Naeim Saadavi

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Naeim Sadavi
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Personal information
Full name Naeim Sadavi Saad
Date of birth (1969-06-16) June 16, 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Ahvaz, Iran
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Bahman
1997–1999 Persepolis
1999–2004 Foolad
National team
1996–1998 Iran 22 (1)
Teams managed
2005 Sanat Naft
2005–2007 Shahin Bushehr
2007 Iran U23 (assistant)
2008–2009 Persepolis (assistant)
2009–2016 Foolad (assistant)
2016–2017 Foolad
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Naeim Sadavi Saad (Persian: نعیم سعداوی‎‎, born June 16, 1969 in Ahvaz) is a retired Iranian football player and now a football coach. He usually played in the defender position.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He played for a few clubs in Iran, namely Bahman, Persepolis FC and Foolad FC.

Sadavi started at Bahman where he played for a season before Tehran giants Persepolis FC signed him on August 1, 1997.

International career[edit]

He participated at 1998 FIFA World Cup for the Iran national football team.

Managerial career[edit]

He coached Sanat Naft FC and has coached Shahin Bushehr in Iran's Azadegan League from 2005 after Human Afazeli's departure from the club. He was also a first team coach of the Iran national under-23 football team for a short period in 2007. He then being appointed as Foolad assistant coach in 2009. He works under three managers, first was Majid Jalali, then Hossein Faraki and last was Dragan Skočić.

On 25 May 2016, he was appointed as head coach of Foolad with signing a three-year contract with the club.


As of 4 May 2017
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA +/- Win %
Foolad June 2016 May 2017 32 9 15 8 33 34 −1 028.13
Total 32 9 15 8 33 34 −1 028.13