Javad Zarincheh

Javad Zarincheh (Persian: جواد زرینچه‎, born July 23, 1966) is a former Iranian football player, coach and a football administrator. He is currently team manager of Esteghlal. He played for the Iran national football team and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Javad Zarincheh
Javad Zarincheh in press conference before Padideh-Esteghlal match.jpg
Zarincheh in 2014
Personal information
Full name Javad Zarincheh
Date of birth (1966-07-23) 23 July 1966 (age 55)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Esteghlal (team manager)
Youth career
1979–1980 Lokomotiv Tehran
1980–1982 Bootan Tehran
1982–1986 Gendarmerie
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Gendarmerie
1987–1991 Esteghlal
1991–1993 Keshavarz
1993–2003 Esteghlal
2003–2004 Saba Battery
National team
1987–2000 Iran 80 (1)
Teams managed
1999 Esteghlal (caretaker)
2003 Esteghlal (caretaker)
2003 Esteghlal (assistant)
2003–2004 Saba Battery (assistant)
2008–2009 Sanaye Arak
2009 Aluminium Hormozgan
2010–2011 Kaveh Tehran
2012–2013 Rahian Kermanshah
2013–2014 Shahrdari Yasuj
2014–2015 Esteghlal (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Zarincheh was considered one of the best right wing backs in the history of Iranian football. However, late in his career he was playing as a sweeper. There was a rumor that Mohammad Mayelikohan, Iran's head coach back in the time, didn't invite him to the national team, due to his hostility with Esteghlal's players. That's why Zarincheh was never invited to the national team, when Mayelikohan was the head coach. After Mayelikohan was sacked, Bijan Zolfagharnasab invited him to the national team. In the 1998 World Cup, he played as the right wing for the Iranian national team. Iran's first goal against the United States was assisted by Zaricheh.

The 1998 World Cup competition was his last competition with the national team.


He was chosen as the assistant manager of Esteghlal for 2014–2015 season.




Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 June 1993 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran   Pakistan 5–0 W 1993 ECO Cup
Correct as of 24 July 2021[1]


  • "Archived copy" جواد زرینچه:فوتبال بوشهر را در سطح کشور با شاهین و ایرانجوان می‌شناسند. Nasir Bushehr Newspaper (in Persian). Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Esteghlal Tehran FC captain
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Iran national football team captain
Succeeded by

  1. ^ Profile: Javad ZARINCHEH. Retrieved on 24 July 2021.