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Gholamreza Enayati (Persian: غلامرضا عنايتى ملقب به رضا ملخ‎, born 23 September 1976[3]) is a retired Iranian football player who currently manages Qashqai in Azadegan League. He is a former member of Iran national football team. Enayati played as a striker and is the all-time top goalscorer in the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Reza Enayati
Reza Enayati coaching Siah Jamegan.jpg
Enayati in 2017
Personal information
Full name Gholamreza Enayati
Date of birth (1976-09-23) 23 September 1976 (age 42)[1]
Place of birth Mashhad, Iran
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre Forward
Club information
Current team
Qashqai (head coach)
Youth career
1998 Farsh Mashhad Workers[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Adonis Mashhad
2001–2003 Aboomoslem 46 (28)
2003–2006 Esteghlal 77 (56)
2006–2008 Emirates 41 (26)
2008–2009 Al-Nasr 9 (0)
2009–2010 Esteghlal 17 (3)
2010 Emirates 10 (9)
2010–2011 Sepahan 30 (4)
2011–2012 Saba Qom 29 (18)
2012–2013 Mes Kerman 33 (11)
2013–2014 Saba Qom 27 (13)
2014 Padideh 14 (5)
2014–2015 Esteghlal 13 (4)
2015–2016 Siah Jamegan 25 (5)
2016–2017 Saba Qom 23 (3)
Total 394 (185)
National team
2002–2008 Iran 30 (8)
Teams managed
2017 Saba Qom (player-coach)
2017 Siah Jamegan (assistant coach)
2017–2018 Siah Jamegan
2018–2019 Esteghlal B
2019– Qashqai
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 December 2008

Contents

Club careerEdit

Reza Enayati started out his professional career playing for his hometown club Aboomoslem. He had a number of impressive seasons there, especially the 2001–02 season where he finished as the league's top goalscorer and was called up to the national team.

He remained in Aboomoslem for the 2002–03 season but the year after and after being linked with a move to Persepolis, he signed with Esteghlal. He was not able to impress in his first season in Tehran, but in the 2004–05 season he was able to show his talents and was able to finish as the IPL's top goalscorer again with 20 goals. The next season, he was just as impressive, scoring 21 goals, finishing as the league's top scorer and helping his club Esteghlal win the championship and also broke the record of scoring in a season in Iran and he is the all-time top scorer of Persian Gulf Cup. After World Cup 2006 he signed with the Emirates club. On 19 March 2007, Enayati extended his contract with UAE League side Al-Emarat in a deal that will keep him there until the end of the 2007–08 season.

In 2008, he secured a six-month contract with Al-Nasr. In July 2009 season he moved back to Esteghlal but after half a season he moved to Emirate league once again and joined Emirates where he scored 8 goals. For 2010–11 season Enayati signed with Sepahan for one year and joined his former coach Amir Ghalenoei where he helped the club to win the league title. He then joined to Saba Qom and later Mes Kerman. He returned to Saba on 1 July 2013. On 7 May 2014, he signed a contract with Padideh, effective from 1 July. He was given number 10 shirt. He made his debut for Padideh in 0–0 draw against Malavan on 1 August 2014. He scored his first goal for Padideh in next match, where they won the match against Naft Masjed Soleyman 3–0, which Enayati scored the final goal.

Enayati moved back to Esteghlal on December 31, 2014.[4]

Club career statisticsEdit

As of 18 February 2018
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2001–02 Aboomoslem Pro League 23 17 0 0 23 17
2002–03 23 11 0 0 23 11
2003–04 Esteghlal 18 11 5 3 23 14
2004–05 24 20 0 0 24 20
2005–06 29 21 1 1 30 22
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2006–07 Emirates UAE League 20 13 2 2 22 15
2007–08 21 12 1 0 22 12
2008–09 Al Nasr 9 0 0 0 9 0
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2009–10 Esteghlal Pro League 17 4 0 0 0 0 17 4
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2009–10[5] Emirates UAE League 10 8 0 0 10 8
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2010–11 Sepahan Pro League 30 4 3 2 4 1 37 7
2011–12 Saba Qom 29 18 2 1 31 19
2012–13 Mes Kerman 33 11 1 1 34 12
2013–14 Saba Qom 27 13 1 0 28 13
2014–15 Padideh 14 5 2 2 16 7
Esteghlal 13 4 0 0 0 0 13 4
2015–16 Siah Jamegan 25 5 0 0 25 5
2016–17 Saba Qom 23 3 0 0 23 3
Total Iran 358 147 15 10 4 1 347 158
United Arab Emirates 60 33 3 2 0 0 63 35
Career total 388 180 18 12 4 1 410 193

1 Statistics Incomplete.

The information in Hazfi Cup and UAE Emir Cup is not complete

Assist GoalsEdit

Season Team Assists
2005–06 Esteghlal 4
2009–10 Esteghlal 3
2010–11 Sepahan 3
2011–12 Saba Qom 1
2012–13 Mes Kerman 2
2013–14 Saba Qom 3
2014–15 Padideh 1

International careerEdit

Reza Enayati made his debut for Iran in a game versus Palestine in April 2002. Since then he has had numerous callups to the national team, including Iran's recent 2004 Asian Cup and 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaigns. He was among Iran's final squad for World Cup 2006 but did not make an appearance.

He has been selected to join the squad for the 2007 Asian Nations Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He appeared against the Uzbekistan national football team, playing 90 minutes, on 11 July, and was selected again into the starting eleven in the game against the China national football team on 15 July. He was called up again for 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying but left the camp in the first round as Ali Daei preferred Mohsen Khalili in few matches over him.

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
8 2 July 2007 Tehran, Iran   Jamaica 8–1 Win Friendly
7 15 October 2006 Tehran, Iran   South Korea 2–0 Win 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
6 8 August 2006 Tehran, Iran   United Arab Emirates 1–0 Win Friendly
5 31 May 2006 Tehran, Iran   Bosnia and Herzegovina 5–2 Win Friendly
4 20 July 2004 Chongqing, Chongqing   Thailand 3–0 Win 2004 AFC Asian Cup
3 31 March 2004 Vientiane, Laos   Laos 7–0 Win 2006 World Cup qualification
2 31 March 2004 Vientiane, Laos   Laos 7–0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
1 4 April 2002 Kuwait City, Kuwait   Kuwait 2–2 Draw Friendly

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 24 February 2018
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Siah Jamegan 1 December 2017 5 March 2018 8 1 2 5 4 14 −10 012.50
Total 8 1 2 5 4 14 −10 012.50

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Esteghlal
Sepahan

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Reza Sahebi
Persian Gulf Cup top scorer
2001–02
Succeeded by
Edmond Bezik
Preceded by
Ali Daei
Persian Gulf Cup top scorer
2004–05
Succeeded by
Himself
Preceded by
Himself
Persian Gulf Cup top scorer
2005–06
Succeeded by
Daniel Olerum
Mehdi Rajabzadeh
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Amir Hossein Sadeghi
Esteghlal Tehran FC captain
2015
Succeeded by
Mehdi Rahmati