Pejman Montazeri

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Pejman Montazeri
Pejman Montazeri 2018.jpg
Montazeri with Iran in 2018
Personal information
Full name Pejman Montazeri
Date of birth (1983-09-06) 6 September 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Ahvaz , Iran
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Esteghlal
Number 33
Youth career
2001–2004 Foolad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Foolad 81 (6)
2007–2014 Esteghlal 209 (10)
2014–2015 Umm-Salal 39 (2)
2015–2017 Al-Ahli 31 (1)
2017–2019 Esteghlal 40 (0)
Al-Kharitiyath 0 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Iran U23 8 (1)
2008–2019 Iran 50 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:02, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 January 2019

Pejman Montazeri (Persian: پژمان منتظری‎, born 6 September 1983) is an Iranian footballer; he currently plays for Esteghlal and the Iranian national team.[2]

Club career[edit]

Foolad[edit]

He was one of the exceptionally talented players in the Foolad squad that won the Iran Pro League in 2005, Montazeri played for Foolad in the 2006 AFC Champions League group stage.[3]

Esteghlal[edit]

After Foolad was relegated to the Azadegan League, Montazeri signed with Esteghlal. He had been a regular player for the team in his first two seasons, where he won the Iran Pro League and the Hazfi Cup. He extended his contract with Esteghlal until 2013 where he won the league title in the 2012–13 season. He also reached the semi-final of the Asian Champions League with Esteghlal in 2013.

Umm Salal[edit]

Montazeri transferred to Umm Salal on 5 January 2014. When Montazeri joined Umm Salal, the club was in danger of relegation, but under the leadership of Montazeri, Umm Salal avoided relegation and finished 7th place.

Al Ahli[edit]

On 31 May 2015 Montazeri signed a two-year contract with Qatari club Al Ahli.[4]

Return to Esteghlal[edit]

On 14 June, Montazeri Return to Esteghlal after a mutual decision not to renew his contract with Al Ahli.[5] He was given the number 33 shirt, the same number he wore for Esteghlal during his first spell.[6]

International career[edit]

Pejman Montazeri was a member of Iran U-23, participating in the 2006 Asian Games. On 5 October 2011, he made his debut for the senior side against Palestine which he managed to score as Iran beat their opponent 7–0.[7] He was named Man of the match later.[7] He was called to the national team for World Cup 2014 qualification, 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification and 2012 WAFF Championship by coach Carlos Queiroz. On 1 June 2014, he was called into Iran's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by Carlos Queiroz. He played full 90 minutes in all three matches for Team Melli, where Iran eliminated in the group stage.[8] However, he missed 2015 AFC Asian Cup due to injury.[9] He was also called up to play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification and made a strong partnership with Morteza Pouraliganji as Iran qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup without conceding a single goal.[10][11] In May 2018 he was named in Iran's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[12][13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 February 2015
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2004–05 Foolad Pro League 29 2 29 2
2005–06 28 1 6 1 34 2
2006–07 24 2 2 0 26 2
2007–08 Esteghlal 31 2 6 1 37 3
2008–09 28 0 2 0 4 0 34 0
2009–10 32 2 2 0 7 1 41 3
2010–11 32 2 3 1 6 0 41 3
2011–12 28 2 4 0 7 0 39 2
2012–13 29 1 3 1 8 1 40 3
2013–14 19 1 1 0 4 0 24 1
Qatar League Emir Cup Asia Total
2014-15 Umm-Salal Stars League 14 0 1 0 15 0
2015-16 25 2 0 0 25 2
2016-17 alahli FC 18 2 0 0 18 2
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2017–18 Esteghlal Pro League 15 0 3 1 7 0 25 1
2018–19 13 0 1 0 3 1 16 1
Total Iran 308 15 26 4 52 3 386 21
Total Qatar 57 4 1 0 58 3
Career total 359 18 25 3 43 3 428 24
Montazeri playing for Esteghlal in AFC Champions League in 2013

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 31 December 2018.[14]
Iran
Year Apps Goals
2008 1 0
2011 1 1
2012 9 0
2013 7 0
2014 8 0
2015 7 0
2016 6 1
2017 3 0
2018 7 0
Total 49 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 October 2011 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Palestine 5–0 7–0 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Nader Montazeri plays for the Iran national rugby union team and his cousin, Roozbeh Madadi currently is a coach in the Iranian national football academy in Tehran.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Foolad
Esteghlal

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 18 June 2018. p. 14.
  2. ^ "Umm Salal Fan Thread". PersianFootball.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  3. ^ Saaid, Hamdan (30 March 2006). "Asian Champions League 2006 Details". RSSSF.
  4. ^ "منتظری جانشین حسینی در الأهلی شد". Iranian Students' News Agency. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. ^ "پژمان منتظری به استقلال پیوست" (in Persian).
  6. ^ "منتظری از الاهلی دوحه به بلوار فردوس" (in Persian).
  7. ^ a b "تیم ملی فوتبال ايران با هفت گل دروازه فلسطين را به توپ بست" (in Persian).
  8. ^ "Queiroz trims Iran squad to 24". FIFA.com. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  9. ^ "منتظری جام ملت ها را از دست داد" (in Persian).
  10. ^ "صدرنشینی بدون گل خورده؛ تیم ملی فوتبال ایران قطر را در انتخابی جام جهانی روسیه برد" (in Persian).
  11. ^ "صعود تاریخی ایران به جام‌جهانی/رکوردهایی که تیم ایران برجای گذاشت" (in Persian).
  12. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".[dead link]
  13. ^ "World Cup 2018: Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz names final squad". BBC Sport. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  14. ^ Pejman Montazeri at National-Football-Teams.com

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