Ali Daei - Century of International Appearances


The outstanding Iranian player, who obtained 149 international caps with his National Team, has entered the symbolic but exclusive circle of players with a Century of Caps. He also scored 109 international goals for his National Team, entering the symbolic but exclusive circle of players with Two Score Goals for his national team. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
  
Caps  Goals     Date     Venue           Opponent       Score    Competition          Persian Date
  1            6- 6-93   Tehran          Pakistan        5-0     ECO cup                72- 3-16 
  2            8- 6-93   Tehran          Turkmenistan    2-1     ECO cup                72- 3-18 
  3           13- 6-93   Tehran          Tajikistan      1-0     ECO cup                72- 3-23 
  4           14- 6-93   Tehran          Turkmenistan    2-1     ECO cup                72- 3-24 
  5           23- 6-93   Tehran          Oman            0-0     World Cup Qualifier    72- 4- 2 
  6   1    1  25- 6-93   Tehran          Taiwan          6-0     World Cup Qualifier    72- 4- 4 
  7        1  27- 6-93   Tehran          Syria           1-1     World Cup Qualifier    72- 4- 6 
  8        1   2- 7-93   Damascus        Oman            1-0     World Cup Qualifier    72- 4-11 
  9   2    3   4- 7-93   Damascus        Taiwan          6-0     World Cup Qualifier    72- 4-13 
 10        3   6- 7-93   Damascus        Syria           1-1     World Cup Qualifier    72- 4-15 
 11        3  12- 9-93   Tehran          Bosnia-Herceg.  1-3                            72- 6-21 
 12           16-10-93   Doha            South Korea     0-3     World Cup Qualifier    72- 7-24 
 13   1    4  18-10-93   Doha            Japan           2-1     World Cup Qualifier    72- 7-26 
 14   1    5  22-10-93   Doha            Iraq            1-2     World Cup Qualifier    72- 7-30 
 15   2    7  25-10-93   Doha            North Korea     2-1     World Cup Qualifier    72- 8- 3 
 16        7  28-10-93   Doha            Saudi Arabia    3-4     World Cup Qualifier    72- 8- 6 
 17        7   3-10-94   Hiroshima       Bahrain         0-0     Asian Games            73- 7-11 
 18        7  25- 4-96   Ashgabat        Turkmenistan    1-1                            75- 2- 6 
 19        7  27- 4-96   Ashgabat        Turkmenistan    0-1                            75- 2- 8 
 20        7  27- 5-96   Kuwait City     Kuwait          2-2    
 21   2    9  30- 5-96   Kuwait City     Kuwait          2-1
 22        9   1- 6-96   Doha            Qatar           1-0                            75- 3-12 
 23   4   13  10- 6-96   Tehran          Nepal           8-0     Asian Cup Qualifier    75- 3-21 
 24   5   18  12- 6-96   Tehran          Sri Lanka       7-0     Asian Cup Qualifier    75- 3-23 
 25   1   19  14- 6-96   Tehran          Oman            2-0     Asian Cup Qualifier    75- 3-25 
 26       19  17- 6-96   Muscat          Sri Lanka       4-0     Asian Cup Qualifier    75- 3-28 
 27   1   20  19- 6-96   Muscat          Nepal           4-0     Asian Cup Qualifier    75- 3-30 
 28   1   21  21- 6-96   Muscat          Oman            2-1     Asian Cup Qualifier    75- 4- 1 
 29       21  25-11-96   Tehran          Turkmenistan    0-1                            75- 9- 5 
 30   1   22   5-12-96   Dubai           Iraq            1-2     Asian Cup              75- 9-15 
 31   1   23   8-12-96   Dubai           Thailand        3-1     Asian Cup              75- 9-18 
 32   1   24  11-12-96   Dubai           Saudi Arabia    3-0     Asian Cup              75- 9-21 
 33   4   28  16-12-96   Dubai           South Korea     6-2     Asian Cup              75- 9-26 
 34       28  18-12-96   Abu Dhabi       Saudi Arabia    0-0 [1] Asian Cup              75- 9-28 
 35   1   29  21-12-96   Abu Dhabi       Kuwait          1-1 [2] Asian Cup              75-10- 1 
 36   2   31   2- 6-97   Damascus        Maldives       17-0     World Cup Qualifier    76- 3-12 
 37   1   32   4- 6-97   Damascus        Kyrgyzstan      7-0     World Cup Qualifier    76- 3-14 
 38   1   33   6- 6-97   Damascus        Syria           1-0     World Cup Qualifier    76- 3-16 
 39       33   9- 6-97   Tehran          Kyrgyzstan      3-1     World Cup Qualifier    76- 3-19 
 40   2   35  11- 6-97   Tehran          Maldives        9-0     World Cup Qualifier    76- 3-21 
 41       35  13- 6-97   Tehran          Syria           2-2     World Cup Qualifier    76- 3-23 
 42       35  13- 9-97   Dalian          China           4-2     World Cup Qualifier    76- 6-22 
 43       35  19- 9-97   Tehran          Saudi Arabia    1-1     World Cup Qualifier    76- 6-28 
 44       35  26- 9-97   Kuwait          Kuwait          1-1     World Cup Qualifier    76- 7- 4 
 45   1   36   3-10-97   Tehran          Qatar           3-0     World Cup Qualifier    76- 7-11 
 46   1   37  17-10-97   Tehran          China           4-1     World Cup Qualifier    76- 7-25 
 47       37  24-10-97   Riyadh          Saudi Arabia    0-1     World Cup Qualifier    76- 8- 2 
 48       37  31-10-97   Tehran          Kuwait          0-0     World Cup Qualifier    76- 8- 9 
 49       37   7-11-97   Doha            Qatar           0-2     World Cup Qualifier    76- 8-16 
 50   1   38  16-11-97   Johor Bahru     Japan           2-3     World Cup Qualifier    76- 8-25 
 51       38  22-11-97   Tehran          Australia       1-1     World Cup Qualifier    76- 9- 1 
 52       38  29-11-97   Melbourne       Australia       2-2     World Cup Qualifier    76- 9- 8 
 53       38   3- 6-98   Rijeka          Croatia         0-2                            77- 3-13 
 54       38  14- 6-98   Saint Etienne   Yugoslavia      0-1     World Cup              77- 3-24 
 55       38  21- 6-98   Lyon            USA             2-1     World Cup              77- 3-31 
 56       38  25- 6-98   Montpellier     Germany         0-2     World Cup              77- 4- 4 
 57       38  13-10-98   Kuwait          Kuwait          0-3                            77- 7-21 
 58       38   1-12-98   Sisaket         Kazakhstan      2-0     Asian Games            77-10- 9 
 59   2   40   5-12-98   Sisaket         Laos            6-1     Asian Games            77-10-14 
 60   1   41   8-12-98   Bangkok         Oman            2-4     Asian Games            77-10-17 
 61   2   43  10-12-98   Bangkok         Tajikistan      5-0     Asian Games            77-10-19 
 62   1   44  12-12-98   Bangkok         China           2-1     Asian Games            77-10-21 
 63   3   47  14-12-98   Bangkok         Uzbekistan      4-0     Asian Games            77-10-23 
 64       47  16-12-98   Bangkok         China           1-0     Asian Games            77-10-25 
 65       47  19-12-98   Bangkok         Kuwait          2-0     Asian Games            77-10-28 
 66       47   2- 6-99   Edmonton        Ecuador         1-1     Canada Cup             78- 3-12 
 67   1   48   4- 6-99   Edmonton        Canada          1-0     Canada Cup             78- 3-14 
 68       48   6- 6-99   Edmonton        Guatemala       2-2     Canada Cup             78- 3-16 
 69   1   49   8- 9-99   Yokohama        Japan           1-1                            78- 6-17 
 70       49  10-10-99   København       Denmark         0-0                            78- 7-18 
 71   1   50   9- 1-00   Oakland         Mexico          1-2                            78-10-19 
 72   1   51  12- 1-00   Los Angeles     Ecuador         2-1                            78-10-22 
 73       51  16- 1-00   Los Angeles     USA             1-1                            78-10-26 
 74   3   54  31- 3-00   Aleppo          Maldives        8-0     Asian Cup Qualifier    79- 1-12 
 75   1   55   2- 4-00   Aleppo          Syria           1-0     Asian Cup Qualifier    79- 1-14 
 76       55   4- 4-00   Aleppo          Bahrain         0-1     Asian Cup Qualifier    79- 1-16 
 77   1   56   9- 4-00   Tehran          Bahrain         3-0     Asian Cup Qualifier    79- 1-21 
 78       56  11- 4-00   Tehran          Syria           1-1     Asian Cup Qualifier    79- 1-23 
 79   1   57  13- 4-00   Tehran          Maldives        3-0     Asian Cup Qualifier    79- 1-25 
 80   1   58   7- 6-00   Tehran          Egypt           1-1 [3] LG Cup                 79- 3-18 
 81   1   59   9- 6-00   Tehran          Macedonia       3-1     LG Cup                 79- 3-20 
 82       59   1- 9-00   Wien            Austria         1-5                            79- 6-11 
 83   2   61  27- 9-00   Doha            Qatar           2-1                            79- 7- 6 
 84   1   62  12-10-00   Beirut          Lebanon         4-0     Asian Cup              79- 7-21 
 85   1   63  15-10-00   Sidon           Thailand        1-1     Asian Cup              79- 7-24 
 86   1   64  18-10-00   Sidon           Iraq            1-0     Asian Cup              79- 7-27 
 87       64  23-10-00   Tripoli         South Korea     1-2     Asian Cup              79- 8- 2 
 88   4   68  24-11-00   Tabriz          Guam           19-0     World Cup Qualifier    79- 9- 4 
 89   1   69  28-11-00   Tabriz          Tajikistan      2-0     World Cup Qualifier    79- 9- 8 
 90   1   70  19- 1-01   Tehran          China           4-0     Ancient Civil. Cup     79-10-30 
 91       70   1- 8-01   Doha            Qatar           1-2
 92   1   71   8- 8-01   Tehran          Oman            5-2     LG Cup
 93   2   73  10- 8-01   Tehran          Bosnia-Herceg.  4-0     LG Cup
 94       73  15- 8-01   Bratislava      Slovakia        4-3 
 95   2   75  24- 8-01   Tehran          Saudi Arabia    2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 96       75   1- 9-01   Bangkok         Thailand        0-0     World Cup Qualifier
 97   1   76   7- 9-01   Baghdad         Iraq            2-1     World Cup Qualifier
 98       76  14- 9-01   Tehran          Bahrain         0-0     World Cup Qualifier
 99   1   77  28- 9-01   Jeddah          Saudi Arabia    2-2     World Cup Qualifier
100       77   5-10-01   Tehran          Thailand        1-0     World Cup Qualifier
101       77  12-10-01   Tehran          Iraq            2-1     World Cup Qualifier
102   1   78  21-10-01   Manama          Bahrain         1-3     World Cup Qualifier
103   1   79  31-10-01   Abu Dhabi       UAE             3-0     World Cup Qualifier
104       79  10-11-01   Dublin          Ireland         0-2     World Cup Qualifier
105       79  15-11-01   Tehran          Ireland         1-0     World Cup Qualifier
106       79   1- 3-02   Casablanca      Venezuela       1-0     LG Cup
107       79  30- 5-02   Kuwait City     Kuwait          3-1  
108   1   80  21- 8-02   Kyiv            Ukraine         1-0
109   1   81  19- 9-02   Tabriz          Paraguay        1-1 [4] LG Cup
110       81  13- 8-03   Tehran          Iraq            0-1     LG Cup
111       81  20- 8-03   Minsk           Belarus         1-2
112   2   83   5- 9-03   Tehran          Jordan          4-1     Asian Cup Qualifier
113       83  12-10-03   Tehran          New Zealand     3-0     AFC-OFC Cup
114       83  27-10-03   Pyongyang       North Korea     3-1     Asian Cup Qualifier
115  (1)  83  12-11-03   Tehran          North Korea     3-0 [5] Asian Cup Qualifier
116   1   84  19-11-03   Beirut          Lebanon         3-0     Asian Cup Qualifier
117   1   85  28-11-03   Tehran          Lebanon         1-0     Asian Cup Qualifier
118   1   86   2-12-03   Kuwait City     Kuwait          1-3
119   1   87  18- 2-04   Tehran          Qatar           3-1     World Cup Qualifier
120   2   89  31- 3-04   Vientiane       Laos            7-0     World Cup Qualifier
121       89   9- 6-04   Tehran          Jordan          0-1     World Cup Qualifier
122   3   92  17- 6-04   Tehran          Lebanon         4-0     WAFF Tournament
123   1   93  21- 6-04   Tehran          Syria           7-1     WAFF Tournament
124       93  23- 6-04   Tehran          Iraq            2-1     WAFF Tournament
125   1   94  25- 6-04   Tehran          Syria           4-1     WAFF Tournament
126   1   95  20- 7-04   Chongqing       Thailand        3-0     Asian Nations Cup
127       95  24- 7-04   Chongqing       Oman            2-2     Asian Nations Cup
128       95  28- 7-04   Chongqing       Japan           0-0     Asian Nations Cup
129       95  31- 7-04   Jinan           South Korea     4-3     Asian Nations Cup
130       95   3- 8-04   Beijing         China           1-1 [6] Asian Nations Cup
131   2   97   6- 8-04   Beijing         Bahrain         4-2     Asian Nations Cup
132   1   98   8- 9-04   Amman           Jordan          2-0     World Cup Qualifier
133   4  102  17-11-04   Tehran          Laos            7-0     World Cup Qualifier
134   1  103  18-12-04   Tehran          Panama          1-0
135   1  104   2- 2-05   Tehran          Bosnia-Herceg.  2-1
136      104   9- 2-05   Manama          Bahrain         0-0     World Cup Qualifier
137      104  25- 3-05   Tehran          Japan           2-1     World Cup Qualifier
138      104  29- 5-05   Tehran          Azerbaijan      2-1
139      104   3- 6-05   Tehran          North Korea     1-0     World Cup Qualifier
140      104   8- 6-05   Tehran          Bahrain         1-0     World Cup Qualifier
141   1  105  17- 8-05   Yokohama        Japan           1-2     World Cup Qualifier
142   1  106  24- 8-05   Tehran          Libya           4-0
143   1  107  13-11-05   Tehran          Togo            2-0     LG Cup
144   1  108  22- 2-06   Tehran          Taiwan          4-0     Asian Cup Qualifier
145   1  109   1- 3-06   Tehran          Costa Rica      3-2
146      109  28- 5-06   Osijek          Croatia         2-2
147      109  31- 5-06   Tehran          Bosnia-Herceg.  5-2
148      109  11- 6-06   Nürnberg        Mexico          1-3     World Cup
149      109  21- 6-06   Leipzig         Angola          1-1     World Cup


[1] Iran lost 3-4 on penalty kicks 
[2] Iran won 4-3 on penalty kicks 
[3] Iran lost 7-8 on penalty kicks 
[4] Iran won 4-3 on penalty kicks
[5] match abandoned in 61' at 1-0 (North Korea walked off) and awarded 3-0
    to Iran; Daei had scored the only goal from a penalty but as the score
    at abandonment is irrelevant to the award of the match, his goal is not
    included in his record.
[6] Iran lost 3-4 on penalty kicks  

NB: the matches against Morocco Olympic Team (1-1, penalties 4-3, 17- 9-02 in 
    Tabriz, LG Cup), Cameroon League XI (1-2, 30- 5-03 in Abuja, LG Cup) and 
    Cameroon XI (4-1 (in which Daei scored one goal), 15- 8-03 in Tehran, LG Cup)
    in which Daei played, are not considered full "A" international matches
    and therefore not included here;
    the matches vs Kuwait on 27- 5-96 and 30- 5-96, and vs Paraguay on 19- 9-02
    were originally not included but both FAs and FIFA confirmed them as official.

Total Record

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
   149    89   32   28  363- 138     210      70.47

109 Goals in 149 Matches (0.73 per match) 

Types of Goals and Matches

                     Goals  Matches
Friendlies             13      29
World Cup Qualifiers   36      51
World Cup               0       5
Asian Championship     14      16
Asian Championship Q.  23      18
Asian Games             9       9
WAFF Tournament         5       4
Other Tournaments       9      17

Total                 109     149


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With thanks to Ashgar Zarei (myneda76@yahoo.com) and Roberto Mamrud (roberto.mamrud@gmail.com)

Prepared and maintained by Milad Niqui for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Milad Niqui (milad@cs.kun.nl)
Last updated: 18 Apr 2013

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