Mahmoud Bayati

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Mahmoud Bayati
Personal information
Full name Mahmoud Bayati
Date of birth (1928-03-22) 22 March 1928 (age 87)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1946–1949 Docharkheh Savaran
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1960 Taj
National team
1949–1951 Iran Army (0)
1950–1959 Iran 7
Teams managed
1966–1967 Taj
1967–1969 Iran
1972–1974 Iran

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Mahmoud Bayati (Persian: محمود بیاتی‎) (born 22 March 1928 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian retired football player and coach.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 22 March 1928 in Tehran. He was a member and captain of Tehran Students Team when he was a student. He was also a member of Tehran Youth team.

Playing career[edit]

He signed a contract with Taj in 1946 and was played for senior squad from 1949. He was one of the best players during this time and was invited to the Iran national football team in 1950. He was retired from international career in 1959 and a year later, he was also retired from club career.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Six years after his retirement from club career, he was named as Taj's head coach in 1966.[2] After good results with the team, he was appointed as head coach of Iran national football team in 1967 and was led the team in the 1968 AFC Asian Cup which Iran won the title without any lose or draw. He was resigned after the tournaments in protest to the then President of Iran Football Federation and was succeeded by Zdravko Rajkov. He was returned to the national team after four years and was re-appointed as head coach in 1972 after the resignation of Mohammad Ranjbar. Bayati led the team in the 1972 Summer Olympics with bad results and was unable to the qualified to the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He was sacked as national football team head coach in 1974.[3]


As Player[edit]

  • Tehran Provincial League
    • Winner (3):
      • 1955–56, 1957–58, 1959–60
    • Runner Up (2):
      • 1950–51, 1956–57

As Manager[edit]

  • AFC Asian Cup
    • Winner (1):
      • 1968


Preceded by
Yosef Merimovich
1968 AFC Asian Cup Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Mohammad Ranjbar