Mahmood Ebrahimzadeh

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Mahmood Ebrahimzadeh
Personal information
Full name Mahmood Ebrahimzadeh
Date of birth (1957-12-22) 22 December 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth Bushehr, Iran
Playing position Centre Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1975 Shahin Bushehr
1975–1977 FC Aboomoslem ? (11)
1977–1980 Zobahan F.C.
1980–1984 VfL Wolfsburg[1]
1984–1985 1. FC Göttingen 05 27 (12)
1985–1986 VfL Wolfsburg 19 (10)
National team
1977–1980 Iran[2] 5 (2)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Bargh Shiraz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mahmood Ebrahimzadeh (Persian: محمود ابراهيم زاده‎; born December 22, 1957) is a retired Iranian footballer and now football coach. In 1980, during the Iran–Iraq War, he left Iran and went to Germany. He is now an American citizen.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Ebrahimzadeh is one of the most famous footballers to come from Bushehr, he started his football career with Shahin Bushehr.[4] He then played for Iranian club FC Aboomoslem during 1975/76 season where he scored 11 goals,[5] and was captain of Zobahan F.C. in 1976/77 season.[6]

In the 1980s, he played in Germany for four years[7] most notably for VfL Wolfsburg.

He made his debut for Iran national football team on November 18, 1977 against Hong Kong as a substitute, during a 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification.[8]

Managerial career[edit]

He coached for A.C. Milan, Ajax F.C. and Santos F.C. football academies.[9]