Mohammad Khakpour

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Mohammad Khakpour
Mohammad Khakpour in Iran U23 training.jpg
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Khakpour
Date of birth (1969-02-20) 20 February 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 1.81 m (6 ft)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Iran U-23 (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Pas Tehran
1990–1995 Persepolis
1995–1996 Geylang United
1996–1997 Vanspor 13 (0)
1997–1999 Bahman
1999–2000 MetroStars 19 (0)
National team
1989–2000 Iran 52 (1)
Teams managed
2010–2011 Steel Azin
2014–2016 Iran U-23

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Mohammad Khakpour (Persian: محمد خاکپور‎‎, born February 20, 1969 in Tehran) is a retired Iranian football player.

Playing career[edit]

Khakpour played for a few clubs, including Persepolis FC, Pas Tehran, Vanspor, Geylang United and MetroStars (United States). He played for the Iran national football team and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. After his season long stay at MetroStars, he resided in California where he decided to start a football club, known as MK Soccer Club.

Coaching career[edit]

Early Career[edit]

He has a national "A" coaching license. In early August 2006, Khakpour signed as Foolad's assistant coach under Mohammad Mayeli Kohan for the 2006–07 Iran Pro League season, but left the club after Mayeli Kohan's departure from Foolad.

Steel Azin[edit]

He was appointed as the head coach of Steel Azin on 1 December 2010. He resigned from his post on 3 March 2011.

Iran under-23[edit]

Khakpour was Iran national under-23 football team's technical manager before being appointed as team head coach on 16 December 2014 for the 2016 Olympic qualifiers.[1] He led Iran's under-23 team to win the 2015 WAFF U-23 Championship.[2]

Statistics[edit]

As of 22 January 2016
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA +/- Win %
IranIran U-23 December 2014 January 2016 23 17 3 3 60 18 +42 73.91

Honours[edit]

Manager[edit]

1st Gold Medal (1): 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mohammad Khakpour Appointed As Coach of Iran U-23". persianfootball.com. 
  2. ^ "Cheetahs crown WAFF U-23 Championship". Mehr News Agency. 15 October 2015. 

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