ID : N-3942 Date : 2019/01/08 - 16:17
(Persia Digest) – Mahdi Taremi, Team Melli forward, has scored a total of 15 goals after the two goals he scored in the match against Yemen yesterday.
Taremi scored two goals against Yemen and was substituted in the second half to stop a hat trick. But the two goals he scored were enough to take his record to 15 goals and place him among the top ten Team Melli goal scorers in its history, alongside Hamid Alidousti and Vahid Hasehmian.
He has also taken joint top place with Indian footballer, Sunil Chhetri, at the 17th AFC Asian Cup.
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Ali Daei is top scorer in Team Melli’s history with 109 goals. He is also the record holder of most goals scored in men’s national football matches in the world.
Ranking 2nd to 9th on the Team Melli list are Karim Bagheri (50 goals), Javad Nekunam (39 goals), Ali Karimi (38 goals), Sardar Azmoun (25 goals), Homayoun Behzadi (19 goals), Gholam-Hossein Mazlumi (19 goals) Farshad Peyvas (18 goals) and Karim Ansarifard (18 goals).
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The Team Melli will play Vietnam in its second match at the AFC Asian Cup on Saturday.
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