Pacy forward Allahyar Sayyadmanesh joined the Tigers in January 2022, initally on loan with a view to a £2 million permanent transfer during the 2022 close season. His acquisition was City’s first signing to exploit the Turkish footballing connections of new owner Acun Ilicali and his introduction to the first team by manager Shota Arveladze was slow and steady. When he did get a run of six starts at the end of the season Allahyar impressed with his prodigious workrate and startling pace and scored his first Tigers goal in an April 2022 win over Cardiff City. These attributes heightened interest in the club signing him on a permanent deal, a deal that was completed in early July 2022 on a four year contract.
Allahyar started the 2022/23 season playing as makeshift left wing back, a role he fulfilled with great energy and skill.
Seyed Allahyar Sayyadmanesh Shiadeh was born at Amol in Northern Iran, a historic city located 12 miles south of the Caspian Sea. He played junior football for local clubs in Amol, at the age of 16 he joined Iranian Second Division club SAIPA, a car manufacturing works team based in Tehran. In June 2018 Allahyar moved to Iranian top flight team Esteghlal Tehran where he made his senior debut and went on to score two goals in 18 appearances during the 2018/19 season.
In May 2019 he transferred to Turkish Superlig side Fenerbahce for a fee of around £700,000. Four months later in September 2019 he was loaned to Turkish second tier side Istanbulspor where he made 11 appearances and scored one goal in a Cup tie against Tepecik Spor. He made three senior appearances for Fenerbahce in the latter part of the 2019/20 season, making his debut in a February 2020 Turkish Cup Quarter Final tie against Kirklarelispor (the concept of being cup-tied was evidently not enforced in the Turkish Cup).
After sitting on the Fenerbahce bench four times at the start of the 2020/21 season Sayyadmanesh joined Ukrainian top flight side Zorya Luhansk in October 2020 on an eighteen month loan. He scored on his Zorya debut in a League game against Rukh Lviv and in December 2020 netted the winner in a 1-0 Europa League victory over English Premier League side Leicester City. By the end of the 2020/21 season he had scored 6 goals in 26 appearances, form that held up in the 2021/22 season – by December 2021 he had scored nine goals in 24 appearances including two Europa Conference League goals against CSKA Sofia. His loan spell was cut short in January 2022 in order to free him to join Hull City.
Allahyar was an established Iranian international player by the time he joined Hull City in 2022. In 2016 and 2017 he scored nine goals in 12 appearances for the Iranian under-17 side, then in 2018 he scored two goals in seven appearances for the Under-23s. In June 2019, four weeks before his 18th birthday, Allahyar made his senior international debut for Iran in a friendly match against Syria and scored his first goal for his country, becoming Iran’s youngest ever scorer of a senior international goal. He made three more international appearances in 2021, then in March 2022 he made his first international appearance as a Hull City player when coming off the bench in a World Cup qualifier against South Korea.
Date/Place of Birth: 29 June 2001, Amol (Iran)
Hull City First Game: 5 February 2022, Preston North End H (Championship), 20 years, 221 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
SAIPA (2017-2018), Esteghlal (2018-2019), Fenerbahce (2019-2022), Istanbulspor (2019-2020, loan), Zorya Luhansk (2020-2022, loan), Hull City (2022, loan), Hull City (2022-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 17 apps, 1 goalsAllahyar Sayyadmanesh
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