Siavash Akbarpour

Siavash Akbarpour (Persian: سیاوش اکبرپور‎, born January 21, 1985 in Shiraz, Iran) is an Iranian former footballer and current coach .

Siavash Akbarpour
Siavash Akbarpour 2013.jpg
Siavash Akbarpour in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Siavash Akbarpour
Date of birth (1985-01-21) January 21, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Shiraz, Iran
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Attacking Midfielder / Second Striker
Club information
Current team
Shahrdari Bam
Youth career
2000–2001 Fajr Sepasi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Fajr Sepasi 55 (13)
2004–2007 Esteghlal 73 (23)
2007–2008 Al-Dhafra 11 (5)
2008–2010 Esteghlal 54 (14)
2010–2011 Steel Azin 25 (9)
2011–2012 Tractor Sazi 22 (1)
2012–2014 Esteghlal 51 (5)
2014–2015 Paykan 9 (0)
National team
2001 Iran U17 3 (0)
2002–2003 Iran U23
2006–2009 Iran 6 (0)
Teams managed
2016 Esteghlal U-17
2016–2019 Esteghlal (youth)
2019- Shahrdari Bam
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 17, 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 17, 2009

Club careerEdit

He started his professional career in Fajr Sepasi, and moved to Iranian giants Esteghlal in 2004, Where he made and excellent partnership with Reza Enayati in the front. He was one of the club's main players in its 2005–06 IPL championship. In July 2007 he moved to the UAE and joined Al-Dhafra. In 2008 transfer window he again joined Iranian giants Esteghlal again and won the league in his first season after many impressive matches. He signed a contract with Tractor Sazi on 18 June 2011. On 1 July 2012, he signed a two years contract with Esteghlal.

Club career statisticsEdit

Last Update 17 January 2014

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 Fajr Pro League 10 1 0 0 10 1
2002–03 22 5 1 0 23 5
2003–04 23 7 0 0 23 7
2004–05 Esteghlal 24 7 0 0 24 7
2005–06 28 11 0 0 28 11
2006–07 21 5 0 0 21 5
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2007–08 Al Dhafra UAE Football League 11 5 0 0 11 5
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2008–09 Esteghlal Pro League 29 12 0 0 6 0 35 12
2009–10 25 2 2 3 7 1 34 6
2010–11 Steel Azin 25 9 2 1 27 10
2011–12 Tractor Sazi 22 1 1 0 23 1
2012–13 Esteghlal 27 3 1 0 7 0 35 3
2013–14 24 2 4 0 4 0 32 2
2014–15 Peykan 9 0 0 0 9 0
Total Iran 289 65 11 4 24 1 324 70
United Arab Emirates 11 5 0 0 0 0 11 5
Career total 300 70 11 4 24 1 335 75
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
05–06 Esteghlal 3
06–07 Esteghlal 3
08–09 Esteghlal 5
09–10 Esteghlal 4
10–11 Steel Azin 1
11–12 Tractor Sazi 3
12–13 Esteghlal 1

International careerEdit

Under-23 national teamEdit

He is a technically sound player who was first called up to the Iran national under-23 football team in the 2002 Asian Games, although because of his lack of experience he was ineffective. He was also part of the Iranian squad in Athens 2004 Olympics unsuccessful qualification campaign. Where he was kicked out of the camp when Mohammad Mayeli Kohan was the head coach because of discipline problems and returned after he left the job and called up again by Hossein Faraki.

Senior national teamEdit

After his role in Esteghlal's league championship, his former coach, Amir Ghalenoei, called Akbarpour to the senior Iran national football team. He made his debut in the 2007 Asian Cup qualification match against Taiwan in February 2006. His next cap was against UAE in which he assisted his former teammate Reza Enayati's goal. He returned to Team Melli in 2009 under Ali Daei and played few minutes again South Korea in February 2009 where the match finished 1-1 in Tehran.

Beyond footballEdit

Personal lifeEdit

In 2005, Siavash Akbarpour married Soudabeh Tarzi, a former lawyer in city of Tehran. They have two daughters. Their first daughter was born in 2006 her name in Sarina, in Tehran. In 2010 their second daughter Selina was born. They divorced in 2014. Siavash Akbarpour was engaged after few months of dating in 2016. During an interview Akbarpour said, "We're two people who are really happy and in love."[citation needed]

HonoursEdit

Esteghlal

ReferencesEdit