Rahmat Akbari

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Rahmat Akbari
Personal information
Full nameRahmat Akbari
Date of birth (2000-06-20) 20 June 2000 (age 20)
Place of birth Jaghori, Afghanistan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder / Winger [1]
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 25
Youth career
Logan Lightning FC
Brisbane Strikers
2015–2016 QAS NTC
2017–2018 Brisbane Roar
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2017– Brisbane Roar NPL 40 (9)
2017– Brisbane Roar 11 (0)
2018–2019Melbourne Victory (loan) 9 (0)
2018–2019Melbourne Victory NPL (loan) 9 (3)
National team
2015 Australia U17 15 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 12 August 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2017

Rahmat Akbari (born 20 June 2000), is an Afghan-born Australian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Brisbane Roar. [2]

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Club career

Brisbane Roar

On 6 October 2017, Akbari made his professional debut in the opening round of the 2017–18 season, replacing Nicholas D'Agostino in the 83rd minute as the Roar were beaten 2-0 by Melbourne City at AAMI Park.

Melbourne Victory

Akbari joined Melbourne Victory on a one-year loan in October 2018. [3] [4] He made his Victory debut on 11 November 2018, replacing James Troisi in the 89th minute as they demolished the Central Coast Mariners 4–1 at home.

Return to Brisbane Roar

On 4 June 2019, it was announced that Akbari had returned to Brisbane following the completion of his contract. [5]

Personal life

Born in Afghanistan to an ethnic Hazara family, Akbari was raised in Pakistan for the first five years of his life, before his family migrated to south-east Queensland as refugees in 2005. [6] Due to his Afghan heritage, he is available to represent Afghanistan national football team.

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References

  1. Rugari, Vince. "Victory sign exciting teen Akbari in time for A-League kick-off". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  2. Player Profile, Melbourne Victory Official Website, retrieved 19 October 2018
  3. "Melbourne Victory signs Rahmat Akbari". Melbourne Victory . Football Federation Australia. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  4. "Signing news: Victory secure exciting teenager Barnett". A-League . Football Federation Australia. 4 June 2019. Rahmat Akbari was on loan at Victory from Roar for the 2018/19 Season
  5. "Melbourne Victory signs Jay Barnett". Melbourne Victory . Football Federation Australia. 4 June 2019.
  6. Cormack, Michael (22 July 2015). "Edens Landing teen Rahmat Akbari finds peace on the football field after migrating to Australia". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 14 October 2017.