Bakhtiarizadeh in Iran U-23 training
|Full name||Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh|
|Date of birth||September 11, 1972|
|Place of birth||Ahvaz, Iran|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Iran U-23 (assistant)|
|2016||Naft Masjed Soleyman|
|2018–||Iran U-23 (assistant)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 July 2013|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 September 2006
Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh (Persian: سهراب بختيارى زاده, born September 11, 1974) is a retired Iranian football defender and current coach. Bakhtiarizadeh currently manages Azadegan League club Saba Qom. He played for many teams like Esteghlal, Foolad, Saba Qom, Erzurumspor, Estehglal Khuzestan and the Iran national football team.
He started his professional career with playing for Khuzestani clubs, before moving to Esteghlal FC. After a couple of seasons, he elected to play professionally in Turkish league. The move was far from successful and Sohrab left this club in controversial circumstances.
He returned to Esteghlal soon after. His lack of playing time caused him to be transferred to Foolad. After an impressive season there he moved to Saba Battery. Bakhtiarizadeh was rejuvenated at Saba Battery, where a right mixture of older hands and young prospects ensured that this young team win its first trophy in a relatively short life span. Along with the likes of Ali Daei and Mohammad Navazi, Sohrab won the Hazfi Cup in 2004/05 season and hence qualified for the Asian Champions League. He continued his powerful performance at the heart of Saba defense and did his reputation no harm by scoring goals at set pieces. One of the most memorable moment of his game in the Hazfi Cup final in the 2nd leg was when he gave his team hope by firing a 37-yard thundering free kick that beat Sepahan's goalkeeper, hit the crossbar and even landed behind the goal line in the box and bounced out of the goal, but due to the vision of the linesman, it was not counted a goal.
In August 2007, Bakhtiarzadeh was transferred to the newly formed club Pas Hamedan. He only played one match and had lots of differences with the club where he left the club and moved to Foolad for the season after and did not play in many matches.He moved to Saba for the season after.
Bakhtiarizadeh endured a major injury, and was out for many games during 2010–11 season.
Club Career Statistics
Last Update 24 July 2013
- Assist Goals
He made his debut for Iran in October 1997 in a World Cup 1998 qualification game against Qatar in Tehran. He was not included in Iran's final squad for the 1998 Fifa World Cup, but he was an on-and-off starter for the national team until 2003, when he lost his spot. He scored the last goal in the final of WAFF 2000 where Team Melli won the competition. His brilliant performance in the IPL 2005/06 season was rewarded by a recall to duty after a three-year absence from Team Melli. He appeared in two of Iran's games in the 2006 World Cup, starting against Angola and scoring Iran's only goal in the game. He was called up to the national team again after the World Cup, by new manager Amir Ghalenoei, but did not participate. He has since retired from international football and only participates in club play.
|1.||2 June 2000||King Abdullah Stadium, Amman, Jordan||Syria||1–0||Win||2000 WAFF Championship|
|2.||24 November 2000||Takhti Stadium, Tabriz, Iran||Guam||19–0||Win||2002 World Cup qualifying|
|3.||24 November 2000||Takhti Stadium, Tabriz, Iran||Guam||19–0||Win||2002 World Cup qualifying|
|4.||21 June 2006||Zentralstadion, Leipzig, Germany||Angola||1–1||Draw||2006 FIFA World Cup|
|Correct as of 13 December 2017|
- As of match played 20 December 2016.
|Naft Masjed Soleyman||12 June 2016||22 December 2016||19||5||8||6||20||16||+4||26.32|
- "Runaway Iranians make border in Turkish club car". Soccernet. Retrieved 2006-07-30.
- انصراف بختيازي زاده از حضور در تيم ملي (in Persian). ISNA. Retrieved 2006-07-29.
- Profile: Sohrab BAKHTIYARIZADEH - teammelli.com