Alireza Jahanbakhsh
NEC Jahanbakhsh 003
Personal information
Full name Alireza Jahabankhash
Date of birth October 8, 1993 (1993-10-08) (age 23)
Place of birth    Iran Jirandeh, Iran
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Netherlands AZ Alkmaar
Number 9
Youth clubs
Iran Payam Alborz Qazvin
Iran Persian Qazvin
Iran SC Damash
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Iran Damash Karaj
Iran SC Damash
Netherlands NEC Nijmegen
Netherlands AZ Alkmaar
012 0(0)
042 0(10)
055 0(17)
National team
2013- Iran Iran 015 00(1)

Alireza Jahanbakhsh is an Iranian player who plays a winger or midfielder for the Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.

Club career

NEC Nijmegen


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.


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.

Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran Iran
Iranian competitions · Iranian Coaches · Iranian players · Iranian Stadiums
Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran
Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran – 2015 AFC Asian Cup

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