Abdolreza Barzegari

Abdolreza Barzegari (Persian: عبدالرضا برزگری; born 3 July 1958[1] in Abadan, Iran) is a former Iranian football player.

Abdolreza Barzegari
عبدالرضا برزگری
Personal information
Full name Abdolreza Barzegari
Date of birth (1958-08-18) 18 August 1958 (age 64)
Place of birth Abadan, Imperial State of Iran
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1973–1974 Shahrdari Abadan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1979 Sanat Naft
1979–1982 Al-Nasr
1982–1992 Qatar SC
1992–1994 Al-Masry
National team
1977 Iran-U20
1978–1980 Iran 15 (8)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Playing careerEdit

Barzagari known as "The Persian Black Pearl", he started playing football at a young age in his neighborhood of Ahmad Abad in Abadan. After changing a few teams during his earlier years, he joined Sanat Naft, the most popular team of Khuzestan. He made his debut at 17 against Tractor Sazi in Takhte Jamshid League, but his debut was not too promising and did not go well for the young player. He was benched for the next game but figured in the team which hosted Persepolis in 1975 touching shoulders with the greats such as Ali Parvin and Parviz Ghelichkhani. After that, Barzagari quickly became a famous player particularity for his excellent dribbling skill. He was selected for the Youth team and he Represented Iran in the Inaugural FIFA youth World Cup in Tunisia. He scored on that tournament.[2] Then came national team and later many years of playing club football abroad in UAE, Qatar and Egypt. He played two seasons for Al-Nasr, then moved to Qatar SC and remained there until he joined Al-Masry in 1992 together with his friend Ebrahim Ghasempour.[3]

International careerEdit

He was a member of the Iran national under-20 football team at 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship.[4] He made his debut for Iran national football team in Tehran on 6 September 1978 versus USSR. After that he played for national team in 1980 Olympic Games Qualification and 1980 AFC Asian Cup.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date City Opponent Result
1 27 February 1980 Singapore, Singapore   China 2-2
2 7 March 1980 Singapore, Singapore   India 2–0
3 9 March 1980 Singapore, Singapore   Sri Lanka 11-0
4 9 March 1980 Singapore, Singapore   Sri Lanka 11-0
5 12 March 1980 Singapore, Singapore   Singapore 4-0
6 7 September 1980 Abu Dhabi, UAE   United Arab Emirates 3-0
7 22 September 1980 Kuwait City, Kuwait   Bangladesh 7-0
8 22 September 1980 Kuwait City, Kuwait   Bangladesh 7-0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Abdolreza Barzegari at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Statistics: Iran [ Team Melli]".
  3. ^ Administrator. "نخستین گل تیم ملی فوتبال را من زدم". Archived from the original on 3 November 2013.
  4. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Abdolreza BARZEGAR". FIFA. Archived from the original on 6 November 2009.