352 10

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Zob Ahan
Persepolis

National[edit]

Iran U23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iran Football Federation official web site Archived 21 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ iranproleague.net
  3. ^ Mahini joins Persepolis Archived 9 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "برانکو خبر داد/ حضور 3 بازیکن در پرسپولیس قطعی شد". کاپ | پایگاه خبری تحلیلی کاپ (in Persian). Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  5. ^ "ماهینی از 18 مرداد در ترکیب پرسپولیس". 90tv.ir (in Persian). Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  6. ^ "ماهینی از پرسپولیس جدا شد". www.asriran.com. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  7. ^ "Mahini and emotional goodbye to the team". پايگاه خبری افکارنيوز (in Persian). Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  8. ^ "ماهینی از پرسپولیس جدا شد". 90tv.ir (in Persian). Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  9. ^ Queiroz announces his second squad
  10. ^ "Queiroz trims Iran squad to 24". FIFA.com. 1 June 2014. Archived from the original on 1 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  11. ^ 10 (2014-06-01). "اسامی 24 بازیكن تیم ملی فوتبال ایران در جام جهانی برزیل اعلام شد". ایرنا (in Persian). Retrieved 2020-01-14.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ FIFA.com. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ - Matches". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2020-01-14.

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