||Reza Haghighi Shandiz
|Date of birth
1 February 1989 |
|Place of birth
||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2014
Reza Haghighi in a friendly-match vs. Montenegro 2014.
Reza Haghighi (Persian: رضا حقیقی, born 1 February 1989) is an Iranian footballer who currently plays for Persepolis in Iran's Premier Football League and the Iranian national team as a defensive midfielder.
Haghighi started his career with Payam. He made his debut for Payam on 10 November 2006 while he has 16 years old.
He joined Fajr Sepasi in the summer of 2009. He was chosen by Mahmoud Yavari as the club Captain before the starting of the 12th Iran Pro League. As of August 2012, he was named the Asian Best player of month by Goal.com Asia.
In the summer of 2012, Persepolis tried to acquire Haghighi but Fajr Sepasi rejected Persepolis's undisclosed bid (reported €220,000) and he had to stay at Fajr Sepasi. Ultimately, during the mid-season transfer window of the 12th Iran Pro League, the two teams reached an agreement on his transfer terms and Haghighi joined Persepolis on November 21, 2012. He signed a 2.5 year contract until the end of the 2014–15 season.He made his debut for Persepolis in a 6–0 win against Malavan in the 2012–13 Hazfi Cup Round of 32. He scored his first goal for Persepolis from a penalty kick in a match against Saipa on 28 February 2013.
Club career statistics
- As of 1 May 2014
On 12 February 2012, he was named in Iran squad by Carlos Queiroz and was made his debut in match against Jordan on 23 February 2012. On 1 June 2014, he was called into Iran's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by Carlos Queiroz.