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Nasser Hejazi

Nasser Hejazi
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Full nameNasser Hejazi
Date of birth19 December 1949
Place of birthTehran, Iran
Date of death23 May 2011(age 61)
Place of deathTehran, Iran
Height1.85 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Nasser Hejazi (19 December 1949 23 May 2011) nicknamed '"Ostureh"' (The Legend); was an Iranian football player and coach who most notably played for Esteghlal Tehran.

Considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of Iranian football, he was capped 62 times for the Iran national football team. In 2000, the Asian Football Confederation ranked him the second best Asian goalkeeper of the 20th century.

He was goalkeeper of Iran national team in 1960s and 1970s and won the AFC Asian Cup on two occasions in 1972 and 1976, and Asian Games title once, and competed in the 1972 Munich Olympics and 1976 Montreal Olympics and 1978 FIFA World Cup.

As a Manager, he won a Azadegan League and a Hazfi Cup, as well as a runner-up place in AFC Champions League.

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