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.
|Full name||Faysal Shayesteh|
|Date of birth||10 June 1991|
|Place of birth||Kabul, Afghanistan|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2013||Etar Veliko Tarnovo||10||(1)|
|2019||Air Force Central||11||(0)|
* 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
Shayesteh played in the youth academy of FC Twente until he signed for Heerenveen in 2010.
Shayesteh,18-years old then, joined Heerenveen in the summer of 2010. He signed a contract until the summer of 2012. 
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. He left Songkhla after they relegated in 2015.
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. 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.
- Scores and results list Afghanistan's goal tally first.
|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|
- 2015 SAFF Championship: Runners-up
- Afghanistan's Athlete of the Year: 2015
He is the younger brother of Qays Shayesteh who also plays football.
- "Faysal Shayesteh Facts". footballdatabase.eu.
- "FAYSAL SHAYESTEH VAN FC TWENTE NAAR HEERENVEEN" (in Dutch). fairdealsports.nl. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "Афганистанец ще играе в А група" (in Bulgarian). segabg.com. 18 February 2013.
- "Etar 1924 2–1 Montana". soccerway.com. 2 March 2013.
- "FAYSAL SHAYESTEH NAAR SONGKHLA UNITED FC" (in Dutch). hieristhailand.nl. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "کاپیتان تیم ملی افغانستان به پیکان پیوست" (in Persian). varzesh3.com. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
- "AFC Challenge Cup: Afghanistan 3–1 Turkmenistan". AFC. 23 May 2014. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Shayesteh, Faysal". National Football Teams. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
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