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Iman Mobali (Persian: ایمان مبعلی‎; born November 3, 1982 in Izeh, Iran) is an Iranian retired football player and coach.

Iman Mobali
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Personal information
Full name Iman Mobali
Date of birth (1982-11-03) 3 November 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Izeh, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Foolad (assistant coach)
Youth career
Esteghlal Ahvaz
Foolad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Foolad
2003Nirouye Zamini (loan)
2005–2008 Al-Shabab 45 (20)
2008–2009 Al Wasl 19 (7)
2009–2010 Al Nasr 15 (6)
2010–2011 Esteghlal 30 (0)
2011–2012 Al Sharjah 8 (0)
2012–2013 Paykan 25 (2)
2013–2014 Esteghlal Khuzestan 25 (2)
2014Esteghlal (loan) 4 (0)
2014–2017 Naft Tehran 74 (5)
2017–2018 Foolad 23 (1)
2018 Esteghlal Khuzestan 12 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Iran U20 13 (?)
2002–2003 Iran U23 11 (2)
2001–2011 Iran 60 (2)
Teams managed
2018–2019 Esteghlal Khuzestan (player-coach)
2019– Foolad (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 February 2011

Contents

Club careerEdit

FooladEdit

Mobali joined Foolad's senior team in 2000. He was considered to be the creative dynamo of the highly talented Foolad, based in Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan province. Mobali was the key member of his team during Foolad's Iran Pro League championship. Which also secured a berth in the AFC Champions League for the first time in club history.

Al-ShababEdit

In 2005 Mobali signed a contract with Al-Shabab in the UAE League. In his first season, he scored 6 times in 15 appearances. In the following season Mobali was hit with a series of injuries and only managed to make 11 league appearances. In his last year with Al-Shabab he had his best year, he scored 9 goals in 19 appearances and Al-Shabab won the league title.

Al Wasl & Al NasrEdit

In summer 2008 he signed a contract with the UAE giants, Al Wasl. In his one and only season with the club, Mobali scored 7 times in 19 appearances. He left the club at the end of the season. He signed for Al Nasr in summer 2009. After an unsuccessful season with Al Nasr, Mobali decided not to extend his contract and returned to Iran.

EsteghlalEdit

Mobali signed a one-year contract with Esteghlal in the spring of 2010. He made 36 total appearances and did not manage to score a goal. He left the club at the end of the season and signed with UAE club Al Sharjah. He only made 8 appearances before leaving the club.

PaykanEdit

After his stint in Sharjah, Mobali again returned to the Iran Pro League and again returned to Tehran; this time he signed with Paykan in the summer of 2012. He scored twice in 25 appearances but was unable to help Paykan from getting relegated to the Azadegan League.

Esteghlal KhuzestanEdit

After Paykan was relegated, Mobali left the team and joined newly promoted club Esteghlal Khuzestan. He made 25 appearances and scored twice before being loaned out to his former club Esteghlal. He made 4 appearances with Esteghlal before season's end.

Naft TehranEdit

In summer of 2014, Mobali signed a two-year contract with Naft Tehran. He finished the 2014–15 season with 13 assists, most in the league. On 1 July 2015 Mobali extended his contract with Naft Tehran for one more year.

Club career statisticsEdit

As of 11 December 2014
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2000–01 Foolad Azadegan League 7 2
2001–02 Pro League 16 2
200203 0
Niroye Zamini Division 1
2003–04 Foolad Pro League 21 8
2004–05 29 12
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2005–06 Al Shabab Pro League 15 6
2006–07 11 5
2007–08 19 9
2008–09 Al Wasl 19 7
2009–10 Al Nasr 15 6 4 1 19 6
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2010–11 Esteghlal Pro League 30 0 2 0 4 0 36 0
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2011–12 Al Sharjah Pro League 8 0
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2012–13 Paykan Pro League 25 2 1 0 26 2
2013–14 Esteghlal Khuzestan 25 2 0 0 25 2
2014–15 Naft Tehran 27 1 2 0 6 0 35 1
Total Iran 4 0
United Arab Emirates 87 33 0 0
Career total 4 0
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
10–11 Esteghlal 5
12–13 Paykan 2
13–14 Esteghlal Khuzestan 6
14–15 Naft Tehran 13
15–16 Naft Tehran 3
16–17 Naft Tehran 8

International careerEdit

At international level Mobali is considered one of Asia's brightest prospects. Mobali made his debut for Team Melli in January 2001 against China. He was among Iran's under-23 squad in 2002, winning a Gold Medal in the Busan Asian Games.

2011 Asian CupEdit

Mobali started most of the matches in the group stage for Team Melli in 2011 AFC Asian Cup, and scored a beautiful goal in a match against Iraq from a curling free-kick.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 September 2003 Azadi Stadium, Tehran   Jordan 2–1 4–1 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2 11 January 2011 Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan   Iraq 2–1 2–1 2011 AFC Asian Cup

Awards and honoursEdit

ClubEdit

Foolad
Al-Shabab
Naft Tehran

CountryEdit

Iran U-23
Iran

External linksEdit