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Soroush Rafiei (Persian: سروش رفیعی‎) is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Padideh in the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Soroush Rafiei
Soroush Rafiei in ACL 2017.jpg
Rafiei playing for Persepolis in 2017
Personal information
Full name Soroush Rafiei Telgary
Date of birth (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Tal-e Gar, Shiraz, Iran
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Padideh
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2009 Fajr Sepasi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Fajr Sepasi 40 (10)
2011–2017 Foolad 79 (12)
2015–2017Tractor (loan) 39 (5)
2017 Persepolis 14 (3)
2017–2018 Al-Khor 19 (5)
2018–2019 Persepolis 12 (1)
2018Foolad (loan) 5 (0)
2019– Padideh 4 (0)
National team
2014– Iran 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 January 2015

Club careerEdit

He started his career with Fajr Sepasi and helped them to promote to the 2011–12 Persian Gulf Cup. Later he joined Foolad.

FooladEdit

Rafiei, 28, was a member of Foolad football team from 2011 to 2017 and helped the Ahvaz-based football team win Iran Professional League (IPL) title in 2014.

TractorEdit

In the summer of 2015 Rafiei signed a two–year contract with Tractor to spend his conscription period at the club.

PersepolisEdit

On 9 January 2017, Rafiei signed a 6-month contract with Persian Gulf Pro League club Persepolis. He was given the number 7, which had previously been retired in honor of club legend Ali Parvin. He scored a goal against Esteghlal in 84th Tehran Derby. Rafiee returned to Persepolis for 2018–19 but due to fifa ban, he loaned to Foolad till winter.

Al-KhorEdit

Before start of 2017–18 season, Rafiee joined the Qatari Al-Khor football team for one year, and wore number 7 in the team. At the end of the season, Al-Khor picked up an alternate player for Rafiei and did not renew his contract with the club.

Club career statisticsEdit

As of 29 May 2019
Club Division Season League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fajr Sepasi Pro League 2009–10 20 5 0 0 20 5
Division 1 2010–11 20 5 0 0 20 5
Total 40 10 0 0 0 0 40 10
Foolad Pro League 2011–12 19 1 1 1 20 2
2012–13 16 1 0 0 16 1
2013–14 29 3 2 1 8 0 39 4
2014–15 15 7 1 0 1 0 17 7
2018–19 6 0 0 0 6 0
Total 85 12 4 2 9 0 98 14
Tractor Pro League 2015–16 25 4 2 0 7 0 34 4
2016–17 14 1 3 0 17 1
Total 39 5 5 0 7 0 51 5
Persepolis Pro League 2016–17 14 3 0 0 7 1 21 4
Al-Khor Qatar Stars League 2017–18 19 5 0 0 19 5
Persepolis Pro League 2018–19 12 1 3 0 5 0 20 1
Career total 207 36 12 2 28 1 247 39

International careerEdit

He was called up to the Iran national football team in October 2014 by Carlos Queiroz. He made his debut in a match against South Korea on 18 November 2014. He was called into Iran's 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad on 30 December 2014 by Carlos Queiroz.[1] In May 2018 he was named in Iran's preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia [2] but did not make the final 23.[3]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Queiroz Names Team Melli Squad". afcasiancup.com. 30 December 2014. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
  3. ^ "Carlos Queiroz Names Provisional Iran Squad for FIFA World Cup 2018". IFPNews.com.

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