Mehdi Torabi

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Mehdi Torabi
Mehdi Torabi 16 B.jpg
Torabi in 2018
Personal information
Full name Mehdi Torabi
Date of birth (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Eshtehard, Iran
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Left Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Persepolis
Number 9
Youth career
2012–2015 Saipa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2019 Saipa 118 (17)
2019– Persepolis 14 (1)
National team
2015–2016 Iran U23 6 (1)
2015– Iran 29 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2019

Mehdi Torabi (Persian: مهدی ترابی‎; born 10 September 1994) is an Iranian football winger who plays for Persepolis and the Iran national team.

Club career[edit]

Saipa[edit]

Torabi playing for Saipa against Persepolis in 2018.

He started his career with Saipa from youth levels. He was promoted to the first team by Mojtaba Taghavi in summer 2012. He made his Persian Gulf Cup debut for Saipa in the 2013–14 season against Mes Kerman as a substitute. His subsequent performances were deemed worthy of a Team Melli call up.

Persepolis[edit]

On 1 July 2018, Torabi signed a three-year deal with Persepolis. He was sent on back on loan to Saipa for the first half of the season until Persepolis had served their transfer ban. On 16 December 2018, Torabi officially joined Persepolis' squad and was assigned the number 9.[2]

Torabi scored his first goal for Persepolis in a 3–2 victory over Saipa on 13 April 2019.[3]

International career[edit]

Youth level[edit]

He was invited to Iran U23 preliminary camp by Nelo Vingada.[4] He was included in the squad for the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship by coach Mohammad Khakpour and he scored his first goal of the tournament in the last group match against China from a 30 yard free kick.

Senior level[edit]

He made his debut against Uzbekistan on a friendly on 11 June 2015 where he scored the lone goal of the match. On 3 September 2015 Torabi came off the bench to score in a 6–0 victory against Guam. In May 2018 he was named in Iran's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[5][permanent dead link]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 2 June 2019
Club Division Season League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Saipa Pro League 2013–14 5 0 0 0 5 0
2014–15 23 1 2 0 25 1
2015–16 24 1 3 0 30 1
2016–17 25 4 2 0 22 4
2017–18 27 10 1 0 28 10
2018–19 14 1 2 3 16 4
Total 118 17 10 3 126 20
Persepolis Pro League 2019 14 1 3 0 6 1 23 2
Total 14 1 3 0 6 1 23 2
Career Totals 132 18 13 3 6 1 149 22

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 24 December 2018.[6]
Iran
Year Apps Goals
2015 7 3
2016 4 1
2017 2 0
2018 9 1
Total 22 5

International goals[edit]

As of match played 16 October 2018. Iran score listed first, score column indicates score after each Torabi goal.[7]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 June 2015 Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 1  Uzbekistan 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 3 September 2015 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran 3  Guam 6–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 13 October 2015 5  Japan 1–0 1–1 Friendly
4. 7 June 2016 10  Kyrgyzstan 3–0 6–0
5. 11 September 2018 Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 18  Uzbekistan 1–0 1–0
6. 16 October 2018 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran 19  Bolivia 2–1 2–1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Persepolis

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 18 June 2018. p. 14.
  2. ^ https://90tv.ir/news/%DA%86%DA%A9-%D8%AA%D8%B3%D9%88%DB%8C%D9%87-%D8%AD%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%A7-%D8%B3%D8%A7%DB%8C%D9%BE%D8%A7-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D9%81%D8%B3%D8%AE-%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%A8%DB%8C-%D8%AA%D8%AD%D9%88%DB%8C%D9%84-%D8%B4%D8%AF
  3. ^ "اولین گل ستاره پرسپولیس به تیم سابقش". www.yjc.ir (in Persian). Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  4. ^ "89 بازیکن در اردوی تیم فوتبال المپیک - سایت خبری تحلیلی تابناك". tabnak.ir. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  5. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
  6. ^ Mehdi Torabi at National-Football-Teams.com
  7. ^ Mehdi Torabi at Soccerway

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