Mojtaba Moharrami

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Mojtaba Moharrami
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Personal information
Full name Mojtaba Moharrami
Date of birth (1965-04-16) 16 April 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1975–1978 Rah Ahan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Rah Ahan
1980–1985 Shahin
1985–1988 Nirouye Zamini
1988–1997 Persepolis 174 (41[1])
1997–1998 Al-Arabi
National team
1988–1996 Iran 37 (5)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Steel Azin B
2013 Persepolis B
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mojtaba Moharrami (Persian: مجتبی محرمی‎‎, born 16 April 1965) is an Iranian former football player and now coach. He is current head coach of Persepolis F.C. Reserves.

Moharrami made 37 appearances for the Iran national football team.[2] He was captain of Iran national football team at Asian Cup 1996. Regardless of the fact that he has been one of the best left-backs of Iranian football history, he is mostly known for his several controversial actions in different matches. In the infamous Perspolis- Esteghlal derby in 1993, he was accused to be in the lime light of the brawl and was banned for three years. In his rare appearance in a live TV show in 2011, he claimed that the punishment which ruined his career was too severe and unfair. He also was banned for a year for attacking referee Jamal Al Sharif during Iran-Japan match in 1992 Asian cup. Despite his actions towards referees and opponents in the games, he has remained a popular figure in the Iranian football history and considered an icon. During Persepolis F.C. matches, whenever the crowd is not satisfied with referee's decisions they chant Moharrami's name to remind the referee that he would have been kicked if Moharrami were in the game.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 November 1989 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Guinea 1–1 Draw Friendly
2. 11 May 1992 Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, India  Pakistan 0–7 Won 1992 AFC Asian Cup qual.
3. 13 May 1992 Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, India  India 0–3 Won 1992 AFC Asian Cup qual.
4. 2 October 1992 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Cameroon 1–1 Draw Friendly
5. 9 October 1994 Athletic Stadium, Miyoshi, Japan  Yemen 4–0 Won 1994 Asian Games
Correct as of 4 January 2017[3]







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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Farshad Pious
Iran national football team captain
Succeeded by
Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh