Ali Abdo

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For the Australian freestyle wrestler, see Ali Abdo (wrestler).
Ali Abdo
Born (1928-06-02)June 2, 1928
Tehran, Iran
Died January 29, 1980(1980-01-29) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, United States
Nationality Iranian
Other names Alan Morgan
Spouse(s) Homa Mohajerin
Children 5

Ali Abdo (Ali Abde and Alan Morgan) (Persian: علی عبده‎) was an Iranian boxer and founder of Persepolis Athletic and Cultural Club. He was Chairman of Persepolis F.C. from 1963 to 1975.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 6 January 1924 in Boroujerd, Iran. He was son of Mohammad Abdo Boroujerdi who was first Iran's Prosecutor in Reza Shah's era. He was also brother of Jalal Abde who was Iran's Ambassador to India and Italy. He was married with Manijeh Abdo in 1957 and they had two daughters and one son.


Abdo returned to Iran from the United States and was a championship boxer. He founded Persepolis Sports Club in 1963, which is made up of a basketball team, bowling team, volleyball team and now a football team, Persepolis F.C..

Persepolis F.C. today is one of the most successful and popular Iranian football clubs.

Bowling Abdo, the club's original headquarters still exists today on Shariati Avenue as the Shahid Chamran Sports and Cultural Complex.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Chamran Complex
Business positions
Preceded by
New title
Persepolis chairman
Succeeded by
Mostafa Mokri