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Mahmoud Yavari (Persian: محمود یاوری, born 7 October 1939) is an Iranian football coach and retired player. He was head coach of the Iran national football team for a short period of time in 1984. He has coached many teams like Zob Ahan, Sepahan, Shahin Bushehr, Tractor, Pas Tehran, Pas Hamedan, Rah Ahan and Fajr Sepasi. He is one of the oldest and most experienced head coaches in Iranian football history.
|Full name||Mahmoud Yavari|
|Date of birth||October 7, 1939|
|Place of birth||Isfahan, Iran|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was invited to the Iran national football team by Mahmoud Bayati in 1967. He made his debut in a match against Hong Kong on 10 May 1968. He had just three caps with the national team without scoring any goal.
After Zob Ahan was established in 1969, Yavari became the club's first ever head coach but because he didn't have any managerial experience, he was sacked in 1970. Then, he was appointed as coach to another Isfahan-based team, Sepahan. He was head coach of Sepahan for eight seasons in his first time in the club. He resigned in 1978 and was quickly appointed as Bargh Shiraz head coach but was sacked in the same year. Sepahan appointed Yavari for a second time and was kept as club head coach until 1980.
National team head coachEdit
In 1980, he was selected as Iran national under-20 football team head coach. These were successful years for Yavari. After his good results with the under-20 team, he was appointed as coach for the Iran national olympic team in 1982.
On 7 August 1984, he became head coach of Iran. Along with his assistant, Nasser Ebrahimi, they helped to build a new base for the national team. He led six matches, all of them won, but resigned on 1 December 1984. After his role in the senior team, he returned as the head coach of the under-20 team in 1985 and resigned in 1996.
He was Bargh Shiraz head coach in 1996. In 1998, he became Fajr Sepasi head coach but was sacked in 1999. After that, he returned to PAS Tehran as head coach in 1999 but only for a short period. After that, Yavari led many teams.
He was appointed as the head coach of Saba in the summer of 2010 and a few months later was sacked by the club. He was head coach of Steel Azin from April 2011 until May 2011. He was appointed as head coach of Fajr Sepasi on 27 November 2011. He led the club for two seasons and left the club at the end of 2012–13 season. In July 2013, he was named as head coach of Mes Kerman. He resigned as the manager of the club on 14 September 2013 to become head coach of Fajr Sepasi after just four months. After Fajr's relegation, Yavari resigned.
Coaching career statisticsEdit
- As of 11 April 2014
|Zob Ahan||October 1969||February 1970||2||1||0||1||50|
|Sepahan||May 1970||October 1978||212||64||72||76||30.19|
|Bargh Shiraz||October 1978||December 1978||12||4||4||4||33.33|
|Sepahan||December 1978||June 1980||30||15||5||10||50|
|Iran U-20||June 1980||June 1982||10||8||2||0||80|
|Iran U-23||June 1982||August 1984||14||9||4||1||64.29|
|Iran||August 1984||December 1984||6||6||0||0||100|
|Iran U-20||October 1995||1996||42||27||10||3||64.29|
|Fajr Sepasi||September 1998||May 1999||30||8||10||12||26.67|
|PAS Tehran||October 1999||December 1999||7||3||1||3||42.86|
|Tractor||June 2001||June 2002||26||2||9||15||7.69|
|Aboomoslem||June 2002||May 2003||26||5||11||10||19.23|
|Bargh Shiraz||July 2004||January 2005||25||7||10||8||28|
|Esteghlal Ahvaz||February 2005||June 2005||5||0||3||2||0|
|Bargh Shiraz||May 2007||April 2008||34||11||14||9||32.35|
|Rah Ahan||October 2008||April 2009||20||6||8||6||30|
|Shahin Bushehr||September 2009||May 2010||34||9||12||13||26.47|
|Saba||June 2010||October 2010||13||4||5||4||30.77|
|PAS Hamedan||December 2010||March 2011||6||0||2||4||0|
|Steel Azin||April 2011||May 2011||9||1||2||6||11.11|
|Fajr Sepasi||November 2011||June 2013||49||17||15||17||34.69|
|Mes Kerman||July 2013||September 2013||9||0||5||4||0|
|Fajr Sepasi||September 2013||June 2014||21||5||8||8||23.81|
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