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Iran national football team
Nickname(s) Team Melli تیم ملی
other nicknames
Association Football Federation of Iran (FFIRI)
Fedrāsion-e Futbāll-e Irān
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation CAFA (Central Asia)
Head coach Vacant
Captain Masoud Shojaei
Most caps Javad Nekounam (151)
Top scorer Ali Daei (109)
Home stadium Azadi Stadium (78,116)
FIFA code IRN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 22 Increase 7 (7 February 2019)
Highest 15 (August 2005)
Lowest 122 (May 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 21 Increase 1 (3 March 2019)
Highest 18 (12 April 2005, 24 January 2019)
Lowest 77 (11 December 1959)
First international
[[File:{{{flag alias-1930}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Afghanistan 0–0 Iran 
(Kabul, Afghanistan; 25 August 1941)
Biggest win
 Iran 19–0 Guam 
(Tabriz, Iran; 24 November 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Turkey 6–1 Iran 
(Istanbul, Turkey; 28 May 1950)
 Korea Republic 5–0 Iran 
(Tokyo, Japan; 28 May 1958)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (first in 1978)
Best result 14th (Round 1), 1978
Asian Cup
Appearances 14 (first in 1968)
Best result Champions (1968, 1972, 1976)
Olympic Games
Appearances 4 (first in 1968)
Best result Quarter-finals (1976)

Iran national football team is the national football team of Iran.

Most appearances

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Ali Daei 149 109 1993-2006
2 Ali Karimi 109 35 1998-present
3 Mehdi Mahdavikia 103 12 1996-present
4 Javad Nekounam 97 22 2000-present
5 Karim Bagheri 82 48 1993-2010
5 Hamid Reza Estili 82 12 1990-2000
6 Javad Zarincheh 80 1 1987-2000
8 Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh 79 0 1987-1998
9 Ali Parvin 76 13 1970-1980
10 Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht 74 14 2000-present

Top scorers

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Ali Daei 109 149 1993-2006
2 Karim Bagheri 51 82 1993-2010
3 Ali Karimi 35 109 1998-present
4 Javad Nekounam 22 97 2000-present
5 Gholam Hossein Mazloomi 19 40 1969-1977
5 Farshad Pious 19 34 1984-1994
7 Ali Asghar Modir Roosta 18 32 1990-1998
8 Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht 14 74 2000-present
9 Ali Parvin 13 76 1970-1980
9 Vahid Hashemian 13 41 1998-2012
9 Hassan Rowshan 13 39 1974-1980

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