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Vahid Amiri (Persian: وحید امیری‎, born 2 April 1988) is an Iranian football player playing for Persepolis in the Persian Gulf Pro League. Amiri represented the Iran national football team at the 2015 and 2019 AFC Asian Cups and also 2018 FIFA World Cup. He predominantly plays as a left winger but can play as a second striker.

Vahid Amiri
Vahid Amiri at Iran training before Iraq match 20190115.jpg
Amiri in 2019
Personal information
Full name Vahid Amiri
Date of birth (1988-04-02) 2 April 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Darreh-ye Badam, Iran[1]
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder, Winger, Striker
Club information
Current team
Persepolis
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Datis Lorestan
2009–2010 Kowsar Lorestan
2010–2011 Gahar Zagros
2011–2013 Naft Masjed Soleyman 48 (2)
2013–2016 Naft Tehran 79 (11)
2016–2018 Persepolis 51 (8)
2018–2019 Trabzonspor 22 (1)
2019– Persepolis 0 (0)
National team
2015– Iran 49 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:30, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:17, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

Amiri started his career with Datis Lorestan. He left Gahar Zagros in the summer of 2011 and Naft Masjed Soleyman and spent two seasons with them.

Naft TehranEdit

In May 2013 he joined Naft Tehran with a two-year contract.[3] Amiri scored his first goal for Naft on 6 August 2013 in a 1–1 draw against Damash Gilan. He scored his first Asian Champions League on 7 April 2015 in a 3–0 away win against Saudi club Al-Shabab. Amiri scored on 16 September 2015 in a 2–1 loss to Al-Ahli Dubai in the quarter–finals of the Asian Champions League.

PersepolisEdit

Amiri joined Persepolis in summer of 2016 with a two years contract.[4] He won two league with Persepolis and was named Iranian Footballer of the Year in 2018. He played 74 games and scored 9 goals for his team.

TrabzonsporEdit

On 21 July 2018, Amiri agreed to a two-year contract with Turkish Giants Trabzonspor.[5][6]

PersepolisEdit

On 13 July 2019, Amiri signed a two-year contract with Persian Gulf Pro League champions Persepolis.[7][8] After returning to Persepolis, He said:

I am very happy to return to Persepolis once again. I had several offers from the other Iranian teams but I opted to return to my home.[7]

Also clubs No. 19 was given to Amiri.

International careerEdit

He was called into Iran's 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad on 30 December 2014 by Carlos Queiroz.[9] He made his debut on a friendly against Iraq on 4 January 2015. He missed a decisive penalty against Iraq which lead to elimination of Iran from Asian Cup 2015. Amiri scored his first international goal in a 2–0 victory against Chile. In 2017 Queiroz have reassigned him and Omid Noorafkan midfield positions.[10]

 
Morocco vs Iran match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

In May 2018 he was named in Iran's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[11]

in the match day two iran vs spain at the 2018 world cup Vahid Amiri's delicious nutmeg of Gerard Pique in the 81st minute belied the gulf in class between their respective clubs Persepolis FC and Barcelona, and this is part of what makes the World Cup special. Amiri's subsequent delivery deserved a goal at the end of it but team-mate Taremi could not keep his leaping header down.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 4 June 2019.[13]
Club Division Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Naft MIS Division 1 2011–12 23 2 1 0 24 2
2012–13 25 0 1 0 26 0
Total 48 2 2 0 50 2
Naft Tehran Pro League 2013–14 26 2 2 0 28 2
2014–15 25 4 2 1 11 2 38 7
2015–16 28 5 2 0 1 0 31 5
Total 79 11 6 1 12 2 97 14
Persepolis Pro League 2016–17 25 6 0 0 12 1 37 7
2017–18 26 2 2 0 8 0 1 0 37 2
Total 51 8 2 0 20 1 1 0 74 9
Trabzonspor Süper Lig 2018–19 22 1 4 2 26 3
Career total 200 22 14 3 32 3 1 0 247 28
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
2013–14 Naft Tehran 5
2014–15 Naft Tehran 10
2015–16 Naft Tehran 5
2016–17 Persepolis 7
2017–18 Persepolis 8
2018–19 Trabzonspor 0

International capsEdit

Statistics accurate as of match played 6 June 2019.[14]
Iran
Year Apps Goals
2015 12 1
2016 9 0
2017 9 0
2018 12 0
2019 7 0
Total 49 1

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list the Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 March 2015 NV Arena, Sankt Pölten, Austria   Chile
2–0
2–0
Friendly

Personal lifeEdit

Amiri was born in the small village of Darreh-ye Badam in Lorestan Province. He has a degree in law and as of January 2016 is studying for his master's degree in Physical Education.[15]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "وحید امیری میهمان برنامه این هفته نود" [Vahid Amiri is the guest of this week's program]. Fars News Agency. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  3. ^ "قنبرزاده به فارس خبر داد نفت تهران ۴ بازیکن جدید گرفت/ کامیابی‌نیا بازیکن نفت است نه راه‌آهن". Fars News Agency. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  4. ^ "وحید امیری به پرسپولیس پیوست" [Basic football: Four player hopefuls joined the adult league]. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. ^ Kulübü, Trabzonspor. "Vahid Amiri'yle sözleşme imzaladık". trabzonspor.org.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Trabzonspor, Vahid Amiri'ye veda etti". NTVSpor.net (in Turkish). Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Vahid Amiri returns to Persepolis". Tehran Times. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  8. ^ "رسمی؛ وحید امیری به پرسپولیس پیوست:". ورزش سه (in Persian). Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Queiroz Names Team Melli Squad". afcasiancup.com. 30 December 2014. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Queiroz names Iran's Team Melli roster for FIFA World Cup qualifiers". Persian League. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  11. ^ "World Cup 2018: Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz names final squad". BBC Sport. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  12. ^ hermesauto (21 June 2018). "World Cup: Iran 0 Spain 1 - 5 things you need to know". The Straits Times. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Iran - V. Amiri - Profile with news, career statistics - Soccerway".
  14. ^ Vahid Amiri at National-Football-Teams.com
  15. ^ Alipour, Nima (31 January 2016). "امیری: هنوز صدای دیرک در گوشم می‌پیچد/ از خیلی لذت‌های زندگی‌ام گذشتم". ISNA. Iran. Retrieved 8 March 2018.


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