Misagh Bahadoran

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Misagh Bahadoran
Bahadoran at the Cebu City Sports Complex
Personal information
Full name Misagh Medina Bahadoran[1]
Date of birth (1987-01-10) 10 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
2006–2009 Pasargad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Pasargad
2010–2011 Kaya
2011– Global
National team
2007–2012 Philippines (futsal)[2][3]
2011– Philippines 54 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:30, 20 June 2013 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:30, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Misagh Bahadoran (Persian: میثاق بهادران‎, translit. Mithāq Bhāderan; born 10 January 1987) is a Filipino footballer who plays as a winger or forward for Global and the Philippines national team. He has also played for the Philippines national futsal team. [4]

Early life and education[edit]

Bahadoran's father, Mostafa,[5] is Iranian[4] and his mother is Kapampangan Filipino.[6] He is the third of seven children.[7] He was raised in Tehran, Iran[8] At age 7, Bahadoran started to play football and dreamed to be a professional footballer.[9] He moved to the Philippines in 2004 to finish high school in Pampanga.[8]

At the end of the 2010–11 school year, Bahadoran graduated from Centro Escolar University in Manila, with a degree in Dentistry;[7] he is currently a qualified dentist with his own practice.[10]


In 2006, Bahadoran started to play for the Philippine national futsal team.[4]


Club career[edit]

Bahadoran first participated at the United Football League in 2009 as a player for Pasargad. He then later moved to Kaya in 2010. In 2011, he was asked to try out for the Tokyo Verdy in December. Global in 2011.[8]

International career[edit]

Bahadoran first got called up to the Philippines squad in 2007, but his father urged him not to play for the team due to conflicts with his studies. After graduating from university in 2011, his father allowed him to pursue football and was again called up to the national team.[4] He was eventually named in the final squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification first round against Sri Lanka. However, over the two-legged match, he was not able to get his debut. As the Philippines advanced to the second round qualifiers against Kuwait, he made his debut in the first-leg, coming on as a substitute for Ángel Guirado in the second minute of second half stoppage time in a 3–0 defeat.[11] In the second-leg, he came on as an 80th-minute substitute for Guirado but was not able to help the Philippines make a come back as they lost 2–1.[12]

On 11 June 2015, he scored his first international goal in a 2–1 win for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification second round against Bahrain. Five days later, he scored the Philippines' first goal in a 2-0 win over Yemen.[8]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.[13]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 June 2015 Philippine Sports Stadium, Bocaue  Bahrain
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 16 June 2015 Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha  Yemen
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 29 March 2016 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila  North Korea
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 6 September 2016 Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan
5. 9 November 2016 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila  Kyrgyzstan
6. 22 November 2016 Philippine Sports Stadium, Bocaue  Indonesia
2016 AFF Championship
7. 7 June 2017 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou  China PR

Personal life[edit]

Since December 2015 Bahadoran has been dating Filipina actress and model Sam Pinto.[14][15]

In November 2016, Bahadoran is still does not practice dentistry due to focusing on his football career but he plans to launch his dental clinic in December. As of the same month, he also runs a food joint called MelMac Peri Peri Express.[9]




National team[edit]


  1. ^ "2010 AFC Futsal Championship Qualification squad list - Philippines". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  2. ^ دندانپزشکی ایرانی که کاپیتان تیم ملی فوتسال فیلیپین بود
  3. ^ میثاق بهادران: الگویم اشکان دژآگه است
  4. ^ a b c d Reyes, Shiela (2011-06-23). "Azkals up close: Misagh Bahadoran". abs-cbnnews.com. Alto Broadcasting System-Chronicle Broadcasting Network. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  5. ^ Tupas, Cedelf (11 November 2016). "Back on track". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Shiela Reyes (23 June 2011). "Azkals up close: Misagh Bahadoran". abs-cbnnews.com. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Henson, Joaquin (2011-10-26). "Guirado's brother to fill Aly's spot". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  8. ^ a b c d Songalia, Ryan (4 August 2015). "Misagh Bahadoran: An unlikely Azkals standout". Rappler. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Up close and personal with Azkals star Misagh Bahadoran. Philippines: AFF Suzuki Cup. 23 November 2016. 
  10. ^ Williams, Paul. "Brisbane Roar's opponents Global by name, global by nature". The World Game. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Match report: Kuwait v Philippines". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  12. ^ "Match report: Philippines v Kuwait". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  13. ^ "Misagh Bahadoran". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. 
  14. ^ Medina, Andrei (18 March 2016). "Azkals star has won the heart of FHM's Sexiest Woman Sam Pinto". spin.ph. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  15. ^ Viloria, Barry (23 March 2016). "#Relationshipgoals: Azkals' Misagh Bahadoran and Sam Pinto". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 

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