Shabnam Mobarez

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Shabnam Mobarez
Personal information
Full name Shabnam Mobarez
Date of birth (1995-08-27) 27 August 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Afghanistan
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Aalborg BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Aalborg BK
National team
2014– Afghanistan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Shabnam Mobarez (born 27 August 1995)[1] is an Afghan football player.[2] As of 2016, she is captain of the Afghanistan women's national football team.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in Afghanistan, Mobarez emigrated to Denmark with her family in 2002–2003 due to the War in Afghanistan (2001–present).[1] She began playing football with boys in the street without her parents knowing and was later invited to join a professional club, which she did with her parents' support.[1] She played for the Danish City Club.

Playing career[edit]



Mobarez plays for Danish club, Aalborg BK.[2]


Mobarez declined an offer to play for the Denmark women's national football team and instead chose to represent Afghanistan.[1] Of the choice, she said, "We are trying to bring something positive to the country. These women are so brave they inspire me to do better and, because I live in a safe country, to work harder for them."[2] She started playing for Afghanistan in 2014[1] and has captained the team since 2016.[2] After starting with the national team as a striker, Mobarez switched to the midfielder position.[1]

In March 2018, Mobarez was part of a group of players from 20 different countries who played in a match in the Dead Sea region of Jordan and set a new world record for the lowest altitude match ever played.[3]

Other work[edit]

Mobarez coaches women's teams at a refugee camp in Denmark.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Exclusive: Story of Afghanistan Women Football Team Captain — Shabnam Mobarez". Sportswallah. 2018-03-17. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Wrack, Suzanne (8 May 2018). "Afghanistan captain Shabnam Mobarez on a footballing mission in Denmark". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  3. ^ "All-female team break world record with football match at lowest point on land |". Retrieved 2018-05-15.

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