Reza Haghighi

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Reza Haghighi
Iran vs. Montenegro 2014-05-26 (120).jpg
Personal information
Full name Reza Haghighi Shandiz
Date of birth (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Mashhad, Iran
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Padideh
Number 88
Youth career
Payam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Payam 48 (1)
2009–2012 Fajr Sepasi 76 (6)
2012–2015 Persepolis 53 (2)
2015 Padideh 7 (1)
2015 Saba Qom 6 (0)
2016 Suphanburi 0 (0)
2016– Padideh 0 (0)
National team
2012– Iran 9 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 13, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 13, 2016

Reza Haghighi (Persian: رضا حقیقی‎‎, born 1 February 1989[1]) is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Padideh in the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Club career[edit]

Payam[edit]

Haghighi started his career with Payam. He made his debut for Payam on 10 November 2006 while he has 16 years old.[2]

Fajr Sepasi[edit]

He joined Fajr Sepasi in the summer of 2009.[3] He was chosen by Mahmoud Yavari as the club Captain before the starting of the 12th Iran Pro League.[4][5] As of August 2012, he was named the Asian Best player of month by Goal.com Asia.[6]

Persepolis[edit]

In the summer of 2012, Persepolis tried to acquire Haghighi but Fajr Sepasi rejected Persepolis's undisclosed bid (reported €220,000)[7] and he had to stay at Fajr Sepasi.[8] Ultimately, during the mid-season transfer window of the 12th Iran Pro League, the two teams reached an agreement on his transfer terms and Haghighi joined Persepolis on November 21, 2012. He signed a 2.5 year contract until the end of the 2014–15 season.[9][10] He made his debut for Persepolis in a 6–0 win against Malavan in the 2012–13 Hazfi Cup Round of 32.[11] He scored his first goal for Persepolis from a penalty kick in a match against Saipa on 28 February 2013.[12] On December 27, 2014 he was officially released from Persepolis.[13] He finished his career in Persepolis with 61 appearances and 3 goals.

Padideh[edit]

Haghighi joined Padideh in December 2014 with a contract until the end of season.[14]

Saba Qom[edit]

Haghighi joined Saba Qom in the summer of 2015 with a two–year contract. He was released before mid season having only played six matches for the club.

Suphanburi[edit]

In January 2016 Haghighi signed a contract with Thai Premier League club Suphanburi.[15] He played in a preseason game against Albirex Niigata for just 45 minutes, before the contract was canceled shortly before the season opening.[16]

Return to Padideh[edit]

On 10 October 2016, Haghighi returned to Padideh by signing a seven-month contract.


Club career statistics[edit]

As of 20 May 2015
Club Division Season League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Payam Division 1 2006–07 6 0 0 0 6 0
2007–08 21 0 3 0 24 0
Pro League 2008–09 21 1 1 0 22 1
Fajr Sepasi 2009–10 11 0 0 0 11 0
Division 1 2010–11 23 4 2 0 25 4
Pro League 2011–12 32 1 0 0 32 1
201213 10 1 0 0 10 1
Persepolis 13 2 4 0 17 2
2013–14 26 0 2 1 28 1
201415 14 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
Padideh 7 1 0 0 7 1
Career Total 177 9 14 1 0 0 191 10
  • Assists
Season Team Assists
08–09 Payam 0
09–10 Fajr Sepasi 0
11–12 0
12–13 2
Persepolis 1
13–14 1
14–15 0

International career[edit]

Reza Haghighi in a friendly match vs. Montenegro in 2014

On 12 February 2012, he was named in the Iran squad by Carlos Queiroz and made his debut in a match against Jordan on 23 February 2012.[17] On 1 June 2014, he was called into Iran's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by Carlos Queiroz.[18]

Honours[edit]

Persepolis

References[edit]

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