Vahid Talebloo

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Vahid Talebloo
Vahid Talebloo - Esteghlal vs. Sepahan.jpg
Personal information
Full name Vahid Talebloo
Date of birth (1982-05-26) 26 May 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Foolad
Number 99
Youth career
1995–1997 Persepolis
1997–2003 Esteghlal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2011 Esteghlal 173 (0)
2011–2012 Shahin Bushehr 30 (0)
2013–2015 Rah Ahan 11 (0)
2015–2016 Esteghlal 6 (0)
2016– Foolad 2 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Iran U23 6 (0)
2006–2009 Iran 14 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2014.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 December 2009

Vahid Talebloo (Persian: وحيد طالب‌لو‎‎; born 26 May 1982 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian football goalkeeper who currently plays for Foolad.

Club career[edit]

Talebloo was very impressive in Esteghlal's goal even though he was competing with another national team goalie, Mehdi Rahmati.

He began receiving media attention when he was able to save Ali Daei's spot kick in an IPL match at the beginning of the 2005/2006 season. Ever since then he has become the main goalkeeper for Esteghlal and was one of the keys to Esteghlal Tehran FC winning the IPL championship in the 05/06 season.

After a minor slump in the beginning of the 2006–07 season of Iran Pro League, Talebloo has regained the form that saw him hailed as IPL's best goalkeeper by critics and the fans alike in the prior season. Among a series of good performances was his game against city rivals Persepolis in which he made eight saves including a penalty shot stop and three one-on-one grabs. In August 2006, Talebloo signed a one-year contract extension with Esteghlal F.C. although he had said that he will leave Esteghlal because the directors there had not kept the promises they made to him.

Talebloo extended his contract again with Esteghlal by signing a 2-year contract on 1 March 2007.

In 2007–08 Hazfi Cup, he took Esteghlal to the final himself by stopping penalties in matches against Zob Ahan, Rah Ahan and Foolad. This game along with several others have made him famous for his penalty stopping abilities. His most memorable stop was against Iranian legend Ali Daei.He was a regular player in 2008–09 for Esteghlal and was one of the key players.He stayed in Esteghlal for another two season where he had to compete with Mohammad Mohammadi for the place in the team.

After Esteghlal bought the Team Melli keeper Mehdi Rahmati, he left Esteghlal for Shahin Bushehr in summer 2011 where he played most of the season but missed the last four matches due to the broken shoulder. He left Shahin after the team's relegation to the Azadegan League. After he was out for one season due to serious injury, he returns to the fields by signing a three-year contract with Rah Ahan.

Club career statistics[edit]

Last Update 4 June 2015

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2002–03 Esteghlal Pro League 12 0 1 0 - - 121 0
2003–04 9 0 1 0 - - 91 0
2004–05 9 0 0 0 - - 9 0
2005–06 18 0 0 0 - - 18 0
2006–07 21 0 0 0 - - 21 0
2007–08 29 0 6 0 - - 35 0
2008–09 33 0 1 0 5 0 39 0
2009–10 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2010–11 20 0 2 0 2 0 24 0
2011–12 Shahin 30 0 5 0 - - 35 0
2013–14 Rah Ahan 5 0 0 0 - - 5 0
2014–15 6 0 1 0 - - 7 0
Esteghlal 2 0 0 0 - - 2 0
Career total 216 0 151 0 7 0 2381 0

1 Statistics Incomplete.

International career[edit]

Talebloo before an Iran game

He made his debut for Iran in the Asian Cup 2007 qualifying match against Chinese Taipei in February 2006. In August 2006, Talebloo appeared against UAE and also against Syria in Amir Ghalenoei's first official games as the new Team Melli manager.

In July 2007, he joined the Iranian squad for the 2007 Asian Cup and appeared in Iran's last game against Korea Republic. Finally he got the chance to prove himself and played in West Asian Football Federation Championship 2008 and won the competition with Team Melli.

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