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Seyed Mehdi Rahmati Oskuei (Persian: سید مهدی رحمتی اسکویی‎, born February 3, 1983) is an Iranian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Padideh in the Persian Gulf Pro League. He played for the Iranian national team between 2004 and 2013 And although he was the best choose for the IRAN national team in brazil 2014 but the last coach didnt invite him because of some vague thing and IRAN hit seriously from goalkeeper. Also he is the best Iranian goal keeper in the AFC champions league and has the most clean sheet in the history of this tournament. He has best record in persiangulf league and a lot say he is the best Iranian goal keeper for ever.

Mehdi Rahmati
Mehdi Rahmati, Esteghlal-Saipa 20190404.jpg
Rahmati in 2019
Personal information
Full name Seyed Mehdi Rahmati Oskuei
Date of birth (1983-02-03) February 3, 1983 (age 36)[1][2]
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) [3]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Padideh
Number 1
Youth career
1995–1997 Pas Tehran[4]
1997–2001 Fajr Sepasi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Fajr Sepasi 40 (0)
2004–2005 Sepahan 26 (0)
2005–2007 Esteghlal 23 (0)
2007–2009 Mes Kerman 65 (0)
2009–2011 Sepahan 62 (0)
2011–2014 Esteghlal 98 (0)
2014–2015 Paykan 29 (0)
2015–2019 Esteghlal 75 (0)
2019– Padideh 0 (0)
National team
2000–2002 Iran U20
2002–2004 Iran U23 6 (0)
2010 Iran U23 (Wild Card) 7 (0)
2004–2012 Iran 87 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:33, December 30, 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 14, 2012

Contents

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Rahmati started his professional career with Fajr Sepasi in 2000, he stayed for four years at the club and made 40 appearances before transferring to Sepahan. After only one season with Sepahan, Rahmati again transferred, this time to Esteghlal. Although he had good performance in the Esteghlal squad, Vahid Talebloo had better performances and he proved himself as the number one keeper for Esteghlal

Rahmati again left this time to Mes Kerman where he played very well. He continued performing well in Mes and helped the club qualify for the AFC Champions League for the first time in the club's history. Persepolis showed some interest on him but he reject the bid.

SepahanEdit

On July 14, 2009, Rahmati signed a two-year contract with Sepahan for an approximate sum of $450,000 turning down an offer from Norwegian giants Rosenborg BK. At Sepahan he was the first choice keeper for the entire season and one of the most important players that helped the club win the league. He repeated the same feat with Sepahan the next season, he was regarded as the league's best goalkeeper after his performances with Sepahan.

EsteghlalEdit

He joined Esteghlal in July 2011 where he won the Hazfi Cup in the first season. He extended his contract for another season on June 18, 2012. On April 12, 2013, Rahmati achieved a recorded twenty-four clean sheets, equalling with Iker Casillas in a season. He also helped his team to win league title after four years. At the end of the season, he extended his contract with the club. After the retirement of Farhad Majidi, Rahmati was named as Esteghlal's captain.

PaykanEdit

On June 18, 2014, Rahmati left Esteghlal and joined Paykan for $1.5 million, signing a two-year contract. He played his first match for Paykan in 3-4 home loss to Tractor Sazi Tabriz F.C in 2014 Shohada Cup

Return to EsteghlalEdit

On June 29, 2015, Rahmati returned to his former club Esteghlal on a one-year contract.[5] In 2018 he won the Hazfi Cup with Esteghlal. He holds the record for the most Appearance in Persian gulf league and is the first player who appeared in 18 consecutive seasons in Persian gulf league . Considered one of the best goalkeepers in Asia, He also holds the record of most clean sheet in Persian gulf league with (180).[6]

PadidehEdit

On June 16, 2019, Rahmati joined Padideh on a two-year contract.[7]

Club career statisticsEdit

As of 05 April 2019
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 Fajr Azadegan League 5 0 2 0 7 0
2001–02 Pro League 11 0 1 0 2 0 14 0
2002–03 20 0 1 0 21 0
2003–04 25 0 1 0 26 0
2004–05 Sepahan 26 0 0 0 6 0 32 0
2005–06 Esteghlal 12 0 0 0 12 0
2006–07 9 0 0 0 9 0
2007–08 Mes 33 0 1 0 34 0
2008–09 33 0 0 0 33 0
2009–10 Sepahan 33 0 1 0 6 0 40 0
2010–11 33 0 4 0 7 0 44 0
2011–12 Esteghlal 34 0 5 0 9 0 48 0
2012–13 34 0 4 0 8 0 46 0
2013–14 30 0 3 0 9 0 42 0
2014–15 Paykan 29 0 1 0 30 0
2015–16 Esteghlal 26 0 3 0 29 0
2016–17 22 0 4 0 7 0 33 0
2017–18 10 0 4 0 4 0 18 0
2018–19 19 0 0 0 2 0 21 0
Total Iran 451 0 35 0 61 0 551 0

International careerEdit

He was part of the team in 2004 AFC Asian Cup but he did not play any match. He won the 2004 West Asian Football Federation Championship with Team Melli. He was again part of the team in 2007 AFC Asian Cup but he did not play any match again. Since the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, he has been the number one keeper for Team Melli. He also played for Team Melli in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification. He was one of the best players for Team melli in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification where his saves played an important role. Rahmati was the first choice keeper in West Asian Football Federation Championship 2010 and 2011 Asian Cup.

RetirementEdit

On January 20, 2013, Mehdi Rahmati announced his temporary retirement from the national team, he stated in an interview "Maybe I cannot be at the service of Team Melli, so I temporarily announce my resignation." He added, "Due to some problems, I prefer not to say anything for the time being, but I have to say just one thing that I am not at the service of Team Melli for a while."[8]

After the announcement Iran national football team Coach Carlos Queiroz made a comment that he respects Rahmati's decision and will not invite him any more. Many in the Iranian FA tried to convince him to invite Rahmati again but Queiroz said that he was not involved in the decision and he can not see any reason to negotiate this matter with Rahmati. In March 2013 Rahmati made a comment that Queiroz should not be the coach of Iran and the best he could do was to help as the assistant. At the end of the season Rahmati apologised to the Iranian people but not Queiroz personally in Navad TV show. Before the final 3 matches in June 2013 for the World cup qualifications it was rumoured that the Iranian FA and Queiroz asked him to sign an apology letter provided by them which he refused. A month later in July 2013, Hadi Aghili revealed that Rahmati told him not to sign the apology and they will beg us to return after they lose the first match which did not happen. However Rahmati was present in Training Camp in October 2014, but he was never called for an international match.

Personal lifeEdit

Rahmati's family is Tat Persian Iranian Azerbaijani[9] from the Osku city of East Azerbaijan Province.[10]

Mehdi Rahmati married in 2004. He has two children, Ali and ata.[11]

HonoursEdit

 
Rahmati after winning the league with Esteghlal

ClubEdit

Fajr Sepasi

Sepahan

Esteghlal

NationalEdit

Iran U23

Iran

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "وب سایت رسمی سید مهدی رحمتی". Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Mehdi Rahmati". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Mehdi Rahmati". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 28, 2011. Retrieved February 1, 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "رحمتی رسماً استقلالی شد/ عکس با پیراهن شماره یک". خبرگزاری فارس. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mehdi Rahmati Holds Iranian records in League". Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "قرارداد رحمتی با پدیده شهرخودرو امضا شد" (in Persian).
  8. ^ "Mehdi Rahmati resigns from Team Melli". Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  9. ^ http://www.tabnak.ir/fa/news/508870/%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%DA%A9%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%B2%DB%8C-%D8%A8%D9%87-%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84-%D9%85%D9%87%D8%AF%DB%8C-%D8%B1%D8%AD%D9%85%D8%AA%DB%8C (Tabnak)
  10. ^ "با مهدی رحمتی از سال ۶۲ تا ۹۲/عکس+گفتگو". Khabar Online. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  11. ^ https://photokade.com/بیوگرافی-مهدی-رحمتی-و-همسرش/. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Farhad Majidi
Esteghlal Tehran FC captain
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Amir Hossein Sadeghi
Preceded by
Reza Enayati
Esteghlal Tehran FC captain
2015–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent