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Statistical Analysis of Team Melli 2017

 

Team Melli had experienced one of its most successful years in recent history. 

 

Under the guidance of the Portuguese Head Coach Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz, Team Melli played a total of 10 matches in 2017 of which,  half  was as part of FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Qualification rounds in the Asian Zone.

in 2017 Team Melli continued its strong showing in the World Cup qualifiers and ended up qualifying for the finals with two rounds still to play.

There were more achievements to be proud of on field performance and results by Team Melli. The first was the completion of all the matches in both rounds of qualifications undefeated.

 5 matches in the World Cup qualifiers were played in 2017 on the top of 13 played since 2015  without a single defeat.

The defensive record was second to none  as Team Melli conceded only 5 goals in its 18 matches . Only 3 teams managed to score against Iran throughout the qualifiers, Turkmenistan, Oman and Syria. 

On the same token, the mighty Koreans with their European based players and Uzbekistan ,one of the tough opponents, China and Qatar failed to score home or away against Team Melli

The fans enjoyed Team Melli scoring 36 goals in the qualifiers too,with Sardar Azmoun being the star scoring 11 goals.  Mehdi Taremi was second highest with 8 goals in the qualifiers.

Team Melli also enjoyed the highest ranking in FIFA’s system on July 2017 reaching 23rd place in the world. In AFC ranking ,Iran continued at the top of Asian table for the 4th year running. 

Qualification to the World Cup was achieved with a remarkable 7 points lead over second place nemesis South Korea.

 

The FIFA WC Qualifier 2018  Table

Asian Zone – Round 3 group A

  Team MP W D L F A D P
1
Iran 10 6 4 0 10 2 8 22
2
Korea Republic 10 4 3 3 11 10 1 15
3
Syria 10 3 4 3 9 8 1 13
4
Uzbekistan 10 4 1 5 6 7 -1 13
5
China PR 10 3 3 4 8 10 -2 12
6
Qatar 10 2 1 7 8 15 -7 7

 

 

Matches

OVERALL TABLE

  P W D L GF GA GD %
Official 5 3 2 0 6 2 4 60%
Non-Official 5 4 1 0 8 3 5 80%
 Total 10 7 3 0 14 5 9 70%

 

 

FIFA RANKING 2017

World Asia Date Month MP W L D
32 1 2017 November 2 2 0 0
34 1 2017 October 2 1 0 1
25 1 2017 September 2 0 0 2
24 1 2017 August 0 0 0 0
23 1 2017 July 2 2 0 0
30 1 2017 June 0 0 0 0
28 1 2017 May 0 0 0 0
28 1 2017 April 2 2 0 0
33 1 2017 March 0 0 0 0
32 1 2017 February 0 0 0 0
29 1 2017 January 0 0 0 0
      10 7 0 3

 

Ranking Data

Team Melli highest FIFA world ranking was on July 2017 where it reached 23.

The lowest year ranking was registered on October 2017 where it reached 34

Average ranking of 2017 is : 29

 

PLAYERS records 2017

The highest goal scorer:

Sardar AZMOUN

6 Goals (8 matches)

1 goal scored for every 60 minutes played

Goal rate = 75%

The most minutes played:

Morteza POURALIGANJI

 776 minutes

The most matches played:

Saeid EZZATOLLAHI

10 matches

 

Full stats of players 2017

Name Start Subst. total Goals Yellows Reds Miutes
ABDOLLAHZADEH, Ahmad  2  1  3       169
AGHAEI, Saeed  2  1  3       228
AMIRI, Vahid  3  6  9       373
ANSARI, Mohammad  2    2       149
ANSARIFARD, Karim  4    4  2     300
AZMOUN, Sardar  5  3  8  6  1   479
BIRANVAND, Alireza  9    9    1   774
CHESHMI, Rouzbeh  2  3  5       254
DEJAGAH, Ashkan  5  1  6  1     338
EBRAHIMI, Omid  2  3  5       271
EMANI, Akbar    2  2       78
EZZATOLLAHI, Saeid  9    9    1 1 705
GHAFOORI, Vourya  5    5       407
GHODDOS, Saman  2  2  4  1     217
GHOOCHANNEJAD, Reza  3  3  6       294
HAJSAFY, Ehsan  7    7    1   511
HOSSEINI, Jalal  2  2  4       313
JAHANBAKHSH, AliReza  7  1  8  1  1   532
KANANI-ZADEGAN, Hossein  1    1       76
KARIMI, Ali  3  3  6       349
LAK, Hamed  1    1       91
MAZAHERI, Rashid    1  1       46
MOHAMMADI, Milad  5  1  6    1   501
MONTAZERI, Pejman  3    3       273
PAHLAVAN, Ehsan    1  1       27
POURALIGANJI, Morteza  9    9    2 1 785
POURGHAZ, Ezzatollah    2  2       18
REZAEI, Kaveh  1  2  3       148
REZAEIAN, Ramin  5  3  8       506
SHOJAEI, Masoud  2  1  3    1   168
TAREMI, Mehdi  6  1  7  3  2   525
TORABI, Mehdi  2    2       182

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