Mehdi Seyed-Salehi

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Mehdi Seyed-Salehi
Mehdi Seyed Salehi 2016.jpg
Personal information
Full name Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Seyed-Salehi[1]
Date of birth (1981-07-27) 27 July 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1993–1996 Bank Melli
1996–1997 Moghavemat Tehran
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Bank Tejarat
1999–2001 Rah Ahan
2001–2008 Sepahan (10)
2008–2009 Paykan 29 (8)
2009–2011 Esteghlal 35 (12)
2011–2012 Sepahan 30 (8)
2012–2013 Tractor Sazi 32 (16)
2013–2014 Persepolis 25 (6)
2014 Saipa 13 (0)
2014–2015 Esteghlal Khuzestan 15 (7)
2015–2016 Gostaresh 14 (1)
National team
2003 Iran U23 12 (4)
2008–2010 Iran 8 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 12, 2008

Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Seyed-Salehi, (more commonly known as Mehdi Seyed-Salehi, Persian: سید محمد مهدی سید صالحی‎‎, born July 27, 1981 in Iran) is an Iranian football player, currently playing for Gostaresh Foolad in the Persian Gulf Pro League. He usually plays as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Sepahan[edit]

Seyed-Salehi had been playing for Esfahani club Sepahan for most of his career. He scored four goals in Sepahan's first three matches in the 2007 AFC Champions League.[2] Following his impressive performances for Sepahan in the Asian Champions League, he was selected among 2007 Asian Player of the Year nominees,[1] along with Iranian expatriate Javad Nekounam of CA Osasuna.

Esteghlal[edit]

He moved to Paykan and started the seasons very impressive and moved to Esteghlal at the end of the seasons. [1]

Persepolis[edit]

He signed a two-year contract with Tehran's reds until end of 2013–14 Season.[3] He scored his first goal in his debut match against Tractor Sazi.

Saipa[edit]

On 18 June 2014, Seyed-Salehi signed a contract with Saipa after being released by Persepolis, effective from 1 July 2014. He played his first match for Saipa on 1 August 2014 against newly promoted Naft Masjed Soleyman.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 16 October 2014.
Club Division Season League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sepahan Pro League 2002–03 14 0
2003–04 15 2 3
2004–05 17 0 0
2005–06 19 3
2006–07 22 1 5 0 7 5 34 6
2007–08 20 4 2 1 5 1 27 7
Paykan 2008–09 29 8 1 0 30 8
Esteghlal 2009–10 23 4 2 4 6 2 31 10
2010–11 12 8 1 0 6 1 19 9
Sepahan 2011–12 30 8 0 0 6 1 36 9
Tractor Sazi 2012–13 32 16 1 1 5 2 38 19
Persepolis 2013–14 22 6 0 0 22 6
Saipa 2014–15 10 0 1 3 11 3
Esteghlal Kh. 15 7 0 0 15 7
Gostaresh 2015–16 8 1 0 0 8 1
Career total 280 67 15
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
06–07 Sepahan 2
08–09 Paykan 3
09–10 Esteghlal 5
10–11 1
11–12 Sepahan 2
12–13 Tractor Sazi 3
13–14 Persepolis 1
14–15 Saipa 1

International career[edit]

Seyed-Salehi in Persepolis' training, Takhti Stadium, 23 August 2013

He was a member of Iran national under-23 football team in its unsuccessful qualification campaign for Athens 2004.[4]

He made his debut for Iran national football team in October 2008, coming in as a substitute against North Korea national football team. He scored his first goal in a friendly match against China in Oman from the penalty kick.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sepahan
Esteghlal
Tractor Sazi
Persepolis

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Salehi and Nekounam among AFC Player of the Year nominees". IranSportsPress. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Sepahan Go Down to Al Ain". IranSportsPress. Retrieved 2007-04-26. 
  3. ^ fc-Perspolis.com: Mehdi Seyed-Salehi joined the reds
  4. ^ "Athens 2004 Asian Qualifiers". TeamMelli.com. Retrieved 2007-04-26.