Amir Arsalan Motahari

Amir Arsalan Motahari (Persian: امیرارسلان مطهری‎; born March 10, 1993) is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Esteghlal in the Persian Gulf Pro League as a striker.

Amir Arsalan Motahari
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Motahari in 2020
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-03-10) March 10, 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Garmsar, Iran
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Esteghlal
Number 72
Youth career
2009–2011 Steel Azin
2011–2012 Damash Tehran
2012–2014 Moghavemat Tehran
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Naft Tehran 75 (14)
2017–2018 Pars Jonoubi 9 (0)
2018 Tractor 12 (1)
2018–2019 Saham 7 (6)
2019–2020 Zob Ahan 27 (11)
2020– Esteghlal 12 (5)
National team
2011–2014 Iran U20 16 (9)
2014–2016 Iran U23 23 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 January 2016

Club careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

He started his career with Steel Azin U19. He also played at Damash Tehran youth levels. Later he joined Moghavemat Tehran U21 and helped them to become champions in 2013–14 U21 Tehran Asia Vision Premier League.[1]

Naft TehranEdit

He joined Naft Tehran on May 26, 2014 with a three-year contract.[2] He made his debut against Rah Ahan on August 7, 2014 as a substitute for Hossein Ebrahimi.[3] He also scored his first goal for Naft, in 1–1 draw against Gostaresh.[4] On 18 March 2015, Motahari scored in Naft's 2–1 win against Al Shabab which was the club's first group stage victory in the AFC Champions League.

Club career statisticsEdit

As of 17 February 2020
Club Division Season League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Naft Tehran Pro League 2014–15 26 8 1 0 11 3 38 11
2015–16 23 2 1 0 1 0 25 2
2016–17 26 4 5 3 31 7
Total 75 14 7 3 12 3 94 20
Pars Jonoubi Jam Pro League 2017–18 9 0 1 0 10 0
Tractor 12 1 0 0 6 0 18 0
Saham Oman Professional League 2018–19 7 6 0 0 7 6
Zob Ahan Pro League 2018–19 13 6 0 0 7 4 20 10
2019–20 14 5 1 0 2 0 17 5
Total 55 18 2 0 15 4 72 22
Esteghlal Pro League 2019–20 12 5 0 0 4 3 16 8
Career total 142 37 9 3 31 10 182 50

International careerEdit

YouthEdit

He was part of the Iran U-22 squad during the 2013 AFC U-22 Championship[5] and made 2 appearances against Japan U-22[6] and Australia U-22.[7]

He was invited to the Iran U-23 training camp by Nelo Vingada as preparation for the 2014 Asian Games.[8] He was called into Iran's squad for the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification. Motahari was named the best player of the 2015 WAFF U-23 Championship in October 2015 scoring three goals, including one in the final against Syria which Iran won 2–0. On 12 January 2016 Motahari scored Iran's first goal and assisted the second in their 2–0 victory against Syria in the first match of the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship.

SeniorEdit

 
Motahari playing for Naft against Persepolis

Motahari was invited to the May 2015 Iran training camp by Carlos Queiroz.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Naft Tehran

InternationalEdit

Iran U23

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2014-08-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13930305001421
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-08-25. Retrieved 2014-09-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2014-09-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.isna.ir/fa/news/92101105980/23-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B2%DB%8C%DA%A9%D9%86-%D8%AA%DB%8C%D9%85-%D8%B2%DB%8C%D8%B1-22-%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%B4%D8%AF%D9%86%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%AF%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%87
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-28. Retrieved 2014-08-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/en/afc-u22-championship-2013-schedule-results.html?fixtureid=7776&stageid=312&tMode=C&view=ajax&show=matchsummary
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2014-08-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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