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Full name
Zohib Islam Amiri


70 kg


1.77 m

Playing position


Zohib Amiri

Career start

Date of birth
(1987-05-02) May 2, 1987 (age 28)

Shamsuddin Amiri, Zubayr Amiri

Current teams
FC Goa, Afghanistan national football team (Defender), Dempo S.C., Mumbai F.C. (#18 / Defender)

Similar People
Zubayr Amiri, Tolgay Ozbey, Balal Arezou, Mustafa Azadzoy, Ahmad Arash Hatifie


Place of birth
Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan captain grows up with superstars

Zohib Islam Amiri (Persian: ذهیب اسلام امیری‎‎; born 15 February 1990) sometimes also called Haroon Fakhruddin is an Afghan footballer who is a Midfielder and is currently a free agent. He played for the Afghanistan national football team until 2015.


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Early life

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Zohib Islam was born on February 15, 1990 to an ethnic Hazara shopkeeper in Kabul. Growing up Zohib Islam played football often, using a homemade ball consisting of rolled up fabric stitched together. During the Taliban rule he often witnessed executions at the national stadium.

Early career

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Zohib Islam started his career in 2005 at Shoa F.C., in 2007, he went to play for Kabul Bank F.C..

Mumbai FC

Zohib Islam joined Mumbai FC in 2011, and quickly became one of the star players at the club. Following his impressive performances during the 2012–13 I-League Zohib Islam received the award for the fan's players on the season. Despite reviving this prestigious award his contract with Mumbai FC was not renewed and Zohib Islam began thinking of moving to Bahrain or Oman to play club football, but ultimately decided to stay in India.

Dempo SC

On January 11, Zohib Islam along with Tolgay Özbey signed for Indian giant Dempo SC for a one-year contract, and received shirt number 18. He made his debut against Rangdajied United and scored. On the 7 of April Zohib Islam was involved in an ugly brawl in a match between Dempo SC and his former club Mumbai FC.

On May 30 both he and Özbey signed extensions with Dempo.

On April 4, 2015 Zohib Islam scored two goals, including one only one minute from time to salvage a 2 – 2 draw with Sporting Goa.

DSK Shivajians

In January 2016, Amiri announced he signed a contract with Indian football club DSK Shivajians. He finished the season with DSK Shivajians last but did not relegate with his team because other clubs withdraw from the league.

Chennai City

In January 2017, Amiri joined with Chennai City in the Indian I-League. He left after disagreement with the coach.

International career

Amiri made his debut in the 2005 SAFF Gold Cup against Maldives. Zohib Islam was part of the Afghanistan squad for the 2011 SAFF Championship, where they reached the final for the first time. Wearing number 3 Zohib Islam contributed many memorable performances, including scoring 1 of the goals in Afghanistan's biggest ever victory over Bhutan

Two years later Zohib Islam served as captain for Afghanistan at the 2013 SAFF Championship, and was the rock of which the Afghan defense was built on. Zohib Islam scored goals in a 3–0 win over Bhutan and a 3–1 win over Sri Lanka. He played a crucial role as Afghanistan made it to the final for a second consecutive time an achieved a 2–0 victory against India.

In May 2014 Zohib Islam captained the squad to the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup in the Maldives. On May 22 Zohib Islam scored the first goal of the game with a bullet header in Afghanistan's 3–1 victory over Turkmenistan at the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup. This was also Afghanistan's first every victory at the AFC Challenge Cup in eight attempts. Unfortunately after Afghanistan's 0–0 draw with Laos that confirmed their progression out of the group stage, an accident occurred while the Afghan players were being driven back to their hotel. Zohib Islam suffered minor injuries, along with Faisal Sakhizada, Ahmad Hatifi, Balal Arezou, and Mustafa Azadzoy, the latter of which will have to take three weeks off to recover. All five players are set to miss the semi finals against Palestine. Former coach Mohammad Yousef Kargar and current coach Erich Rutemöller also suffered minor injuries.

International goals

Scores and results list Afghanistan's goal tally first.


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