Hossein Kaebi retires from football

December 17, 2018 - 14:37

TEHRAN – Iran’s Sepidrood right back Hossein Kaebi brought an end to his 16-year playing career on Monday.

Kaebi, 33, has been added to Sepidrood coaching staff.

He made 84 appearances for Iran national football team from 2002 to 2010 and scored one goal for Team Melli against New Zealand at the AFC–OFC Challenge Cup in October 2003.

Kaebi was a member of the Iranian team who won the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea.

In the 2006 World Cup, Kaebi brought down Portugal captain Luiz Figo with a kick in the face and picked up a yellow card.   

He won two titles in Iran Professional League (IPL) with Foolad Khuzestan (2005) and Persepolis (2008).

Kaebi joined English championship side Leicester City in July 2007 for an undisclosed fee, but left the team by mutual consent in February 2008 after playing just three matches.