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Born in the city of MalmÃ¶, Sweden to Iranian parents, Saman started playing football in his hometown with BK VÃ¥ngen, FC MalmÃ¶, and Limhamn Bunkeflo.
In his senior years, he kept moving from one club to another until he settled with Ã–stersunds FK
Saman Ghoddos scored 10 league goals in his first season in the Allsvenskan for Ã–stersunds FK, including their first top-flight goal in his Allsvenskan debut on 4 April 2016 against Hammarby IF. He scored a brace at his hometown club MalmÃ¶ FF on 22 October in Swedbank Stadion. After his good performances in the 2016 season, Ghoddos drew interest from German club Hertha Berlin and Dutch club Ajax.
In the 2017 season, he started the season where he left the previous season in fine form, leading Ã–stersund to the Swedish Cup final with six goals in six games, including an acrobatic goal in the quarter-final against Trelleborgs FF and a brace in the semi-final against HÃ¤cken.
He scored his seventh domestic cup goal of the season in the final, leading Ã–stersund to the second qualifying round of the 2017â€“18 UEFA Europa League with manager Graham Potter.
In his UEFA debut, Ghoddos scored a goal and provided an assist for a 2â€“0 win against Galatasaray on 13 July 2017. In the return leg, Ghoddos won a penalty with a dribble past Fernando Muslera.
in June 2017, Ghoddos revealed that he had been approached by the Iranian federation. He applied for Iranian citizenship on 21 August. Since he was not called up for the Sweden World Cup qualification squad on 23 August, Ghoddos intensified his effort to play for Iran.
On 25 August 2017, Ghoddos finally acquired his Iranian passport. The following day, he announced that he was available to join Team Melli for their 2018 World Cup qualifiers against South Korea and Syria if he was invited. Although the call came from Carlos Queiroz, Ghoddos could not make his debut for Ira...[Read more]