Faysal Shayesteh (Dari: فیصل شایسته, born 10 June 1991 in Kabul, Afghanistan) is an Afghan footballer who plays as a Attacking midfielder and is currently playing for Lampang. He also plays for the Afghanistan national team.[1]

Faysal Shayesteh
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Personal information
Full name Faysal Shayesteh
Date of birth (1991-06-10) 10 June 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Kabul, Afghanistan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lampang
Number 10
Youth career
2009–2010 Twente
2010–2012 SC Heerenveen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 10 (1)
2014–2015 Songkhla United 23 (7)
2016–2017 Pahang FA 10 (1)
2017 Paykan 1 (0)
2018 Lampang 11 (1)
2019 Air Force Central 11 (0)
2019– Lampang
National team
2014– Afghanistan 35 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 January 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 December 2018

Youth careerEdit

Shayesteh played in the youth academy of FC Twente until he signed for Heerenveen in 2010.

CareerEdit

HeerenveenEdit

Shayesteh,18-years old then, joined Heerenveen in the summer of 2010. He signed a contract until the summer of 2012. [2]

EtarEdit

In February 2013, Shayesteh joined Bulgarian A PFG club Etar 1924.[3] On 2 March, he made his league debut in a 2–1 home win over Montana, coming on as a substitute in the 88th minute.[4]

Songkhla UnitedEdit

In October 2013 Shayesteh made a transfer move to Thailand football club Songkhla United after his contract expired with Etar. He was given shirt number 10.[5] He left Songkhla after they relegated in 2015.

PahangEdit

In July 2016 Shayesteh announced on Facebook that he joined Pahang. It was also announced that he will play with shirt number 10. After just 6 months he resigned with Pahang.

PaykanEdit

In January 2017, Shayesteh signed an one-and a-half-year contract with Paykan F.C. to becoming the first ever Afghan professional footballer in the Persian Gulf Pro League.[6]

International careerEdit

On 13 April 2014, Shayesteh made his debut for the national team of Afghanistan in a friendly match against Kyrgyzstan. He played as left fullback. In the 17th minute of the match he missed a penalty. On 14 May 2014 the National Team of Afghanistan played a friendly match against Kuwait. Shayesteh scored a beautiful free-kick at the game. On 22 May 2014, Shayesteh scored a goal with a free-kick from nearly 50 meters against Turkmenistan in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup.[7] After Djelaludin Sharityar retired Shayesteh became the new captain of the national team. He led the team into the final of the SAFF Championship 2015 where they lost against India (1-2). In April 2016, he was named as Afghanistan's Athlete of the year 2015.[8]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Afghanistan's goal tally first.[9]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 May 2014 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kaifan, Kuwait   Kuwait 2–3 2–3 Friendly
2. 22 May 2014 Addu Football Stadium, Addu City, Maldives   Turkmenistan 3–1 3–1 2014 AFC Challenge Cup
3. 29 May 2015 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, Laos   Laos 1–0 2–0 Friendly
4. 13 October 2015 Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb, Oman   Syria 2–3 2–5 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 24 December 2015 Trivandrum International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, India   Bangladesh 2–0 4–0 2015 SAFF Championship
6. 28 December 2015 Trivandrum International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, India   Maldives 1–0 4–1 2015 SAFF Championship
7. 31 December 2015 Trivandrum International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, India   Sri Lanka 5–0 5–0 2015 SAFF Championship
8. 23 March 2019 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Malaysia 1–0 1–2 2019 Airmarine Cup

HonoursEdit

Personal lifeEdit

He is the younger brother of Qays Shayesteh who also plays football.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Faysal Shayesteh Facts". footballdatabase.eu.
  2. ^ "FAYSAL SHAYESTEH VAN FC TWENTE NAAR HEERENVEEN" (in Dutch). fairdealsports.nl. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Афганистанец ще играе в А група" (in Bulgarian). segabg.com. 18 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Etar 1924 2–1 Montana". soccerway.com. 2 March 2013.
  5. ^ "FAYSAL SHAYESTEH NAAR SONGKHLA UNITED FC" (in Dutch). hieristhailand.nl. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  6. ^ "کاپیتان تیم ملی افغانستان به پیکان پیوست" (in Persian). varzesh3.com. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ "AFC Challenge Cup: Afghanistan 3–1 Turkmenistan". AFC. 23 May 2014. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/shayestehf/posts/599180766906841:0
  9. ^ "Shayesteh, Faysal". National Football Teams. Retrieved 26 January 2017.

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