Ali Daei was born on March 21, 1969 in Ardabil, Iran. He was a football player and now is coach.
Biography and Career :
He attended the Sharif University of Technology. At the age of nineteen he started playing for Esteghlal Ardabil, his hometown club. The next season he was the player of Taxirani F.C and scored for them fourteen goals. Between 1990 and 1994 he played for Bank Tejarat FC. The next two years he was playing for Persepolis where in 38 games scored 23 times.
The 1996/97 season he was the player of Al-Sadd, 1997/98 of Arminia Bielefeld and 1998/99 of Bayern Munich. During these three years he marked another 23 goals. He remained in Europe after leaving Bayern, but at Hertha Berlin. The three years spent there weren't too great and in 59 matches he scored only si
x times. Returning to Middle East he played for Al-Shabab. He scored 11 times in 25 matches.
The season 2003/04 was spent at Persepolis and it was great for him because in 24 games he managed to score 16 times. Between 2004 and 2006 he was the player of Saba Battery. He was used pretty often by his coach and in 51 matches had 23 goals. In 2006 he was transferred to Saipa where in 26 matches scored ten times. Later he became the coach of this team. Between 1993 and 2006 he had played for his national team. In 149 matches scored 109 goals.
He is a great player and appeared in the UNICEF commercials along David Beckham and Madeleine Albright. In 2005 he married a former classmate from the University.
- Height: 189 cm
- Playing Position: Striker
- He is a married man.
- 1994 Most Valuable Player and top scorer of the Asian qualifications for 1994 FIFA World Cup, final round
- 1996 Top goalscorer of 1996 AFC Asian Cup
- 1996 Named the world's top goal scorer in official international competitions by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics
- 1998 Top goalscorer of 1998 Asian Games
- 1999 Named Asian Footballer of the Year
- 2000 Named the world's third top goal scorer in official international competitions by the IFFHS
- 2002 Top goalscorer of the Asian qualifications for 2002 FIFA World Cup
- 2004 Top goalscorer of the Iranian Premier League in the 2003/04 season
- 2004 Named the world's top goal scorer in official international competitions by the IFFHS
- 2005 Top goalscorer of WAFF Championship 2005.
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