The Iranian forward starred in his team’s march to the quarterfinals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Iranian striker Allahyar Sayyad is a Saipa Alborz FC player, who is yet to make an appearance in the club’s senior side but the successful stint of the striker at the FIFA U-17 World Cup will defiantly attract some coaches not only in his country but also worldwide.


Name: Allahyar Sayyad

DOB: June 29, 2001

Position: Striker

Nationality: Iran

Club: Saipa Alborz FC

Foot: Right

FIFA U-17 World Cup: 3 Goals/ 2 Assists

Market Value: £68k (Transfermarkt)


Though most of the pre-match formations showed Sayyad as a left striker in all the matches, originally the forward was always seen more comfortable on the right side. The FFA U-17 World Cup is all about meeting expectations and the 16-year-old has shown his killer instinct as an out-and-out striker as he has assisted one against Spain and has scored one each against Germany, Guinea and Mexico in the quarterfinals.


Sayyad very well knows how to use his physical strength on the pitch. Thus the forward wins most of the aerial ball and he has already proved it with a smart-headed goal against Germany. The striker is also known for his calmness in front of goal, while his ability to create his own goals makes him a prominent player in the team.    


Sayyad is not a player who passes in front of goal, though his teammates are in a better position to score. However, he assisted the only goal of his side against Spain in the quarterfinal.

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Perfect positioning and clinical finishing of the striker make him stand out from the other forwards in the team.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Allahyar Sayyad brilliant lobbed goal


Though Sayyad is one of the best strikers in the Iran U-17 squad right now, the frontman has a long way to go as he will have to keep consistency in his form to make it to the senior side of any club in his country. However, the 16-year-old looks diligent when it comes to delivering from his side and will defiantly make his name in the future career.    

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