Asghar Sharafi (Persian: اصغر شرفی‎, born 22 December 1942) is an Iranian football coach and former player who was head coach of Mes Sarcheshmeh. He has coached many teams such as Esteghlal, Iranjavan, Bargh Shiraz, Pegah and Ekbatan. He is one of the oldest head coaches in Iranian football history.

Asghar Sharafi
Asghar Sharafi.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-12-22) 22 December 1942 (age 77)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran[1]
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1960–1962 Shahin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1963 Shahin
1963–1964 Taj
1964–1974 Pas
National team
1967–1973 Iran 11 (1)
Teams managed
1974–1975 Iran U-23 (Assistant)
1975–1978 Iran (Assistant)
1978–1982 Esteghlal (Assistant)
1982–1983 Esteghlal
1993–1997 Iranjavan
1997–2000 Iran (Assistant)
2000–2001 Bargh Shiraz
2002 Pegah Gilan
2006–2007 Ekbatan
2007–2008 DAC Dunajská Streda
2009–2010 Iranjavan
2011–2012 Mes Sarcheshmeh
2012–2013 Bargh Shiraz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Sharafi has one brother and one sister.[1] He began his football career at Shahin and then joined the Taj. In 1964 he moved to PAS Tehran and was a teammate of Mohammad Ranjbar, Hassan Habibi and Mahmoud Yavari. Between 1967 and 1973 he was a member of the national team and won the 1968 and 1972 AFC Asian Cups.[1] He played one match at the 1970 Asian Games and 1972 Summer Olympics each and scored one goal in 1970.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Asghar Sharafi. takhtejamshidcup.com
  2. ^ a b Asghar Sharafi. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "Asghar Sharafi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Asghar Sharafi at Wikimedia Commons