Daleho Irandust

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Daleho Irandust
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Personal information
Full nameDaleho Irandust
Date of birth (1998-06-04) 4 June 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
BK Häcken
Number 19
Youth career
0000–2012 Balltorps FF
2013–2015 GAIS
2016 BK Häcken
Senior career*
2017– BK Häcken 84 (12)
National team
2015–2017 Sweden U19 4 (1)
2018– Sweden U21 4 (0)
2019– Sweden 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 22 June 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 January 2020

Daleho Irandust (Persian : دالاهو ایراندوست, Persian pronunciation:  [dɒːlɒːhu irɒːnduːst] ; born 4 June 1998) is a Swedish footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for BK Häcken in the Swedish Allsvenskan. He also represents the Swedish under-21 team and the Swedish national team. [1]


Club career

BK Häcken

Born and raised in Gothenburg, Daleho Irandust won the Gothia Cup in 2016 with the under-19 side of BK Häcken. [2] Irandust made his debut for the senior side of Häcken with a goal and two assists on 24 August 2016 against Växjö in the 2016–17 Svenska Cupen. [2] He made his Allsvenskan debut for Häcken on 9 April 2017 against Djurgården. [1] He scored his first Allsvenskan goal for the club on 5 May 2017 against Sirius, before scoring his second a week later in a 1–0 win at Kalmar. [1] He was nominated for the newcomer of the year award at the end of the 2017 Allsvenskan season with 2 goals and 5 assists. [3]

Irandust scored a free kick against Norrby after opening the scoring against Värnamo in the 2017–18 Svenska Cupen. [4] He scored his first goal of the 2018 Allsvenskan season on 7 July 2018 against GIF Sundsvall. He made his UEFA debut in the following match with a goal and an assist on 12 July in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League. [5] He scored another goal in the next round of the Europa League for a 1–1 draw against German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. [6]

Irandust scored his first goal of the 2019 Allsvenskan season in their opening match against Malmö FF and provided an assist to Alexander Faltsetas in the Swedish Cup final to qualify Häcken for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League. [7]

He scored his first goal of the 2020 Allsvenskan season in their opening match against Falkenberg before scoring from his own half a week later against IK Sirius. [8] [9]

International career


Irandust has played for the Sweden national under-19 football team. Due to his Kurdish-Iranian heritage, Irandust is eligible to play for either Sweden or Iran. In June 2017, Irandust reaffirmed his decision to represent Sweden over Iran. [10] He was called into the Sweden national under-21 football team on 27 August 2017 for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification. [11] Irandust made his debut for the under-21s on 7 June 2018 with an assist to Carlos Strandberg in a 4–0 win over Malta. [12] He was called into the under-21 squad in August 2019 for the start of their 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification campaign. [13]


Irandust was called into the Sweden national football team by manager Janne Andersson on 3 December 2018 for their January 2019 friendly matches against Finland and Iceland. [14] He made his international debut for Sweden on 8 January 2019 against Finland. [15]

Style of play

Irandust has been praised for his creativity and sharp left foot. [2]

Outside football

Personal life

Daleho Irandust was born and raised in Gothenburg to Kurdish-Iranian parents. [10]


Irandust is outfitted by American sportswear manufacturer Nike. [16]

Career statistics


As of 12 July 2019. [17]
Häcken Allsvenskan 2017 25221273
2018 2944232368
2019 11120131
Career total65783327612


As of 9 January 2020. [18]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Sweden 201920


BK Häcken

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