Fariba was born in Tehran and like many of the boys in Mortazavi street he played football under the coaching of Ardashir Laroudi
Then he joined Alborz club for a short stint before joining the famous rah Ahan a team known for nourishing talented young players. and then joined the railroad.
His skills and talent for scoring interested many clubs and soon after he won the Asian Youth Championship in 1976 with Iran;s youth Team in Bangkok , Esteghlal club signed him and he joined the famous club in 1977
Hus first honor came in the International Youth Friendly tournament held a year before in which he scored in the final against the Soviet Union which won Iran the trophy.
Heshmat Mohajerani was quite impressed with this young scorer and despite a plethora of strikers in the senior Team , he insisted in selecting him as part of the team preparing for the World Cup.
Fariba moment of magic came in Kuwait in the last match of Worlc Cup qualifier against Kuwait , where Mohajerani selected a below strength and a young team to face their nemesis who were looking for revenge. Fariba m on his debut , scored an stunning goal while Y=Team Melli ended up defeating Kuwait at their home 2-1 the other goal , a beautiful long ranger came from another debutant , Habiab Khabiri.
Fariba was in Team Melli's squad for FIFA World Cup 1978 in Argentina , but did not make any appearance there.
After the revolution and a one year stoppage of Football activities in Iran , Fariba was in the squad to represent Iran as defending champion in Asian Cup 1980 in Kuwait. Despite the long inactivity of football , Team Melli surprised everyone by their high standard and good results.
Fariba continued to be a star of the team and he was the first Iranian footballer to score four goals in an international match which was against Bangladesh in that championship. Team Melli lost to Kuwait in the semi final but beat North Korea in the 3rd place play off w...[Read more]