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Profile: Mostafa ARAB, #0


Honors
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Asian Cup Winner 1968

Mostafa was born in Tehran. His passion in sport was volleyball where he was distain to become a famous spiker.
With the encouragement of friends he switched to football. At 16, he was discovered by one of the famous scouts Fereydoon Asgarzadeh and was taken to TehranJavan club, which was known for its academy and talented young footballer’s promotion. Arab was then joined Daraei team coached by the legendary Hossein Fekri.
While still 16, he was sent abroad as part of the Daraei’s team that was taking part in the Agha Khan tournament in Pakistan. Arab played at left back as Daraei won 2 matches but lost in the final. Daraei was placed 2nd.
His real break came in a local tournament in Tehran when his team, Daraei , won the title against all the odds facing the might of Taj , Kayan and Shahin which were all household names in Iran’s football. Immediately after that tournament 6 player from Daraei were selected for Team Melli which at the time was major coup that broke the monopoly of the two famous teams Taj and Shahin , on Iran’s Team Melli. After the 1958 embarrassing defeats in the Asian Games against South Korea and Israel, the football federation decided to dissolve the old team and start a fresh.

Mostafa Arab joined his Daraei teammates, Nasser Noamooz, Davoud Heydari , Gholamhossein Nourian , Mehdi Akhavan and Nasser Soltani in Team Melli. The team was preparing for participation in the Asian Nations Cup ( currently AFC Asian Cup). Iran had to qualify in a group that included Israel, India and Pakistan with match played in Calcutta.
Arab played 4 matches out of six while injured in the other 2. In this competition , Iran defeats Israel 3-0 to take some revenge at the heavy loss of the year before.
Mostafa Arab’s next major participation was the Olympic Games 1964. Arab played in the qualifying matches and managed to score his first goal against Iraq with a ferocious free kick....[Read more]
Club:
Oghab

D.O.B:
13.Aug.1941

Born:
Tehran

Height:
178 cm

Weight:
72 Kg

International Debut:
Israel 05-Dec-59

Position:
Defender

Age:
75


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Season Openin. Subst. Caps. Goals Yellows Reds
1959 2 1 3 0 0 0
1962 2 0 2 0 0 0
1963 3 0 3 1 0 0
1964 6 0 6 0 0 0
1965 2 0 2 1 0 0
1966 6 0 6 0 0 0
1967 2 0 2 0 0 0
1968 4 0 4 0 0 0
1969 2 0 2 0 0 0
1970 2 1 3 0 0 0
1972 13 0 13 0 0 0
Total 44 2 46 2 0 0
By season | In opening squad | Substituted in | Goals | Yellow cards | Red cards


Latest opening squad appearances (max.10)
25.06.1972 Others / Brazil Independance Cup N Chile 1 - 2
21.06.1972 Others / Brazil Independance Cup N Ecuador 1 - 1
14.06.1972 Others / Brazil Independance Cup A Portugal 0 - 3
11.06.1972 Others / Brazil Independance Cup N Ireland 1 - 2
01.06.1972 Olympics Qualifier N Korea DPR 2 - 0
30.05.1972 Olympics Qualifier H Korea DPR 0 - 0
19.05.1972 Asian Cup / Final N Korea Rep. 2 - 1
17.05.1972 Asian Cup / Semi Finals N Cambodia 2 - 1
12.05.1972 Asian Cup / Group A A Thailand 3 - 2
10.05.1972 Asian Cup / Group A N Iraq 3 - 0
04.05.1972 Olympics Qualifier A Korea DPR 0 - 0
01.02.1972 Olympics Qualifier N Kuwait 2 - 0
01.01.1972 Olympics Qualifier H Kuwait 2 - 0
10.12.1970 Asian Games N Indonesia 2 - 2
01.09.1970 Others H Pakistan 7 - 0
17.09.1969 Others A Turkey 0 - 4
13.09.1969 Others N Pakistan 4 - 2
19.05.1968 Asian Cup / Final H Israel 2 - 1
16.05.1968 Asian Cup H Burma 3 - 1
13.05.1968 Asian Cup H Taiwan 4 - 0
10.05.1968 Asian Cup H Hong Kong 2 - 0
26.11.1967 Others N Turkey 0 - 1
24.11.1967 Others A Pakistan 2 - 0
20.12.1966 Asian Games / Final N Burma 0 - 1
17.12.1966 Asian Games N Burma 0 - 1
16.12.1966 Asian Games / Quarter Finals N Indonesia 1 - 0
11.12.1966 Asian Games / Group B N Japan 1 - 3
10.12.1966 Asian Games N Malaysia 2 - 0
16.03.1966 Friendly H Turkey 0 - 0
25.07.1965 Others / RCD Cup H Turkey 0 - 0
23.07.1965 Others / RCD Cup H Pakistan 4 - 1
15.10.1964 Olympics Games N Romania 0 - 1
13.10.1964 Olympics Games N Mexico 1 - 1
11.10.1964 Olympics Games N East Germany 0 - 4
19.06.1964 Olympics Qualifier A India 3 - 1
06.06.1964 Olympics Qualifier H India 3 - 0
03.01.1964 Olympics Qualifier A Iraq 0 - 0
12.12.1963 Olympics Qualifier H Iraq 4 - 0
01.11.1963 Olympics Qualifier A Pakistan 0 - 1
04.10.1963 Olympics Qualifier H Pakistan 4 - 1
03.06.1962 Friendly H Iraq 1 - 2
01.06.1962 Friendly H Iraq 1 - 1
12.12.1959 Asian Cup Qualifier N Israel 1 - 1
05.12.1959 Asian Cup Qualifier N Israel 3 - 0
 
Latest matches where player has scored one or more goals (max. 10)
23.07.1965 Others / RCD Cup H Pakistan 4 - 1
12.12.1963 Olympics Qualifier H Iraq 4 - 0
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