Omid Ebrahimi

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Omid Ebrahimi
2018 FIFA World Cup Group B march IRN-MAR 5.jpg
Ebrahimi with Iran at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Omid Ebrahimi Zarandini
Date of birth (1987-09-15) 15 September 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Neka, Mazandaran, Iran
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al Ahli
Number 6
Youth career
2004–2006 Shahrdari Neka
2006–2009 Bank Melli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Sh. Bandar Abbas 26 (6)
2010–2014 Sepahan 118 (18)
2014–2018 Esteghlal 108 (28)
2018– Al Ahli 21 (4)
National team
2012– Iran 47 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:19, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Omid Ebrahimi Zarandini (Persian: امید ابراهیمی زرندینی‎, born 16 September 1987)[2] is an Iranian footballer who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Al Ahli.[3]

Early years[edit]

Omid Ebrahimi was born in Zarandin-e Sofla, a village located in Neka County.[4]

Club career[edit]

Omid Ebrahimi was discovered by Amir Ghalenoei in 2011. He started his career in Esteghlal Dargahan. He joined Sepahan in 2010 after spending the previous season at Shahrdari Bandar Abbas in the Azadegan League.[5] Ebrahimi's first competitive appearance came in the Iran Pro League match against Rah Ahan on 27 July 2010, where he played the full 90 minutes.

On 10 June 2014, Ebrahimi signed a two-year contract with Esteghlal. He spent an excellent career in Blues of the Capital and selected as the best midfielder of Persian Gulf Pro League in 2015–16 and 2016–17 seasons[6][7] and also became the best goalscorer between midfielders in the history of Esteghlal.

International career[edit]

He made his debut under Carlos Queiroz on 9 December 2012 in a match against Saudi Arabia in the 2012 WAFF. He was called into Iran's 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad on 30 December 2014 by Carlos Queiroz.[8] In May 2018 he was named in Iran's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[9][10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 December 2018
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2009–10 Sh. Bandar Abbas Division 1 26 6 0 0 26 6
2010–11 Sepahan Pro League 26 0 4 1 9 1 39 2
2011–12 32 6 1 1 9 0 42 7
2012–13 32 8 4 0 6 1 42 9
2013–14 28 4 1 0 6 0 35 4
2014–15 Esteghlal 28 9 3 0 31 9
2015–16 28 10 4 1 32 11
2016–17 28 7 2 0 7 1 37 8
2017–18 24 2 4 0 6 0 34 2
2018–19 Al Ahli Stars League 14 3 0 0 14 3
Career total 266 55 23 3 43 3 332 61

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 31 December 2018.[11]
Iran
Year Apps Goals
2012 3 0
2013 2 0
2014 1 0
2015 10 0
2016 4 0
2017 5 0
2018 13 0
Total 39 0

Honours[edit]

Sepahan
Esteghlal

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Iran – O. Ebrahimi – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.irna.ir/fa/News/81448178/
  5. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website09-10/WebAzad/scorers.htm
  6. ^ "امید ابراهیمی، برترین هافبک فوتبال ایران". varzesh3 (in Persian).
  7. ^ "امید ابراهیمی برترین هافبک فصل ایران شد". varzesh3 (in Persian).
  8. ^ "Queiroz Names Team Melli Squad". afcasiancup.com. 30 December 2014.
  9. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".[dead link]
  10. ^ "World Cup 2018: Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz names final squad". BBC Sport. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  11. ^ Omid Ebrahimi at National-Football-Teams.com