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.
Amiri in 2019
|Full name||Vahid Amiri|
|Date of birth||2 April 1988|
|Place of birth||Darreh-ye Badam, Iran|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Winger, Striker|
|2011–2013||Naft Masjed Soleyman||48||(2)|
* 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)
In May 2013 he joined Naft Tehran with a two-year contract. 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.
Amiri joined Persepolis in summer of 2016 with a two years contract. 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.
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.
Also clubs No. 19 was given to Amiri.
He was called into Iran's 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad on 30 December 2014 by Carlos Queiroz. 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.
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.
- As of match played 4 June 2019.
|Naft MIS||Division 1||2011–12||23||2||1||0||—||—||24||2|
|Naft Tehran||Pro League||2013–14||26||2||2||0||—||—||28||2|
- Assist Goals
- Statistics accurate as of match played 6 June 2019.
- Scores and results list the Iran's goal tally first.
|1.||26 March 2015||NV Arena, Sankt Pölten, Austria||Chile||Friendly|
- Naft Tehran
- "وحید امیری میهمان برنامه این هفته نود" [Vahid Amiri is the guest of this week's program]. Fars News Agency. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
- "قنبرزاده به فارس خبر داد نفت تهران ۴ بازیکن جدید گرفت/ کامیابینیا بازیکن نفت است نه راهآهن". Fars News Agency. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
- "وحید امیری به پرسپولیس پیوست" [Basic football: Four player hopefuls joined the adult league]. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
- Kulübü, Trabzonspor. "Vahid Amiri'yle sözleşme imzaladık". trabzonspor.org.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- "Trabzonspor, Vahid Amiri'ye veda etti". NTVSpor.net (in Turkish). Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- "Vahid Amiri returns to Persepolis". Tehran Times. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- "رسمی؛ وحید امیری به پرسپولیس پیوست:". ورزش سه (in Persian). Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- "Queiroz Names Team Melli Squad". afcasiancup.com. 30 December 2014. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- "Queiroz names Iran's Team Melli roster for FIFA World Cup qualifiers". Persian League. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
- "World Cup 2018: Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz names final squad". BBC Sport. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
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- "Iran - V. Amiri - Profile with news, career statistics - Soccerway".
- Vahid Amiri at National-Football-Teams.com
- Alipour, Nima (31 January 2016). "امیری: هنوز صدای دیرک در گوشم میپیچد/ از خیلی لذتهای زندگیام گذشتم". ISNA. Iran. Retrieved 8 March 2018.