Misagh Bahadoran
MisaghBahadoranGlobal.jpg
Bahadoran at the Cebu City Sports Complex
Personal information
Full name Misagh Medina Bahadoran[1]
Date of birth (1987-01-10) January 10, 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth Mabalacat, Philippines
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Maharlika Manila
Youth career
2006–2009 Pasargad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Pasargad ? (?)
2010–2011 Kaya ? (?)
2011–2017 Global Cebu 66 (42)
2018–2019 Perak 11 (0)
2020 Global 0 (0)
2020– Maharlika Manila 0 (0)
National team
2007–2012 Philippines (futsal)[2][3]
2011– Philippines 56 (8)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of May 27, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18:41, March 22, 2018 (UTC)

Misagh Medina Bahadoran[4] (Persian: میثاق بهادران, romanizedMithāq Bhāderan; born January 10, 1987) is a Filipino footballer who plays as a winger or forward for Maharlika Manila in the Philippines Football League and the Philippines national team. He has also played for the Philippines national futsal team.[5]

Early life and education

Bahadoran's father, Mostafa,[6] is Iranian[5] and his mother is Kapampangan Filipino.[7] He is the third of seven children.[8] He was raised in Tehran, Iran[9] At age 7, Bahadoran started to play football and dreamed to be a professional footballer.[10] However, he was discouraged from playing football by his father after his eldest brother, a professional footballer, had a career-ending injury. However Bahadoran continued playing football in secret.[11]

Bahadoran was sent to Philippines by his father in 2004[9] to finish his high school studies in Pampanga. The relative lack of awareness on football in the Philippines limited Bahadoran's options in getting involved in the sport. When Bahadoran entered Centro Escolar University in Manila, he and his foreign classmate successfully petitioned the school administration to convert a basketball court into a futsal field.[11]

At the end of the 2010–11 school year, Bahadoran graduated from Centro Escolar University in Manila, with a degree in Dentistry;[8] he is currently a qualified dentist with his own practice.[12]

Club career

Pasargad

Bahadoran first participated at the United Football League in 2009 as a player for Pasargad.

Kaya

In 2010, he then later moved to Kaya.

Global Cebu

In 2011, he was asked to try out for the Tokyo Verdy, after failing his try out for the Japanese club, he joined United Football League (UFL) club Global.[9] Bahadoran helped Global win three UFL league titles, a UFL Cup title, and a UFL FA Cup title.[13]

He remained with Global, when the club renamed itself as Global Cebu and moved to the Philippines Football League (PFL).

Perak FA

Bahadoran was set to transfer to Kelantan FA but later decided to sign up with Perak TBG F.C. instead on December 28, 2017.[14] Bahadoran's contract was terminated with the Malaysia Super League club in May 2018 after a short stint under Perak head coach Mehmet Durakovic.[15]

Brief return to Global and joining Maharlika

In February 2020, Bahadoran returned to Global ahead of the 2020 PFL season.[16] Bahadoran signed the lowest deal in his career to help a club he had played for before, but he and other players had to deal with issues relating to unpaid wages and uncertainties over club's management.[17]

In August 2020, Bahadoran has hinted possibilities of playing for Maharlika, a club aspiring to enter the PFL in the 2020 season, which had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at earliest.[18] By the end of the month, Bahadoran has formalized his move to the club, which was granted provisional license to play in the PFL on September 1.[19]

International career

Bahadoran first got called up to the Philippines squad in 2007, but his father urged him not to play for the team due to conflicts with his studies. After graduating from university in 2011, his father allowed him to pursue football and was again called up to the national team.[5] He was eventually named in the final squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification first round against Sri Lanka. However, over the two-legged match, he was not able to get his debut. As the Philippines advanced to the second round qualifiers against Kuwait, he made his debut in the first-leg, coming on as a substitute for Ángel Guirado in the second minute of second half stoppage time in a 3–0 defeat.[20] In the second-leg, he came on as an 80th-minute substitute for Guirado but was not able to help the Philippines make a comeback as they lost 2–1.[21]

On 11 June 2015, he scored his first international goal in a 2–1 win for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification second round against Bahrain. Five days later, he scored the Philippines' first goal in a 2–0 win over Yemen.[9]

International goals

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 June 2015 Philippine Sports Stadium, Bocaue, Philippines  Bahrain 1–0 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 16 June 2015 Suheim bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Yemen 1–0 2–0

Personal life

Since December 2015 Bahadoran had been dating Filipina actress and model Sam Pinto.[22][23] The couple split in 2018.[24]

In November 2016, Bahadoran still hadn't practiced dentistry due to his focusing on his football career, though he was planning to launch his dental clinic in December. As of the same month, he also runs a food joint called MelMac Peri Peri Express.[10]

Bahadoran is also the owner of Global Elite Dental Clinic in Makati.[25]

Futsal

During his college years, Bahadoran was widely involved futsal rather than football so he could manage his studies better.[11] In 2006, Bahadoran started to play for the Philippines national futsal team.[5]

7s football

In early 2019, Bahadoran joined Manila side Laro FC which played seven-a-side football in the 7's Football League that is known for having had players such as Anton del Rosario, Daniel Matsunaga, Alexander Borromeo, and Simon Greatwich.[26][27]

Outside football

Sponsorship

Bahadoran is outfitted by American sportswear supplier Nike.[28]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 27 May 2018.[29]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental1 Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Global Cebu 2011 United Football League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 8 1 0 0 8 1
2013 17 14 5 2 3 1 25 17
2014 16 7 1 0 17 7
2015 11 6 6 0 4 1 21 7
2016 14 14 3 1 17 15
2017 Philippines Football League 0 0 4 1 7 2 3 0 14 3
Total 66 42 19 4 14 4 3 0 102 50
Perak 2018 Malaysia Super League 11 0 0 0 11 0
Career total 77 42 19 4 14 4 3 0 113 50

1Including AFC Champions League, AFC Cup and AFC President's Cup

International

As of 13 November 2017
Philippines national team[30]
Year Apps Goals
2011 5 0
2012 14 0
2013 4 0
2014 13 0
2015 7 2
2016 7 4
2017 3 1
2018 2 0
Total 55 7

International goals

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.[30]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
2015
1. 11 June 2015 Philippine Sports Stadium, Bocaue  Bahrain
1–0
2–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 16 June 2015 Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha  Yemen
1–0
2–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2016
3. 29 March 2016 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila  North Korea
1–0
3–2
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 6 September 2016 Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan
2–0
2–1
Friendly
5. 9 November 2016 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila  Kyrgyzstan
1–0
1–0
Friendly
6. 22 November 2016 Philippine Sports Stadium, Bocaue  Indonesia
1–1
2–2
2016 AFF Championship
2017
7. 7 June 2017 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou  China PR
1–2
1–8
Friendly
2018
8. 3 October 2018 Sylhet District Stadium, Sylhet  Laos
3–0
3–1
2018 Bangabandhu Cup

Honours

Club

Global

International

References

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