Ali Fathollahzadeh

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Ali Fathollahzadeh
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Born (1959-01-09) January 9, 1959 (age 58)
Khoy, Iran
Residence Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Occupation Football administrator

Ali Fathollahzadeh (Persian: علی فتح‌‌الله‌‌زاده‎‎, born 9 January 1959 in Khoy, West Azerbaijan Province) is an Iranian businessman and football administrator, who was formerly the chairman of the Esteghlal FC. He is also managing-director of Esteghlal Javan Newspaper.


He was elected as chairman of the Esteghlal on 10 May 1996 and was in office until his term was end on 10 May 2003. On 1 May 2007, he was reelected but was resigned on 15 September 2008 due to poor results in Iran Pro League. He came back to the club after reelection on 1 June 2010 as chairman .[1] During his term as president of the club, he buy big stars like Farhad Majidi from Bahman, Arash Borhani from Pas Tehran, Rasoul Khatibi from Hamburg SV, Milad Meydavoudi from Esteghlal Ahvaz, Karrar Jassim and Andranik Teymourian from Tractor Sazi, Mehdi Rahmati and Khosro Heydari from Sepahan and also Javad Nekounam from Osasuna.

Trophies won by club during presidency[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Year Election Votes  % Rank Notes
2008 Parliament 92,335 5.30 69th Lost[2]


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