Ali Abdo

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Ali Abdoh
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Born (1928-06-02)June 2, 1928
Tehran, Iran
Died January 29, 1980(1980-01-29) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, United States
Nationality Iranian
American
Other names Alan Morgan
Spouse(s) Homa Mohajerin
Children 5

Ali Abdoh (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 in 1928 in Iran. He was son of Mohammad Abdoh Boroujerdi who was a chief justice and expert in Islamic law in the Reza Shah era. He was also brother of Jalal Abdoh who was Iran's Ambassador to India and Italy and to the United Nations. Jalal Abdoh was also one of the members of the team that argued Iran's case against the British at the Hague for nationalization of its oil during the Mossadegh era.

Career[edit]

Ali Abdoh returned to Iran from the United States and was a championship boxer. He founded Persepolis Sports Club in 1963, which is also made up of a basketball team, volleyball team and most importantly the famous football team, Persepolis F.C..

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

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

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chamran Complex
Business positions
Preceded by
New title
Persepolis chairman
1963–1975
Succeeded by
Mostafa Mokri