Nasser Hejazi

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Birthday
14, 1949
Birthplace
Iran
Death Date
May 23, 2011 (61)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1949
Birthplace
Iran
Death Date
May 23, 2011 (61)

About

One of the most famous goalkeepers in the history of Iranian soccer, he won the 1972 and 1976 AFC Asian Cup games and was capped over sixty times while playing for Iran's National Football Team. He also competed in two Olympic Games, as well as in the 1978 FIFA World Cup.

Before Fame

At the start of his career, he played for the Nader F.C. for one season. He subsequently became a decade-long member of the Taj Tehran Football Club.

Trivia

After ending his career as a goalkeeper, he became a manager for Esteghlal, Zob Ahan, and several other prominent football clubs.

Family Life

A native of Tehran, Iran, he was the son of Iranian-Azerbaijani real estate executive Ali Akbar. Following their 1973 wedding, Nasser Hejazi and his wife, Behnaz Shafie, welcomed a daughter named Atoosa and a son named Attila; both of his children had careers as soccer players.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Iranian soccer player Jalal Talebi.