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Iran national under-23 football team

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Iran under-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Team Omid ("Team Hope")
Association FFIRI
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Mohammad Khakpour
Captain Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Home stadium Takhti Stadium
FIFA code IRN
First international
Template:Country data Iran Iran U-23 2 - 0 South Korea U-23 Template:Country data South Korea
(Tehran, Iran; January 5, 1980)
Biggest win
Template:Country data Iran Iran U-23 10 - 0 Afghanistan U-23 23x15px
(Busan, South Korea; September 28, 2002)
Biggest defeat
Template:Country data Iran Iran U-23 2 - 6 Japan U-23 Template:Country data Japan
(Tehran, Iran; February 9, 2001)
Asian Games (Since 2002)
Appearances 3 (First in 2002)
Best result Winners 2002
Iran national under-23 football team
Medal record
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place Busan 2002 Team
Bronze medal – third place Doha 2006 Team

Iran national under-23 football team, also known as Iran U-23 or Iran Olympic Team; represents Iran in international football competitions in Olympic Games, Asian Games and AFC U-22 Asian Cup, as well as any other under-23 international football tournaments. It is controlled by the Iran Football Federation.

History

The winner of the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games, the team was prepared to defend its championship title at the football tournament of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. Despite a suspension by FIFA, preventing Iran to enter any international football competition,[1] the Iran under-23 team was given special permission to participate in the Asian Games,[2] where they won the bronze medal.

Players

Current squad

The following players have been called up for 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification.[3][4]
Match date:TBA
Opposition: TBA
Caps and goals correct as of: 31 March 2015

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Mohammadreza Akhbari (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 23) 5 0 Template:Country data IRN Saipa
22 1GK Amir Abedzadeh (1993-04-26) 26 April 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Template:Country data IRN Rah Ahan
44 1GK Goudarz Davoudi (1993-04-07) 7 April 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Naft MIS
2 2DF Yousef Vakia (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 22) 5 0 Template:Country data IRN Foolad
3 2DF Vahid Heydarieh (1993-01-02) 2 January 1993 (age 23) 10 1 Template:Country data IRN Paykan
4 2DF Mohammad Hossein Moradmand (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 22) 5 1 Template:Country data IRN Sepahan
5 2DF Hossein Kanaani (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 21) 4 1 Template:Country data IRN Malavan
24 2DF Milad Mohammadi (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 22) 6 1 Template:Country data IRN Rah Ahan
25 2DF Majid Hosseini (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Template:Country data IRN Esteghlal
26 2DF Ali Abdollahzadeh (1993-01-04) 4 January 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Template:Country data IRN Sanat Naft
6 3MF Roozbeh Cheshmi (1993-06-24) 24 June 1993 (age 22) 7 1 Template:Country data IRN Saba Qom
7 3MF Ali Karimi (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 22) 8 2 Template:Country data IRN Sepahan
14 3MF Ahmad Nourollahi (1993-02-01) 1 February 1993 (age 23) 6 0 Template:Country data IRN Persepolis
15 3MF Alireza Naghizadeh (1993-03-04) 4 March 1993 (age 22) 4 1 Template:Country data IRN Gostaresh
17 3MF Milad Kamandani (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 21) 7 1 Template:Country data IRN Persepolis
19 3MF Ehsan Pahlavan (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 (age 22) 12 2 Template:Country data IRN Zob Ahan
29 3MF Mehdi Torabi (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Template:Country data IRN Saipa
9 4FW Alireza Jahanbakhsh (1993-08-11) 11 August 1993 (age 22) 6 1 23x15px NEC
10 4FW Behnam Barzay (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 23) 12 7 Template:Country data IRN Esteghlal
11 4FW Sardar Azmoun (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 21) 5 4 23x15px Rostov
12 4FW Shahin Saghebi (1993-08-25) 25 August 1993 (age 22) 8 1 Template:Country data IRN Tractor Sazi
18 4FW Hossein Fazeli (1993-06-12) 12 June 1993 (age 22) 7 1 Template:Country data IRN Sepahan
20 4FW Amir Arsalan Motahari (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 22) 12 6 Template:Country data IRN Naft Tehran

Recent call-ups

The following players were called up in the last 12 months.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
Goalkeepers
1GK Ali Mohsenzadeh (1993-02-13) 13 February 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Template:Country data IRN Naft Tehran
1GK Ali Akbar Ahaki (1993-03-24) 24 March 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Esteghlal Khuzestan
1GK Milad Ahmadian (1993-05-30) 30 May 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Paykan
1GK Mohammadreza Ghodratipour (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Saba Qom
1GK Hojjat Sedghi (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 23) 2 0 Template:Country data IRN Mes Kerman
1GK Mohammad Nasseri (1993-04-18) 18 April 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Gostaresh
Defenders
2DF Mohammad Ali Faramarzi (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Template:Country data IRN Padideh
2DF Saeb Mohebi (1993-08-28) 28 August 1993 (age 22) 3 0 Template:Country data IRN Zob Ahan
2DF Jalal Abdi (1993-12-26) 26 December 1993 (age 22) 3 0 Template:Country data IRN Naft MIS
2DF Iman Salimi (1996-06-01) 1 June 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Template:Country data IRN Aluminium Hormozgan
2DF Mahyar Nouri (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Damash
2DF Reza Aliari (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Naft Tehran
2DF Masih Zahedi (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Saipa
2DF Davoud Bahadori (1994-01-14) 14 January 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Saba Qom
2DF Milad Rabbani (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Esteghlal Khuzestan
2DF Hojjat Haghverdi (1993-02-03) 3 February 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Zob Ahan
2DF Bagher Hashemi (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Esteghlal Khuzestan
2DF Meysam Joudaki (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Naft Tehran
2DF Mohammad Shahmohammadi 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Shahrdari Tabriz
2DF Mohammad Mad Malisi (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Naft MIS
2DF Farzad Jafari (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Esteghlal Khuzestan
2DF Mohammad Sattari (1993-10-30) 30 October 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Rah Ahan
2DF Aram Abbasi (1994-06-13) 13 June 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Saba Qom
2DF Mohammad Daneshgar (1993-01-20) 20 January 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Template:Country data IRN Fajr Sepasi
2DF Farshad Ghasemi (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Persepolis
2DF Reza Hashemi 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Sanat Naft
Midfielders
3MF Arash Rezavand (1993-10-05) 5 October 1993 (age 22) 2 1 Template:Country data IRN Naft Tehran
3MF Ali Sina Rabbani (1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Foolad
3MF Alireza Alizadeh (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Saipa
3MF Omid Ghorbani (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Saba Qom
3MF Hamdollah Ebdam (1993-03-21) 21 March 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Esteghlal Khuzestan
3MF Sattar Doraji (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Naft MIS
3MF Mahyar Zahmatkesh (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Malavan
3MF Mehrdad Mohammadi (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Rah Ahan
3MF Ali Kianifar (1993-12-20) 20 December 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Naft MIS
3MF Siamak Nemati (1994-04-17) 17 April 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Paykan
3MF Peyman Keshavarz (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Tractor Sazi
3MF Sadegh Moharrami (1996-03-01) 1 March 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Malavan
3MF Mohammad Hosseinpour (1993-05-26) 26 May 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Rah Ahan
3MF Danial Esmaeilifar (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Zob Ahan
3MF Mehdi Mehdipour (1994-02-18) 18 February 1994 (age 22) 1 1 Template:Country data IRN Zob Ahan
3MF Mohammad Ali Mardani (1994-08-28) 28 August 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Template:Country data IRN Fajr Sepasi
3MF Ehsan Sokhandan (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Template:Country data IRN Saba Qom
3MF Valid Mashaeizadeh (1993-01-11) 11 January 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Template:Country data IRN Foolad
3MF Ahmad Abdollahzadeh (1993-01-11) 11 January 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Foolad
Forwards
4FW Bahman Salari (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Saipa
4FW Bahman Jahantigh (1995-03-14) 14 March 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Foolad
4FW Mohammadreza Nejat 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Fajr Sepasi
4FW Mohammad Razipour (1993-09-18) 18 September 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Malavan
4FW Saeid Aghaei (1995-09-09) 9 September 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Tractor Sazi
4FW Amir Hossein Karimi (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Sepahan
4FW Yousef Seyedi (1996-03-08) 8 March 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Gostaresh
4FW Mohammad Amin Darvishi (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Gostaresh
4FW Morteza Aghakhan (1993-04-05) 5 April 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Template:Country data IRN Paykan
4FW Ali Choupani (1993-04-26) 26 April 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Padideh
4FW Amin Jahan Kohan (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Template:Country data IRN Fajr Sepasi

Schedule and results

      Win       Draw       Loss

Date Tournament Venue Opponent Result Iranian scorer Report
2015
January 10, 2015 Friendly match Muscat, Oman 23x15px Oman U-23 2–0 (W) Motahari Goal 37', Barzay Goal 61' (pen.)
January 20, 2015 Friendly match Antalya, Turkey 23x15px Albania U-23 2–1 (W) Nejat Goal 51', Fazeli Goal 69'
January 24, 2015 Friendly match Antalya, Turkey 23x15px Myanmar U-23 3–1 (W) Barzay Goal 13', Mohammadi Goal 19', Pahlevan Goal 89'
January 26, 2015 Friendly match Antalya, Turkey 23x15px Ukraine U-23 1–1 (D) Karimi Goal 28' (pen.)
March 12, 2015 Friendly match Kuwait City, Kuwait Template:Country data Kuwait Kuwait U-23 1–0 (W) Barzay Goal 28' (pen.) Report
March 23, 2015 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification Tehran, Iran File:Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal U-23 5–0 (W) Motahari Goal 14', Barzay Goal 27' (pen.), Azmoun Goal 54', Karimi Goal 67', Saghebi Goal 87' Report
March 27, 2015 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification Tehran, Iran 23x15px Palestine U-23 3–0 (W) Azmoun Goal 48', Motahari Goal 80'90+3' (pen.) Report
March 29, 2015 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification Tehran, Iran 23x15px Afghanistan U-23 6–0 (W) Azmoun Goal 12'74', Moradmand Goal 24', Kamandani Goal 28', Jahanbakhsh Goal 38', Cheshmi Goal 61' Report
March 31, 2015 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification Tehran, Iran 23x15px Saudi Arabia U-23 1–2 (L) Al-Yami Goal 84' (o.g.) Report

Managers

  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Iraj Soleimani (1980–1982)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Mahmoud Yavari (1982–1984)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Iraj Soleimani (1984–1992)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Hassan Habibi (1992–1994)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Hassan Habibi (1995)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Ebrahim Ghasempour (1997–1999)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Mehdi Monajati (1999–2002)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Mohammad Mayeli Kohan (2003–2004)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Hossein Faraki (2004) (temp)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Gholam Hossein Peyrovani (2009–2010)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Human Afazeli (2010–2011)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Ali Reza Mansourian (2011–2014)

Current management team

Position Name
Head coach Template:Country data IRN Mohammad Khakpour
Assistant coaches Template:Country data IRN Majid Saleh
Template:Country data IRN Hadi Tabatabaei
Goalkeeping coach Template:Country data IRN Saeed Azizian
Fitness coach Template:Country data IRN Amir Hajghasem
Analyzer Template:Country data IRN Mohammad Asghari
Doctor Template:Country data IRN Mehdi Abarashi
Technical director Template:Country data IRN Mohammad Mayeli Kohan
Technical Adviser Template:Country data IRN Mojtaba Taghavi
Team manager Template:Country data IRN Habib Kashani
Executive director Template:Country data IRN Mohammad Rasaei
Template:Country data IRN Hossein Okhovat

Honours

File:Gold medal icon.svg Gold Medal (1): 2002
File:Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Medal (1): 2006
4th place (1): 2010

U-23 teams were favoured by AFC and the IOC since 2002 Asian Games. The Senior team competed in the games before 2002.

Friendly Tournaments

Tournament record

Olympic Games record

Olympic Games finals Olympic Games qualifications
Hosts/year Result GP W D* L GS GA Squad GP W D* L GS GA
23x15px 1992 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 8 5 2 1 19 6
23x15px 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 2 1 1 9 4
23x15px 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 1 1 2 3 6
23x15px 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 3 0 3 22 9
23x15px 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 1 2 3 6 7
23x15px 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 2 1 1 2 2
23x15px 2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - - 28 12 6 10 59 32

AFC U-22 Championship

AFC U-22 finals AFC U-22 qualification
Hosts/Year Result GP W D L GS GA Squad GP W D L GS GA
23x15px 2013 Group stage 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 5 4 1 0 13 2
23x15px 2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 1/1 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 5 4 1 0 13 2

Asian Games record

Year Round PLD W D* L GS GA
Template:Country data South Korea Busan 2002 Champions 6 4 2 0 16 2
23x15px Doha 2006 Third place 6 4 1 1 10 6
23x15px Guangzhou 2010 4th place 7 5 0 2 14 8
Template:Country data South Korea Incheon 2014 Group Stage 2 0 1 1 2 5
Total 1 titles 21 13 4 4 42 21

Asian Games squads

Wild card players

Notes

See also

External links