Iranian midfielder who became known for his powerful long-distance shots. He was a member of the Iranian national team from 1993 to 2010 and played for Persepolis during the 1996-97 season and again from 2002 to 2010 before retiring.
He began his career with his hometown club, Tractor Sazi, where he was discovered and invited to play with the Tehran club, Keshavarz.
He helped Iran win the Asian Games in 1998 and he led Persepolis to Iranian Football League titles in 1997 and 2008.
He grew up in Tabriz, Iran.
He and Ali Daei were teammates on the Iranian national team.