Ali Alipour Ghara (Persian: علی علیپور قرا; born 11 November 1995)[1] is an Iranian international footballer who plays as a forward for Marítimo.

Ali Alipour
Ali Alipour at IFF's annual awards ceremony.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ali Alipour Ghara
Date of birth (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Qaem Shahr, Iran
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Marítimo
Number 9
Youth career
2007–2012 Nassaji Mazandaran
2011–2012Steel Azin (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Sang Ahan Bafq 25 (3)
2013–2015 Rah Ahan 25 (3)
2015–2020 Persepolis 153 (56)
2020– Marítimo 45 (6)
National team
2010–2011 Iran U17 6 (3)
2011–2013 Iran U20 6 (8)
2017– Iran 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 January 2022
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2019

At the age of 19 years and 185 days, Alipour was the youngest-ever player to score in the Tehran derby after scoring in Persepolis' 1–0 victory on 15 May 2015. He is the only player in Tehran derby history who has scored the winning goal in two derby matches.[2]

Club careerEdit

Alipour started his career with Nassaji Mazandaran. He made his professional debut in 2012 at the age of 16 with Azadegan League club Sang Ahan Bafq.

PersepolisEdit

 
Alipour, pictured playing against Nasaf in the 2018 AFC Champions League

Alipour signed with Persepolis in January 2015.[3] AHe scored his first goal for the club on 11 March 2015 in a 2–2 draw against Naft Masjed Soleyman. On 15 May, Alipour scored in the Tehran derby against Esteghlal, making him the youngest player to score in the Tehran derby at 19 years old.[4][5] On 26 March 2016, Alipour scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 6–4 friendly win against Omani champions Al-Oruba.

He was the Persian Gulf Pro League top goalscorer in 2017–18, tallying 19 goals.

C.S. MarítimoEdit

On 28 September 2020, Alipour joined Portuguese Primeira Liga club Marítimo on a two-year deal.[6]

International careerEdit

 
Alipour in Iran training in 2019.

Alipour was called up to the Iran national football team in March 2017.[7] He made his debut against Sierra Leone[8] on 17 March 2018 in a friendly match.[9][10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 23 January 2022[11][12]
Club Season League Cup[a] Continental[b] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sang Ahan Bafq 2012–13 Azadegan League 25 3 0 0 25 3
Total 25 3 0 0 25 3
Rah Ahan 2013–14 Pro League 17 2 3 1 20 3
2014–15 8 1 2 0 10 1
Total 25 3 5 1 30 4
Persepolis 2014–15 Pro League 11 2 0 0 8 0 19 2
2015–16 26 5 3 0 29 5
2016–17 29 4 1 0 7 0 37 4
2017–18 28 19 3 1 12 5 1[c] 1 44 26
2018–19 30 14 5 1 12 3 0 0 47 18
2019–20 29 12 4 3 2 2 0 0 36 17
Total 153 56 16 5 41 10 1 1 211 72
Marítimo 2020–21 Primeira Liga 26 2 3 0 0 0 29 2
2021–22 Primeira Liga 19 4 1 1 0 0 20 5
Total 45 6 4 1 0 0 49 7
Career total 248 68 25 7 41 10 1 1 315 86
  1. ^ All appearances in the Iranian Hazfi Cup
  2. ^ All appearances in the AFC Champions League
  3. ^ Appearance in the Iranian Super Cup

InternationalEdit

As of 11 June 2019[13]
Iran
Year Apps Goals
2018 2 0
2019 1 0
Total 3 0

HonoursEdit

Persepolis
Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ علي عليپور وب سایت رسمی سازمان لیگ فوتبال ایران,لیگ برتر فوتبال ایران,فوتبال برتر. www.iranleague.ir (in Persian). Archived from the original on 31 August 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  2. ^ "90tv.ir | وبسایت رسمی برنامه ۹۰ - علی علیپور رکورددار تاریخ دربی شد". 90tv.ir | وبسایت رسمی برنامه ۹۰ - (in Persian). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Persepolis Striker Alipour Invited to National Team: Report - irannews". irannews. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Persepolis Striker Alipour Invited to National Team: Report - Tasnim News Agency". Tasnim News Agency. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. ^ "علی علیپور جوان ترین گلزن تاریخ دربی :: ورزش سه". www.varzesh3.com (in Persian). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ "BEM-VINDO ALI ALIPOUR". C.S. Marítimo. 28 September 2020.
  7. ^ خبرورزشی (1 January 2020). "6 پرسپولیسی به تیم ملی دعوت شدند". fa (in Persian). Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  8. ^ "حواشی بازی امروز تیم ملی/ عکس یادگاری بازیکنان سیرالئون با استادیوم!". پایگاه خبری جماران - امام خمینی - انقلاب اسلامی (in Persian). Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  9. ^ "حاشیه‌های نیمه دوم بازی‌ ایران و سیرالئون". ایسنا (in Persian). 17 March 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  10. ^ "عکس/ علیپور با چه شماره‌ای در تیم ملی بازی کرد؟". مشرق نیوز (in Persian). 17 March 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  11. ^ Ali Alipour at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  12. ^ Ali Alipour at WorldFootball.net
  13. ^ "Ali Alipour". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 10 July 2020.

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