General
Alireza Jahanbakhsh
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Personal information
Full name Alireza Jahabankhash
Date of birth 8 October 1993 (1993-10-08) (age 27)
Place of birth    Flag of Iran Jirandeh, Iran
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Flag of England Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 16
Youth clubs
2005–2007
2007–2008
2008–2010
Flag of Iran Payam Alborz Qazvin
Flag of Iran Persian Qazvin
Flag of Iran SC Damash
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2010–2011
2011–2013
2013–2015
2015–2018
2018–
Flag of Iran Damash Karaj
Flag of Iran SC Damash
Flag of Netherlands NEC
Flag of Netherlands AZ
Flag of England Brighton & Hove Albion
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042 0(10)
055 0(17)
085 0(34)
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National team
2013– Flag of Iran Iran 015 00(1)

Alireza Jahanbakhsh Jirandeh (born 11 August 1993) is an Iranian professional footballer who plays as a winger and attacking midfielder for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and the Iranian national team. He represented Iran at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2015 AFC Asian Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Jahanbakhsh also represented Iran at the U20 and U23 levels.

Club career

NEC Nijmegen

2013-2014

Jahanbakhsh reached a verbal agreement with NEC Nijmegen on 26 May 2013. He joined the club on 1 July 2013 officially. He made his debut against the club RKC Waalwijk in the Eredivisie.

Jahanbakhsh made two important goals for his club in the latest minutes of the match against Ajax to save NEC Nijmegen for automatic relegation. However the club relegated in the playoffs round.

He was voted as the runner-up greatest talent of the Eredivisie in the season 2013-2014.

2014-2015

This season Jahanbakhsh stayed at the club after relegating with NEC Nijmegen. He became a permanent spot in the team and has been very important in a lot matches with his goals so far. He helped the club by winning the first period title in the Eerste Divisie.

International career

Jahanbakhsh was called up first for the national team of Iran on 5 October 2013. He made his debut against Thailand and scored his first goal against this country in his second match. He was also called up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He played his first match on the World Cup against Nigeria after coming as a substitute.

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Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 Ryan · 4 Duffy · 5 Dunk · 6 Stephens · 7 Maupay · 8 Bissouma · 10 Mac Allister · 11 Trossard · 13 Groß · 14 Balogun · 15 Webster · 16 Jahanbakhsh · 17 Murray · 18 Mooy · 19 Izquierdo · 20 March · 21 Schelotto · 22 Montoya · 23 Steele · 24 Pröpper · 27 Button · 30 Bernardo · 33 Burn · 44 Connolly · 46 Alzate ·

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Iranian competitions · Iranian Coaches · Iranian players · Iranian Stadiums
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Iran – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Ahmadi 2. Heydari 3. Hajsafi 4. Hosseini 5. Sadeghi 6. Nekounam (c) 7. Shojaei 8. R. Haghighi 9. Jahanbakhsh 10. Ansarifard 11. Haddadifar 12. A. Haghighi 13. Mahini 14. Teymourian 15. Montazeri 16. Ghoochannejhad 17. Alenemeh 18. Rahmani 19. Beikzadeh 20. Beitashour 21. Dejagah 22. Davari 23. Pouladi

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Iran – 2015 AFC Asian Cup

1. Haghighi 2. Heydari 3. Hajsafi 4. Hosseini 5. Sadeghi 6. Nekounam (c) 7. Shojaei 8. Pouraliganji 9. Ebrahimi 10. Ansarifard 11. Ghafouri 12. Forouzan 13. Amiri 14. Teymourian 15. Rezaeian 16. Ghoochannejhad 17. Rafiei 18. Jahanbakhsh 19. Khanzadeh 20. Azmoun 21. Dejagah 22. Beiranvand 23. Pooladi

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Iran – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Beiranvand 2. Torabi 3. Hajsafi 4. Cheshmi 5. Mohammadi 6. Ezatolahi 7. Shojaei (c) 8. Pouraliganji 9. Ebrahimi 10. Ansarifard 11. Amiri 12. Mazaheri 13. Khanzadeh 14. Ghoddos 15. Montazeri 16. Ghoochannejhad 17. Taremi 18. Jahanbakhsh 19. Hosseini 20. Azmoun 21. Dejagah 22. Abedzadeh 23. Rezaeian

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Iran – 2019 AFC Asian Cup

1. Beiranvand 2. Ghafouri 3. Hajsafi 4. Cheshmi 5. Mohammadi 6. Nourollahi 7. Shojaei (c) 8. Pouraliganji 9. Ebrahimi 10. Ansarifard 11. Amiri 12. Abedzadeh 13. Kanaanizadegan 14. Ghoddos 15. Montazeri 16. Torabi 17. Taremi 18. Jahanbakhsh 19. Hosseini 20. Azmoun 21. Dejagah 22. Niazmand 23. Rezaeian

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