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Milad Meydavoudi (Persian: ميلاد میداوودی‎, born 20 January 1985 in Masjed Soleyman) is an Iranian football player, who currently played for Naft Masjed Soleyman in Persian Gulf Pro League. His freekick style and ability have drawn comparisons to famous Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Milad Meydavoudi
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Meydavoudi in 2017
Personal information
Full name Milad Meydavoudi
Date of birth (1985-01-20) 20 January 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Masjed Soleyman, Iran
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Youth career
2000–2004 Esteghlal Ahvaz
2005 Pas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Esteghlal Ahvaz 83 (25)
2005–2006Pas (loan) 23 (5)
2007–2008Al-Ahli (loan) 15 (4)
2008–2009Al-Ahli (loan) 17 (4)
2010–2013 Esteghlal 38 (15)
2013 Aluminium 17 (4)
2013–2014 Esteghlal Khuzestan 29 (5)
2014–2016 Saipa 41 (10)
2016–2017 Rah Ahan 9 (2)
2017 Siah Jamegan 6 (0)
2017–2019 Naft Masjed Soleyman 47 (9)
National team
2004 Iran U20 3 (1)
2007 Iran U23 7 (1)
2007–2011 Iran 29 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 December 2011

Club careerEdit

Meydavoudi started his career at Esteghlal Ahvaz with whom he made his professional debut in 2004. He was brought to Esteghlal Ahvaz by Nasser Hejazi from youth team. In the next season he played for Pas Tehran because of army services and quickly emerging as a promising youngster, before moving back to Esteghlal Ahvaz for the 2006–07 season.

On February 1, 2008 Meydavoudi signed a 4-month loan contract with UAE League side Al-Ahli for a transfer fee of $600,000.[1]

On February 8, 2008 Meydavoudi signed a 2.5 year contract extension with Esteghlal Ahvaz which will keep him at the Takhti Stadium until 2010.,[2] But on September 22, 2008 he signed a 1-year contract with Al-Ahli for a transfer fee of $1,000,000.[3] In 2010, he joined Esteghlal where he scored two goals in his debut. In November 2010, Meydavoudi was injured possibly for the remainder of the 2010–11 season. In winter 2013, Meydavoudi joined Aluminium returning with his former coach Parviz Mazloomi. After Aluminium's relegation to the Azadegan League, he joined to Esteghlal Khuzestan. As 1 June 2014 and joined Saipa, signing a two-year contract on 19 June 2014.

Club career statisticsEdit

As of 15 May 2015
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2003–04 Esteghlal Ahvaz Pro League 5 1
2004–05 2 1
2005–06 Pas Tehran 23 5 0
2006–07 Esteghlal Ahvaz 26 4
2007–08 18 10
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2007–08 Al Ahli Pro League 15 4
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2008–09 Esteghlal Ahvaz Pro League 5 0 0 0 5 0
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2008–09 Al Ahli Pro League 17 4 ? 1 6 1 ? 6
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2009–10 Esteghlal Ahvaz Pro League 27 9 0 0 27 9
2010–11 Esteghlal 14 8 2 0 0 0 16 8
2011–12 17 6 4 2 3 0 25 8
2012–13 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Aluminium 17 4 0 0 17 4
2013–14 Esteghlal Khuzestan 22 5 0 0 22 5
2014–15 Saipa 28 5 1 0 29 5
2015–16 12 4 0 0 12 4
Total Iran 184 63 0
United Arab Emirates 32 8 6 1
Career total 216 71 1
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
05–06 Pas 6
06–07 Esteghlal Ahvaz 5
07–08 Esteghlal Ahvaz 4
08–09 Esteghlal Ahvaz 1
09–10 Esteghlal Ahvaz 7
10–11 Esteghlal 1
11–12 Esteghlal 2
12–13 Esteghlal 1
12–13 Aluminium 6
13–14 Esteghlal Khuzestan 2
14–15 Saipa 0

International careerEdit

He was a member of Iran national under-20 football team at the 2004 AFC Youth Championship. He was called up to the Iran national football team in June 2007 for the West Asian Football Federation Championship 2007. He made his debut for Team Melli in Iran's first match against Iraq. He scored his first national goal in Iran's second match against Palestine.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 June 2007 Amman International Stadium, Jordan   Palestine 1–0 2–0 2007 WAFF
2 11 August 2008 Takhti Stadium, Tehran   Qatar 1–0 6–1 2008 WAFF
3 11 August 2008 Takhti Stadium, Tehran   Qatar 6–1 6–1 2008 WAFF
4 28 December 2009 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha   Qatar 1–2 2–3 Qatar Friendship Cup
5 28 September 2010 Amman International Stadium, Jordan   Oman 1–0 2–2 2010 WAFF
6 3 October 2010 Amman International Stadium, Jordan   Kuwait 1–2 1–2 2010 WAFF
7 15 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Indonesia   Indonesia 1–0 4–1 2014 WCQ

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meydavoudi joins Al-Ahli". Iran SportsPress.com. Retrieved 2008-02-01.
  2. ^ ""ميلاد ميداودي" بااستقلال اهواز قرارداد جديدامضا كرد". IRNA. Archived from the original on February 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "با قرارداد يك ميليون دلارى ميلاد ميداودى به تيم الاهلى امارات پيوست". IRNA. Retrieved 2008-09-22.

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