Ebrahim Ashtiani

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Ebrahim Ashtiani
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Personal information
Full name Ebrahim Ashtiani
Date of birth (1942-01-04)January 4, 1942
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Date of death October 24, 2017(2017-10-24) (aged 75)
Place of death Tehran, Iran
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1961–1965 Shahin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1968 Shahin 59 (5)
1968–1976 Persepolis 147 (11)
1969–1970Paykan (loan) 21 (3)
Total 227 (19)
National team
1968–1974 Iran 35 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ebrahim Ashtiani (Persian: ابراهیم اشتیانی; January 4, 1942[1] – October 24, 2017) was an Iranian football player. He played for the Iran national football team and spent most of his career at Persepolis.

His son Ardalan is also a professional football player.

After the retirement of Persepolis captains Jafar Kashani and Homayoun Behzadi, Ashtiani became captain of the club when he was only 28 making him the youngest captain of Persepolis, a record that was broken by Alireza Haghighi in 2010. He retired in the summer of 1976 at the age of 30.

Ashtiani won the Asian Cup in Thailand in 1972 as well as the football tournament of the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran. He made 35 appearances for the Iran national football team from 1969 to 1974.[2]

Ashtiani died in Tehran of heart disease on 24 October 2017 at the age of 75.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Ebrahim Ashtiani". www.national-football-teams.com.
  2. Panahi, Majeed (16 July 2009). "Iran – Record International Players". RSSSF.
  3. "Ex-Iran defender Ashtiani dies at age of 71". Tehran Times. 24 October 2017.