Iran national football team

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Iran national football team
Nickname(s)Team Melli تیم ملی[1]
other nicknames
AssociationFootball Federation of Iran (FFIRI)
Fedrāsion-e Futbāll-e Irān
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationCAFA (Central Asia)
Head coachVacant
CaptainMasoud Shojaei
Most capsJavad Nekounam (151)
Top scorerAli Daei (109)
Home stadiumAzadi Stadium (78,116)
FIFA codeIRN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 22 Increase 7 (7 February 2019)[2]
Highest15 (August 2005[3])
Lowest122 (May 1996[4])
Elo ranking
Current 21 Increase 1 (3 March 2019)[5]
Highest18 (12 April 2005, 24 January 2019)
Lowest77 (11 December 1959)
First international
 Afghanistan 0–0 Iran 
(Kabul, Afghanistan; 25 August 1941)
Biggest win
 Iran 19–0 Guam 
(Tabriz, Iran; 24 November 2000[6])
Biggest defeat
 Turkey 6–1 Iran 
(Istanbul, Turkey; 28 May 1950[7])
 Korea Republic 5–0 Iran 
(Tokyo, Japan; 28 May 1958[8])
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1978)
Best result14th (Round 1), 1978
Asian Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1968)
Best resultChampions (1968, 1972, 1976)
Olympic Games
Appearances4 (first in 1968)
Best resultQuarter-finals (1976)

Iran national football team is the national football team of Iran.

Most appearances[change | change source]

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Ali Daei 149 109 1993-2006
2 Ali Karimi 109 35 1998-present
3 Mehdi Mahdavikia 103 12 1996-present
4 Javad Nekounam 97 22 2000-present
5 Karim Bagheri 82 48 1993-2010
5 Hamid Reza Estili 82 12 1990-2000
6 Javad Zarincheh 80 1 1987-2000
8 Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh 79 0 1987-1998
9 Ali Parvin 76 13 1970-1980
10 Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht 74 14 2000-present

Top scorers[change | change source]

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Ali Daei 109 149 1993-2006
2 Karim Bagheri 51 82 1993-2010
3 Ali Karimi 35 109 1998-present
4 Javad Nekounam 22 97 2000-present
5 Gholam Hossein Mazloomi 19 40 1969-1977
5 Farshad Pious 19 34 1984-1994
7 Ali Asghar Modir Roosta 18 32 1990-1998
8 Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht 14 74 2000-present
9 Ali Parvin 13 76 1970-1980
9 Vahid Hashemian 13 41 1998-2012
9 Hassan Rowshan 13 39 1974-1980

References[change | change source]

  1. Veo, Valerio (23 November 2014). "Team Melli looked excellent in defeat". ESPNFC.com. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. FIFA.com. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Ranking Table - FIFA.com".
  4. FIFA.com. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Ranking Table - FIFA.com".
  5. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. "Biggest margin victories/losses (Fifa fact-Sheet)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  7. "Iran: Fixtures and Results". FIFA.com.
  8. "Asian Games 1958 (Tokyo, Japan)". rsssf.