Majid Jalali

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Majid Jalali
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Majid Jalali with Saipa in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-09-05) September 5, 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Paykan (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1977 Alborz
1977–1983 Vahdat
1983–1984 Shahin
1984–1986 Vahdat
Teams managed
1986–1993 Vahdat
1993–1996 Homa
1996–1998 Payam Mashhad
1990–1992 Iran U–17
1993–1994 Iran U–20
1994–1997 Iran Army
2002–2003 Iran U–20
2003–2004 Pas Tehran
2005 Saba Battery
2006 Shahid Ghandi Yazd
2006 Pas Tehran
2007 Esteghlal Ahvaz
2007–2012 Foolad
2013–2014 Tractor Sazi
2014–2016 Saipa
2016– Paykan

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


Majid Jalali (Persian: مجید جلالی‎‎, born September 5, 1956 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian football manager and a former player. He currently manages Paykan in Iran Pro League.[1] He has served as the manager in several clubs in Iran like Pas Tehran, Saba Battery, Foolad, and also national football teams at various youth levels. He is also currently the secretary general of Iran Football Coaches Association (IFCA).

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He was born on January 1, 1956 in Tehran. His parents are originally from Yazd Province, Pandar. He started his club career with Alborz Tehran at the age of 17. Later, he played for other Tehran clubs like Vahdat Tehran and Shahin.

International career[edit]

In 1982, he was invited to Iran national football team but he has never played for the national team.

Coaching career[edit]

Jalali started his coaching career at age of 21 by coaching Vahdat's youth team while he was playing for the senior team. He officially coached Vahdat's senior team as of 1986. Jalali is most notable for his role as coach for Pas Tehran and Saba Battery and in recent years when he won the league and Hazfi Cup with these teams, but he had few unsuccessful terms in Shahid Ghandi and Esteghlal Ahvaz. He has also served as coach of Iran's under-16, and under-20 teams, as well as, Iran's armed forces football team. He was the manager of Foolad in 2008–09 season but left the club because the chairman despite his good results was negotiating with other coaches for the season after. He returned to the club few weeks after the season where the club failed to win any matches and finished 10th in the league. He announced that he will not be renewed his contract at the end of 2011–12 season. After spending one season out, he signed a one-year contract with Tractor Sazi on 27 May 2013. He also had bids from Rah Ahan Sorinet and Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion.[2] He was sacked by the club on 19 January 2014.

On 13 May 2014, he was named as head coach of Saipa with signing a three-year contract.[3]

Statistics[edit]

As of 2 December 2016
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Pas Tehran June 2003 June 2004 26 15 8 3 57.69 48 29 +19
Saba Battery January 2005 December 2005 30 13 11 6 43.33 35 31 +4
Foolad July 2007 June 2012 175 77 55 43 44.00 201 163 +38
Tractor Sazi June 2013 January 2014 24 10 11 3 41.67 35 23 +12
Saipa May 2014 May 2016 61 24 15 22 39.34 76 65 +13
Paykan May 2016 Present 14 4 7 3 28.57 16 15 +1

Honours[edit]

Manager[edit]

Vahdat
Iran (Armed Forces)
Pas Tehran
Saba Battery

Individual[edit]

  • Iranian Manager of the Year: 2004

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Farhad Kazemi
Iran Pro League Winning Manager
2003–04
Succeeded by
Mladen Frančić