Hossein Hosseini (footballer, born 1992)

Seyed Hossein Hosseini (Persian: سید حسین حسینی; born 30 June 1992) is an Iranian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Persian Gulf Pro League club Esteghlal and the Iran national team.

Hossein Hosseini
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Hosseini with Iran at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Seyed Hossein Hosseini[1]
Date of birth (1992-06-30) 30 June 1992 (age 30)[2]
Place of birth Shiraz, Iran
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Team information
Current team
Esteghlal
Number 1
Youth career
2006–2012 Bargh Shiraz
2012–2013 Esteghlal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Bargh Shiraz 2 (0)
2012– Esteghlal 133 (1)
2014–2016Malavan (loan) 28 (0)
International career
2007–2009 Iran U17 9 (0)
2010 Iran U20 2 (0)
2012–2015 Iran U23 4 (0)
2018– Iran 9 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12 May 2023
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 28 March 2023

Club careerEdit

2010–2012: Early career and debut with Bargh ShirazEdit

Hosseini started his career with Bargh Shiraz. He mostly benched and made just two league appearances in two seasons.

EsteghlalEdit

As summer 2012, Hosseini joined Esteghlal signing a three-year contract.[3] Later in an interview with Navad, he revealed that he declined a huge offer from Persepolis to join the team he supported during his childhood.[4] This claim was later confirmed by Mohammad Rouyanian who was Persepolis' chairman at the time.[5]

On 9 July 2013, he made his debut in a friendly against Dynamo Kyiv in which he conceded a goal as Esteghlal beat their opponent 2–1.[6] His first competitive appearance for Esteghlal was in Hazfi Cup against Caspian Qazvin on 10 December 2013.[7]

2014–16: Loan to MalavanEdit

Hosseini joined Malavan in summer 2014 to complete his mandatory military service.[8] He made his professional debut in 2014–15 Iran Pro League in 1–0 loss against Rah Ahan on 25 August 2014.[9]

2016–17: Return to EsteghlalEdit

After finishing his mandatory service, Hosseini returned to Esteghlal[10] as backup for Mehdi Rahmati.[11] After Rahmati was sidelined for Esteghlal's opening match of the Persian Gulf Pro League season against Naft Tehran due to injury, Hosseini started the match and made his season debut.[12] He finished the season with 8 matches.

2017–18: Record Iranian top division league unbeaten streakEdit

 
Hosseini in his record-breaking match against Saipa in January 2018

At the beginning of the season Mehdi Rahmati was the first choice keeper, however after failing to win four games out of the first five matches of the season, manager Alireza Mansourian decided to start Hosseini ahead of Rahmati. Hosseini made his season debut in the league on 15 September against Pars Jonoubi Jam in which he conceded 2 goals.[13] He wore the captain's armband for the first time in the next game, on 20 September, in a league match against Zob Ahan.[14] He kept his first clean sheet of the season in a 0–0 draw against Foolad.[15] After keeping a clean sheet on 5 January 2018, he surpassed Alireza Beiranvand's record of 721 minutes without conceding a league goal in Persian Gulf Pro League in a 0–0 draw against Tractor Sazi.[16][17] On 12 January, he surpassed the record for consecutive minutes in Iranian top division league set by Bahram Mavaddat in 1976 by 28 minutes against Saipa;[18][19] he set the new all-time record at 872 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal. Reza Asadi finally ended his goalless streak by beating him in the 85th minute of the same match.[20] His record is broken by Payam Niazmand in October 2019. His performance earned him Navad's player of the month award at the end of January.[21] On 24 February, Hosseini picked up a yellow card for time wasting in a match against Foolad, which ruled him out of the Tehran derby the following week.[22]

International careerEdit

Hosseini represented Iran U17 at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria.[23] He also represented Iran U20.

He was called to join Iran's training camp by Carlos Queiroz on 3 November 2017.[24] However he did not make it into the final squad.[25] On 17 March 2018, he made his official debut as a substitute for Hamed Lak at half-time against Sierra Leone, which Iran won 4–0 with Hosseini keeping a clean sheet.[26] In May 2018 he was named in Iran's preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[27] He did not make the final 23.[28]

Hosseini was called again to join the Iran national football team (Team Melli) by Dragan Skočić on 18 March 2022 for playing against South Korea and Lebanon on 24 and 29 March respectively .[29]

In the 2022 FIFA World Cup during Iran's match against England, Hosseini was brought on as a concussion substitute after starting goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand collided with a teammate, defender Majid Hosseini. This was the first use of a dedicated concussion substitute during a World Cup.[30] Beiranvand had also broken his nose. The match ended with Iran scoring 2 goals and conceding 6.[31]

Personal lifeEdit

Hosseini got married in May 2017. He named Manuel Neuer and Mehdi Rahmati as his role models.[32] Since childhood, he has supported Esteghlal.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 24 May 2023[33]
Club Season League Hazfi Cup ACL Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bargh Shiraz 2011–12 Division 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
Esteghlal 2012–13 Pro League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
2016–17 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2017–18 20 0 1 0 4 0 25 0
2018–19 13 0 1 0 4 0 18 0
2019–20 30 0 5 0 7 0 42 0
2020–21 11 0 3 0 1 0 15 0
2021–22 26 0 0 0 26 0
2022–23 25 1 4 0 1 0 30 1
Total 133 1 15 0 17 0 1 0 166 1
Malavan (loan) 2014–15 Pro League 13 0 0 0 13 0
2015–16 15 0 0 0 15 0
Total 28 0 0 0 28 0
Career Totals 163 1 15 0 17 0 1 0 196 1

InternationalEdit

As of 28 March 2023[33]
Iran
Year Apps Goals
2018 4 0
2022 4 0
2023 1 0
Total 9 0

HonoursEdit

 
Hosseini receiving 2021–22 Iran Pro League championship medal
Esteghlal
Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Squad list: IR Iran (IRN)" (PDF). FIFA. 15 November 2022. p. 15. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  2. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Hossein HOSSEINI". FIFA.com. 10 June 2015. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  3. ^ "دروازه‌بان تیم ملی زیر 22 سال به استقلال پیوست – سایت هواداران باشگاه استقلال تهران" [Iran U22 goalkeeper joined Esteghlal]. Abieteh.com. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "گفتگو با حسین حسینی" [Conversation with Hossein Hosseini] (in Persian). Navad. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ "تایید پیشنهاد حسین حسینی از پرسپولیس" [Hosseini's offer from Persepolis was confirmed] (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  6. ^ "استقلال 2- دینامو کیف 1/ آبی ها قهرمان جام یوفا را بردند/مجیدی گل زد" [Esteghlal 2- Dynamo Kyiv 1/The Blues beat the Uefa cup winners/ Majidi scored] (in Persian). Khabar Online. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  7. ^ "استقلال کاسپين را برد و حریف ملوان شد" (in Persian). Asriran.com. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
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  11. ^ "ترکیب دروازه‌بان‌های استقلال مشخص شد" (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  12. ^ "استقلال 1 – نفت 1؛ منصوریان از خودی‌ها خورد!". Varzesh3.com (in Persian). 25 July 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  13. ^ "پارس جنوبی 2 – استقلال 0؛ 20011 نفر علیه منصوریان!" (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  14. ^ "کاپیتانی جالب حسینی در استقلال" (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  15. ^ "استقلال 0 ـ فولاد 0؛ بدون موقعیت بدون گل" (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  16. ^ "تراکتور 0 – استقلال 0؛ همه چیز تحت تاثیر رکورد" (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  17. ^ "حسینی رکورد بسته نگه داشتن دروازه را شکست" [Hosseini broke clean sheet record] (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  18. ^ "استقلال 1 – سایپا 1؛ آبی، نارنجی، تماشایی" (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  19. ^ "حسینی رکوردار کلین شیت در تاریخ فوتبال ایران شد" [Hosseini broke clean sheet record in Iranian football history] (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  20. ^ "پایان رکورد حسینی در کلین شیت" [The end of Hosseini' clean sheet record] (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  21. ^ "سید حسین حسینی بهترین بازیکن لیگ برتر در ماه دی (نود ۱۷ بهمن)" [Seyed Hossein Hosseini, league's player of the month award] (in Persian). Navad. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  22. ^ "رحمتی دروازه‌بان استقلال در دربی شد" [Rahmati became the first choice goalkeeper of the derby] (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  23. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009 :List of Players" (PDF). Fifa.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  24. ^ "استقلالی ها اردوی تیم ملی را تسخیر کردند!" (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  25. ^ "قلم قرمز کی روش روی نام 4 بازیکن استقلال" (in Persian). Varzesh3.com. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  26. ^ "ایران 4 – 0 سیرالئون؛ تمرین گلزنیِ تیم ملی مقابل یک تیم محلی" [Iran 4 – 0 Sierra Leone] (in Persian). Tarafdari. 17 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  27. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
  28. ^ "Carlos Queiroz Names Provisional Iran Squad for FIFA World Cup 2018". IFPNews.com. 20 May 2018.
  29. ^ "Team Melli Squad list announced". 18 March 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  30. ^ Evans, Ethan (21 November 2022). "FIFA World Cup 2022: Concussion rules for Qatar tournament – after Alireza Beiranvand substitution vs England". LondonWorld. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  31. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/soccer/iran-goalkeeper-clashes-heads-with-teammate-at-world-cup/2022/11/21/97cd3f8c-69a3-11ed-8619-0b92f0565592_story.html
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