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Ashkan Dejagah

Midfielder

Profile

Biography

On 31st August 2012, the Club confirmed the signing of Ashkan Dejagah from VfL Wolsburg on a three-year deal with an additional year’s option, for an undisclosed fee, which will see the player at the Club until at least 2015.

The 26-year-old winger made over 150 appearances in five seasons at Wolfsburg, having spent three years prior at Hertha Berlin.

His impressive performances for the Bundesliga side in 2011/12 - where he registered many assists for his team - earned him a first international call-up. Prior to making his senior international debut for Iran, Dejagah represented Germany at every age group from the U17s to U21s.   

Dejagah played twice against Fulham during the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League campaign, coming on as substitute in both legs of the Quarter-Final tie.

Once he got used to the pace and physicality of the Barclays Premier League, Dejagah proved to be a potent weapon in Fulham's attacking artillery. With his direct running and quick feet, the Iranian bamboozled many top flight left backs during his first season at the Club.

He was arguably our most in-form player when his campaign was cruelly ended following an innocuous looking challenge in the 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers at the start of April, but he's no doubt looking forward to a fully fit 2013/14 season following a successful rehabilitation period.

Overall
Minutes played 1,395
Appearances 22
Substitutions (On / Off) 7 / 9
Offence
Goals 5
Minutes per goal 279.0
 »  Right Foot 5
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 3 / 2
Shooting Accuracy  (On Target / Off Target) 9 / 6
Corners (Successful) 4
Crosses (Successful) 11
Chances Created 21
Assists 2
Offsides 5
Dribbles (Successful) 33
Corners Won 12
Movement
Touches 940
Passes (Successful) 488
 »  Short (Successful) 471
 »  Long (Successful) 17
Throw-ins (Successful) 1
Through Balls 1
Defence
Clean Sheets 2
Goals Conceded 32
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 27 / 5
Tackles (Won) 25
Interceptions 9
Blocks 2
Clearances 14
Duels (Won) 101
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 89
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 12
Discipline
Fouls (Committed / Suffered) 14 / 26
Bookings 4
Sent Off -
Handballs 2