Reza Ahadi

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Reza Ahadi
Personal information
Full name Reza Nadef Ahadi
Date of birth (1962-11-30)November 30, 1962
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Date of death January 17, 2016(2016-01-17) (aged 53)
Place of death Tehran, Iran
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1979–1981 Esteghlal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1986 Esteghlal 51 (7)
1986–1989 Rot-Weiss Essen 8 (1)
1989–1992 Esteghlal 40 (4)
1992–1994 Bank Tejarat 22 (2)
1994–1995 Zob Ahan 17 (1)
1995 Persepolis 1 (0)
National team
1982–1994 Iran 13 (2)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Esteghlal (youth)
2008 Esteghlal Ahvaz
2008–2009 Aboomoslem
2009 Shahdari Zanjan
2009 Kowsar
2010–2011 Paykan (assistant)
2011 Payam Mashhad[1]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Reza Ahadi (November 30, 1962 – January 17, 2016) was an Iranian footballer who played as a midfielder for the Iran national team and Tehran's Esteghlal. He died following an internal infection and liver problems at the age of 53.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Ahadi played for Iranian club Esteghlal FC for most of his career, and also was among the first Iranian players to pursue a career in European football as he joined Germany’s Rot-Weiss Essen in 1986 where he scored a goal in his eight appearances. He was a member of the Iran national football team from 1982–1984.[3]

The former Esteghlal captain was called up 13 times to the national team and scored twice. He was the manager of a handful of teams such as Esteghlal Ahvaz, Paykan, Kowsar and Payam Mashhad during his short coaching career.

He had introduced a number of Iranian players, including Vahid Talebloo, Khosro Heydari and Andranik Teymourian to professional soccer.

Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ مديرعامل باشگاه :شايعه سقوط پيام جوسازي عليه باشگاه است (in Persian). isna.ir. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Iranian footballer Reza Ahadi passes away". presstv.ir. 
  3. ^ "Reza Ahadi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. 

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