Sardar Azmoun

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Sardar Azmoun
Sardar Azmoun 2019-08-30.jpg
Azmoun with Zenit in 2019
Personal information
Full name Sardar Azmoun[1]
Date of birth (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 27)
Place of birth Gonbad-e Kavus, Iran[1]
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Number 9
Youth career
2004–2008 Oghab Gonbad
2008–2009 Shamoushak Gorgan
2009–2010 Etka Gorgan
2010–2013 Sepahan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Sepahan 0 (0)
2013–2016 Rubin Kazan 27 (5)
2015–2016Rostov (loan) 35 (12)
2016–2017 Rostov 27 (7)
2017–2019 Rubin Kazan 40 (9)
2019–2022 Zenit Saint Petersburg 79 (52)
2022– Bayer Leverkusen 0 (0)
National team
2009–2011 Iran U17 6 (7)
2011–2014 Iran U20 19 (19)
2015 Iran U23 4 (4)
2014– Iran 60 (39)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2021

Sardar Azmoun (Persian: سردار آزمون; born 1 January 1995) is an Iranian professional footballer. He plays as a forward for Zenit Saint Petersburg and the Iran national team.

Azmoun played his first game for the Iran national team in 2014 when he was 19. He played in the 2015, 2019 AFC Asian Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Azmoun is the second-most expensive Iranian player of all-time behind Alireza Jahanbakhsh. He is the youngest Iranian to score in a Champions League game and he is the highest Iranian scorer in the UEFA Champions League, scoring four goals.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of 3 December 2021[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sepahan 2011–12 Persian Gulf Pro League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Persian Gulf Pro League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rubin Kazan 2012–13 Russian Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Russian Premier League 14 4 1 0 2[b] 1 17 5
2014–15 Russian Premier League 13 1 2 1 15 2
Total 27 5 3 1 2 1 0 0 32 7
Rostov 2014–15 Russian Premier League 11 3 0 0 1[c] 1 12 4
2015–16 Russian Premier League 24 9 0 0 24 9
2016–17 Russian Premier League 27 7 0 0 14[d] 5 41 12
Total 62 19 0 0 14 5 1 1 77 25
Rubin Kazan 2017–18 Russian Premier League 26 5 2 0 28 5
2018–19 Russian Premier League 14 4 3 1 17 5
Total 40 9 5 1 0 0 0 0 45 10
Zenit Saint Petersburg 2018–19 Russian Premier League 12 9 0 0 4[b] 3 16 12
2019–20 Russian Premier League 28 17 3 0 6[e] 2 1[c] 2 38 21
2020–21 Russian Premier League 24 19 0 0 4[e] 0 1[c] 0 29 19
2021–22 Russian Premier League 15 7 0 0 4[e] 1 1[c] 1 20 9
Total 79 52 3 0 18 6 3 3 103 61
Career total 208 85 11 2 34 12 4 4 257 103
  1. Includes Russian Cup
  2. 2.0 2.1 Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Appearance in Russian Super Cup
  4. Ten appearances and four goals in UEFA Champions League, four appearances and one goal in UEFA Europa League
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League

International[change | change source]

As of match played 16 November 2021[4]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Iran 2014 3 1
2015 11 7
2016 8 8
2017 8 6
2018 10 2
2019 10 8
2020 1 1
2021 9 6
Total 60 39
As of match played 16 November 2021.[3]
Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Azmoun goal.
List of international goals scored by Sardar Azmoun
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 November 2014 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  South Korea 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2 4 January 2015 WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia  Iraq 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3 15 January 2015 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia  Qatar 1–0 1–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup
4 23 January 2015 Canberra Stadium, Bruce, Australia  Iraq 1–0 3–3 (6–7 p) 2015 AFC Asian Cup
5 16 June 2015 Sport Toplumy Stadium, Daşoguz, Turkmenistan  Turkmenistan 1–0 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 3 September 2015 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Guam 3–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 4–0
8 8 September 2015 Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore, India  India 1–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 24 March 2016 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran 2–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 29 March 2016 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Oman 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 2–0
12 2 June 2016 Philip II Arena, Skopje, Macedonia  Macedonia 1–0 3–1 Friendly
13 2–1
14 3–1
15 7 June 2016 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Kyrgyzstan 5–0 6–0 Friendly
16 11 October 2016 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  South Korea 1–0 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
17 4 June 2017 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro  Montenegro 1–0 2–1 Friendly
18 2–1
19 12 June 2017 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Uzbekistan 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
20 5 September 2017 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Syria 1–1 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
21 2–1
22 10 October 2017 Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia  Russia 1–0 1–1 Friendly
23 27 March 2018 UCP Arena, Graz, Austria  Algeria 1–0 2–1 Friendly
24 31 December 2018 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Qatar 2–1 2–1 Friendly
25 7 January 2019 Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Yemen 4–0 5–0 2019 AFC Asian Cup
26 12 January 2019 Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Vietnam 1–0 2–0 2019 AFC Asian Cup
27 2–0
28 24 January 2019 Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  China PR 2–0 3–0 2019 AFC Asian Cup
29 10 September 2019 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Hong Kong 1–0 2–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
30 10 October 2019 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Cambodia 2–0 14–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
31 5–0
32 7–0
33 8 October 2020 Pakhtakor Central Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Uzbekistan 1–0 2–1 Friendly
34 30 March 2021 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Syria 2–0 3–0 Friendly
35 7 June 2021 Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain  Bahrain 1–0 3–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
36 2–0
37 15 June 2021 Al Muharraq Stadium, Arad, Bahrain  Iraq 1–0 1–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
38 11 November 2021 Saida Municipal Stadium,Sidon, Lebanon  Lebanon 1–1 2–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
39 16 November 2021 King Abdullah II Stadium, Amman, Jordan  Syria 1–0 3–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Youth level[change | change source]

Under-17
Under-20
Under-23

Honours[change | change source]

Sepahan

Zenit Saint Petersburg

Iran U17

Iran U20

Individual

References[change | change source]

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  2. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 December 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
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  7. "Zenit crowned 2019/20 RPL champions". Russian Premier League. 5 July 2020.
  8. "Late Dzyuba penalty seals Russian Cup for Zenit". Russian Premier League. 25 July 2020.
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  10. "«Зенит» обыграл «Локомотив» в Калининграде и завоевал шестой Суперкубок России" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 17 July 2021.
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  14. "Лауреаты сезона и список "33-х лучших игроков"" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 26 June 2019. Archived from the original on 26 June 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
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  16. "All individual award winners for RPL 2020/21 season". Russian Premier League. 26 May 2021.
  17. "Сердар Азмун стал лучшим игроком марта по версии пользователей "ВКонтакте"!" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
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  19. "AFC MEN TEAM 2020". IFFHS. 16 December 2020.

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