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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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Ali Karimi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Ali Karimi Forward, Midfielder 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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Ali Daei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Ali Daei Forward 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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Mehdi Mahdavikia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Mehdi Mahdavikia Defender, Midfielder 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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Ashkan Dejagah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Ashkan Dejagah Forward, Midfielder 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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Sardar Azmoun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Sardar Azmoun Sardar Azmoun is an Iranian professional footballer who plays for FC Rostov on loan from Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League and the Iranian national team.

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Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh Goalkeeper Ahmadreza Abedzadeh is a retired Iranian football goalkeeper. He played for Esteghlal, Sepahan, Persepolis and the Iranian national football team. His performance led Iran to the World Cup 1998 ...more

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Karim Bagheri is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Karim Bagheri Midfielder 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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Nasser Hejazi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Nasser Hejazi Goalkeeper 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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Javad Nekounam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Javad Nekounam Midfielder 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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Reza Ghoochannejhad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Reza Ghoochannejhad Forward 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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Andranik Teymourian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Andranik Teymourian Midfielder 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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Khodadad Azizi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Khodadad Azizi Forward Khodadad Azizi is an Iranian retired professional football striker and a current coach.

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Ali Parvin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Ali Parvin Midfielder 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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Jalal Hosseini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Jalal Hosseini Defender 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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Vahid Hashemian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Vahid Hashemian Forward Vahid Hashemian is a retired Iranian footballer and current Coach.

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Sirous Ghayeghran is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Sirous Ghayeghran Midfielder Sirous Ghayeghran was a famous Iranian footballer and former captain of Iran national football team. He is notably referred as the legendary player of Malavan Bandar Anzali Football Club, and is ...more

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Karim Ansarifard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Karim Ansarifard Forward, Midfielder 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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Hassan Rowshan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Hassan Rowshan Forward 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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Farhad Majidi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Farhad Majidi Forward Farhad Majidi is a retired Iranian professional footballer who mostly played as an attacking midfielder. He was also a member of Iran national football team. In 2010, he was nominated for the ...more

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Masoud Shojaei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Masoud Shojaei Forward, Midfielder Masoud Soleimani Shojaei is an Iranian professional footballer who plays for Qatari club Al-Shahania Sports Club. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a winger or forward. After ...more

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Hamid Estili is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Hamid Estili Midfielder 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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Alireza Haghighi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Alireza Haghighi Goalkeeper 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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Ehsan Hajsafi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Ehsan Hajsafi Defender, Midfielder 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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Farshad Pious is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Farshad Pious Forward Farshad Pious is a retired Iranian football player who was a striker for a number of clubs in Iran, most notably Persepolis F.C., as well as Iran national football team. He is regarded as one of ...more

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Mehdi Rahmati is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Mehdi Rahmati Goalkeeper Seyyed Mehdi Rahmati is an Iranian football goalkeeper who currently plays for Paykan in the Iran Pro League.

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Pejman Montazeri is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Pejman Montazeri Defender Pejman Montazeri adalah pemain sepak bola Iran yang bermain untuk tim nasional Iran.

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Afshin Peyrovani is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Afshin Peyrovani Defender Mohammad Ali "Afshin" Peyravani is a retired Iranian footballer and a football coach. He is the younger brother of Gholam Peyrovani and elder brother of Amir Hossein Peyrovani.

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Yahya Golmohammadi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Yahya Golmohammadi Defender Yahya Golmohammadi is an Iranian former footballer and coach who is the current head coach of Zob Ahan. He is one of only six Iranians to score in a World Cup. His position was usually the ...more

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Mohammad Panjali is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Mohammad Panjali Defender Seyed Mohammad Panjali Qomi is a retired Iranian footballer and a football coach. He played for Bargh Tehran, Fath Tehran, F.C. Aboomoslem, Persepolis FC, Al-Ittihad and the Iran national ...more

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Javad Kazemian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Javad Kazemian Forward, Midfielder Javad Kazemian is an Iranian Football Winger who currently plays for Saba Qom in the Iran Pro League. He is commonly mistaken for a striker as he is frequently involved in running towards the ...more

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Mehrdad Pooladi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Mehrdad Pooladi Defender, Midfielder 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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Khosro Heydari is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Khosro Heydari Defender, Midfielder 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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Andranik Eskandarian is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Andranik Eskandarian Defender 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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Pejman Jamshidi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Pejman Jamshidi Midfielder Pejman Jamshidi is a retired Iranian footballer and iranian actor.recently starred in 2013 in an Iranian TV Show called "Pejman", which tells the story of Jamshidi's current life, in ...more

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Moharram Navidkia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Moharram Navidkia Midfielder Moharram Navidkia is an Iranian footballer who currently plays as the captain of Sepahan in Iran's Premier League. He plays as a midfielder. Navidkia is an ethnic Azeri. During his career, he ...more

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Hossein Kaebi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Hossein Kaebi Defender, Midfielder Hossein Kaebi is an Iranian football player. Hossein is the youngest of a 14 siblings family, including 8 older brothers and 5 older sisters. His family descends of the Arab minority of ...more

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Ramin Rezaian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Ramin Rezaian Ramin Rezaeian is an Iranian footballer who plays for Rah Ahan in the Persian Gulf Pro League as a Right-back.

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Omid Alishah is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Omid Alishah Omid Alishah is an Iranian Footballer who plays for Iranian giant Persepolis in the Iran's Premier Football League.

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Vahid Talebloo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Vahid Talebloo Goalkeeper Vahid Talebloo is an Iranian football goalkeeper who currently plays for Esteghlal.

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Mojtaba Jabbari is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Mojtaba Jabbari Midfielder Mojtaba Jabbari is an Iranian football player who currently plays for Al Ahli in the Qatar Stars League and the Iranian national team as an attacking midfielder.

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Rahman Rezaei is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Rahman Rezaei Defender Rahman Rezaei is an Iranian retired football player and coach. He is also a former member of the Iran national football team and usually plays in the centre back position.

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Homayoun Behzadi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Homayoun Behzadi Forward Homayoun Behzadi is a retired Iranian footballer and coach. He usually played as a striker.

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Mohammad Reza Khalatbari is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Mohammad Reza Khalatbari Forward, Midfielder Mohammad Reza Khalatbari is an Iranian international football player who currently plays for Sepahan. He can play as both attacking midfielder and winger.

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Hamed Kavianpour is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Hamed Kavianpour Midfielder Hamed Kavianpour is a retired Iranian professional football player.

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Maryam Irandoost is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Maryam Irandoost Maryam Irandoost is an Iranian former professional football player and manager. Before she became head coach of national team, she was head coach of Malavan and Iran women's national under-16 ...more

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Omid Ebrahimi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Omid Ebrahimi Midfielder Omid Ebrahimi is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Esteghlal in the Iran Pro League.

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Sepehr Heidari is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Sepehr Heidari Defender Sepehr Heidari is an Iranian football defender. He has a bachelor of Mechanical engineering from Najaf Abad Azad University.

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Payam Sadeghian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Payam Sadeghian Forward, Midfielder Payam Sadeghian is an Iranian Footballer who currently plays for Persepolis in the Iran Pro League and the Iranian national team as an Attacking Midfielder. He is known for being Technical on ...more

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Mehrzad Madanchi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Mehrzad Madanchi Midfielder Mehrzad Madanchi is an Iranian Football Midfielder who plays for Fajr Sepasi in the Iran Pro League.

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Edmond Bezik is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Edmond Bezik Forward 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