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Iran national football team records

This article lists various football records in relation to the Iran national football team (Team Melli). The page is updated where necessary after each Iran match, and is correct as of 9 January 2008.

Appearances

Most appearances
Javad Nekounam, 150 caps, 2000 -Still Active
Ali Daei, 149 caps, 1993 - 2006
Other centurions
Ali Karimi, 127 caps, 1998 - 2013
Mehdi Mahdavikia, 111 caps, 1996 - 2009
Most consecutive appearances
?,
Most appearances as a substitute
?
Most appearances as a substitute without ever starting a game
?
Longest Iranian career
Shortest Iranian career
?
Youngest player
?
Oldest player
?
Oldest debutant
?
Most appearances at the World Cup finals
Mehdi Mahdavikia, 6 Games, 1998, 2006
Most appearances without ever playing at the World Cup finals
?
Most non-playing selections for the World Cup finals
?
Oldest player to feature at the World Cup finals
Ali Daei, 37 years, 2006
Oldest outfield player to feature at the World Cup finals
?
Youngest player to feature at the World Cup finals
Hossein Kaebi, 20 years and 9 months, 2006.
First player to debut at the World Cup finals
?
Most appearances at the Asian Championship finals
?
Most consecutive appearances at the Asian Championship finals
?
Most appearances without ever playing at the Asian Championship finals
?
Appearances at three Asian Championship final tournaments
Mehdi Mahdavikia, 4 Tournaments 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007
Most non-playing selections for the Asian Championship finals
?
Oldest player to feature at the Asian Championship finals
Ali Daei, 35 years, 2004
Oldest outfield player to feature at the Asian Championship finals
?
Youngest player to feature at the Asian Championship finals
?
First player to debut at the Asian Championship finals
?
Most appearances on aggregate at the World Cup and Asian Championship finals
Mehdi Mahdavikia, 2 World Cups 1998, 2006 and 4 Asian Cups 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007
Most appearances without ever playing at the World Cup finals or the Asian Championship finals
?
Fewest appearances while still playing at the World Cup finals and Asian Championship finals
?
Most appearances without ever being in a World Cup or Asian Championship finals squad
?
Most consecutive years of appearances
?
Longest wait between appearances
?
Most tournaments appeared in consecutively
?
Appearances in three separate decades
First player to make tournament appearances in three separate decades
Mostafa Arab
First appearance by a player who had never played for an Iranian club
Ferydoon Zandi, vs Bahrain on 9 February 2005
First player to debut as a substitute
Mohammad Mohajer, on 25 August 1941 vs Afghanistan
Last appearance by a player from outside the top division of a country
?
Most appearances per Iranian club
Most appearances with non-Iranian

Most capped players

As of 8 October 2015, the players with the most caps for Iran are:
# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Javad Nekounam 2000–2015 151 39
2 Ali Daei 1993–2006 149 109
3 Ali Karimi 1998–2013 127 38
4 Mehdi Mahdavikia 1996–2009 110 13
5 Jalal Hosseini 2007–0000 99 7
6 Andranik Teymourian 2005–0000 96 9
7 Karim Bagheri 1993–2010 87 50
8 Hossein Kaebi 2002–2011 84 1
9 Hamid Reza Estili 1990–2000 82 12
10 Mohammad Nosrati 2002–2013 81 5
11 Javad Zarincheh 1987–2000 80 1
12 Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh 1987–1998 79 0
13 Ali Parvin 1970–1980 76 13
= Mehdi Rahmati 2004–2012 76 0
15 Yahya Golmohammadi 1993-2006 74 5
16 Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht 2000–2008 73 14
= Ehsan Hajsafi 2008–0000 73 4
18 Ebrahim Mirzapour 2001–2011 71 0
19 Hadi Aghily 2006–2013 68 10
20 Mehrdad Minavand 1996-2003 67 4

The records are collected based on data from FIFA and RSSSF.
bold names denotes a player still playing or available for selection.

Goals

First goal
Masoud Boroumand vs  Turkey in a Friendly 26-Oct-47


Most goals
Ali Daei, 109, (1993 - 2006)


Most goals in a match


Four goals in a match


Three goals in a match


Scoring in most consecutive matches
?
Most goals on debut
?
Most goals in a single World Cup tournament
?
Most goals in total at World Cup tournaments
?
Most goals in a single World Cup qualifying campaign
?
Most goals in a single World Cup finals match
?
Most goals in a single World Cup qualifying match
?
First goal in a World Cup finals match
Iraj Danaeifard, 1978 FIFA World Cup vs  Scotland
First goal in a World Cup qualifying campaign
Gholam Vafakhah, vs  Kuwait on 6-May-73 (1974 World Cup Qualification)
Oldest goalscorer at the World Cup finals
Yahya Golmohammadi, 35 years, 2006
Youngest goalscorer at the World Cup finals
Mehdi Mahdavikia, 20 years, 1998
Most goals in a single Asian Championship tournament
?
Most goals in total at Asian Championship tournaments
?
Most goals in a single Asian Championship qualifying campaign
?
Most goals in a single Asian Championship finals match
?
Most goals in a single Asian Championship qualifying match
?
First goal in an Asian Championship finals match
?
First goal in an Asian Championship qualifying campaign
?
Oldest goalscorer at the Asian Championship finals
Ali Daei, 35 years, 2004
Youngest goalscorer at the Asian Championship finals
?
Most goals in a single calendar year
?
Most goals scored from penalties
?
Most goals in penalty shoot-outs
[1] ?
Most goals scored by a defender
?
Oldest goalscorer
?
Youngest goalscorer
?
First goal by a substitute
?
Fastest goal from kickoff
?
Fastest goal at Azadi
?
Fastest goal at the World Cup finals
?
Fastest goal at the Asian Championship finals
?
Fastest goal by a substitute
?
Most appearances for an outfield player without ever scoring
?
Goals in three separate decades
?
Most consecutive goalscoring tournaments
?
First Iranian goalscorer at the Azadi Stadium
Parviz Ghelichkhani vs Australia 24 August 1973

Top goalscorers

As of 8 June 2014, the players with the most goals for Iran are:

# Name Career Goals Caps Avg/Game
1 Ali Daei 1993–2006 109 149 0.73
2 Karim Bagheri 1993–2010 50 87 0.57
3 Javad Nekounam 2000–2015 39 151 0.25
4 Ali Karimi 1998–2013 38 127 0.30
5 Gholam Hossein Mazloomi 1969–1977 19 48 0.47
Farshad Pious 1984–1994 19 34 0.56
7 Ali Asghar Modir Roosta 1990–1998 18 32 0.56
Naser Mohammadkhani 1982–1990 18 25 0.72
9 Vahid Hashemian 1998–2009 15 50 0.30
10 Hamid Alidoosti 1977–1986 14 28 0.5
Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht 2000–2008 14 77 0.18
12 Hassan Rowshan 1974–1980 13 48 0.33
Homayoun Behzadi 1962–1972 13 35 0.37
Ali Parvin 1970–1980 13 76 0.17
Ali Jabbari 1965–1974 13 37 0.35
Mehdi Mahdavikia 1996–2009 13 111 0.11
17 Parviz Ghelichkhani 1964–1977 12 64 0.19
Reza Ghoochannejhad 2012–0000 12 22 0.72
Behtash Fariba 1977–1986 12 16 0.75
Hamid Reza Estili 1990–2000 12 82 0.15
21 Gholamreza Rezaei 2008–0000 11 50 0.25
Hossain Faraki 1977–1980 11 22 0.50
Abdolsamad Marfavi 1987–1993 11 31 0.35
Hossein Kalani 1967–1973 11 24 0.23
Khodadad Azizi 1992–2004 11 47 0.46
26 Masoud Boroumand 1947–1958 10 13 0.77
Karim Bavi 1986–1989 10 23 0.43
Reza Hassanzadeh 1989–1998 10 22 0.45
Arash Borhani 2003–0000 10 37 0.27
Farhad Majidi 1996–2011 10 45 0.22
Hadi Aghili 2006–0000 10 69 0.16

The records are collected based on data from FIFA and RSSSF.
bold names denotes a player still playing or available for selection.

Captains

First captain
?
Most appearances as captain
?
Youngest captain
?

Red cards

Most red cards
?
List of all Iranian players sent off

Miscellaneous

First substitute
?
Club providing the most Iranian internationals in total
?
Non-Iranian club providing the most Iranian internationals in total
?
Most appearances on aggregate from one club's players
?
Most goals on aggregate from one club's players
?
Most penalty saves
?
Most penalty saves in shoot outs
?
Most penalty misses
?
Shortest player
?
Tallest player
?
Heaviest player
?
Longest-lived player
?
Most clubs represented by one player in an Iranian career
?
Iranian players who later became manager/head coach
?

Home record

As of 5 March 2014
Stadium City Played W D L GF GA GD Win % First Match Most Recent
Aryamehr/Azadi Stadium Tehran 129 87 27 15 288 77 +211 67.97% 4 May 1973, v. North Korea 5 March 2014, v. Guinea
Amjadieh Stadium Tehran 26 18 3 5 69 19 +50 69.23% 26 October 1950, v. Afghanistan 15 March 1977, v. Hungary
Enghelab Stadium Karaj 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 100% 2 May 2012, v. Mozambique 3 March 2014, v. Kuwait
Taj Gozari/Hafezieh Stadium Shiraz 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 100% 6 April 1977, v. Syria 22 April 1977, v. Saudi Arabia
Takhti Mashhad Stadium Mashhad 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100% 5 February 1985, v. North Korea 5 February 1985, v. North Korea
Takhti Tabriz Stadium Tabriz 6 3 3 0 26 3 +23 50% 17 May 1996, v. Qatar 19 September 2002, v. Paraguay
Takhti Tehran Stadium Tehran 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 100% 7 August 2008, v. Palestine 13 August 2008, v. Syria
Yadegar-e Emam Stadium Tabriz 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100% 21 April 1997, v. Kenya 21 April 1997, v. Kenya
Total 169 116 33 20 407 102 +305 69.46% 26 October 1950, v. Afghanistan 5 March 2014, v. Guinea

FIFA World Ranking

FIFA World Rankings for Iran, August 1993 – March 2014[2]
Highest FIFA ranking
15 (July 2005)[2]
Lowest FIFA ranking
122 (May 1996)[2]
Best mover
65 (July 1996)[2]
Worst mover
-43 (October 1995)[2]

References

  1. ^ Goals scored in penalty shoot-outs do not count on a player's overall scoring tally.
  2. ^ a b c d e fifa.com

External links

  • Team Melli records
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