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Majid Jalali (Persian: مجید جلالی‎, born 6 September 1956 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian football manager and a former player. He currently manages Nassaji in Iran Pro League.[1] He has served as the manager in several clubs in Iran like Pas Tehran, Saba Battery, Foolad, and also national football teams at various youth levels. He is also currently the secretary general of the Iran Football Coaches Association.

Majid Jalali
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Majid Jalali with Nassaji in 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-09-06) 6 September 1956 (age 62)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nassaji Mazandaran (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1977 Alborz
1977–1983 Vahdat
1983–1984 Shahin
1984–1986 Vahdat
Teams managed
1986–1993 Vahdat
1993–1996 Homa
1996–1998 Payam Mashhad
1990–1992 Iran U–17
1993–1994 Iran U–20
1994–1997 Iran Army
2002–2003 Iran U–20
2003–2004 Pas Tehran
2005 Saba Battery
2006 Shahid Ghandi Yazd
2006 Pas Tehran
2007 Esteghlal Ahvaz
2007–2012 Foolad
2013–2014 Tractor Sazi
2014–2016 Saipa
2016–2018 Paykan
2019– Nassaji Mazandaran
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

He was born on 1 January 1956 in Tehran. His parents are originally from Yazd Province, Pandar. He started his club career with Alborz Tehran at the age of 17. Later, he played for other Tehran clubs like Vahdat Tehran and Shahin.

International careerEdit

In 1982, he was invited to Iran national football team but he has never played for the national team.

Coaching careerEdit

Jalali started his coaching career at age of 21 by coaching Vahdat's youth team while he was playing for the senior team. He officially coached Vahdat's senior team as of 1986. Jalali is most notable for his role as coach for Pas Tehran and Saba Battery and in recent years when he won the league and Hazfi Cup with these teams, but he had few unsuccessful terms in Shahid Ghandi and Esteghlal Ahvaz. He has also served as coach of Iran's under-16, and under-20 teams, as well as, Iran's armed forces football team. He was the manager of Foolad in 2008–09 season but left the club because the chairman despite his good results was negotiating with other coaches for the season after. He returned to the club few weeks after the season where the club failed to win any matches and finished 10th in the league. He announced that he will not be renewed his contract at the end of 2011–12 season. After spending one season out, he signed a one-year contract with Tractor Sazi on 27 May 2013. He also had bids from Rah Ahan Sorinet and Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion.[2] He was sacked by the club on 19 January 2014. On 13 May 2014, he was named as head coach of Saipa with signing a three-year contract.[3] Jalali in 2019 year connected head coach of Nassaji Mazandaran.[4]

StatisticsEdit

As of 30 November 2018
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Pas Tehran June 2003 June 2004 26 15 8 3 057.69 48 29 +19
Saba Battery January 2005 December 2005 30 13 11 6 043.33 35 31 +4
Foolad July 2007 June 2012 175 77 55 43 044.00 201 163 +38
Tractor Sazi June 2013 January 2014 24 10 11 3 041.67 35 23 +12
Saipa May 2014 May 2016 61 24 15 22 039.34 76 65 +13
Paykan May 2016 December 2018 71 26 20 25 036.62 83 77 +5
Nassaji Mazandaran January 2019

HonoursEdit

ManagerEdit

Vahdat
Iran (Armed Forces)
Pas Tehran
Saba Battery

IndividualEdit

  • Iranian Manager of the Year: 2004
  • Navad Manager of the Month (1): October 2017

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Farhad Kazemi
Iran Pro League Winning Manager
2003–04
Succeeded by
Mladen Frančić