Sardar Azmoun

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Full Name Sardar Azmoun
Age 25 Years Old
Nick Name Azmoun
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date January 01, 1995
Birth Place Gonbad-e Kavus

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An Iranian professional footballer who plays for Russian club Rubin Kazan as a forward is named as Sardar Azmoun. He plays by wearing shirt number of 20. He made his debut for the Iran national team in 2014. He has also played in the 2015 and 2019 AFC Asian Cups and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He is also Iran's all-time fifth highest goalscorer.

What is the story of Iran’s Sardar Azmoun? From shock retirement to stunning opponents again

It came as a shocker to the football world when Sardar Azmoun announced his retirement from international football at the age of 23 last June! He had just returned from an unsuccessful campaign with his national team Iran in the biggest sporting event on the planet the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He had scored a whopping 23 goals from just 33 appearances for Team Melli then including 11 goals from 14 matches in the qualifiers. The youngster from Gonbad-e Kavus in northern Iran was also growing a reputation for himself in Europe playing with Rubin Kazan in Russia. After failing to find the back of Iran since March 2018, Azmoun scored his first for the team in a friendly match against Qatar at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on December 31 and announced he is fully prepared for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 as Iran go in search of a first Asian title in 43 years. He had opened the scoring for the national team in the quarterfinals in Australia back then, but Iraq fought back and drew the game 3-3 before knocking Iran out in penalty shootouts. Iran looking to avenge the defeat from 2015 when the two teams meet on January 16 will be one of the subplots of Matchday 3 of the Asian Cup 2019. 

Early Life, Family Background, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity of Sardar

Sardar Azmoun was born on 1st January 1995. As of 2019, his age is 24. He was born in Gonbad-e Kavus, Iran. His nationality is Iranian. His ethnicity is White. He was born into a Sunni family of Iranian Turkmen origin. He speaks Turkmen and Persian fluently and is fond of riding on horseback. He is the son of Khalil Azmoun, a former Iranian national volleyball team player who has coached several volleyball teams, such as Golgohar Sirjan and Javaheri Gonbad VC. Information regarding his education, mother, siblings and more will be updated soon. 

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

Sardar has got an athletic body build with a cool attitude. With his charming smile, he attracts a lot of people towards him. He has a tall height of 1.86 m or 6 ft 1 in. He has a balanced weight of 80 Kg. His other body measurement will be updated soon. Overall, he has a healthy body.

How Sardar Began His Career?

  • Sardar began his career in football when he was only 9. 
  • He started his career at Oghab Gonbad of Gonbad-e Kavus.
  • He then joined Shamoushak Gorgan, before joining Etka Gorgan, who were playing in Division 1 in Iran at the time.
  • He later joined Sepahan's youth ranks at the age of 15.
  • He became Iran's youngest Legionnaire when later that year he transferred to Rubin Kazan at the age of 17.
  • In the year 2013, he received an offer from Russian team Rubin Kazan to join them.
  • He chose to work with Turkmen speaking Kurban Berdyev and became Iran's first football player in the Russian Premier League.
  • He made 8 appearances for his club's reserve team, scoring two goals and receiving one yellow card in his very first season at the club.
  • He made his debut for the senior team in a UEFA Europa League match against Jagodina on 25th July 2013 and scored his first goal on 29th August against Molde.
  • English Premier League side Arsenal reportedly made a £2 million offer to Kazan for the transfer of 19-year-old Azmoun on 27th March 2014.
  • He scored his second league goal for Rubin Kazan in a 2–1 defeat to Rostov.
  • Rubin Kazan announced through their official website that Azmoun would remain at the club despite transfer offers from Arsenal, Liverpool and Zenit St. Petersburg on 4th July 2014.
  • Azmoun signed a three-and-a-half-month loan deal with relegation-battling Russian Premier League club FC Rostov on 26th February 2015.
  • He extended his loan deal with Rostov at the end of 2014-2015 season.
  • He made his Champions League debut on 26th July 2016 in the first leg of a third-round qualifying round match against Anderlecht.
  • He scored his second Champions League goal on 24th August 2016.
  • He scored his first Russian Premier League goal of the 2016–17 season in a 4–1 victory on 6th November 2016.
  • He then returned to Rubin Kazan on in June 2017.

International Career of Sardar

  • Sardar represents the Iran U-20 side, becoming top scorer of the 2012 Commonwealth of Independent States Cup, scoring seven goals in six games.
  • He also played for the U-20 team during the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship qualification in Kerman on 8th October 2013.
  • He was later called into the U-23's team for Olympic qualifiers in March 2015.
  • He was called up to the Iranian national football team against Thailand by Carlos Queiroz on 5th October 2013.
  • Then, he was selected in Iran's 28-man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • He made his senior debut on 26 May 2014 in a friendly match against Montenegro.
  • He was called into Iran's 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad on 30 December 2014 by Carlos Queiroz.
  • He scored a goal against Turkmenistan in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 16th June 2015.
  • He retired from International football at the age of 23 just after Iran's 2018 World Cup exit due to heavy criticism he faced from fans.
  • The criticism caused his mother's illness to worsen and as a result, Azmoun chose to retire to be by his mother's side.
  • He returned to the Iranian national team and was called up for 2019 AFC Asian Cup by Carlos Queiroz on October 2018.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's

Sardar is not married yet and he is still to get married. He is currently focusing on his career rather than being in a relationship. There are no rumors regarding his affairs with any lady. He is living a single life happily without any disturbance. Talking about his children, he has no kids.

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of this famous brand ambassador of Neff's X1 Lite, The BadoFoo is surely in Millions. He received a $10,000 cheque from Neff's June 13, 2017, as a part of an endorsement deal. Azmoun currently plays for FC Rubin Kazan through which he gets €1.9 million as a yearly salary. He is earning a good amount of money from his football career. His major source of income is from his football career and from his endorsement deal.