Gholamreza Rezaei in Hadi Norouzi's memorial match
|Full name||Gholamreza Rezaei|
|Date of birth||6 August 1984|
|Place of birth||Shiraz, Iran|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Striker|
|1998–2000||Vali Asr Shiraz Academy|
|2010||Iran Olympic (Wild Card)||7||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 January 2017|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 August 2013
He started his career in Fajr Sepasi in his hometown, Shiraz, where he was introduced to Iranian Football, after showing his talent in Fajr, he was bought Saba Battery. At the end of 2007–2008 season, Persepolis showed interest in him, Rezaei himself stated that he would like to join Persepolis despite being contracted for another year. But, he remained in Saba because the clubs officials rejected the move. He had an average season as he was benched at sometimes and was busy with a number of matches for Team Melli. He moved to Emirates in summer 2009. After an unsuccessful half-season at the UAE he moved back to the IPL joining Foolad.
For the 2010–11 season, he joined Persepolis re-uniting with his former manager at the Team Melli, Ali Daei. He made an immediate impact and scored in three of his first four games, all of them being goals which would be the game deciders. He extended his contract with Persepolis for two years, keeping him in the team till 2014.
On 30 December 2012, he scored the fastest goal in the history of Iran Pro League (the record was broken by Mohammad Reza Khalatbari on 10 December 2014) and also the fastest in 2012 in a 2–0 win against his former team, Fajr Sepasi at Hafezieh Stadium. He was mostly used as the substitute in 2012–13 season. On 4 November 2013, Rezaei announced that will be left Persepolis in January 2014. He signed a contract with Foolad on 17 November 2013.
In his first year with Foolad he made 14 league appearances, failing to score. His first goal with the club came on 16 April 2014 in a AFC Champions League match against El Jaish of Qatar. Foolad won that match and advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Rezaei joined Naft Tehran on 1 July 2014, after he signed a two-year contract with the club on 23 June 2014.
Club career statisticsEdit
- As of 20 May 2015
|United Arab Emirates||League||President's Cup||Asia||Total|
- Assist Goals
In this match, Rezaei scored the second goal for Iran. A cross by Hajsafi found Rezaei on the far post, and Rezaei's slightly deflected shot found its way into the net. In World Cup 2010 Qualifying Rezaei scored twice for his country against Syria and Kuwait. He was called and played for Team Melli in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification and 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification and also 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification. He won the 2008 WAFF and ended the campaign in quarterfinal at 2011 Asian Cup.
- Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
|1||25 May 2008||Azadi Stadium, Tehran||Zambia||2–0||3–2||International Match|
|2||14 June 2008||Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus||Syria||1–0||2–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||22 June 2008||Azadi Stadium, Tehran||Kuwait||2–0||2–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||7 August 2008||Takhti Stadium, Tehran||Palestine||2–0||3–0||2008 WAFF|
|5||13 August 2008||Takhti Stadium, Tehran||Syria||2–0||2–0||2008 WAFF|
|6||9 November 2008||Khalifa International Stadium, Doha||Qatar||1–0||1–0||International Match|
|7||14 January 2009||Azadi Stadium, Tehran||Singapore||3–0||6–0||2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|8||6 January 2010||Former National Stadium, Singapore, Kallang||Singapore||3–1||3–1||2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|9||11 January 2011||Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan||Iraq||1–1||2–1||2011 Asian Cup|
|10||11 October 2011||Azadi Stadium, Tehran||Bahrain||6–0||6–0||2014 WCQ|
|11||15 November 2011||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta||Indonesia||3–0||4–1||2014 WCQ|
- Rezaei extended contract with Persepolis