Former Rep of Ireland u-21 striker Eamon Zayed (28) became a hero for his new Iranian club Persepolis Tehran after he scored a late,late hat-trick to secure a 3-2 win in the Tehran derby last night.
Persepolis trailed 2-0 with just nine minutes remaining on the clock before Zayed found his scoring boots to fire a hat-trick in just over 10 minutes.
Zayed who spent all his senior career in the Irish League only signed for the club in late December on a 6 month deal which will surely be extended after his hat-trick, Zayed is no stranger to scoring goals having notched over 100 goals in the FAI run Irish League, he was also named PFAI Player of the Year last season having helped Derry City into Europe.
However Rep of Ireland Giovanni Trapattoni won’t be able to select him for the Euro Finals given Zayed’s decision to declare for Libya in 2010.
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