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Javad Kazemian

Javad Kazemian

Javad Kazemian (born April 23, 1982 in Kashan, Iran) is an Iranian football striker who plays for Ajman Club in the UAE League and the Iran national football team.

Club career

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 of UAE 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.

International career

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 in Argentina. He is known primarily for his goal against Japan in the final of the football tournament in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, 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.

International goals

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2007-07-11 Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur 2-1 2-1 2007 AFC Asian Cup

Personal life

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.



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