Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht

Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht (Persian: علیرضا واحدی نیکبخت; born 30 June 1980) is an Iranian musician and football coach and former player.[1]

Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht
Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht in 2015.jpg
Vahedi Nikbakht in 2015
Personal information
Full name Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht
Date of birth (1980-06-30) 30 June 1980 (age 42)
Place of birth Mashhad, Iran
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
Aboomoslem
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Aboomoslem 30 (6)
1999–2006 Esteghlal 138 (22)
2005Al-Wasl (loan) 12 (1)
2006–2009 Persepolis 85 (26)
2009 Tractor Sazi 0 (0)
2009–2010 Steel Azin 8 (0)
2010–2011 Saba Qom 14 (1)
2011–2012 Paykan 22 (1)
2012 Gahar 0 (0)
2012–2013 Damash Gilan 4 (0)
2013–2014 Esteghlal 17 (0)
2014–2015 Khoneh Be Khoneh 1 (0)
Total 328 (58)
National team
2002 Iran U23 6 (5)
2000–2008 Iran 87 (14)
Teams managed
2019–2020 Sorkhpooshan Pakdasht (assistant)
Honours
Representing  Iran
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan Team
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

He has played for Aboomoslem, Esteghlal, Al-Wasl, Persepolis, Steel Azin, Saba Qom, Paykan, Damash Gilan, Khoneh Be Khoneh, and the Iran national team for which he scored 14 goals.

Club careerEdit

In 2006, Vahedi Nikbakht joined Persepolis.[2] In his second season, he won the league and had his best season of his career with nine goals and seven assists.[3] In January 2008, Vahedi Nikbakht was invited to go on a trial with Sheffield United.[4]

For the second half of the 2009–10 season, he joined Steel Azin.[5][6]

He terminated his contract with Gahar Zagros and joins Damash Gilan.[7]

On 1 July 2013, Vahedi Nikbakht returned to Esteghlal after seven years, signing a one-year contract.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] Continental[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aboomoslem 1998–99 Azadegan League 30 6 30+ 6+
Esteghlal 1999–00 Azadegan League 26 3 1 1 26+ 5
2000–01 Azadegan League 18 5 1 3 18+ 9
2001–02[9] Iran Pro League 19 3 0 7 6 26+ 9
2002–03 Iran Pro League 21 6 1 3 0 24+ 7
2003–04 Iran Pro League 16 3 1 16+ 4
2004–05 Iran Pro League 13 2 0 0 13+ 2
2005–06 Iran Pro League 25 1 1 1 26 2
Total 138 23 1+ 5+ 10+ 10 149+ 38
Al-Wasl (loan) 2004–05 UAE Football League 12 1 1 0 13 1
Persepolis 2006–07 Persian Gulf Cup 25 8 5 4 30 12
2007–08 Persian Gulf Cup 31 9 3 3 34 12
2008–09 Persian Gulf Cup 29 9 2 0 6 2 37 11
Total 85 26 10 7 6 2 101 35
Tractor Sazi 2009–10 Persian Gulf Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steel Azin 2009–10 Persian Gulf Cup 8 0 2 0 10 0
Saba 2010–11 Persian Gulf Cup 14 1 1 1 15 2
Paykan 2011–12 Azadegan League 22 1 2 0 24 1
Damash 2012–13 Persian Gulf Cup 4 0 1 0 5 0
Esteghlal 2013–14 Persian Gulf Cup 14 0 2 0 2 0 18 0
Khoneh Be Khoneh 2014–15 League 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 328 58 20+ 13+ 18+ 12 366+ 83+

InternationalEdit

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 24 November 2000 Takhti Stadium, Tabriz, Iran   Guam 4–0 19–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 19 January 2001 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran   China 3–0 4–0 Friendly
3 1 August 2001 Khalifa Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Qatar 1–1 1–2 Friendly
4 15 August 2001 Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia   Slovakia 3–3 4–3 Friendly
5 5 October 2001 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran   Thailand 1–0 1–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 3 September 2002 Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus, Syria   Lebanon 2–0 2–0 2002 WAFF Championship
7 7 September 2002 Al Abbassiyyine Stadium, Damascus, Syria   Syria 2–1 2–2 2002 WAFF Championship
8 5 September 2003 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran   Jordan 2–1 4–1 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
9 19 November 2003 Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon   Lebanon 3–0 3–0 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
10 21 June 2004 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran   Syria 2–0 7–1 2004 WAFF Championship
11 8 September 2004 Amman International Stadium, Amman, Jordan   Jordan 1–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
12 18 February 2004 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran   Qatar 1–0 3–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
13 24 March 2007 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Qatar 1–0 1–0 Friendly
14 26 March 2008 Kuwait National Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait   Kuwait 1–0 2–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

Esteghlal

Persepolis

Paykan

Iran

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The impact of Iranian music on the world according to Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht – Forbes Zone". Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  2. ^ Iran Goals – Persepolis signs Nikbakht and Badmaki
  3. ^ "Reports: Player stats: Assists". Iplstats.com. Retrieved 4 September 2008.
  4. ^ "Reports: Sheffield United Linked To Iran's fat Star Vahedi Nikbakht". Goal.com. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  5. ^ "اختصاصي سايت گل:محروميت لغو شود، نيكبخت به استيل آذين مي رود - Goal.com". 4 August 2009. Archived from the original on 4 August 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  6. ^ "نیکبخت و عمران زاده بخشیده نمی شوند". 26 July 2011. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  7. ^ Isna: Nikbakht joined Gahar
  8. ^ "نیکبخت با استقلال ثبت کرد - Goal.com". 5 July 2013. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  9. ^ "نتایج بازیهای استقلال در لیگ حرفه‌ای ایران از سال 1380 - FootIran .:.…". archive.is. 13 September 2012. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

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