Mohammad Alavi (footballer)
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|Full name||Seyyed Mohammad Alavi|
|Date of birth||29 January 1982|
|Place of birth||Kashan, Iran|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2009||→ Pas Hamedan (loan)||18||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2008
Seyed Mohammad Alavi (Persian: سید محمد علوی, born 29 January 1982 in Kashan, Iran) is an Iranian footballer. He plays for PAS Hamedan in Iran's Azadegan League. He usually plays in the defensive midfield position.
A product of the football rich province of Khuzestan and the young team of Foolad, he was a pivotal player within this young team and his consistency and solid defending was one of the factors for the success of his club in becoming the champions of the IPL 2004/05. He played for the club in Iran's Premier League till its relegation to the lower division, Azadegan League, in 2007. He also played for Foolad in the 2006 AFC Champions League group stage.
He moved to Pas and stayed there for a season.He moved to Persepolis and stayed for few months where he only played 2 games and had no spot in the team because of Karim Bagheri and Maziar Zare excellent performances and moved for back to Pas for 6 months loan.He moved back to Foolad in summer 2009.
Club Career Statistics
Last Update 4 May 2011
- Assist Goals
Under-23 national team
Alavi stormed on the national scene after his header goal against China in Azadi Stadium which assured Iran Under-23 team 3 points in the anticipated revival of the teams chances in the 2004 Olympic qualifying matches. Although Alavi was selected by then coach Mohammad Mayeli Kohan in the roster of the U23 team, he was not given much playing time. After Hossein Faraki was appointed as the new coach, Alavi was given more playing time in all the remaining matches. Apart from his goal against China, Alavi played well in all the remaining matches under Faraki although it was a step too late as Iran did not manage to dislodge the Koreans from clinching the qualification to Athens.
Senior national team
In the 2004 Asian Cup, Alavi scored a goal in Iran's controversial loss to China in the semifinals of the tournament held in China 2004. The goal kept Iran's hopes alive, as they were forced to play one man down due to a red card, but China progressed to the final match at the end by penalty shoot-outs.
- Mohammad Alavi at National-Football-Teams.com