Midfielder who began his second stint with Osasuna in 2014 and debuted with the Iranian national team in 2000. He was runner up for Asian Footballer of the Year in 2013.
He began his professional career with Pas in 1998.
He scored 24 goals in 149 matches for Osasuna from 2006 to 2012.
He was born in Rey, Iran.
He and goalkeeper Alireza Hghighi became teammates on the Iranian national team.