Yaghoub Karimi

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Yaghoub Karimi
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Personal information
Full name Yaghoub Karimi
Date of birth (1991-08-31) 31 August 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Kivi, Ardabil, Iran
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Esteghlal
Number 8[1]
Youth career
2003–2008 Pas
2008–2011 Esteghlal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Esteghlal 1 (0)
2011–2013 Naft Tehran 54 (18)
2013–2015 Sepahan 18 (1)
2014–2015 Esteghlal (loan) 20 (1)
2015– Esteghlal 30 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Iran U20 4 (0)
2011–2014 Iran U23 15 (6)
2012– Iran 6 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 15, 2014 (UTC)

Yaghoub Karimi (Persian: یعقوب کریمی‎‎; August 31, 1991)[2] is an Iranian football Midfielder, who currently plays for Iran's Premier Football League club Esteghlal.

Club career[edit]

Pas[edit]

He joined Pas in the summer 2003 from the youth academy. He played five seasons for Pas youth team.

Esteghlal[edit]

In summer 2009, Karimi joined Esteghlal. He played his first match for Esteghlal in 2010–11 season.

Naft Tehran[edit]

He played two seasons for Esteghlal and moved to Naft Tehran in the summer of 2011. Karimi played with Naft Tehran until 2013. He played in 54 games, scored 11 times and assists 14 goals. He was most value player for Naft Tehran in 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons.

Sepahan[edit]

Naft Tehran and Sepahan reached agreement over transfer of Karimi in May 2013. He officially joined Sepahan on 1 July 2013 with a four-year contract and made his debut for his new team in a 2–0 win over Foolad.

Esteghlal[edit]

On 21 July 2014, Karimi joined Esteghlal with signing a loan contract until the end of the season. He played his first match for Esteghlal on ten days later against Rah Ahan, coming as a substitute for Khosro Heydari. On 27 July 2015, he signed a permanent contract with Esteghlal keeping him at the club until 2017.[3]

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 27 February 2017
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2010–11 Esteghlal Iran Pro League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 Naft Tehran 26 1 1 0 27 1
2012–13 27 10 1 0 28 10
2013–14 Sepahan 18 1 1 0 6 0 25 1
2014–15 Esteghlal 20 1 3 0 0 0 23 1
2015–16 14 0 3 0 17 0
2016–17 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Career total 119 13 11 0 6 0 136 13
  • Assists
Season Team Assists
11–12 Naft Tehran 4
12–13 Naft Tehran 7
13–14 Sepahan 0
14–15 Esteghlal 2
15–16 Esteghlal 2
16–17 Esteghlal 0

International career[edit]

On 15 February 2012, Karimi named in Iran squad by Carlos Queiroz.[4] He named in Iran U23 final list for Incheon 2014.[5]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 November 2012 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Tajikistan 2–0 6–1 Friendly
2 6 November 2012 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Tajikistan 4–0 6–1 Friendly
3 15 December 2012 Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City  Yemen 2–1 2–1 2012 West Asian Football Federation Championship
4 3 March 2014 Enghelab Stadium, Karaj  Kuwait 1–0 3–2 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Esteghlal

References[edit]

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