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Full name Seyed Jalal Talebi
Date of birth 23 March 1942 (1942-03-23) (age 79)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 186 cm
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1964 Daraei
1964–1971 Taj
National team
1964–1971 Iran 15 (1)
Teams managed
1973–1976 Daraei
1976–1978 Iran U20
1980–1986 Al-Khaleej
1996 Geylang United
1996–1997 Indonesia (olympic)
1998 Iran
2000–2001 Iran
2001–2002 Syria
2005–2006 Al Taliya
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jalal Talebi (Persian: جلال طالبی, born 23 March 1942) is a retired Iranian football player and manager.

Playing career

Talebi had a very short playing career in which he played for Daraei, Taj (Esteghlal) and the Iran national football team, for which he played three matches at the 1964 Summer Olympics, and won the 1968 AFC Asian Cup. He was known for his heads up plays, his jumping abilities and his skills with the ball. A meniscus injury ended his playing career at age of 27.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 December 1966 Chulalongkorn University Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  India 4–1 W 1966 Asian Games
Correct as of 24 July 2021

Managerial career

Talebi attended Chelsea coaching school in England for several months between 1971 and 1973. He coached the Iran national under-20 football team from 1976 to 1978.

Talebi had coached soccer at De Anza Community College. He was the head coach of the Iranian national team during the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Prior to the tournament, he was appointed to replace Tomislav Ivic. He had held the position of technical director before he was named as head coach. He stepped down as head coach after the 1998 FIFA World Cup on 20 August 1998, but returned to lead the team again during 2000 Asian Cup in Lebanon. He resigned after Iran's elimination in the tournament.

Talebi has also managed Geylang United of S.League in 1996, Indonesian Olympic Team from 1996 to 1997, Syria national football team from 2001 to 2002, and Al Taliya from 2005 to 2006.

Coaching career statistics

Nat Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Iran Iran May 1998 August 1998 4 1 0 3 25% 2 6 −4
Iran Iran March 2000 October 2001 20 13 5 3 65% 39 15 +24
Syria Syria November 2001 September 2002 10 9 0 1 90% 11 3 +8
Total 34 23 5 4 70% 52 24 +28

Personal life

Talebi lives in Palo Alto, California, with his wife and three sons. He moved to the United States in 1983.

Honours

Jalal Talebi and Parviz Ghelichkhani 1968 AFC Asian Cup
Jalal Talebi and Parviz Ghelichkhani with the 1968 AFC Asian Cup

Player

Daraei
  • Tehran Championship (1): 1961
Taj

Manager

Geylang United
  • S.League (1): 1996
  • Singapore FA Cup (1): 1996
Iran
  • West Asian Football Federation Championship (1): 2000
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