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Behrang Safari

Behrang Safari

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.

Last updated: 22/05/12 16.14CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/04/2014 03:05 CET
06.09.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwedenSweden1-0China PRChina PR8800
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0KazakhstanKazakhstan9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany4-4SwedenSweden9000
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwedenSweden4-2EnglandEngland4400
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
13.07.2013Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel3-1AarauAarau7700
21.07.2013Swiss Super LeagueGrasshoppersGrasshoppers1-1BaselBasel7700
27.07.2013Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel2-0LausanneLausanne9000
30.07.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundBaselBasel1-0M. Tel-AvivM. Tel-Aviv9000
03.08.2013Swiss Super LeagueSt GallenSt Gallen1-1BaselBasel9000
06.08.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundM. Tel-AvivM. Tel-Aviv3-3BaselBasel9000
11.08.2013Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel1-2ZürichZürich9000
21.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsLudogoretsLudogorets2-4BaselBasel9000
24.08.2013Swiss Super LeagueLuzernLuzern1-1BaselBasel9000
27.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsBaselBasel2-0LudogoretsLudogorets7700
14.09.2013Swiss CupSecond roundMünsingenMünsingen0-1BaselBasel9000
22.09.2013Swiss Super LeagueSionSion1-3BaselBasel9000
28.09.2013Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel2-2SionSion9000
01.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBaselBasel0-1SchalkeSchalke8400
06.10.2013Swiss Super LeagueLausanneLausanne1-2BaselBasel9000
22.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSteauaSteaua1-1BaselBasel6800
02.02.2014Swiss Super LeagueLausanneLausanne1-3BaselBasel9000
05.02.2014Swiss CupQuarter-finalsFC Le MontFC Le Mont1-6BaselBasel2400
08.02.2014Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel3-2Young BoysYoung Boys9000
15.02.2014Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel1-0SionSion9000
06.04.2014Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel0-0ThunThun7100
10.04.2014UEFA Europa LeagueQuarter-finalsValenciaValencia5-0
(aet)
BaselBasel11600
13.04.2014Swiss Super LeagueSionSion0-1BaselBasel1500
16.04.2014Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel4-2ZürichZürich7700
21.04.2014Swiss CupFinalZürichZürich2-0BaselBasel12000

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General info

  • Name: Behrang Safari
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 09/02/1985 (28)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Basel ( SUI)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (First round)
    19/06/04: Cork 3-1 Malmö
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    03/09/10: Sweden 2-0 Hungary

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Sweden30
Total30

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Anderlecht50
Basel260
Total310
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Basel150
Anderlecht90
Malmö10
Total250
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Malmö10
Total10
Last updated: 11/04/2014 01:46 CET
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