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Mahmoud Karimi (Persian: محمود کریمی‎, born May 9, 1978) is a retired Iranian football striker who played for Sepahan in Iran Pro League and currently is Sepahan's assistant manager.

Mahmoud Karimi
Mahmoud Karimi Sibaki.JPG
Karimi with Sepahan in 2013
Personal information
Full name Mahmoud Karimi Sibaki
Date of birth (1978-05-09) May 9, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Isfahan, Iran
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1995–1999 Sepahan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2009 Sepahan (33)
National team
2003–2007 Iran[1][2][3]
Teams managed
2010–2014 Sepahan (assistant)[4]
2016–2018 Sepahan (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Karimi's full name is Mahmoud Karimi Sibaki, and he is from Sibak, a Georgian town in Fereydunshahr county. He is the most famous Iranian Georgian footballer in Iran.[5] His most memorable performance dates to the semifinals of the 2007 Hazfi Cup, when he scored a hat-trick in the second overtime period against Persepolis F.C. to give Sepahan a 4-1 win.

On July 17, 2009 Karimi announced his retirement from playing club football due to nagging injuries.[6]

Club career statisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
1999–00 Sepahan Azadegan League ? 1 - -
2000–01 ? 1 - -
2001–02 Persian Gulf Cup ? 5 - -
2002–03 23 6 - -
2003–04 23 5 ? 6
2004–05 22 3 ? 2
2005–06 23 0 - -
2006–07 16 3 5 4 6 3 27 10
2007–08 19 9 0 0 1 0 221 111
2008–09 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Career total 33 11[7]

1 includes 2 matches and 1 goal in FIFA Club World Cup 2007.[8]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ اسامی تیم ملی فوتبال كشور اعلام شد
  2. ^ از سوي برانكو ايوانكوويچ 26 بازيكن به اردوي تيم ملي فوتبال دعوت شدند Detail News Iran Sport Network [www.IranSport.Net]
  3. ^ "پایگاه خبری - تحلیلی قدس آنلاین".
  4. ^ MehrNews.com - Iran, world, political, sport, economic news and headlines
  5. ^ http://www.fooladsepahansport.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article-seo&sid=6894-%DA%A9%D8%B1%DB%8C%D9%85%DB%8C:-%D9%86%D9%85%DB%8C-%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%85-%D8%A7%D8%B4%DA%A9-%D9%87%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B7%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%85-%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%A8%D8%A8%DB%8C%D9%86%D9%85
  6. ^ كريمي از دنياي فوتبال خداحافظي كرد
  7. ^ محمود کریمی رکورددار گلزنی در لیگ قهرمانان آسیا – Goal.com
  8. ^ FIFA Player Statistics: Mahmoud KARIMI – FIFA.com