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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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461 140
Ali Karimi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

2
370 107
Ali Daei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

3
352 103
Mehdi Mahdavikia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

4
212 58
Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

5
207 60
Karim Bagheri is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

6
241 83
Ashkan Dejagah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

7
236 82
Sardar Azmoun is listed (or ranked) 7 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 Kazan in the Russian Premier League and the Iranian national team.

8
161 45
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

9
188 66
Reza Ghoochannejhad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

10
193 69
Khodadad Azizi is listed (or ranked) 10 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.

11
233 92
Javad Nekounam is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
141 46
Ali Parvin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

13
168 62
Andranik Teymourian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

14
120 53
Jalal Hosseini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

15
71 21
Sirous Ghayeghran is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
126 62
Vahid Hashemian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
Vahid Hashemian Forward
Vahid Hashemian is a retired Iranian footballer and current Coach.

17
90 41
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

18
89 47
Hassan Rowshan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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.

19
85 48
Masoud Shojaei is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
86 50
Hamid Estili is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
158 109
Farhad Majidi is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
63 34
Farshad Pious is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
74 46
Yahya Golmohammadi is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
107 74
Alireza Haghighi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Iran
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

25
58 34
Afshin Peyrovani is listed (or ranked) 25 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.