Zelfy Nazary

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Zelfy Nazary
Personal information
Full name Zelfy Nazary[1]
Date of birth (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Jaghori, Afghanistan[3]
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
St Albans Saints
Youth career
Balcatta FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Balcatta FC 26 (7)
2017–2018 Floreat Athena 25 (2)
2018–2019 Olympic FC 37 (5)
2019 Western Pride 11 (5)
2020–2021 Dandenong Thunder 11 (0)
2021– St Albans Saints 15 (0)
National team
2018– Afghanistan 9 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 24 June 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14 June 2022

Zelfagar "Zelfy" Nazary (Dari: ذوالفقار نظری; born 1 January 1995) is a midfielder who plays for the Afghan national team and St Albans Saints in the National Premier Leagues Victoria.[4]

Early life[edit]

Nazary moved to Australia with his family where he lived in Katanning, Western Australia and played for clubs in Albany, Western Australia.[5]

Club career[edit]

Nazary played in the National Premier Leagues Western Australia over four seasons with Balcatta FC[6] and Floreat Athena.[7][8]

In 2018 Nazary moved to Queensland where he helped Olympic FC reach the National Premier Leagues Queensland Grand Final and FFA Cup round of 32.[citation needed][9]

Nazary joined league rivals Western Pride in June 2019.[citation needed][10]

International career[edit]

Nazary made his international debut for Afghanistan against Palestine national football team in August 2018.[citation needed] He won his second cap against Tajikistan, coming on as a substitute in a 1–1 draw in June 2019.[citation needed]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Afghanistan's goal tally first.[11]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 November 2019 Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe, Tajikistan  India 1–0 1–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afghanistan - Zelfy Nazary - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan - Zelfy Nazary - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Afghanistan - Zelfy Nazary - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  4. ^ Players Stats
  5. ^ "Katanning's Nazary on international stage". The West Australian. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Stirling hit for six in Balcatta rout". National Premier Leagues. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Zelfy Nazary - Player Statistics". SportsTG. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  8. ^ admin. "admin, Author at Stirling Lions - Page 2 of 5". Stirling Lions. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Kabul to Goodwin Park: Zelfy Nazary set to return for Olympic FC's title tilt - Football Queensland". Football Queensland. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  10. ^ Lems, David. "Striker's most crucial goal double in football thriller". Queensland Times. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Zelfy Nazary". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 16 November 2019.

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