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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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/05/2016 17:13 CET
25.07.2015Swiss Super LeagueGrasshoppersGrasshoppers2-3BaselBasel7900
29.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundLechLech1-3BaselBasel9000
05.08.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundBaselBasel1-0LechLech8900
08.08.2015Swiss Super LeagueLuzernLuzern1-3BaselBasel9000
19.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsBaselBasel2-2M. Tel-AvivM. Tel-Aviv7400
25.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsM. Tel-AvivM. Tel-Aviv1-1BaselBasel9000
30.08.2015Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel3-1ZürichZürich6000
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageBaselBasel1-2BelenensesBelenenses9000
25.10.2015Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel1-0Young BoysYoung Boys9000
31.10.2015Swiss Super LeagueVaduzVaduz1-2BaselBasel6100
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageBelenensesBelenenses0-2BaselBasel9000
08.11.2015Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel2-3GrasshoppersGrasshoppers8700
22.11.2015Swiss Super LeagueSt GallenSt Gallen2-1BaselBasel9000
26.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageBaselBasel2-2FiorentinaFiorentina9000
29.11.2015Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel3-0LuzernLuzern7600
06.12.2015Swiss Super LeagueThunThun0-2BaselBasel9000
13.12.2015Swiss CupQuarter-finalsSionSion2-2
14.02.2016Swiss Super LeagueGrasshoppersGrasshoppers0-4BaselBasel9000
18.02.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne3-2BaselBasel9000
25.02.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32BaselBasel2-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne7200
28.02.2016Swiss Super LeagueThunThun1-1BaselBasel600
10.03.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16BaselBasel0-0SevillaSevilla9000
13.03.2016Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel4-2St GallenSt Gallen9000
17.03.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16SevillaSevilla3-0BaselBasel9000
20.03.2016Swiss Super LeagueSionSion0-1BaselBasel100
03.04.2016Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel2-0Young BoysYoung Boys8300
10.04.2016Swiss Super LeagueBaselBasel2-2ZürichZürich7600
17.04.2016Swiss Super LeagueSt GallenSt Gallen0-7BaselBasel4500
24.04.2016Swiss Super LeagueVaduzVaduz0-0BaselBasel7700

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General info

  • Name: Behrang Safari
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/02/1985 (31)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Basel ( SUI)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • 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


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 12/05/2016 17:12 CET