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Mahmoud Yavari
Personal information
Full name Mahmoud Yavari
Date of birth (1939-04-22) April 22, 1939 (age 75)
Place of birth Isfahan, Iran
Playing position Defender (retired)
Youth career
1959–1963 Shahin Isfahan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1964 Shahin Isfahan
1964–1969 Pas Tehran
National team
1967–1969 Iran 3 (0)
Teams managed
1969–1970 Zob Ahan
1970–1978 Sepahan
1978 Bargh Shiraz
1978–1980 Sepahan
1980–1982 Iran U-20
1982–1984 Iran U-23
1984 Iran
1985–1995 Iran U-20
1995–1996 Sepahan
1996 Bargh Shiraz
1998–1999 Fajr Sepasi
1999 Pas Tehran
2001–2002 Tractor Sazi
2002–2003 Aboomoslem
2004–2005 Bargh Shiraz
2005 Esteghlal Ahvaz
2007–2008 Bargh Shiraz
2008 Esteghlal Ahvaz
2008–2009 Rah Ahan
2009–2010 Shahin Bushehr
2010 Saba
2010–2011 Pas Hamedan
2011 Steel Azin
2011–2013 Fajr Sepasi
2013 Mes Kerman
2013–2014 Fajr Sepasi
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mahmoud Yavari (Persian: محمود یاوری‎, born 22 April 1939) is an Iranian football coach and retired player. He was head coach of Iran national football team in a short period of time in 1984. He has coached in many teams like Zob Ahan, Sepahan, Shahin Bushehr, Tractor Sazi, Pas Tehran, Pas Hamedan, Rah Ahan and Fajr Sepasi. He is one of the oldest and the most experienced head coaches in the Iranian football history.

Playing career[edit]


He began his football at Shahin Isfahan and joined to the PAS after the club's establishment and was teammate with Ranjbar and Habibi. He was retired and left Pas in 1969.


He was invited to the Iran national football team by Mahmoud Bayati in 1967. He made his debut in match against Hong Kong on 10 May 1968. He had just three caps with the national team without scoring any goal.

Coaching Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

After Zob Ahan was established in 1969, Yavari becomes the club's first ever head coach but because he doesn't have any managerial experience, he was sacked in 1970. Then, he was appointed as another Isfahan based team, Sepahan. He was head coach of Sepahan for eight seasion in his first time in the club. He was resigned in 1978 and was quickly appointed as Bargh Shiraz head coach but was sacked on the same year. Sepahan appointed Yavari for a second time which he was kept as club head coach until 1980.

National team head coach[edit]

In 1980, he was selected as Iran national under-20 football team head coach which was successful years for Yavari. After his good results with the under-20 team, he was appointed as Iran national olympic team in 1982.

On 7 August 1984, he becomes head coach of Iran. Along with his assistant, Nasser Ebrahimi, they help to built a new base for the national team. He led six matches that all of them won but was resigned on 1 December 1984. After his role in the senior team, he was returned as the head coach of under-20 team in 1985 and was resigned in 1996.

Later career[edit]

He was Bargh Shiraz head coach in 1996. In 1998, he becomes Fajr Sepasi head coach but was sacked in 1999. After that, he was returned to the PAS Tehran as head coach in 1999 but was a short period for Yavari. After that, Yavari led many teams.

He was appointed as the head coach of Saba in summer of 2010 and few months later was sacked by the club. He was head coach of Steel Azin from April 2011 until May 2011. He was appointed as head coach of Fajr Sepasi on 27 November 2011. He led the club in two seasons and left the club at the end of 2012–13 season. In July 2013, he was named as head coach of Mes Kerman. He resigned as the manager of the club on 14 September 2013 to become head coach of Fajr Sepasi just after four months. After Fajr's relegation, Yavari was resigned.

Coaching career statistics[edit]

As of 11 April 2014
Nat Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Iran Zob Ahan October 1969 February 1970 2 1 0 1 50
Iran Sepahan May 1970 October 1978 212 64 72 76 30.19
Iran Bargh Shiraz October 1978 December 1978 12 4 4 4 33.33
Iran Sepahan December 1978 June 1980 30 15 5 10 50
Iran Iran U-20 June 1980 June 1982 10 8 2 0 80
Iran Iran U-23 June 1982 August 1984 14 9 4 1 64.29
Iran Iran August 1984 December 1984 6 6 0 0 100
Iran Iran U-20 October 1995 1996 42 27 10 3 64.29
Iran Bargh Shiraz 1996 1996 4 2 0 2 50
Iran Fajr Sepasi September 1998 May 1999 30 8 10 12 26.67
Iran PAS Tehran October 1999 December 1999 7 3 1 3 42.86
Iran Tractor Sazi June 2001 June 2002 26 2 9 15 7.69
Iran Aboomoslem June 2002 May 2003 26 5 11 10 19.23
Iran Bargh Shiraz July 2004 January 2005 25 7 10 8 28
Iran Esteghlal Ahvaz February 2005 June 2005 5 0 3 2 0
Iran Bargh Shiraz May 2007 April 2008 34 11 14 9 32.35
Iran Rah Ahan October 2008 April 2009 20 6 8 6 30
Iran Shahin Bushehr September 2009 May 2010 34 9 12 13 26.47
Iran Saba June 2010 October 2010 13 4 5 4 30.77
Iran PAS Hamedan December 2010 March 2011 6 0 2 4 0
Iran Steel Azin April 2011 May 2011 9 1 2 6 11.11
Iran Fajr Sepasi November 2011 June 2013 49 17 15 17 34.69
Iran Mes Kerman July 2013 September 2013 9 0 5 4 0
Iran Fajr Sepasi September 2013 June 2014 21 5 8 8 23.81
Total 672 217 223 242 32.29


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Tehran Times – SHIRAZ, Gholamhossein Peyrovani resigned as head coach of Fajr Sepasi following poor results in the Iranian Professional League. Former Iran Olympic coach replaced Mahmoud Yavari in Fajr Sepasi in May. According to the Iranian media, ...

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