Israfeel Kohistani

by Binor 17 Nov,2017
Israfeel Kohistani

Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan professional football player who currently plays a central midfielder for a Dutch professional club Vejen Sports Forening and his national team Afghanistan.

The 30-years-old professional has played for clubs like Ordu Kabul, Kabul Bank, Vejile FC, and Vejen Sports Forening. He currently receives an annual salary of $38,000 form his present club.

Early Life

Israfeel Kohistani was born as Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani on 5th June 1987. He was born to an Afghan family in Kabul, Afghanistan. Talking about his nationality, he is an Afghan. One day he picked up an unexploded grenade and lost four fingers on his left hand when he was eight years old. He began playing football at the age of 11.

Club Career

Israfeel Kohistani began his professional football career in 2004, joining the Afghan professional club Ordu Kabul. He made his professional debut for the club on 21 March 2005. He was with the club for three years appearing in 13 games and scoring a goal.

He then made his move to the top-tier side Kabul Bank in 2007. Within his three years with the club, the club became vice-champion of national league and champion of all Afghanistan cups. He further made his move to Netherland joining the Dutch professional club Vejen Sports Forening in 2014. He made 101 appearances for the club scoring 34 goals, and he still plays for the club.

International Career

Israfeel Kohistani represented his national team Afghanistan at both junior and senior levels. He made his official national team debut in July 2015. He is one of the most capped players for his national side. He has won over 29 appearances for his national side scoring a single goal.

Personal Life

Israfeel Kohistani maintains his personal life quite low, he might be married but or dating someone; however, he hasn't disclosed it yet. Till now there is no any speculation if he is married or engaged.

Net Worth and Endorsements

Israfeel Kohistani hasn't yet experienced playing for top clubs or in bigger leagues. He has an estimated net worth of $0.5 million in 2017, including all of his incomes and assets. He currently receives an annual salary of $38,000 from his present club. His market value price is $20,000 as of 2017. His only source of earning is from football.


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