Samad Marfavi

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Samad Marfavi
Samad Marfavi - Saba vs. Peykan.jpg
Personal information
Full name Abdolsamad Marfavi
Date of birth (1964-05-18) May 18, 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Bandar Imam Khomeini,[1] Iran
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Saba Qom (manager)
Youth career
1980–1983 Pas Bandar Imam Khomeini
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 Niroye Zamini
1985–1986 Setad Moshtarak Tehran
1986–1989 Daraei
1989–1993 Esteghlal
1993–1994 Keshavarz
1995–1996 Al Kuwait Kaifan
1996–1997 Esteghlal
1998 Tiong Bahru United
1998–1999 Bahman
National team
1986–1994 Iran 31 (11)
Teams managed
2000–2002 Esteghlal (youth)
2002–2003 Esteghlal Ahvaz (assistant)
2003–2006 Esteghlal (assistant)
2006–2007 Esteghlal
2007 Esteghlal (assistant)
2007–2008 Esteghlal Ahvaz (assistant)
2008–2009 Esteghlal (assistant)
2009–2010 Esteghlal
2010–2011 Mes Kerman
2012–2014 Saba Qom
2014–2015 Paykan
2016– Saba Qom
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Abdolsamad Marfavi (Persian: صمد مرفاوی ‎‎, born May 18, 1964 in Bandar Imam Khomeini, Iran) is an Iranian football coach and former player.

Club career[edit]

He played the majority of his playing career for IPL giants Esteghlal.

International career[edit]

Marfavi debuted for the Iranian national team against Kuwait on February 27, 1987. He scored 11 goals in 31 appearances for Iran.

Managerial career[edit]

He was Esteghlal's assistant coach from 2003 until 2006 when he was replaced with Amir Ghalenoei who was appointed as the Iran national football team coach in August 2006 just one month before the season starts. He had a good season result till 27th week of the season and Esteghlal was in first place but the last three weeks of the season was a distastor for him where he only earned one point out of 3 home matches and finished fourth. He came back as the assistant coach of Nasser Hejazi next season but after the differences he left the club and returned the season after to help Amir Ghalenoei to win the league. After Amir Ghalenoei left the club for Sepahan, he was re-appointed as the head coach of Esteghlal in July 2009. On 18 May 2010, he extended his contract with Esteghlal for another season.[2] However, he would later resign from his position only a couple of days later.[3] On 2 June 2010, he was appointed head coach of Mes Kerman and was resigned on 25 August 2011. He became head coach of Saba Qom on 25 September 2012 and signed a contract until end of the season. Before the start of 2013–14 season, it was announced that his contract will not renewed. On 11 November 2013, he was reappointed as Saba's head coach for a second time.

As of 29 April 2017
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Esteghlal 15 August 2006 3 July 2007 30 14 10 6 45% 39 30 +9
Esteghlal 1 July 2009 1 June 2010 43 20 13 10 46% 77 45 +32
Mes 2 June 2010 25 August 2011 40 13 14 13 30% 46 41 +5
Saba 25 September 2012 31 May 2013 28 7 14 7 25% 30 28 +2
Saba 11 November 2013 26 November 2014 31 10 10 11 32% 31 35 –4
Paykan 27 November 2014 1 July 2015 8 0 5 3 0% 5 9 –4
Saba 3 July 2016 Present 30 8 10 12 27% 29 31 –2
Total 211 73 77 62 35% 256 218 +42

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