Hosseini in Iran training in 2016
|Full name||Seyed Jalal Hosseini |
|Date of birth||February 3, 1982|
|Place of birth||Bandar Anzali, Iran|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016
Seyyed Jalal Hosseini (Persian: سید جلال حسینی, born February 3, 1982), commonly known as Jalal Hosseini, is an Iranian football defender who currently plays for Persepolis in Persian Gulf Pro League and the Iranian national team. He has been a member of Iran's U-23 side as a wild card player on two occasions, in the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games, winning a bronze medal in 2006. Hosseini has represented Iran at the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, 2011 AFC Asian Cup, 2015 AFC Asian Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In October 2016, Hosseini was selected as one of the best 3 defenders in the world during 2018 world cup qualification games, by France Football magazine.
Early life and education
He moved from Malavan to Saipa in summer 2005. Before that he was link with a move to Persepolis but the move was cancelled. During the 2005–06 season, he was the most consistent player for his club, making 28 full appearances and scoring one goal. He continued his solid performance for Saipa during the 2006–07 season with 26 full appearances and one goal and also won the league. He also played in the AFC Champions League matches for Saipa.
He signed for Sepahan in summer 2009 and became their regular player for the season. He won the Persian Gulf Cup for three times in a row with Sepahan. After three years and 94 league appearances, Hosseini left the club in 2012 as one of the league's most established Center Backs.
He signed a one-year contract with Tehran's reds until the end of 2012–13 Season. He extended his contract with Persepolis for one year in February 2013, keeping him in the team till 2014. He was regarded as the Iran Pro League's best defender. He was one of the main players in Persepolis' second place league finish in 2014. Hosseini was named the best defender in the 2013–14 season.
Hosseini left Qatar and joined Persian Gulf Pro League runners–up Naft Tehran in the summer of 2015. With Hosseini Naft reached the quarter–finals of the 2015 AFC Champions League. Midway through the season, Hosseini and many Naft players and management had disputes with the board as they had not been paid. As a result of this Hosseini left the club before the 2016–17 season.
In spring of 2016, after days of negotiation, Hosseini announced he had signed with his former club Persepolis. Shortly after he was announced as the club captain for the 2016–17 season.
Club career statistics
- As of 3 May 2015
- Assist Goals
Having joined Team Melli again in July 2007, he played in all four of Iran's matches and scored Iran's first goal in its opening match at the 2007 Asian Cup against Uzbekistan. He was called again for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. He also played in 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification for Team Melli and 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification. He featured in West Asian Football Federation Championship 2010 and 2011 Asian Cup. On 1 June 2014, he was called into Iran's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by Carlos Queiroz. He was called into Iran's 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad on 30 December 2014 by Carlos Queiroz.
- Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
|1||11 July 2007||Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur||Uzbekistan||1–1||2–1||2007 AFC Asian Cup|
|2||26 March 2008||Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City||Kuwait||2–0||2–2||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||1 October 2010||Amman International Stadium, Amman||Iraq||1–0||2–1||WAFF 2010|
|4||17 July 2011||Azadi Stadium, Tehran||Madagascar||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|5||11 October 2011||Azadi Stadium, Tehran||Bahrain||1–0||6–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6||15 October 2013||Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran||Thailand||1–0||2–1||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|7||8 October 2015||Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat||Oman||1–1||1–1||2018 WCQ and 2019 ACQ|
|8||6 October 2016||Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent||Uzbekistan||1–0||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
He is the second of five sons of Jahan Hosseini. His younger brother, Jamal is currently plays for Malavan's youth team. In January 2010, Hosseini married with his long-time girlfriend, Leila Riyahi. The couple's first child was born on 18 December 2013, a daughter with the name of Noura, same with Hosseini's then-coach at Persepolis Ali Daei's daughter name. On 15 February 2016, the couple's second girl was born and was named Mila.
- Football Iran News & Events Defender of the year: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2013–14, 2015–16
- Asia's Bests: 2011
- Iran Pro League Team of the Year: 2013–14, 2015–16
- Navad Player of the Year: 2016
- L'équipe type des éliminatoires pour la Coupe du monde 2018
- "2005–2006 Season Appearances". IPLstats.com. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
- Hosseini joins Persepolis
- "منتظری جانشین حسینی در الأهلی شد". Iranian Students' News Agency. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "Queiroz trims Iran squad to 24". FIFA.com. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "Queiroz Names Team Melli Squad". afcasiancup.com. 30 December 2014.
- Jalal Hosseini at PersianLeague.com
- Jalal Hosseini at TeamMelli.com
- Jalal Hosseini at National-Football-Teams.com
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