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Rahmat Akbari

Rahmat Akbari (born 20 June 2000), is an Afghan-born Australian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Melbourne Victory FC.[2]

Rahmat Akbari
Personal information
Full name Rahmat Akbari
Date of birth (2000-06-20) 20 June 2000 (age 18)
Place of birth Afghanistan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger[1]
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Victory
Number 19
Youth career
Brisbane Strikers
2015–2016 QAS NTC
2017–2018 Brisbane Roar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Brisbane Roar NPL 36 (9)
2017–2018 Brisbane Roar 6 (0)
2018– Melbourne Victory 3 (0)
National team
2015 Australia U17 15 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2017

After originally beginning his career with Brisbane Roar, where he made six appearances, Akbari joined Melbourne Victory on a one year contract in October 2018.[3]

Born in Afghanistan to an ethnic Hazara family, Akbari was raised in Pakistan for the first five years of his life, before his family migrated to south-east Queensland as refugees in 2005.[4]


  1. ^ Rugari, Vince. "Victory sign exciting teen Akbari in time for A-League kick-off". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  2. ^ Player Profile, Melbourne Victory Official Website, retrieved 19 October 2018
  3. ^ "Melbourne Victory signs Rahmat Akbari". Melbourne Victory signs Rahmat Akbari. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  4. ^ Cormack, Michael (22 July 2015). "Edens Landing teen Rahmat Akbari finds peace on the football field after migrating to Australia". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 14 October 2017.

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