Pejman Nouri

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Pejman Nouri
Pejman Nouri - Saba Qom vs. Malavan.jpg
Personal information
Full name Pejman Nouri Roudsari
Date of birth (1980-07-13) July 13, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Rezvanshahr, Gilan, Iran
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
1995–2001 Malavan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Malavan 47 (6)
2003–2005 Pegah Gilan 42 (8)
2005–2009 Persepolis 121 (7)
2009–2011 Malavan 64 (8)
2011–2012 Emirates Club 6 (1)
2012–2013 Malavan 31 (1)
2013–2014 Esteghlal 41 (0)
2014–2016 Malavan 41 (4)
2016–2017 Khooneh Be Khooneh 20 (4)
2017- Malavan 0 (0)
National team
2003–2013 Iran 49 (4)
2005 Iran B 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 May 2013

Pejman Nouri (Persian: پژمان نوری‎‎; born July 13, 1980 in Rezvanshahr, Iran)[1][2][3] is an Iranian football player, who currently plays and captains for Azadegan League side Khooneh Be Khooneh in the midfield position.

Club career[edit]

Born in Rezvanshahr, Gilan Province, he has spent most of his career in Malavan F.C. and then Pegah Gilan F.C., before being transferred to Persepolis.


The 2005–06 season was Pejman's first season in Persepolis which he was coached under Ali Parvin. He was noticed by a lot of the fans because of his hard work during the entire 90 minutes and mostly for his great speed.

The 2006–07 season was really difficult for Nouri because he had to play in the centre defense with fellow midfielder Farzad Ashoubi due to Persepolis's lack of defenders. He became more noticeable during this season and was given the nickname Gladiator by the fans and by the Iranian Sport writers.

During the 2007–08 season, he finally won the league with Persepolis during a season which he was once again pulled back from centre midfield to play as the left defender but in the last few weeks of the season he was put back in the centre midfield position and even scored in the second last game against Saba Battery.

He started the 2008–09 season by scoring the league's first goal against Saipa F.C. with a powerful 30 yards screamer. After Ghotbi resigned as Persepolis's coach, former player and veteran Afshin Peyrovani took over but he did not believe in Nouri as much as Ghotbi did. Nouri was really disappointed that he wasn't starting for Persepolis and almost left the team during the half season transfer period but he decided to stay with Persepolis and try to work things out and he was once again put in the line up by Peyrovani and even when Nelo Vingada took over, Nouri was still one of the starters both in the league and the AFC Champions League.

Return to Malavan[edit]

After six years he returned to Malavan and became the first captain. In the first league match of 2009–10 season he scored the winning goal of Malavan vs Mes Kerman. The match which Malavan won 2–1.

The third match of 2010–11 season against Mes was a great match for Nouri. After a very good run from the right flank he crossed the ball and the defender of Mes scored an own goal and after an equalizer by Mes, in final minutes of the match he scored the winning goal of Malavan.

In 2010–11 season, Nouri scored the winning goal of Malavan against his former club Perspolis, both in Azady stadium and in anzali. Some thought that he would not celebrate after scoring but he did and in Navad program he stated that he would always celebrate when he scores for Malavan because he owes his career to Malavan.

Emirates Club[edit]

He was transferred to the Emirates Club on loan in summer 2011. He made his debut in a match against Dubai Club and scoring his first goal for the club in a match against Al Wasl FC.

Second Return to Malavan[edit]

Nouri playing for Malavan in 2013

After so much struggle, in 2012–13, Pejman returned to his beloved club once again. He scored his first goal of the season on second week, in a 2–2 draw against Sanat Naft.


Nouri joined Esteghlal in June 2013, with a one-year contract.[4] He made his debut in a 2–1 win over Gostaresh Foolad.

International career[edit]

Nouri made his debut for the Iranian national football team at the LG cup tournament held in Tehran in August 2003, coming on as a substitute against Iraq. He scored in his third appearance for Iran, in a match against Belarus in Minsk. In October 2006, he was called up to join Team Melli again for an LG cup tournament held in Jordan, as well as the 2007 Asian Cup qualifier against Chinese Taipei. During the time that Ali Daei was the head coach of Team Melli, Nouri was called up a few times but never played. After Afshin Ghotbi was appointed as the head coach for the national team, Nouri was called up again and became a regular starter during the last three matches of the qualification of the 2010 FIFA World Cup which once again proved how much Ghotbi believes in Nouri. Under Carlos Queiroz's management he has become a utility man and increasingly been used in the left back position.


As of 15 May 2015
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2001–02 Malavan Pro League 22 5
2002–03 25 1
2003–04 Pegah 21 8
2004–05 21 0
2005–06 Persepolis 29 1 4 1 33 2
2006–07 28 2 3 0 31 2
2007–08 33 1 3 0 36 3
2008–09 31 3 3 0 6 0 40 3
2009–10 Malavan 32 3 2 0 34 3
2010–11 32 5 6 1 38 6
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2011–12 Emirates UAE League 6 1 3 0 9 1
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2012–13 Malavan Pro League 31 1 1 0 32 1
2013–14 Esteghlal 29 0 4 0 9 0 42 0
2014–15 12 0 2 0 14 0
Malavan 15 3 0 0 15 3
2015–16 26 1 0 1
Total Iran 364 34 9 0
United Arab Emirates 6 1 3 0 0 0 9 1
Career total 370 35 9 0
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
06–07 Persepolis 2
07–08 Persepolis 3
08–09 Persepolis 1
09–10 Malavan 6
10–11 Malavan 3
12–13 Malavan 4
13–14 Esteghlal 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 August 20, 2003 Dinamo Stadium, Minsk  Belarus 1–2 1–2 Friendly
2 December 2008 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  China PR 2–0 2–0 Friendly
3 October 5, 2011 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Palestine 6–0 7–0 Friendly
4 May 2, 2012 Enghelab Stadium, Karaj  Mozambique 3–0 3–0 Friendly

Playing style[edit]

Norui in 2014

He plays as a center midfielder, but can also play as a defensive midfielder and even a left back. He is known for his hard work, stamina and dribbling. Also if he finds space, he will shoot from long range. He also poses a threat in free-kicks with his deft left-foot shots.




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