Gholam Hossein Peyrovani

Gholam Hossein Peyrovani (Persian: غلامحسین پيروانی‎, born March 29, 1955 in Shiraz, Iran) is a former Iranian football player and now manager.

Gholam Hossein Peyrovani
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Personal information
Date of birth (1955-03-29) 29 March 1955 (age 65)
Place of birth Shiraz, Iran
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1967–1969 Bargh Shiraz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1992 Bargh Shiraz
National team
1973–1974 Iran U19
Teams managed
1995 Bargh Shiraz
1998 Bargh Shiraz
1999–2009 Fajr Sepasi
2009–2010 Iran U-23
2011 Sanat Naft
2012 Aboomoslem
2013 Fajr Sepasi
2016–2017 Fajr Sepasi
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was the coach of the Iran national under-23 football team from 2009 to 2010. He is also the older brother of former Persepolis and Iranian national team player, Afshin Peyrovani.

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

In 1969, at the age of 15, Peyrovani joined Shiraz's most popular team, Bargh Shiraz. His father was a big fan of the team as well, and helped the team financially. He quickly established a spot for himself in the team, and eventually became the starting libero. Peyrovani attracted the attention of many and in 1976 was named the best libero of the Takht Jamshid Cup by Donyaye Varzesh (World Of Sports) magazine. He played 25 years for Bargh Shiraz and retired at the age of 40 from competitive football.[1]

International careerEdit

His international career was less spectacular though. He played in the Iranian national youth teams that won the AFC Youth Championship in 1973 and 1974. He was called up several times to the national team but never made the final squad. He also participated in some international tournaments with his club team, but none were of any significance.

Managerial careerEdit

Due to his love of Shiraz, he has spent most of his management career in his hometown. He coached Bargh Shiraz briefly on two occasions in 1995 and 1998. His most impressive work though has come with another Shirazi club, Fajr Sepasi. From 1999 to 2009, Despite a very low operating budget, he has been able to keep his teams competitive, almost always using young players. He has discovered several Iranian players such as Davoud Seyed Abbasi, Siavash Akbarpour and Mehdi Rahmati among others. His highest achievement to date with the club has been winning the Hazfi Cup in 2001 and finishing second in consecutive years, in 2002 and 2003.[2]

On 5 January 2009, he was selected as the manager and head coach of Iranian Olympic team by Iranian football federation for 2012 Summer Olympics but he resigned after his side finished fourth in 2010 Asian Games. After his resignation as Olympic team head coach, he became head coach of Iran Pro League side, Sanat Naft. He resigned from his post just after four months. He was later head coach of Aboomoslem.

On 21 May 2013, he signed a three years contract with Fajr Sepasi, the club he managed from 1999 to 2009.[3] His first match at the return to Fajr was a 1–0 loss to Naft Tehran. He resigned as manager of Fajr on 7 September 2013 after a bad start of the league.

StatisticsEdit

As of 5 September 2013
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA +/- Win %
Fajr Sepasi May 1999 January 2009 310 103 118 89 303 298 +5 033.23
Iran U-23 January 2009 November 2010 13 7 2 4 20 14 +6 053.85
Sanat Naft March 2011 November 2011 22 6 6 10 29 40 −11 027.27
Fajr Sepasi June 2013 September 2013 8 1 2 5 6 14 −8 012.50

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Iran U-19

ManagerEdit

Fajr Sepasi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peyrovani selected as Bargh Shiraz's best player - Shargh Newspaper
  2. ^ "Biography: Gholam Hossein Peyrovani". Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  3. ^ Peyrovani returns to Fajr Sepasi

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