Amir Abedzadeh (born 26 April 1993) is an Iranian footballer who plays for Portuguese club Marítimo and the Iran national team as a goalkeeper. He is the son of former Iranian national team legendary goalkeeper Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh.
How good is Amir Abedzadeh?
Based on our FC Ranking and match performance analysis he currently has a ranking of 75 out of 99 which is ‘Accomplished-level’ compared to other football players around the world.
What are Amir Abedzadeh’s last performances?
One of his best performances from last period, was the match against Vitória SC, played on 12 January 2020 in Primeira Liga (Regular Season). Amir Abedzadeh received a match rating from FC of 9.5 for his performance and Marítimo lost the match with a score of 0-0. Other exemplary match performances of Amir Abedzadeh in this period were: Marítimo – SL Benfica (2-0), played on 29 June 2020 for the Primeira Liga (Regular Season). He received a match rating of 8.6. Porto – Marítimo (2-3), played on 03 October 2020 for the Primeira Liga (Regular Season). He received a match rating of 8.5. One of his least good performances was the match against Aves, played on 02 February 2020 in Primeira Liga (Regular Season). Amir Abedzadeh received a match rating from FC of 5.6 for his performance and Marítimo lost the match with a score of 1-2.
Abedzadeh was a member of the Persepolis Youth Academy from 2006 to 2007, having previously trained under his father since he was 7. He moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 15, and after spending two months with the Brentford and taking part in a trial with Arsenal, he joined Tottenham Hotspur’s academy team in 2009. During his time in the UK, Abedzadeh also played for amateur youth teams Dinamo Dorigo, London Tigers, and Persian FC. He moved to the United States in 2011, and played for the Los Angeles Blues in the USL Pro, where his father was an assistant coach. He made his debut on 7 June 2011, playing for Los Angeles Blues 23 (LA Blues’ reserve team) in a USL Premier Development League game against Orange County Blue Star. He made 8 saves but conceded 5 goals. In 2012, he had the option to join Chivas USA of Major League Soccer, but he decided to extend his contract with the Blues. He signed a three-years contract with Persepolis on 15 July 2012. He played for Persepolis (U21) in AFC Vision Asia U-21 Tehran Premier League. Abedzadeh left the Persepolis in 2014. On 3 July 2014, Abedzadeh joined Rah Ahan with signing a four-year contract. He worked under the supervision of his father, Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh who also worked at Rah Ahan as goalkeeping coach. He played his first professional match on 19 September 2014 against his former team Persepolis, where he came in as a substitute of injured Igor Nenezić in 34th minute. Marítimo Abedzadeh signed with Portuguese Primeira Liga club Marítimo on 23 January 2017 after good performances with Barreirense in the Campeonato de Portugal. He became the second Iranian goalkeeper to sign for the foreign club after Alireza Haghighi who played for the club in 2016. He made his first appearance in September 2017 in a Portuguese League Cup match. He made his debut in the Taça de Portugal on 14 October 2017 in a third round match against Torcatense. Abedzadeh kept a clean sheet and was named man of the match, as Marítimo won the match 1–0.
On 5 November 2017, Abedzadeh was called into the Iran national team for the first time for friendlies against Panama and Venezuela. In June 2018, he was named in Iran’sfinal squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He made his debut against Uzbekistan on 19 May 2018.
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