Elyas Manochehr

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Elyas Manochehr
Surname Elyas Ahmad Manochehr
birthday 1978
place of birth KabulAfghanistan
position Storm
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2002-2004 Afghanistan
Stations as a trainer
Years station
0000–2013 Feruzi FC
2008-2015 Afghanistan (assistant coach)
2010-2011 Afghanistan U-23
2013 Oqaban Hindukush
2014 Tofan Harirod
2015 Afghanistan U-23 (assistant coach)
2016– Saramyasht FC
2017 → Afghanistan U-23

Elyas Ahmad Manochehr (* 1978 in Kabul , Afghanistan ) is an Afghan football coach and former player .


Player career

Manochehr, who was born and raised in Kabul, played at club level in a soccer team in his hometown. From 2002 to 2004 he was active in the Afghan national team and took part with her in the 2003 South Asian Cup in Bangladesh , where he was used once. The striker also played in the national team's historic first win against Kyrgyzstan (2-1).

Coaching career

Until 2013, Manochehr was the coach of the Afghan club Feruzi FC . After the resignation of Klaus strengh , he received the post of assistant coach of the Afghan national team under the new head coach Mohammad Yousef Kargar in June 2008 . In 2010 he was named coach of the Afghan national U-23 team . With her he took part in the South Asian Games in 2010 , where they sensationally reached the final and won the silver medal after a 4-0 defeat against Bangladesh .

In 2013 Elyas Manochehr was the coach of the Afghan Premier League team Oqaban Hindukush . He led the club to the semi-finals, where they were eliminated against the eventual master Shaheen Asmayee . In the following season he took over the club Tofan Harirod from Said Moeen Hamedi, but they were eliminated in the group stage.

After Kargar was injured by a knife in January 2015, Manochehr assisted interim trainer Hosein Saleh until the end of February . When Slaven Skeledžić was introduced as the new head coach in March , this promoted Ali Askar Lali to his new assistant coach. Thereupon Saleh, who took over the U-23 national team of Afghanistan, took Manochehr as an assistant coach in his coaching staff.

He has been the coach of Saramyasht FC since 2016. In 2017 he was again in charge of the U-23 national team during qualification for the U-23 Asian Cup in 2018.


Manochehr is married and has one son.

Individual evidence

  1. a b A Players' Coach: Oqaban Hindukosh's Elyas Manochehr In: afghanpremierleague.com . Accessed October 26, 2014 (English)
  2. Data on the South Asian Championship 2003 on rsssf.com (English)
  3. Video clip on YouTube
  4. Video on YouTube