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Anthony Stokes Extends Four Years Contract with Iran's Tractor Sazi

Anthony Stokes

Tasnim - Ireland international Anthony Stokes has put pen to paper on a new four-year contract with Iranian football club Tractor Sazi.

Stokes, who signed a two-year contract with Tractor Sazi in July, has scored eight goals in eight matches so far.

The 30-year-old forward played for Kilnamanagh, Esker Celtic Football Club, Cherry Orchard and Shelbourne youth teams, before signing for Arsenal.

Stokes broke into the Arsenal reserve team at only 15 years old. He made his first-team debut as a substitute in Arsenal's League Cup tie against Sunderland on 25 October 2005, coming on for Arturo Lupoli in the 88th minute of a 3–0 win.

Stokes played for the Republic of Ireland at youth international levels, earning promotion to the under-21 team in August 2006.

Stokes earned his first full cap for the Republic of Ireland national football team in their 2–1 win away to San Marino on 7 February 2007, coming on as a substitute.

Star-studded Tractor Sazi sits seventh in Iran Professional League.

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