1986 Fajr International Tournament

The 1986 Fajr International Cup (Persian: جام بین المللی دهه فجر) was a friendly football tournament that took place in Tehran, Iran. Opening game was played on February 13, 1986, two days after Iranian Revolution Day which is a national public holiday and the final was played on February 21, 1986.

1986 Fajr International Cup
Tournament details
Host countryIran
Dates13 February – 21 February
Teams8 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsPoland Poland U21 (1st title)
Runners-upIran Iran
Third placeGhana Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored37 (2.31 per match)
Top scorer(s)Four players
(3 goal each)

Participant teamsEdit

The tournament's participants were from three confederations:[1][2][3]

  Iran AFC
  Iran B AFC
  Khuzestan XI AFC
  Pakistan AFC
  Al-Fotuwa SC AFC
  Ghana CAF
  Poland U21 UEFA
  Romania XI UEFA

SquadsEdit

IranEdit

Head coach:   Fereydoun Asgarzadeh[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ahmad Sajjadi   Homa F.C.
1GK Jalal Basharzad   Homa F.C.
2DF Shahin Bayani (1962-01-31)31 January 1962 (aged 24)   Esteghlal F.C.
2DF Asghar Hajiloo (1956-08-01)1 August 1956 (aged 29)   Esteghlal F.C.
2DF Mohammad Panjali (c) (1955-07-26)26 July 1955 (aged 30)   Persepolis F.C.
2DF Hossein Mesgar-Saravi   Darya Babol F.C.
2DF Morteza Fonounizadeh   Persepolis F.C.
3MF Shahrokh Bayani   Esteghlal F.C.
3MF Sirous Ghayeghran (1962-01-22)22 January 1962 (aged 24)   Malavan F.C.
3MF Mehran Najafi  
3MF Saeed Tahmatan   Bank Melli F.C.
3MF Mahmoud Pazooki   Shahin F.C.
8 3MF Hamid Derakhshan (1957-12-31)31 December 1957 (aged 28)   Persepolis F.C.
3MF Morteza Yekke   Esteghlal F.C.
3MF Hamid Alidousti (1956-01-01)1 January 1956 (aged 30)   Homa F.C.
4FW Nasser Mohammadkhani (1957-09-07)7 September 1957 (aged 28)   Persepolis F.C.
4FW Abdolali Changiz (1959-03-13)13 March 1959 (aged 26)   Esteghlal F.C.

Iran BEdit

Head coach:   Nasser Ebrahimi

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh (1966-05-25)25 May 1966 (aged 19)   Tam Esfahan
1GK Pirouz Jaghtapour   Nassaji Ghaemshahr
2DF Hossein Ghavi Fekr  
2DF Mostafa Ardestani  
2DF Morteza Fonounizadeh   Persepolis FC
2DF Mojtaba Holeh Kiyan  
2DF Mohammad Hassan Ansarifard (1962-09-09)9 September 1962 (aged 23)   Persepolis FC
3MF Behtash Fariba (c) (1955-02-11)11 February 1955 (aged 31)   Esteghlal FC
3MF Amir Ghalenoei (1963-11-21)21 November 1963 (aged 22)   Shahin FC
3MF Majid Namjoo-Motlagh (1967-05-13)13 May 1967 (aged 18)   Esteghlal FC
3MF Mehdi Abtahi (1963-03-02)2 March 1963 (aged 22)   Vahdat Tehran FC
3MF Reza Taghavi  
3MF Mohammad Ali Nematzadeh  
4FW Saeed Sayyami   F.C. Aboomoslem
4FW Hamid Reza Mansouri   Sepidrood Rasht F.C.
4FW Farshad Pious (1962-01-12)12 January 1962 (aged 24)   Persepolis FC
4FW Karim Bavi (1964-12-30)30 December 1964 (aged 21)   Shahin FC

Khuzestan XIEdit

Head coach:   Haj Rahim Safarian

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Behzad Gholampour Shahani (1963-02-02)2 February 1963 (aged 23)  
1GK Karim Bostani  
1GK Yaghoub Farisat (c)  
2DF Parviz Marashian  
2DF Mojtaba Yarali  
2DF Saleh Moghimi  
2DF Daryoosh Bakhtiarizadeh  
2DF Mahmoud Baghalzadeh  
2DF Siavash Bakhtiarizadeh  
2DF Karim Marvani  
3MF Majid Masanavi  
3MF Seyed Hassan Seyed-Naameh  
3MF Masoud Nowrouzi  
3MF Rajabali Shahmoradi  
3MF Manouchehr Vaziri  
3MF Salman Saleh Tabar  
4FW Jafar Delpasand  
4FW Teymour Zebdeh  
4FW Farzad Ahakpour  

PakistanEdit

Head coach:   Major Mohammad Younus Changazi

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mohammad Jahangir  
2DF Shaukat Mahmood Mufti (c)  
2DF Mukhtar Ali  
2DF Zafar Iqbal  
2DF Mohammad Shahzada  
Jamshed Rana  
Ejaz Ali  
Shah Wali  
3MF Abdul Majeed  
3MF Fida ur-Rahman  
Abdul Wahid  
4FW Wazeer Ali  
Mohammad Yacqoob  
3MF Zulfiqar Ahmed  
3MF Mahmood Anwar  
4FW Samuel Gul  
3MF Aga Saeed  
Arif Raza  

Al-Fotuwa SCEdit

Head coach:   Anwar Abdelkader

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nafih Abdelkader   al-Fotuwa SC
1GK Salah Matar   al-Fotuwa SC
1GK Maher Faraj   al-Fotuwa SC
2DF Mahmood Nufel   al-Fotuwa SC
2DF Walid Awad   al-Fotuwa SC
2DF Adnan Jassem   al-Fotuwa SC
2DF Aamer Awad   al-Fotuwa SC
2DF Adnan Lajalah   al-Fotuwa SC
3MF Jamal Said   al-Fotuwa SC
3MF Fawaz Habib   al-Fotuwa SC
2DF Jamal Enveci   al-Fotuwa SC
3MF Anwar Abdelkader(c)   al-Fotuwa SC
3MF Nizar Yassin   al-Fotuwa SC
3MF Hessam Yousef   al-Fotuwa SC
3MF Aamer Sayyid Ali   al-Fotuwa SC
4FW Adnan Kharabah   al-Fotuwa SC
4FW Ahmed Askar   al-Fotuwa SC
4FW Hessan Mousa   al-Fotuwa SC

GhanaEdit

Head coach:   Anthony Edusei

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ansah Issac   Asante Kotoko SC
1GK Abukari Damba (1968-12-30)30 December 1968 (aged 17)   Real Tamale United
2DF Joseph Odoi (c) (1968-09-23)23 September 1968 (aged 17)   Great Olympics
2DF Freeman Turkson   Accra Hearts of Oak SC
2DF Isaac Nana Eshun   Asante Kotoko SC
2DF Abdur Raouf Iddi   Asante Kotoko SC
2DF Phillip Tagoe  
3MF Ebo Smith (1965-12-31)31 December 1965 (aged 20)   Eleven Wise
3MF Henry Acquah (1965-08-31)31 August 1965 (aged 20)   Hasaacas
3MF Ahmed Dauda   Real Tamale United
3MF Kwabena Asiedu   Great Olympics
3MF Olubode Williams  
3MF Kwasi Bonsu   Great Olympics
3MF Abedi Pele (1964-11-05)5 November 1964 (aged 21)   Real Tamale United
4FW Anthony Yeboah (1966-06-06)6 June 1966 (aged 19)   Okwawu United
4FW Ibrahim Meriga   Okwawu United
4FW Asare Boateng   Asante Kotoko SC
4FW Ibrahim Mohammad   Cornerstones

Romania XIEdit

Head coach:   Gheorghe Staicu

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Lucian Hristea  
1GK Zoltán Mártin Iașko (1964-08-30)30 August 1964 (aged 21)   FC Universitatea Cluj
1GK Răducanu Necula* (1946-05-10)10 May 1946 (aged 39) unattached
2DF Niță Cireașă  
6 2DF Marian Rada (c) (1960-05-14)14 May 1960 (aged 25)   FC Rapid București
2DF Baicu Lupu  
2DF Liviu Baicea  
2DF Cristian Pojar  
5 2DF Florin Popicu  
3MF Pavel Badea (1967-06-10)10 June 1967 (aged 18)   Universitatea Craiova
7 3MF Marcel Sabou (1965-08-22)22 August 1965 (aged 20)   Dinamo Bucuresti
3MF Iosif Rotariu (1962-09-27)27 September 1962 (aged 23)   Politehnica Timișoara
3MF Nicolae Nuță  
3MF Gheorghe Dumitrașcu (1967-11-28)28 November 1967 (aged 18)   CS Târgoviste
3MF Claudiu Bozeșan (1966-07-24)24 July 1966 (aged 19)  
9 4FW Ioan Cojocaru  
4FW Sorin Bobaru   FC Argeș Pitești
*Retired Romania national team goalkeeper Necula Raducanu who is assistant coach of the team was an unused sub in the group stage match versus Ghana.

Poland U21Edit

Head coach:   Edmund Zientara

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Janusz Jedinak  
1GK Robert Sik  
2DF Jacek Grembocki (1965-03-10)10 March 1965 (aged 20)   Lechia Gdańsk
2DF Marek Piotrowicz (1963-11-20)20 November 1963 (aged 22)  
2DF Witold Wenclewski (1964-04-04)4 April 1964 (aged 21)   ŁKS Łódź
2DF Andrzej Sikorski (1957-02-03)3 February 1957 (aged 29)   Legia Warsaw
2DF Janusz Góra (1963-07-08)8 July 1963 (aged 22)   Śląsk Wrocław
2DF Andrzej Slawgiuwoc  
3MF Andrzej Rudy (1965-10-15)15 October 1965 (aged 20)   Śląsk Wrocław
3MF Damian Lukasik (1964-02-26)26 February 1964 (aged 21)  
3MF Marek Chojnacki (1959-12-06)6 December 1959 (aged 26)   ŁKS Łódź
3MF Wichilh Gorgon  
3MF Mariusz Gurs  
4FW Zbigniew Kaczmarek (c) (1962-06-01)1 June 1962 (aged 23)   Legia Warsaw
4FW Marek Czakon (1963-12-01)1 December 1963 (aged 22)   Olimpia Poznan
4FW Marek Leśniak (1964-02-29)29 February 1964 (aged 21)   Pogoń Szczecin
4FW Krzysztof Warzycha (1964-11-17)17 November 1964 (aged 21)   Ruch Chorzów
4FW Dariusz Marciniak (1966-10-30)30 October 1966 (aged 19)   Śląsk Wrocław
4FW Juliusz Kruszankin (1965-06-05)5 June 1965 (aged 20)   ŁKS Łódź
Bold indicates overage players for U21 teams.

VenuesEdit

Tehran Tehran
Azadi Stadium Shahid Shiroudi Stadium
Capacity: 100,000 Capacity: 30,000
 

RefereesEdit

Group stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Iran 3 2 1 0 7 0 +7 5 Semi-finals
  Poland U21 3 2 1 0 7 0 +7 5
  Al-Fotuwa SC 3 1 0 2 1 9 −8 2
  Pakistan 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Iran  5 – 0  Al-Fotuwa SC
Changiz   5', 55'
Mohammadkhani   41', 68'
Yekke   85'
Report
Attendance: 30000
Referee: Manouchehr Nazari, (IRAN)

  Poland U213 – 0Pakistan  
Kaczmarek   11'
Lesinak   60'
Sikorski  88'
Attendance: 30000
Referee: Hamid Khoshkhan (Tehran FA)

Iran  2 – 0  Pakistan
Alidoosti   8'
Changiz   16'
Report
Attendance: 20000
Referee: Jamshid Nikmehr (IRAN)

  Poland U214 – 0  Al-Fotuwa SC
Chojnacki   5', 18'
Kaczmarek   14'
Maciniak   57'
Attendance: 15000
Referee: Mohammad Riahi (IRAN)

Iran  0 – 0  Poland U21
Penalties
Bayani  
Derakhshan  
Najafi  
3 – 1
Decider for top position in Group Table
Czakon  
Attendance: 30000
Referee: Bahman Bahlouli (IRAN)

  Al-Fotuwa SC1 – 0Pakistan  
Kharabah   32'
Attendance: 25000
Referee: Mohammad Reza Emami (IRAN)

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Romania XI 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 4 semi-finals
  Ghana 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 4
  Iran B 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 3
  Khuzestan XI 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
  Romania XI1 – 0[5]  Iran B
Cojocaru   81'
Attendance: 7000
Referee: Mohammad Salehi (Tehran FA)

  Iran B3 – 0  Ghana
Sayyami   19', 29'
Taghavi   60'
Attendance: 10000
Referee: Hadi Dezfouli (IRAN)

  Romania XI3 – 1  Khuzestan XI
Nuță   20' (pen.)
Sabou   32'
Cojocaru   57'
Bakhtiarizadeh   73' (pen.)
Attendance: 8000
Referee: Bahman Behlouli (IRAN)

  Iran B0 – 0  Khuzestan XI
Attendance: 10000
Referee: Mehdi Abarnirooei (IRAN)

  Ghana1 – 0  Romania XI
Acquah   35'
Attendance: 10000
Referee: Fereydoun Karamati (IRAN)

  Ghana2 – 0  Khuzestan XI
Smith   1'
Acquah   83'
Referee: Mohammad Salehi (IRAN)

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 February
 
 
  Poland Poland U213
 
2 February
 
  Romania1
 
  Iran 2 (1)
 
20 February
 
  Poland (pen) Poland U212 (3)
 
  Iran2
 
 
  Ghana0
 
Third place
 
 
21 February
 
 
  Ghana1
 
 
  Romania0

SemifinalsEdit

  Poland U213–1  Romania
Chojnacki   24' (pen.)
Warzycha   25'
Czakon   83'
Nuță   35' (pen.)
Attendance: 25000
Referee: Hadi Dezfouli (IRAN)
  Iran2 – 0[6]  Ghana
Alidoosti   10'
Bayani   40' (pen.)
report
Attendance: 35000
Referee: Hamid Khoshkhan(IRAN)

Third place matchEdit

  Ghana1 – 0  Romania XI
Smith   87'
Referee: Jamshid Akhbari (IRAN)

FinalEdit

  Iran2-2  Poland U21
Yekke   22', 107' Czakon   39', 93'
Penalties
Derakhshan   1 – 3 Kaczmarek  
Czakon  
Warzycha  
Attendance: 65000
Referee: Manouchehr Nazari (IRAN)

ChampionEdit

 1986 Fajr International
Cup Winners 
Poland U21
First title

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

There were 37 goals scored in 16 matches, for an average of 2.31 goals per match.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

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