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Esteghlal legend Gholamhossein Mazloumi dies at the age of 65

Source: Tehran Times

Former Iran international striker Gholamhossein Mazloumi died at the age of 65 on Wednesday. He has been fighting with stomach cancer for more than one year but at the end the illness defeated him.

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Mazloumi joined Esteghlal in 1968 and just two years later he won the Asian Champion Club Tournament in 1970 as well as the Iranian league in 1971 and 1975, and he finished the second place in 1974.

Mazloumi is considered to be one of the best strikers in Iranian football history as evidenced by total goal tally for the national team scoring the most goals in the least number of caps.

In this period he became the Iranian league's top goalscorer in two consecutive seasons of 1974 and 1975.

He was the top goalscorer again in 1976-77 season when he was playing as one of the key players for Shahbaz F.C.

He made his debut for Team Melli in September 1969 against Pakistan. He has a total of 48 caps and 37 goals for Iran.

Mazloumi won three major tournaments with the Iranian national team: the 1972 Asian Cup, 1974 Asian Games in Tehran and the 1976 Asian Cup in Tehran as one of the top scorers. He also participated in 1976 Olympics in Montreal and scored Iran's only goal in that tournament.

He also managed the several Iranian teams including Shahin Bushehr, Esteghlal Ahvaz and Iran U-20.

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