Irans always had a good team and always had great stars like ali parvin, hossein kalani, iraj daneifard, alidaei etc.
but i wonder if any of you guys would agree with Darioush Zahab when he said on his the other night that in all of his life following Irans football, Mehdi Mahdavikia is overall the best in Irans history.
Indeed Mahdavikia is known for his tremendous zeal(gheyrat), work ethic, excellent crossing, and off the field personality. And hes personally very inspirational to the players as well as the fans like me who admire him for all he's done.
...but would anyone here go as far to say he is Irans greatest ever? if not who would u pick instead and why?
Well to be honest, i haven't seen much of our 70s 80s team so i cant really judge them, but in todays football, I can 100 % agree with that. Mehdi is by far our most professional and most successful player to date. If you guys go to AOL Arena, he is like a hero, last year when i was there, after Barbarez, i saw more Mehdi shirts than anyone else. Respect to him.
چو ایران نباشد تن من مباد We thank and support Mr.Kamran Delan for many years of dedication and service to Iranian Football Community.
well i thought about it,im only 17 so i only saw the likes of daei and mahdavikia play,between the two i'm gonna say mehdi is the better one,with his amazing speed,free kicks,goals,his goal in the world cup,his success in hamburg,his reputation in germany, his gheyrat against the bahrain team makes him one of iran best players.
i may be wrong because i never saw guys like hasan roshan,ali parvin ,dadkan,faraki play.
Kia is the only player that has been with his club for a long period of time. Kia is HSV's longest term player, and he has been with them for 7 years now. That shows that he is consistent and a true professional. Daei never did that. He has been one of TM's best players for 8 years now also.