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Mansour Ebrahimzadeh

Mansour Ebrahimzadeh
Personal information
Full name Mansour Ebrahimzadeh
Date of birth (1956-05-29) May 29, 1956
Place of birth Isfahan, Iran
Youth career
1973–1974 Sepahan
1974–1975 Isfahan XI
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1977 Bank Melli
1977–1979 Sepahan
Teams managed
1999–2002 Zob Ahan (assistant)
2002–2003 Sepahan (assistant)
2003–2006 Zob Ahan (assistant)
2006–2008 Sepahan (assistant)
2007–2008 Iran (assistant)
2008 Iran (caretaker)
2008–2012 Zob Ahan
2012–2013 Naft Tehran
2013–2014 Rah Ahan
2014 Paykan

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Mansour Ebrahimzadeh (Persian: منصور ابراهیم‌زاده‎‎; born 29 May 1956 in Isfahan) is an Iranian retired football player and current coach. He most recently managed Paykan.

Early life

He was born on 29 May 1956 in Isfahan, Iran. He graduated from Isfahan University.

Playing career

Youth career

He began playing football in 1973 in Sepahan. Then he played for Isfahan XI between 1974 to 1975.

Bank Melli

He joined to the Bank Melli in 1975 and left club in 1977 after two years.

Sepahan

He was returned to Sepahan in 1977 and was played for club until 1979. He scored ten goals in the fifty two matches. He retired from playing football on May 9, 1979 in match against Persepolis.

Coaching career

Early years

After Nasser Hejazi becomes head coach of Zob Ahan in the December 1998, he was named Ebrahimzadeh as his assistant. Ebrahimzadeh was a trainer in the club in the last years. Hejazi left the club in the December 2001, but Ebrahimzadeh kept his position in the club under the new head coach Bahram Atef. After Atef resigns as club's head coach, Ebrahimzadeh was left the club to become Sepahan's assistant head coach.[1] He returned Zob Ahan in summer 2003. He stayed in Zob Ahan until Sepahan appointed him as assistant head coach for a second time in June 2006.

In July 2002, Ebrahimzadeh left Zob Ahan and returned to his former club. Sepahan becomes Iran Pro League winner in the 2002–03 season. Sepahan's head coach, Farhad Kazemi proposed an other assistant to the club and Ebrahimzadeh resigns after it.[2] On 1 June 2006, Luka Bonačić becomes head coach of Sepahan and Ebrahimzadeh was named as one of his assistants. Bonačić give more power to Ebrahimzadeh as the other assistants. He also led Zob Ahan in the 2007 Hazfi Cup Final Second Leg when Bonačić was traveled to his country for personal reasons.[3] He resigns after becomes caretaker manager of Iran national football team.

In 2007 and after Amir Ghalenoie becomes head coach of national football team, Ebrahimzadeh was appointed as one of his assistants along with Afshin Peyrovani. He kept his position in Sepahan as assistant head coach. He was a member of coaching staff in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup.

After Ghalenoie's dismissal as head coach, Ebrahimzadeh was named as caretaker head coach and led three match which made draw in the all. After Javier Clemente traveled to Iran to become new head coach of the national team, Ebrahimzadeh was named as assistant again but Clemente refused to become Iran national team's head coach and left Iran. Ali Daei was named as new head coach but he was not belief Ebrahimzadeh.[4]

Appointment as head coach of Zob Ahan

He was chosen as the Head Coach of Zob Ahan in summer 2008 and won the Hazfi Cup in his first season and finished second in the league where he lost the trophy on the final week of the season. He finished second again in his second season and also qualified to finals of ACL but was defeated and became runner up.[5] He finished 2010-11 Persian Gulf Cup in third position with Zob Ahan.[6] Zob Ahan failed to replay their last year's good results in AFC Champions League and was failed to reach to the semifinal.[7] He was later named as 16th best coach in the world by the IFFHS in 2010. On 6 May 2012, he was announced that he will be leave Zob Ahan at the end of season.

Naft Tehran

On 28 May 2012, he was signed a one year contract with Naft Tehran. He starts successfully at his new team, led them to the fifth place at the end of the season, with one point behind Foolad which qualificated to the champions league. He was offered a contract to extended his contract with the club, which he refused to sign.

Rah Ahan

He was named as Rah Ahan's head coach for 2013–14 season after coming to agreement with club. He was previously linked to Tractor Sazi, Persepolis and Saba Qom. He officially signed his contract on 1 June 2013. His first match as head coach of Rah Ahan comes with a 0–0 draw over Mes Kerman. He led Rah Ahan to 11th place and left the team at the end of the season, when the club faced ownership problems.

Paykan

Ebrahimzadeh became head coach of Paykan on 1 June 2014, replacing Farhad Kazemi. However, he was sacked on 25 November 2014 after five months.

Statistics

As of 21 November 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Sepahan (Caretaker) June 2007 June 2007 1 1 0 0 100.000 3 0 +3
Iran (Caretaker) January 2008 March 2008 3 0 3 0 00.00 0 0 0
Zob Ahan July 2008 July 2012 169 84 52 33 49.70 257 157 +100
Naft Tehran July 2012 June 2013 36 15 13 8 41.67 46 33 +13
Rah Ahan June 2013 June 2014 33 9 10 14 27.27 33 38 –5
Paykan June 2014 November 2014 17 5 5 7 29.41 9 15 –6
Total 258 114 82 62 44.19 348 242 +108

Honours

Club

Zob Ahan

Individual

  • IFFHS 16th best coach in the world: 2010, 2011

References

  1. ^ Ebrahimzadeh, Mansour
  2. ^ Profile:Mansour Ebrahimzadeh
  3. ^ Ebrahimzadeh will be Sepahan head coach in the final
  4. ^ Ebrahimzadeh becomes caretaker manager of Iran national football team
  5. ^ Zob Ahan becomes runner up of Asia
  6. ^ Zob Ahan defeated Steel Azin and ranked in third
  7. ^ South Korean Suwon Bluewings reach AFC Champions League semis

External links

  • PersianLeague.com – Ebrahimzadeh among The World's best Coach of the 21st Century
  • goal.com
  • Aftab
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