Ali Daei

Ali Daei

  • Born: March 21, 1969 (age 53)
  • Birthplace: Ardabil, Iran
  • Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
  • Position: Forward
  • Clubs:
    • Bayern Munich (1998-2002)
    • Hertha BSC (2002-2004)
  • National team: Iran (1993-2006)


  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 1999
  • Asian Footballer of the Year: 1999, 2001, 2003
  • Bundesliga Top Scorer: 1999-2000, 2001-02
  • Bundesliga Player of the Year: 1999-2000
  • Iranian Footballer of the Year: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • AFC Asian Cup Golden Boot: 1996
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Boot: 1998

Personal Life:

  • Ali Daei is married to Mona Farhadizadeh and they have two children, a son named Amir and a daughter named Donya.
  • He is a devout Muslim and has made the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • Daei is also a successful businessman and owns a number of companies in Iran.

Career Highlights:

  • Daei began his career in Iran with Bank Melli and Esteghlal.
  • In 1997, he moved to Germany to play for Arminia Bielefeld.
  • He then joined Bayern Munich in 1998 and won the Bundesliga title in his first season.
  • In 2002, he moved to Hertha BSC and won the DFB-Pokal in his first season.
  • Daei retired from international football in 2006 after scoring 109 goals in 149 appearances for Iran.
  • He is the all-time leading goalscorer for Iran and the Asian Football Confederation.


  • Ali Daei is considered one of the greatest Iranian footballers of all time.
  • He is also one of the most successful Asian footballers in history.
  • Daei's achievements on the field have earned him widespread respect and admiration from fans and fellow players alike.
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