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The Best Soccer Players from Iran

Updated June 14, 2019 14.6k votes 1.2k voters 51.2k views

Here's an extensive list of the best soccer players from Iran. The list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Iran, along with photos when available. This list of best Iranian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Iranian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

Everything from Bakhtiar Rahmani to Mohammad Sahimi is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Iranian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Iranian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Iran in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Iranian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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  • 1
    Ali Daei is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    Ali Daei

    Forward

    BirthplaceArdabil, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Ali Daei (Persian: علی دایی ‎ pronounced [ʔæliː dɑːjiː]; born 21 March 1969) is an Iranian... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Mehdi Mahdavikia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    Mehdi Mahdavikia

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceTehran, Ray, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Mehdi Mahdavikia (Persian: مهدی مهدوی‌کیا ‎, born 24 July 1977) is an Iranian retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Ali Karimi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    Ali Karimi

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKaraj, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Ali Karimi (Persian: علی کریمی‎ Persian: [ɑli kæriˈmi] (listen) (born 8 November 1978)... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    BirthplaceAbadan, Iran, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Ahmadreza Abedzadeh (Persian: احمدرضا عابدزاده‎, born 25 May 1966) is an Iranian former... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Karim Bagheri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    Karim Bagheri

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTabriz, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Karim Bagheri (Persian: کريم باقری ‎; born 20 February 1974) is a retired Iranian professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Nasser Hejazi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    59

    Nasser Hejazi

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Nasser Hejazi (Persian: ناصر حجازی nāser hejāzi; 14 December 1949 – 23 May 2011), nicknamed... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Khodadad Azizi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    Khodadad Azizi

    Forward

    BirthplaceMashhad, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Khodadad Azizi (Persian: خداداد عزیزی‎, born 22 June 1971) is an Iranian retired professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Javad Nekounam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    103

    Javad Nekounam

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTehran, Ray, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Javad Nekounam (Persian: جواد نکونام‎; born 7 September 1980) is an Iranian retired footballer... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Ashkan Dejagah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    117

    Ashkan Dejagah

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    NationalityIran, Germany

    Seyed Ashkan Dejagah (Persian: سید اشكان دژآگه‎, born 5 July 1986), known as Ashkan Dejagah,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Sardar Azmoun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
    Sardar Azmoun is an Iranian professional footballer who plays for FC Rostov on loan from Rubin... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Ali Parvin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    71

    Ali Parvin

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Ali Parvin (Persian: علی پروین‎; born 20 ُSeptember 1946) is a retired Iranian football player... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Andranik Teymourian is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    NationalityIran, Armenia

    Andranik Timotian-Samarani, commonly known as Andranik "Ando" Teymourian (Persian: آندرانيک... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Reza Ghoochannejhad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran

    BirthplaceMashhad, Iran

    NationalityIran, Netherlands

    Reza Ghoochannejhad Nournia (Persian: رضا قوچان‌نژاد نورنیا‎, born 20 September 1987) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Vahid Hashemian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    71

    Vahid Hashemian

    Forward

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Vahid Hashemian (Persian: وحيد هاشميان‎, born 21 July 1976) is a retired Iranian football... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Jalal Hosseini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
    138
    73

    BirthplaceBandar-e Anzali, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Seyyed Jalaleddin Hosseini (Persian: سید جلال‌الدین حسینی‎, born 3 February 1982), commonly... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Sirous Ghayeghran is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    37

    Sirous Ghayeghran

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBandar-e Anzali, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Sirous Ghayeghran (Persian: سيروس قايقران‎) (22 January 1962 – 7 April 1998) was a famous... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Mehrzad Madanchi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    23

    Mehrzad Madanchi

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceShiraz, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Mehrzad Madanchi (Persian: مهرزاد معدنچى‎; born 12 October 1982) is a retired Iranian football... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Karim Ansarifard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    63

    Karim Ansarifard

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceArdabil, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Karim Ansarifard (Persian: کریم انصاری‌فرد‎; born 3 April 1990) is an Iranian footballer who... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Pejman Nouri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    25

    Pejman Nouri

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceRezvanshahr County, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Pejman Nouri (Persian: پژمان نوری‎; born July 13, 1980 in Rezvanshahr, Iran) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Farhad Majidi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    125

    Farhad Majidi

    Forward

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Farhad Majidi Ghadikolaei (Persian: فرهاد مجیدی قادیکلائی‎, born 3 June 1976) is an Iranian... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Payam Sadeghian is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    23

    Payam Sadeghian

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceTabriz, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Payam Sadeghian (Persian: پیام صادقیان‎; born 29 February 1992) is a retired Iranian... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Hassan Rowshan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    62

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Hassan Rowshan (Persian: حسن روشن‎, born 2 June 1955) is an Iranian football coach, manager,... more on Wikipedia
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    Mohammad Nouri is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    21

    Mohammad Nouri

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSonqor, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Mohammad Nouri (Persian: محمد نوری‎, born 9 January 1983) is an Iranian football midfielder... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Hamed Kavianpour is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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    14

    Hamed Kavianpour

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBandar-e Anzali, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Hamed Kavianpour (Persian: حامد کاویانپور‎, born December 1, 1978) is a retired Iranian... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Masoud Shojaei is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
    99
    72

    Masoud Shojaei

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceShiraz, Iran

    NationalityIran

    Masoud Soleimani Shojaei (Persian: مسعود سلیمانی شجاعی‎; born 9 June 1984) is an Iranian... more on Wikipedia
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