Hossein Ali Khan-Sardar

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Hossein-Ali Khan Sardar
Personal information
Full name Hossein-Ali Khan Sardar
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–? Servette Geneva
Iran Club
Tehran Club
Toofan FC
National team
1920 Switzerland 1 (0)
1926–1929 Tehran XI ? (0)
Teams managed
1940s Toofan FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hossein-Ali Khan Sardar (Persian: حسینعلی خان سردار‎) was an Iranian football player from the early 20th century. He was a Goalkeeper during his playing career. He was born in Tehran, Iran.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He played his club football in Belgium whilst studying. In 1919 he returned to Iran from Belgium but his stay was short as in 1920 he left for Switzerland joined Servette Geneva where he played professional football. Upon his return from Europe he played for Toofan FC a club based in Tehran.

National career[edit]

Although Hossein-Ali Khan Sardar never played for Iranian national team as it didn't get created until 1941, however he was the captain of Tehran XI team that traveled to Baku, USSR in 1926 and also in 1929 when Tehran was host to Baku XI.

However, he has one cap to his name appearing in goal for Switzerland national football team as a substitute for the injured Swiss goalkeeper in a game against France national football team.

International caps[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 29 February 1920 Stade des Charmilles, Geneva  France 0–2 Friendly

Managerial career[edit]

He managed Toofan FC one of Iran's most popular football clubs during the 1940s.