Iranian midfielder who joined Tractor Sazi in 2013 after spending two seasons with Persepolis. He became a member of the Iranian national team in 1998.
He played with Fath Tehran's youth club from 1994 until 1996.
He was honored in 2004 as Asian Footballer of the Year.
He was born in Karaj, Iran in 1978, under the birth name Mohammad-Ali Karimi Pashaki.
He criticized the IRIFF in 2008 and was banned from the Iranian national team, until President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intervened.