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    صفر ایرانپاک

    (Wikipedia) - Safar Iranpak Safar Iranpak Personal information Full name Date of birth Place of birth Date of death Place of death Playing position Youth career 1960–1962 Senior career* Years 1961–1968 1968–1980 National team 1971–1975
    Safar Iranpak
    (1947-12-23)23 December 1947
    Masjed Soleyman, Iran
    30 January 2009(2009-01-30) (aged 61)
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Shahin Ahvaz
    Team Apps† (Gls)†
    Shahin Ahvaz 98 (23)
    Persepolis 143 (74)
    Iran 19 (3)
    * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

    Safar Iranpak (23 December 1947 – 30 January 2009) was an Iranian football striker who played for Persepolis and the Iran national football team.

    • 1 Early life
    • 2 Club career
    • 3 International career
    • 4 After retirement and death
    • 5 Honours
      • 5.1 Club
      • 5.2 International
    • 6 See also
    • 7 References
    • 8 External links

    Early life

    He was born in Masjed Soleyman on 23 December 1947. He starts his playing career in his hometown team Shahin Ahvaz at the age of 12.

    Club career

    He was promoted to the first team squad of Shahin Ahvaz and joined to Persepolis in summer 1968. He played twelve seasons for Persepolis and is the best goalscorer at Tehran derby. He is also the third all-time goalscorer of Persepolis.

    International careerSafar Iranpak Beside his teammates Behzadi and Kalani

    He was invited to Iran national football team in 1971 and was part of the team in 1972 AFC Asian Cup which they won the title. One of his best international plays was against North Korea which he scored twice and led Iran to qualification to the 1972 Summer Olympics football matches for the first time in the history. He retired in 1975 from national football.

    After retirement and death

    After he retired from all football careers in 1980, he moved to Stockholm, Sweden where he died on 30 January 2009 from lung cancer. His body was sent to Tehran to be buried in the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery.

    Honours Club
    • Iranian Football League:
      • Winners (3): 1971–72 1973–74, 1975–76
      • Runners-up (3): 1974–75, 1976–77, 1977–78
    • Espandi Cup:
      • Winner: 1979
    • Tehran Hazfi Cup
      • Winners (1): 1978–79
    • AFC Asian Cup:
      • Winners (1): 1972

    Tags:1968, AFC, AFC Asian Cup, Ahvaz, Iran, Iran national football team, Iranian, Korea, Masjed Soleyman, North Korea, Olympics, Persepolis, Safar Iranpak, Stockholm, Sweden, Tehran, Tehran derby, Wikipedia

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