Behrang Safari began the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign as Sweden's first-choice left-back but lost his place after a 4-1 defeat in the Netherlands. He still made Erik Hamrén's squad, though, having helped RSC Anderlecht to the Belgian title following a summer 2011 switch from FC Basel 1893.
• Born in the Iranian capital of Tehran, he emigrated to Sweden as a child and later launched his career with Malmö FF.
• Made three appearances from the bench as Malmö won the 2004 Swedish title and did not establish himself as a regular until the 2006 campaign, during which he scored his first two league goals, breaking his duck against Örgryte IS on 10 April.
• Left Malmö for Basel midway through the 2008 season having received his first senior international cap in January of that year in a friendly win in Costa Rica; made six appearances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign before starting the first three UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers under new coach Hamrén.
• Enjoyed three successful years with Basel, making 94 Super League appearances and 31 in Europe, 19 of which were in the UEFA Champions League (qualifying included); won the Swiss double in 2009/10 and a second league title the following season.
• Joined Anderlecht in May 2011 and helped the Brussels club win the Eerste Klasse and reach the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League with a perfect group stage record.
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|22.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Sweden||0-0||Republic of Ireland||90||0||0|
|19.07.2014||Swiss Super League||Aarau||1-2||Basel||67||0||0|
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|17.08.2014||Swiss Super League||Sion||2-3||Basel||90||0||0|
|23.08.2014||Swiss Cup||First round||CS Italien||0-4||Basel||59||0||0|
|31.08.2014||Swiss Super League||Basel||3-1||Young Boys||90||0||0|
|13.09.2014||Swiss Super League||Grasshoppers||3-1||Basel||90||0||0|
|16.09.2014||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Real Madrid||5-1||Basel||90||0||0|
|23.09.2014||Swiss Super League||Basel||3-1||Vaduz||90||0||0|
|27.09.2014||Swiss Super League||Basel||1-1||Thun||90||0||0|
|01.10.2014||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Basel||1-0||Liverpool||9||0||0|
|25.10.2014||Swiss Super League||Basel||1-1||Sion||90||0||0|
|01.11.2014||Swiss Super League||Basel||2-0||Grasshoppers||76||0||0|
|04.11.2014||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Basel||4-0||Ludogorets||90||0||0|
|09.11.2014||Swiss Super League||Vaduz||0-4||Basel||77||0||0|
|23.11.2014||Swiss Super League||Basel||3-0||Aarau||90||0||0|
|26.11.2014||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Basel||0-1||Real Madrid||90||0||0|
|30.11.2014||Swiss Super League||Zürich||1-2||Basel||51||0||0|
|09.12.2014||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Liverpool||1-1||Basel||90||0||0|
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