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Ali Badavi

Ali Badavi
Personal information
Full name Ali "Naji" Badavi
Date of birth (1982-06-20) June 20, 1982
Place of birth Ahvaz, Iran
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Foolad (6)
2006–2007 Esteghlal Ahvaz 25 (1)
2007–2009 Foolad (2)
2009–2010 Sanat Naft 13 (1)
National team
2001–2003 Iran U23 ? (1)
2002–2006 Iran 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 December 2006

Ali "Naji" Badavi (born June 20, 1982) is an Iranian footballer who last played for the Sanat Naft in Azadegan League.


  • Club career 1
    • Club Career Statistics 1.1
  • International career 2
  • References 3

Club career

Badavi started his career at Foolad FC, however on his return from China after the 2004 Asian Cup, his troubles continued with Foolad FC and eventually left for city rival Esteghlal Ahvaz where he has yet to win a regular spot in the team. Ali Badavi continued his excellent run for Esteghlal Ahvaz in the Iran Premier League (2005-2006) Season. His form was good enough for yet another recall for international duty.

Club Career Statistics

Last Update 24 May 2010

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2001–02 Foolad Persian Gulf Cup 4 - -
2002–03 24 1 - -
2003–04 0 - -
2004–05 1 - -
2005–06 0 0 1
2006–07 Esteghlal Ahvaz 25 1 - -
2007–08 Foolad Azadegan League 0 - -
2008–09 Persian Gulf Cup 24 2 - -
2009–10 Sanat Naft Azadegan League 13 1 - -
Total Iran 10 1
Career total 10 1
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
06–07 Esteghlal Ahvaz 1
08–09 Foolad 3

International career

He made his debut for Iran national football team on September 1, 2002 versus Jordan.

He also played for the Iranian Olympic team during the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, and soon after became a player who was regularly called up to the national team.

During Iran's Asian Cup 2004 game versus Oman, Badavi and Rezaei began physically fighting with each other in the middle of the game after a series of mistakes. Badavi was suspended for 2 games and returned in the semis versus China, where his last minute, close-range miss proved to be costly. The following season he did not have good form and is rarely called up to the national team any more.


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