Andranik Teymourian

آندرانيک تيموريان

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(Wikipedia) - Andranik Teymourian Andranik Teymourian Personal information Full name Date of birth Place of birth Height Playing position Club information Current team Number Youth career 1998–2000 2000–2002 Senior career* Years 2002–2004 2004–2006 2006–2008 2008–2010 2009 2010–2011 2011–2012 2012–2013 2013– National team‡ 2005 2005–
Andranik Timotian-Samarani
(1983-03-06) 6 March 1983 (age 31)
Tehran, Iran
1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Defensive midfielder
Esteghlal
14
Ararat Tehran
Esteghlal
Team Apps† (Gls)†
Oghab 36 (3)
Aboumoslem 44 (3)
Bolton Wanderers 20 (2)
Fulham 1 (0)
→ Barnsley (loan) 11 (0)
Tractor Sazi 21 (1)
Esteghlal 25 (1)
Al-Kharitiyath 20 (0)
Esteghlal 30 (1)
Iran B 6 (0)
Iran 83 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:06, 11 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:58, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Andranik Timotian-Samarani, commonly known as Andranik "Ando" Teymourian (Persian: آندرانيک تیموریان‎, Armenian: Անդրանիկ Թէյմուրեան, born 6 March 1983) is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Esteghlal in the Iran Pro League and Iran. He usually plays as a defensive midfielder, but can also play as a wide midfielder. He is notably the first Christian to captain the Iranian national team.

From 2006 to 2010, he played for three clubs in England, including Bolton and Fulham in the Premier League.

Teymourian played his first match for Iran in 2005, and has featured in their squads for the 2006 and 2014 World Cups, and also the 2007 and 2011 Asian Cups.

Contents
  • 1 Club career
    • 1.1 Early career
    • 1.2 Bolton Wanderers
    • 1.3 Fulham
    • 1.4 Tractor Sazi
    • 1.5 Esteghlal
    • 1.6 Al Kharaitiyat
    • 1.7 Return to Esteghlal
  • 2 International career
    • 2.1 International goals
    • 2.2 Club career statistics
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Honours
    • 4.1 Club
    • 4.2 National
    • 4.3 Individual
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Club career Early career

Andranik was born in Tehran, Iran to ethnic Armenian parents. He started with Oghab F.C. in Iran''s Azadegan League, and continued his professional career playing for F.C. Aboomoslem in the Iranian Premier League. In the 2005–06 season, Andranik made 26 appearances for F.C. Aboomoslem and scored one goal.

Bolton Wanderers

In late August 2006 he signed a two-year deal with FA Premier League club Bolton Wanderers, for an undisclosed fee, after being granted a work permit. He scored his first two goals for Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup third round in a 4–0 win over Doncaster Rovers on 6 January 2007, in only his third appearance. Andranik then went on to make his full Premier League debut against Fulham on 11 February 2007. He then made a number of impressive substitute appearances and became a firm favourite at the Reebok Stadium. His first two league goals came during a man-of-the-match performance against local rivals Wigan Athletic on 7 April 2007.

Fulham

On 12 June 2008, Andranik signed a two-year contract with Fulham after moving on a free transfer. He made his Fulham debut against Arsenal, in which he helped secure a 1–0 victory. On 2 February 2009 he went on loan to Barnsley of the Football League Championship until the end of the season. He later stated that he wanted to stay with Fulham for the 2009–10 season. On 1 July 2010 Fulham announced that Andranik had been released from his contract with Fulham.

In July 2010, Teymourian was named in Blackburn Rovers'' team to face Southport FC in a pre-season friendly.

On 22 July 2010 Teymourian began talks with Sheffield United F.C. after turning down a tour with Blackburn Rovers across Australia. Blades coach Gary Speed is believed to have recommended Teymourian to Blades boss Kevin Blackwell as Speed and Teymourian played together at Bolton Wanderers. However Teymourian began talks with Blackburn Rovers about a deal to stay with the Premier League club possibly on a short-term deal. However, the move broke down as he was denied a work permit.

Tractor Sazi

On 19 September 2010 Teymourian returned to Iran to join the Tabriz-based club Tractor Sazi, the move marked the end of his career in England.

Esteghlal

It was confirmed in mid-July 2011 that Teymourian had signed a contract with Tehran and IPL club Esteghlal. He made his debut for club against Sepahan. On 9 November 2011, he was named as one of the 10 finalists for the Asian Player of the Year. He won the Hazfi Cup in his first season.

Al Kharaitiyat

Teymourian signed a one-year deal with Qatari side Al Kharaitiyat SC worth $1.8 million. After his contract ended on 1 July 2013, he left the club.

Return to Esteghlal

On 18 July 2013, Teymourian returned to Esteghlal after signing a three-year contract with the club. He made his debut in a 1–2 loss to Sepahan. He scored a 40-yard goal in a match against Buriram United which Esteghlal won 2–1. Teymourian suffered a broken arm and was out of play for a month. He returned to the fields at the league''s two final matches which Esteghlal finished the season at 5th place and missed next years'' Champions League.

On 2 August 2014, Teymourian was named the 2013–14 season''s best player on the annual awards ceremony of the season.

International careerTeymourian playing for Iran national football team in 2006 FIFA World Cup

Teymourian has played for Iran''s national football teams at the youth level, before being selected to take part with the senior side. He was a member of the national team during the 2006 World Cup. Pictures of an emotionally and physically drained Teymourian at the end of Iran''s last game of the 2006 World Cup have begun to take the shape of Iranian football''s most notable photograph from the event. Teymourian dropped to the grass and began sobbing while trainers attended to him. He has started to be recognized as a national hero in Iran because of the passion he showed for his country in the 2006 World Cup. He played in the 2007 and 2011 Asian Cups, as well as the WAFF Championships. The midfielder cemented his spot as a starter next to Javad Nekounam, leading Iran to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

On 18 May 2014, Teymourian captained Iran in the match against Belarus, making him the first Christian to captain the Iranian national team. On 1 June 2014, he was called into Iran''s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by Carlos Queiroz. He played full 90 minutes in all three group stage matches, becoming the second most capped Iran player at the World Cup with six matches, after Mehdi Mahdavikia.

International goalsScores and results list Iran''s goal tally first. # Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 February 2006 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Chinese Taipei 1–0 4–0 2007 ACQ
2 18 July 2007 Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 2–0 2–0 2007 Asian Cup
3 12 August 2009 Asim Ferhatovic, Sarajevo  Bosnia-Herzegovina 3–2 3–2 Friendly
4 18 November 2009 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Macedonia 1–0 1–1 Friendly
5 3 September 2010 Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium  China PR 1–0 2–0 Friendly
6 28 September 2010 Amman International Stadium  Oman 2–2 2–2 2010 WAFF
7 2 September 2011 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Indonesia 3–0 3–0 2014 WCQ
8 11 October 2011 Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Bahrain 4–0 6–0 2014 WCQ
Club career statistics

Last updated 11 September 2014

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Iran League Hazfi Cup League Cup Asia Total England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total Iran League Hazfi Cup League Cup Asia Total Qatar League Emir of Qatar Cup League Cup Asia Total Iran League Hazfi Cup League Cup Asia Total Total Iran 115 6 10 0 – 7 1 132 7 England 32 2 2 2 3 0 5 0 42 4 Qatar 20 0 1 1 – 0 0 21 1 Country 167 8 13 3 3 0 12 1 195 12
2004–05 Aboomoslem Pro League 18 2 5 0 23 2
2005–06 26 1 0 0 26 1
2006–07 Bolton Premier League 17 2 2 2 2 0 21 4
2007–08 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 8 0
2008–09 Fulham 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09 Barnsley Championship 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2009–10 Fulham Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Tractor Sazi Pro League 21 1 1 0 22 1
2011–12 Esteghlal 20 1 2 0 3 0 25 1
2012–13 Al Kharaitiyat Qatar Stars League 20 0 1 1 21 1
2013–14 Esteghlal Pro League 22 1 4 0 5 1 31 2
2014–15 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Personal life

Andranik''s elder brother Serjik Teymourian, was also a football player and played for 1. FSV Mainz 05 as a defensive midfielder and now is his agent.

Honours ClubAboomoslem
  • Hazfi Cup runner-up (1): 2004–05
Esteghlal
  • Hazfi Cup (1): 2011–12
NationalIran Individual
  • Iranian Footballer of the Year: 2014

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