Mansour Pourheidari

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Mansour Pourheidari
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-01-26) 26 January 1946 (age 69)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Esteghlal (technical manager)
Youth career
1962–1965 Daraei
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1975 Taj
1975–1977 Daraei
National team
1967–1977 Iran 40 (7)
Teams managed
1983–1986 Esteghlal
1986–1989 Al-Ahli
1989–1992 Esteghlal
1995–1996 Esteghlal
1996–1998 Fajr Sepasi
1998–2000 Iran
2000–2002 Esteghlal
2002–2003 Sanat Naft

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

† Appearances (goals)

Mansour Pourheidari (Persian: منصور پورحیدری‎‎, born 20 January 1945 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian football coach, manager, and former player. He is currently technical manager and also member of the board of the directors of Esteghlal.

Playing careers[edit]

He began his football career at the age of 17 in Daraei but was transferred to Taj (now Esteghlal) in 1965 and played as a right defender for ten years and won the Asian Championship in 1970. He also played for Iran national football team and had 40 caps and 7 goals. He retired in 1977 from both club and international.

Managerial careers[edit]

He began his managerial career in 1980 as assistant coach to Abbas Razavi and Asghar Sharafi. He was promoted as the club's head coach in 1983 after the resignation of Sharafi. After three years, he was resigned and becomes head coach of UAE Pro-League side, Al-Ahli and led the team until 1989. He was re-appointed as Esteghlal manager in 1989 and won the league in the following seasion. He also led Esteghlal to their second Asian trophy in 1991. He was left the team in the next year but was returned again as head coach in 1995 and led the team for one season. After that, he becomes head coach of Fajr Sepasi for two seasons but was unable to earn any trophy. He became head coach of Iran national football team in 1998 and led it until 2000. Pourheidari is currently a member of the Board of directors of Esteghlal.[1] He was team manager of Esteghlal from 2010 to 2012 and since 2012, he is technical manager of the club.

Coaching career statistics[edit]

As of 31 March 2010
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Iran September 1998 February 2000 19 10 6 3 52.6% 37 20 +17
Total 19 10 6 3 52.6% 37 20 +17


Playing honours[edit]

Managerial honours[edit]



Individual honours[edit]

  • January 1999 Asian Coach of the Month

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Farideh Shojaee, current Iran Football Federation vice president.


  1. ^ "Pourheidari named as Esteghlal technical manager". 24 June 2010. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Hassan Habibi
Iran Pro League Winning Manager
Succeeded by
Firouz Karimi
Preceded by
Ali Parvin
Iran Pro League Winning Manager
Succeeded by
Ali Parvin