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Ashkan Dejagah

Position Midfielder

Club Al Arabi - Qatar

Height 1.81 M

Nationality Iran

Date of birth 5 July 1986

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Seyed Ashkan Dejagah (Persian: اشكان دژآگه‎, born 5 July 1986), known as Ashkan Dejagah, is an Iranian professional footballer who plays for Al-Arabi in the Qatar Stars League, usually as an attacking midfielder or a right winger. He represented Germany at youth levels between 2001 and 2009, going on to win the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. In 2007, he refused to play for Germany against Israel, but German officials accepted his concern that playing would endanger the welfare of his family in Iran. He has played for the Iranian national team since 2011, helping them qualify for the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 Asian Cup. Dejagah made his professional debut for Hertha BSC in the 2004–05 Bundesliga season. In 2007, he joined VfL Wolfsburg, winning the Bundesliga in the 2008–09 season. In 2012, he joined Premier League side Fulham in London, England on a €2.5 million three-year deal.

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