Iran - Record International Players

  • Appearances for Iran National Team
  • Goalscoring for Iran National Team

  • Last match included: Iran-Lebanon, 29 Mar 2022
    
    Note that the match of Iran against an Ecuador Olympic team played on
    12 Jan 2000 in Los Angeles, which originally was considered official by
    the Iranian FA, was deleted from the list of official matches because 
    of a FIFA decision in 2021.  This change (which costed both Nekounam
    and Daei a cap and Daei a goal as well) is reflected in the list below.
    
    The following matches by Iran are not considered official:
    
       Date    Venue         Opponent          Score    Competition
    12- 1-2000 Los Angeles   Ecuador Olympic    2-1  
     3- 3-2002 Casablanca    Algeria Olympic    0-0     LG Cup
     4- 4-2002 Kuwait City   Palestine B        2-2     East Asian Games
     8- 4-2002 Kuwait City   Qatar B            2-1     East Asian Games
    10- 4-2002 Kuwait City   Syria B            1-1     East Asian Games
    12- 4-2002 Kuwait City   Kuwait B           0-0     East Asian Games
     8- 8-2002 Tabriz        Azerbaijan         2-2 [*]
    17- 9-2002 Tabriz        Morocco Olympěc    1-1     LG Cup
     1- 2-2003 Hongkong      Denmark League     1-0     Carlsberg Cup
    30- 5-2003 Abuja         Cameroon League    1-2     LG Cup
    15- 8-2003 Tehran        Cameroon League    4-1     LG Cup
    11-11-2005 Tehran        Macedonia League   2-1     LG Cup
    28- 6-2007 Tehran        Ghana U-23         4-2  
    18- 3-2017 Tehran        Iraq               1-0 [!]
    
    [*] Iran fielded U-23 team
    [!] this was a training match without spectators or media requested by 
        Iran coach Carlos Queiroz; both FIFA and the Iraqi FA considered it
        official by the Iranian FA insisted it was a training match and the
        referee did not supply a match report
    
    On the other hand, the following matches by Iran have been accepted official
    in spite of initial doubts:
    
       Date    Venue         Opponent          Score    Remark
    
    23- 3-2009 Kuwait City   Kuwait             1-0     Iran used 11 subs
     5-10-2011 Tehran        Palestine          7-0     Iran used 7 subs
     2- 5-2012 Tehran        Mozambique         3-0     no match report supplied
     5- 9-2012 Amman         Jordan             0-0     Iran used 7 subs
     4- 1-2015 Wollongong    Iraq               1-0     training match
    
    

    Appearances for Iran National Team

      Name                      Years       Caps  Goals   Date of Birth
    
    Javad NEKOUNAM          * 2000-2015   149    38      6-Sep-1980
    Ali DAEI                  1993-2006   148   108     21-Mar-1969       
    Mohammed Ali KARIMI     * 1998-2012   127    38      8-Nov-1978
    Ehsan HAJSAFY           * 2008-2022   117     7     26-Feb-1990
    Seyed Jalal HOSSEINI    * 2007-2018   114     8      3-Mar-1982
    Mehdi MAHDAVIKIA          1996-2009   110    13     24-Jul-1977
    Andranik TEYMOURIAN     * 2005-2016   101     9      6-Mar-1983
    Karim ANSARIFARD        * 2009-2022    92    29      3-Apr-1990
    Karim BAGHERI             1993-2010    87    50     20-Feb-1974
    Masoud SHOJAEI          * 2004-2019    87     8      9-Jun-1984
    Hossein KAEBI             2002-2010    84     1     23-Sep-1985
    Hamid Reza ESTILI         1990-2000    81    12      4-Jan-1967
    Mohammad NOSRATI        * 2002-2013    80     5     10-Jan-1982
    Ahmad Reza ABEDZADEH      1987-1998    79     0     25-May-1966
    Javad ZARINCHEH           1987-2000    79     1     23-Jul-1966
    Ali PARVIN                1970-1980    76    13     25-Sep-1947
    Seyed Mehdi RAHMATI     * 2004-2012    76     0      2-Feb-1983
    Yahya GOLMOHAMMADI        1996-2006    73     5     19-Mar-1971
    Ali Reza NIKBATH-VAHEDI   2000-2008    72    14     30-Jun-1980
    Ibrahim MIRZAPOUR         2001-2010    70     0     16-Sep-1978
    Seyed Hadi AGHILI       * 2006-2012    69    10     15-Jan-1981
    Vahid AMIRI             * 2015-2022    66     2
    Mehrdad MINAVAND CHAL     1996-2002    66     4     30-Nov-1975
    Afshin Esf. PEYROVANI     1994-2003    66     0      6-Feb-1970
    Nader MOHAMMEDKHANI       1988-1999    64     1     23-Aug-1963
    Parviz QLEECHKHANI        1964-1977    64    14      4-Nov-1946
    Sardar AZMOUN           * 2014-2022    62    40
    Alireza JAHANBAKHSH     * 2013-2022    61    12
    Khosrow HEYDARI         * 2007-2015    60     0     14-Sep-1983
    Mohammad R. KHALATBARY  * 2008-2014    60     5     14-Sep-1983
    Ashkan DEJAGAH          * 2012-2019    59    11      5-Jul-1986
    Nasser HEJAZI             1969-1980    58     0     13-Dec-1950
    Eman MOBALI             * 2001-2011    57     2      3-Nov-1982
    Mehdi TAREMI            * 2015-2022    56    27
    Rahman REZAEI             2001-2007    54     3     20-Feb-1975
    Omid EBRAHIMI           * 2012-2021    52     0
    Mohammad KHAKPOUR         1989-2000    51     2     20-Feb-1969
    Pejman MONTEZARI        * 2008-2019    51     1      6-Sep-1983
    Alireza BIRANVAND       * 2015-2022    50     0
    Gholamreza REZAEI       * 2008-2013    50    11      6-Aug-1984
    Vahid HASHEMIAN           1998-2009    49    15     21-Jul-1976
    Hamid KAVIANPOUR          2000-2004    49     1      1-Dec-1978
    Mostafa ARAB              1959-1972    48     2     31-Dec-1942
    Ali Reza MANZOURIAN       1996-1998    46     8      2-Dec-1971
    Milad MOHAMMADI         * 2015-2022    46     1
    Khodadad AZIZI            1992-2004    45    11     22-Jun-1971
    Farhad MAJIDI           * 1997-2011    45    10      3-Jun-1977
    Majeed NAMJOO-MUTLAQ      1986-1997    45     4     31-May-1967
    Sayed Mohammed PANJALI    1978-1991    45     0      2-Dec-1961
    Ramin REZAEIAN          * 2015-2019    45     2
    Saeid EZZATOLLAH        * 2015-2022    44     1
    Pejman NOURI            * 2003-2013    44     4     13-Jul-1980
    Sirous DEENMOHAMMADI      1993-2001    43     6      1-Oct-1970
    Reza GHOOCHANNEJAD      * 2012-2018    43    17     20-Sep-1987
    Morteza POURALIGANJI    * 2015-2021    43     2
    Mahdi FONOONIZADEH        1986-1993    42     3     19-May-1955
    Mehrzad MADANCHI          2003-2010    42     8     10-Jan-1985
    Hamid DARAKHSHAN          1980-1993    41     9     13-Jan-1958
    Sirous GHAYEGHRAN         1986-1992    40     6     31-Dec-1962
    Satar HAMEDANI            1998-2001    40     1      6-Jun-1974
    Javad KAZEMIAN          * 2001-2011    40     3     23-Apr-1981
    Gholamhussain MAZLOOMI    1969-1977    40    19     13-Jan-1950
    Reza SHAHROUDI            1996-1998    40     5     21-Mar-1972
    Hassan ROWSHAN            1974-1980    39    13      2-Jun-1955
    Nassrollah ABDOLLAHIE     1976-1980    38     0      2-Sep-1951
    Sayed Mehdi ABTAHI        1985-1993    38     2      2-Mar-1963
    Mohammed SADEGHI          1972-1978    38     4     16-Mar-1952
    Arash BORHANI             2003-2009    37    10     14-Sep-1983
    Ali JABBARI               1065-1974    37    10     20-Jun-1947
    Mojtaba MOHARRAMI         1988-1996    37     5     16-Apr-1965
    Sattar ZARE               2004-2009    36     0     27-Jan-1982
    Ebrahim ASHTIANI          1969-1974    35     1      4-Jan-1942
    Homayoun BEHZADI          1962-1972    35    11     20-Jun-1942
    Mehrdad POOLADI         * 2010-2015    35     1     26-Feb-1987
    Jaffar KASHANI            1968-1974    34     0      4-Mar-1945
    Hassan NAZARI             1975-1978    34     1     19-Aug-1956
    Farshad PEYOUS            1984-1994    34    19     12-Jan-1962
    Sohrab BAKHTIYARIZADEH    1997-2006    33     3     11-Sep-1974
    Shahrokh BAYANI           1984-1990    33     8     31-Dec-1961
    Ali Akbar OSTADASADI      1996-1998    33     0     17-Sep-1965
    Mehdi TORABI            * 2015-2022    33     6
    Ali Asghar Modir ROSTA    1990-1998    32    18     25-Jul-1968
    Ebrahim GHASIMPOUR        1975-1978    31     1     11-Sep-1957
    Samad MARFAVI             1987-1993    31    11     18-May-1965
    Gholam Reza ENAYATI       2002-2008    30     7     23-Sep-1976
    Mohsin GAROUSI            1989-1997    30     5     28-Nov-1968
    Saman GHODDOS           * 2017-2022    30     2
    Mehdi HASHEMINASAB        1999-2001    30     3     27-Jan-1974
    Akbar KARGHARJAM          1971-1974    30     1     26-Dec-1944
    
    

    Goalscoring for Iran National Team

    Ali DAEI                     1993-2006   108
    Karim BAGHERI                1993-2009    50
    Sardar AZMOUN              * 2014-2022    40
    Mohammed Ali KARIMI        * 1998-2012    38
    Javad NEKOUNAM             * 2000-2015    38
    Karim ANSARIFARD           * 2009-2022    29
    Mehdi TAREMI               * 2015-2022    27
    Gholamhussain MAZLOOMI       1969-1977    19
    Farshad PEYOUS               1984-1994    19
    Ali Asghar Modir ROSTA       1990-1998    18
    Reza GHOOCHANNEJAD         * 2012-2018    17
    Hamid ALIDOOSTI              1977-1986    15
    Vahid HASHEMIAN              1998-2009    15
    Parviz QLEECHKHANI           1964-1977    14
    Nasser MOHAMMADKHANI         1982-1990    14
    Ali Reza NIKBATH-VAHEDI      2000-2008    14
    
    

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    Prepared and maintained by Majeed Panahi and Roberto Mamrud for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

    Authors: Majeed Panahi and Roberto Mamrud (roberto.mamrud@gmail.com)
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