Seyed Mehdi Qiyassi

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Seyed Mehdi Qiyassi
Personal information
Full name Seyed Mehdi Qiyassi
Date of birth 1941
Place of birth Mashhad, Iran Iran
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1959 Sepah Mashhad
1959–1968 Deyhim Mashhad
1968–1970 Arya F.C.
Teams managed
1968–1970 Arya F.C.
1974, 1975–1992[1] F.C. Aboomoslem
1994–1995 Payam Mashhad
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Haj. Seyed Mehdi Qiyassi (Persian: حاج سید مهدی قیاسی) born in 1941 in Mashhad, Iran is one of the most experienced football coaches from Mashhad. He first started as a swimmer before turning to Football. In 1954 with a record of 1min and 20seconds, he was ranked 4th in Iran for Backstroke.[2]

Playing career[edit]

He became interested in football when at the age of 17, while watching the final of a national competition between Mashhad and Esfahan where the team from his hometown won 1-0 with the goal from Khademizadeh.

Club career[edit]

At age of 17, due to his friendship with Heshmat Mohajerani who at the time was a footballer playing for Taj Mashhad, managed to start his football career with Sepah Mashhad which was Taj's third team. He had a very fast improvement and moved up to the second team which was called Deyhim Mashhad. During the 1960s, whilst playing for Deyhim, he reached fame and got invitation for Khorasan XI.

National career[edit]

In 1964, he got invited to the Iran national football team and spent 40 days in national team camp alongside fellow Mashhadi Ataollah Pazhand. Unfortunately both were crossed out.

Managerial career[edit]

At age of 27, he received various coaching certificate including one from Leipzig and another English FA 'A certificate in Tehran. He became captain and Head Coach of Arya F.C..

He has held various coaching positions (Technical Director & Head Coach) with F.C. Aboomoslem throughout the 1970s and 1980s to the present day. He was head coach of Payam Mashhad during Azadegan League 1994–95 season.[3]

He also coached the Khorasan Provincial Team(Khorasan XI) and Mashhad XI at a few competitions, most notably in the Qods League (provinces) and at the Turkmenistan President's Cup 2006.


As footballer

As manager


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