Mehrdad Oladi

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Mehrdad Oladi
Mehrdad Oladi.jpg
Oladi while playing for Esteghlal, 4 December 2013
Personal information
Full name Mehrdad Oladi Ghadikolaei
Date of birth (1985-05-25)25 May 1985
Place of birth Ghaemshahr, Mazandaran, Iran
Date of death 19 April 2016(2016-04-19) (aged 30)
Place of death Tehran, Iran
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2001–2003 Persepolis Ghaemshahr
2003–2006 Persepolis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Persepolis 48 (9)
2006 Al-Shabab (loan) ? (7)
2006–2009 Al-Shabab 38 (11)
2007 Persepolis (loan) 9 (3)
2009–2011 Malavan 32 (16)
2011–2012 Persepolis 18 (1)
2012–2013 Malavan 24 (3)
2013 Naft Tehran 10 (2)
2013–2014 Esteghlal 19 (2)
2014 Malavan 8 (1)
2016 Malavan 4 (0)
Total 210 (55)
National team
2004 Iran U20 3 (4)
2005–2007 Iran U23 15 (2)
2005 Iran B 6 (6)
2009–2014 Iran 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 April 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2013

Mehrdad Oladi (Persian: مهرداد اولادی‎‎, May 25, 1985 – April 19, 2016) was an Iranian footballer who most recently played for Malavan in the Iran Pro League. He usually played in the striker position.

Club career[edit]

Start with Persepolis[edit]

Mehrdad Oladi started his career at IPL giants Persepolis before moving to Dubai outfit Al-Shabab for one season. In August 2006, he returned to Persepolis on a loan deal but moved back to Al-Shabab in March 2007 where he still had one year left of his two-year deal to serve.

He scored the winning goal in 61st match of Tehran derby on 3 November 2006 against Esteghlal, rivals of Persepolis. There had been interest shown by many Turkish and other European teams towards Oladi and his Iranian compatriot Mehrzad Madanchi.

Loan return to Persepolis[edit]

In September 2007, Oladi cancelled his contract with Al-Shabab and urgently went to the United States to deal with a family matter.

He returned to the United Arab Emirates in February 2008 and signed a six-month contract with Al-Shabab. In August 2012, Oladi was on trial with La Liga side, Xerez CD but move was cancelled.[1]

He joined Malavan in the summer of 2009. Alongside Pejman Nouri, they had two great seasons with Malavan, reaching the final of the Hazfi Cup. He was the top scorer for Malavan with 15 goals in the 2010–11 season. In four games played in the Hazfi Cup, he scored five times.

Second return to Persepolis[edit]

He played two seasons for Malavan and moved to Persepolis in the summer of 2011 and was used as a winger and striker. He returned to Malavan after one season at Persepolis in 2012. On 6 July 2013, he signed with Naft Tehran with a contract running until 2015.

Esteghlal[edit]

He joined Esteghlal on 11 November 2013, with a one and half year contract.[2][3]

Malavan[edit]

Oladi was released by Esteghlal in June 2014 and signed a contract with Malavan.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 8 August 2014
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2003–04 Persepolis Pro League 5 0
2004–05 22 8
2005–06 16 1
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2005–06 Al-Shabab UAE League 0
2006–07 11 3 11 3
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2006–07 Persepolis Pro League 9 3 1 0 10 3
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2008–09 Al-Shabab UAE League 18 7 4 1 5 0 27 8
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2009–10 Malavan Pro League 7 2 1 2 8 4
2010–11 25 14 6 6 31 20
2011–12 Persepolis 17 1 1 0 0 0 18 1
2012–13 Malavan 24 3 0 0 24 3
2013–14 Naft Tehran 10 2 0 0 10 2
Esteghlal 19 2 4 1 2 0 25 3
2014–15 Malavan 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total Iran 127 33 15 10 0 0 142 42
United Arab Emirates 10 5 0
Career total 43 5 0
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
10-11 Malavan 5
11–12 Persepolis 0

International career[edit]

Oladi was a member of Iran national under-20 football team, and participated in the 2004 AFC Youth Championship held in Malaysia. He scored 4 goals in the match against Indonesia, helping them win 6-2, but wasn't enough for Iran to advance to the second round. He was a part of the Iran national under-23 football team that participated at the 2006 Asian Games. He also participated with Iran B national football team in the 2005 Islamic Games in Saudi Arabia, where he won third place with his team, and became the top scorer in the tournament with 6 goals (4 of them in the 9-0 win against Tajikistan).

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 24 September 2010 Amman International Stadium, Amman  Bahrain 3–0 3–0 2010 WAFF

Death[edit]

On 19 April 2016, Oladi died in Tehran's Tajrish Hospital at the age of 30. The cause of death has not yet been officially reported.

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