Payam Sadeghian

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Payam Sadeghian
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Personal information
Full name Payam Sadeghian Sharafabad
Date of birth (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Tabriz, Iran
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Second Striker
Club information
Current team
Machine Sazi
Number 11
Youth career
2005–2010 Zob Ahan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Zob Ahan 73 (27)
2013–2015 Persepolis 36 (4)
2015 Naft Tehran 10 (1)
2015–2016 Saba Qom 7 (0)
2016– Machine Sazi 16 (4)
National team
2005–2007 Iran U14 25 (14)
2007–2009 Iran U17 21 (8)
2009–2010 Iran U20 5 (1)
2010–2014 Iran U23 22 (12)
2012– Iran 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 March 2014

Payam Sadeghian (Persian: پیام صادقیان‎‎; born 29 February 1992)[1] is an Iranian Footballer who currently plays for Machine Sazi in the Persian Gulf Pro League as an Attacking Midfielder. He is known for being technical on the ball.

Club career[edit]

Zob Ahan[edit]

Sadeghian showed himself as a starting line up player first time in 2011–12 IPL and made an assist for Mohammad Hosseini against Foolad. He also scored a goal and made another assist in a match against Malavan.[2] On 9 September 2011, he shone again and made another assist for Esmaeil Farhadi against Persepolis.[3] Two weeks later, he played the full 90 minutes against Shahin Bushehr and made an assist for Mohammad Ahmadpouri.[4] He made an assist for Mohammad Ghazi on 2 October 2011 to show his assist ability another time.[5]

Persepolis[edit]

He signed a two-year contract with Persepolis on 9 June 2013.[6] He made his debut in a match against Tractor Sazi as a substitute for Gholamreza Rezaei and made an assist two minutes later for Mehdi Seyed Salehi. In his first season with Persepolis he was instrumental in their success and was one of their most important players. In August 2014 Sadegian was banned three months for shoving a referee during a match against Foolad.

He was fired by Persepolis on 27 April 2015 after a dispute with coach Branko Ivanković.[7]

Naft Tehran[edit]

On 1 July 2015, Sadeghian joined Naft Tehran on a five-year contract. He scored his first goal for the club on 27 October 2015 in a 2–1 victory against Padideh.

Saba Qom[edit]

After falling out with the management at Naft, Sadeghian left the club and on 8 January 2016 he signed with Saba Qom and reunited with former coach Ali Daei.[8]

Machine Sazi[edit]

On 28 May 2016, Sadeghian signed with newly promoted Tabrizi side Machine Sazi. This club also is his father's (Hassan Sadeghian) team. Sadeghian assisted in his first match for the club against Foolad.

International career[edit]

Under-17[edit]

He captained the team to the championship for the first time in the 2008 AFC U-16 Championship. At the tournament he played in all the games apart from the final due to suspension. He scored Iran's first goal at the tournament against Bahrain. Winning the tournament qualified Iran for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Sadeghian again scored Iran's first goal at the tournament against Gambia in the 44th minute making the most from a poorly taken free kick from the goalkeeper. He played a key role in Iran's qualification from its group, unbeaten with 7 points.

Under-20[edit]

He was again a vital part of Iran's U19's participation at the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship. He played in Iran's first two games, Iran losing both and failing to qualify from its group.

Under-22[edit]

He was called up by Ali Reza Mansourian to participate in the team's training camp in Italy. During a friendly match against the Italy B team he scored 2 goals in Iran's 6-2, including Iran's first with an outstanding free kick.

Senior[edit]

Sadeghian made his debut for the senior Iran team against Mozambique, as a substitute in 2012. He was called up again to the squad by Carlos Queiroz in March 2014, and played in Iran's match against Kuwait which Iran won 3-2.[9]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 29 September 2016.
Club Division Season League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Zob Ahan Pro League 2009–10 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
2011–12 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 2 4
2012–13 30 6 5 3 0 0 33 6 5
Persepolis 2013–14 26 3 8 2 0 0 28 3 8
2014–15 10 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 14 2 1
Naft Tehran 2015–16 10 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 14 1 2
Saba Qom 7 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 2
Mashin Sazi 2016–17 15 4 5 1 1 0 11 3 4
Career total 114 14 21 10 1 0 5 0 0 129 15 21

International goals[edit]

Sadeghian benching during a Hazfi Cup match with Persepolis

U17[edit]

U23[edit]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Zob Ahan
Persepolis

International[edit]

Iran U-17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iranproleague.net
  2. ^ Goal.com
  3. ^ Goal.com
  4. ^ Goal.com
  5. ^ Goal.com
  6. ^ varzesh3.com: Payam Sadeghian joined the reds
  7. ^ پیام صادقیان از پرسپولیس اخراج شد
  8. ^ http://www.varzesh3.com/news/1295123/%D9%BE%DB%8C%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%82%DB%8C%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A8%D9%87-%D8%B5%D8%A8%D8%A7-%D9%BE%DB%8C%D9%88%D8%B3%D8%AA
  9. ^ http://www.persianfootball.com/news/2014/02/23/payam-sadeghian-is-invited-to-team/

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