|Full name||Sattar Zare|
|Date of birth||January 27, 1982|
|Place of birth||Shiraz, Iran|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)|
|Playing position||Left Defender / Attacking Midfielder|
|Bargh Shiraz (manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 January 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 November 2010
Sattar Zare (Persian: ستار زارع, born January 27, 1982 in Shiraz) is a former Iranian football player and coach who currently manages Bargh Shiraz. He played in both wing back and midfielder positions.
Zare started his youth career at Bargh Shiraz at the age of 8 and stayed with the youth team until he was 20 and played for the team after becoming influential in the club's relative success in recent years. He is the captain of Bargh and the only Bargh player that participates in Team melli in recent years. In the middle of 2007–08 season, he was fired and banned from training by the team manager Mahmoud Yavari because of anarchy, but he was forgiven after a brief period and played for the club again. at the end of 2007–08 season, he was a free agent and had offers from both Iranian giants Persepolis and Esteghlal, and also an offer from Mes, but he decided to remain at Hafezieh for another season. He was the best player for Bargh Shiraz but the team was relegated and despite having offers again he decided to stay.
He joined Shahin Bushehr in July 2010 and spent one season there. After the end of the season, he signed a contract with Rah Ahan on 1 July 2011 but he was fired by Rah Ahan's head coach, Ali Daei on 5 October 2011. He returned to Shahin Bushehr during the winter transfer window.
Club career statistics
Last update 26 September 2012
- Assist Goals
Zare was drafted to mend the defenses of the Iranian U-23s, after Hossein Faraki took over the coaching job. Along with Zare, Faraki also invited Alavi and the duo were a success. After that performance, Iran's coach Branko Ivankovic invited both of the players to the squad for the game against Jordan in June 2004. He made his debut on July 20, 2004 in the match against Thailand. He was a part of Iran's 2004 Asian Cup squad. During the quarterfinals against China he received a controversial red card after lightly pushing a Chinese player's chest who fell over holding his face.
Zare was set to play for Iran at the 2006 World Cup, but after damaging ligaments in his right knee, he was replaced by Moharram Navidkia. After missing the World Cup, he was not a regular part of Team Melli. After the World Cup, Amir Ghalenoei became Iran's coach. Ghalenoei called up Zare for his 30-man list for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, but he did not select him for the Iranian squad. When Ali Daei became Team Melli's coach, he called Zare i[ again and used him as a left defender in starting line up in the World Cup 2010 first round qualifications.
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- سرپرست تيم فوتبال برق شيراز: با چند بازيكن خوب در حال مذاكره هستيم (in Persian). IRNA.
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