(born April 23
) is an Iranian football
striker who plays for Ajman Club
in the UAE League
and the Iran national football team
He started with the youth team of Saipa
and was able to make it to the senior team. There he showed some great performances and was called up to the Iranian national team
when Miroslav Blažević
was Iran's manager. He joined Al-Ahli
in 2002, but returned back to Iran after a few months, briefly playing for Saipa again, and then three seasons with Persepolis FC
After World Cup 2006 he signed a one year loan deal with Emirati club Al-Shaab with the option to sign a permanent contract with the club after a year, but then signed a season-long contract with Al-Shabab club in the end of the league in 2007-2008 season.
Having made his first appearance for the senior national team in January 2001 against China
, Javad Kazemian was among the Iranian squad at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
. He is known primarily for his goal against Japan
in the final of the football tournament in the 2002 Asian Games
, South Korea
, winning a Gold medal
with the Iran U-23
team. He was also a member of the World Cup 2006
squad that went to Germany
, but he did not get a chance to play.
Having joined the national team once again in July 2007, he scored Iran's winning goal in its 2007 Asian Cup opening match against Uzbekistan.
He has been called up for 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying but like before he could not get the first eleven starting.
- Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
After scoring goals for his club, Kazemian sometimes pulls up his shirt to show a photo printed on the shirt underneath, a photo of his brother who passed away in 2004. Javad says he will never let his memories die away.