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