Athletes Famous Athletes from Iran

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List of famous athletes from Iran, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Iran has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Iranian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Iran and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Iran then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Items here include everything from Mohsen Yousefi to Asghar Talebnasab.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Iranian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Iran?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Iran in order to get more information about each one.

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SV Meppen Ferydoon Zandi is an Iranian-German professional footballer who most recently played for Al Ahli Club of Doha in Qatar Stars League.

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Andranik Eskandarian is an Iranian-Armenian footballer. He played as a defender for the F.C. Ararat Tehran, Taj SC and New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. He won the Iranian ...more

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Aravane Rezaï is a professional Iranian–French tennis player. She has defeated many top players on the WTA circuit, such as Justine Henin, Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Maria ...more

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Iran national football team Seyed Ashkan Dejagah, known as Ashkan Dejagah, is an Iranian professional footballer who plays for Al-Arabi in the Qatar Stars League, usually as an attacking midfielder or a right winger. He ...more

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1. FSV Mainz 05 Daniel Davari is a goalkeeper of Iranian and Polish descent who currently plays for Grasshopper in Switzerland's top flight and the Iranian national team.

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Fulham F.C. Andranik Timotian-Samarani, commonly known as Andranik "Ando" Teymourian is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Tractor Sazi in the Iran Pro League and Iran national team. He ...more

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FC Basel Behrang Safari is a Swedish footballer who plays as a defender for FC Basel in the Swiss Super League and the Swedish national team.

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FC Emmen Reza Ghoochannejhad Nournia, nicknamed "Gucci", is an Iranian footballer who plays for Al-Wakrah on loan from Charlton Athletic and the Iranian national team as a forward, having ...more

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Behdad Sami is an Iranian American professional basketball player. Behdad was the world's first Iranian basketball player to play professionally at any level in the United States when he played ...more

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Keivan Zarineh A.S. Cisco Roma Keivan Zarineh is an Italian-Iranian former footballer.

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Yokohama F. Marinos Aria Jasuru Hasegawa is a Japanese-Iranian midfielder who currently plays for Cerezo Osaka.

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Amir Shapourzadeh Hamburger SV Amir Shapourzadeh is an Iranian-German footballer who plays as a striker for Regionalliga Bayern side Würzburger Kickers.

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Persepolis FC Afshin Ghotbi is an Iranian-American football coach and the last head coach of the Japanese side Shimizu S-Pulse in J-League.

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Coquimbo Unido Alí Manuel Manouchehri Moghadam Kashan Lobos is an Iranian-Chilean football player born to an Iranian father and Chilean mother, who currently plays for Deportes Concepción in the ...more

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Ali Parvin is a retired Iranian football player and coach. He is one of the most famous footballers ever to play in Iran, and is regarded as one of the best from Iran. During his career, he has ...more

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FC Ararat Tehran Edmond Bezik is a retired Armenian-Iranian footballer and coach. He played for Persepolis, Sepahan and Ararat Tehran and was a member of Iran national football team. He is currently head coach ...more

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Serjik Timotian-Samarani, commonly known as Serjik Teymourian is a retired Armenian-Iranian footballer. He previously played for Esteghlal and 1. FSV Mainz 05. He played as a defensive

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Navid Fløe Dayyani born February 17, 1987 is a Danish businessman and former football player, who played for Aarhus Gymnastik Forening in the Danish 1st Division. He was born to an ...more

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Paykan Tehran FC Robert Christopher Markosian is a retired Iranian football player.

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Parviz Ghelichkhani Persian: پرویز قلیچ خانی ‎, born 4 December 1945 in Tehran, Iran) is an Azeri–Iranian retired football player and former captain of Iran national football team. He is now ...more

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Takaloo Mehrdad Takalobigashi, more commonly known as Mehrdad Takaloo or Takaloo, is an Iranian born British based boxer.

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Hassan Rōshan is an Iranian football coach, manager, and former player. He usually played as a striker. He is currently the head of technical committee of Esteghlal.

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Seyed Jalal Talebi is a retired Iranian football player and manager.

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Iran national football team Ali Daei is an Iranian former footballer and coach who was fired from his position as head coach of Persepolis. He is the former captain of the Iran national football team, having played for ...more

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Gholam Hossein Mazloumi, nicknamed Sar Talaei, was an Iranian football player, coach and football administrator. He played for a three clubs including Taj Abadan, Taj Tehran, and Shahbaz FC, as ...more

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Memphis Grizzlies Hamed Haddadi is an Iranian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association. He plays at the center position and is ...more

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Javad Nekounam Iran national football team Javad Nekounam is an Iranian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club CA Osasuna as a central midfielder. He spent most of his professional career with Pas and Spain's Osasuna, ...more

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Khosro Heydari Iran national football team Khosro Heydari is an Iranian football player who currently plays for Esteghlal FC as a defender in Iran's Premier Football League.

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Iran national football team Alireza Haghighi is an Iranian goalkeeper who plays for Portuguese side Penafiel on loan from Russian side Rubin Kazan, and the Iranian national team. Haghighi represented Iran at the 2014 FIFA ...more

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Mehdi Rahmati Esteghlal FC Seyyed Mehdi Rahmati is an Iranian football goalkeeper who currently plays for Paykan in the Iran Pro League.

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Ehsan Haddadi is an Iranian discus thrower. He is 193 cm and 127 kg. The 2004 Asian Junior Champion, he won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Grosseto, becoming the first ...more

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Iran national football team Mohammad Ali Karimi Pashaki Persian: is a retired Iranian footballer. He has played for Fath Tehran, Persepolis, Al-Ahli Dubai, Bayern Munich, Qatar SC, Steel Azin, Schalke 04, Tractor Sazi, and ...more

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Karim Ansarifard Iran national football team Karim Ansarifard is an Iranian footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club CA Osasuna and Iranian national team. His playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to Ali Daei and he ...more

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Iran national football team Seyyed Jalal Hosseini, commonly known as Jalal Hosseini, is an Iranian football defender who currently plays for Qatari Al Ahli and the Iranian national team. He has been a member of Iran's U-23 ...more

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Hadi Aghily Sepahan Hadi Aghily is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Sepahan in the Iran Pro League.

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Iran national football team Mehrdad Pooladi is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Al-Shahania in the Qatar Stars League. He is also an Iranian international, where he usually plays as a left back. Pooladi is a ...more

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Ghasem Hadadifar Iran national football team Ghasem Haddadifar is an Iranian footballer who plays for Zob Ahan in the Iran Pro League. He is also member of the Iranian national team and represented Iran at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Ehsan Hajsafi Sepahan Ehsan Hajsafi is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Sepahan in the Iran Pro League. He is a member of the Iranian national team. Hajsafi is regarded as a Utility Player, being able to ...more

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Amir Hossein Feshangchi Iran national football team Amir Hossein Feshangchi is an Iranian football midfielder who currently plays for Iran Pro League side Paykan.

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Gholamreza Rezaei Persepolis FC Gholamreza Rezaei is an Iranian Football player who currently plays for Naft Tehran as a forward in the Iran Pro League.

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Persepolis FC Karim Bagheri is a retired Iranian professional football player and coach. He played over half of his professional career for Persepolis in the Iran Pro League. He was known as a two-footed ...more

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Hamid Estili Persepolis FC Hamid Reza Estili is an Iranian football coach and retired player. Estili was a member of Iran national football team and is mostly remembered for his memorable goal and goal celebration against ...more

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Nasser Hejazi Abu Moslem Nasser Hejazi, nicknamed "the legendary goalkeeper", was an Iranian football player and coach who most notably played for Taj/Esteghlal Tehran. Considered as one of the best ...more

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Alireza Abbasfard Esteghlal FC Alireza Abbasfard is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Sarawak in the Malaysia Super League. He previously played for Rah Ahan and Esteghlal. He usually plays in centre forward

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Eintracht Frankfurt Mehdi Mahdavikia is a retired Iranian football player who played for Persepolis, Hamburg SV, Eintracht Frankfurt, Steel Azin, Damash Gilan and also Iran national football team. He has won Asian ...more

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Milad Nouri Abu Moslem Milad Nouri is an Iranian football player, who currently plays for Esteghlal in IPL. He usually plays as a midfielder.

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Mohammad Bagher Sadeghi Zob Ahan FC Mohammadbagher Sadeghi is an Iranian football Goalkeeper player who currently plays for Zob Ahan in Iran Pro League.

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Pejman Montazeri Esteghlal FC Pejman Montazeri adalah pemain sepak bola Iran yang bermain untuk tim nasional Iran.

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Mansour Bahrami Mansour Bahrami is a professional tennis player. He has held dual French and Iranian nationality since 1989. While only moderately successful on the main ATP tour, his showmanship has made him a ...more

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Pejman Nouri Al-Emarat Pejman Nouri is an Iranian football player, currently playing for Iran Pro League side Malavan and Iran national football team in the midfield position.