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Ali Daei

Ali Daei
Daei in 2006
Personal information
Full nameAli Daei
Date of birth21 March 1969(age 47)
Place of birthArdabil, Iran
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3.6 in)
Playing positionCentre forward
Club information
Current clubRah Ahan (Manager)

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Ali Daei ( , -faʔæliː dɑːjiːpron; nicknamed 'Shahriar' -faʃæhrijɑːr, meaning 'the King'; born 21 March 1969 in Ardabil, Iran) is an Iranian retired football player and former national team coach who currently manages a local Iranian team, Rah Ahan. He is a former captain of the Iran national football team, and is the world's all-time leading goalscorer in international matches. Daei as of June 2007 is also a member of the FIFA Football Committee.


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