Nader Dastneshan

Nader Dastneshan (Persian: نادر دست نشان, 29 November 1959[1] – 16 April 2021) was an Iranian football player and coach.

Nader Dastneshan
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Dastneshan in 2019
Personal information
Full name Nader Dastneshan
Date of birth (1959-11-29)29 November 1959
Place of birth Shaahi, Iran
Date of death 16 April 2021(2021-04-16) (aged 61)
Place of death Qaem Shahr, Iran
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1999 Nassaji Mazandaran
Teams managed
2004–2005 Payam Khorasan
2005–2006 Shahid Ghandi Yazd
2006–2007 Mes Kerman
2007 Shahrdari Bandar Abbas
2007–2008 Pegah Gilan
2008–2009 Steel Azin
2009–2010 Naft Tehran
2010 Aboomoslem
2011 Sanat Sari
2011–2012 Shahrdari Arak
2012–2013 Saipa Shomal
2013–2015 Nassaji Mazandaran
2015 Machine Sazi
2015–2017 Sanat Naft
2017 Khooneh be Khooneh
2017–2018 Malavan
2018–2019 Mes Kerman
2019 Sepidrood
2020–2021 Rayka Babol
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early lifeEdit

Nader Dastneshan was born on 24 May 1960 in Shaahi, Mazandaran Province. His father Azerbaijani[2] was from Tabriz and his mother was from Sari. He has three sisters and five brothers which he is last son of the family. At beginning of football, he was a goalkeeper but later he became Midfielder.[3]

Club careerEdit

He started his career in Nasaji Mazandaran and was in club until his retirement in 1993.

Coaching careerEdit

Dastneshan studied coaching techniques in FIFA and received a degree by AFC for coaching.[4] He became assistant coach to Carlo Soldoy, Italian head coach of Iran under-20 national football team in 1997. Iran U-20 team came fourth in AFC Asian Cup at that year. He coached in many Iranian clubs and he is known as a manager who upgraded teams to Division 1 of Iranian football but he didn't manage for more than one year in each club.[5]


Mes Kerman

Pegah Gilan

Steel Azin

Naft Tehran

Sanat Naft


One week after being hospitalised due to COVID-19, Dastneshan lost his battle with the virus. He was 60 years old.[6]


  1. ^ Russell, Jesse; Cohn, Ronald (July 2012). Nader Dastneshan. ISBN 9785512146248.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Biography of Nader Dastneshan (1960- )
  4. ^ Hours with Dastneshan
  5. ^ (non-English) Dastneshan dismissed as Nassaji Mazandaran's head coach
  6. ^ "Iranian coach Dastneshan dies of COVID-19". Tehran Times. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.