Behrang Safari

  • Date of birth : 09/02/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
 
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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.

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General info

  • Name: Behrang Safari
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/02/1985 (29)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Basel ( SUI)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • 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
Basel270
Total320
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Basel150
Anderlecht90
Malmö10
Total250
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Malmö10
Total10
Last updated: 17/09/2014 01:10 CET
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