|Full name||Khodadad Azizi|
|Date of birth||22 June 1971|
|Place of birth||Fariman, Iran|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|F.C. Mashhad (manager)|
|1996–1997||→ Persepolis (loan)||4||(4)|
|1997–2000||1. FC Köln||50||(10)|
|2000||San Jose Earthquakes||20||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After playing for a few clubs in Iran and following his performance in Asia, he moved to Germany in 1997 to play for 1. FC Köln. Azizi, along with his Iranian national team-mates Ali Daei and Karim Bagheri, were among the first Iranians to enter German Bundesliga.
Having played for three seasons in 1. FC Köln, he signed a contract with California-based club San Jose Earthquakes. In 2001, Khodadad Azizi was transferred to the UAE club, Al Nasr, before returning to Iran and joining Pas Tehran.
In 2005, he signed for Admira Wacker in the Austrian Bundesliga. He returned to Iran soon after and signed for lower division club, Oghab. His stay there was not very lengthy as he signed for Rah Ahan in late 2005.
After the 2005–06 season, Azizi retired from club and international football. He finished his international career with 47 caps and 11 goals. Following his retirement, Azizi was employed by his hometown club, Aboomoslem, as club chairman advisor. Azizi also co-owns a sports clothing label called Majid with financial backing from Abdol Majid Saedifar who put a $400,000 into the company. In September 2011, Khabaronline.ir reported Azizi to be the owner of Siah Jamegaan of Khorasaan, a spin-off of F.C. Aboomoslem.
Club career statistics
|1997–98||1. FC Köln||Bundesliga||20||5||1||0||-||-||21||5|
|USA||League||Open Cup||North America||Total|
|United Arab Emirates||League||President's Cup||Asia||Total|
|2000–01||Al-Nasr||UAE Football League||2|
|2001–02||Pas||Persian Gulf Cup||?||8||-||-|
|Rah Ahan||Persian Gulf Cup||10||2||-||-|
Azizi represented Iran at the 1996 Asian Cup, 1998 FIFA World Cup, and the 2000 Asian Cup. He was named Asian Player of the Year in 1996, as well as the Asian Cup Most Valuable Player in the 1996 Asian Cup.
In December 2006, Azizi was appointed the manager of Aboomoslem, a Mashhad based football club that he had started his career with in the early 90's. He was replaced by Parviz Mazloumi in October 2007. He was head coach of Payam Khorasan and Esteghlal Ahvaz for a short time. In 2011, he was appointed as head coach of Aboomoslem for a second time but parted company with the club on 1 June 2012.
- "Event /مصاحبه با فوتبالیست محبوب ایران: خداداد عزیزی" (in Persian). www.irani.at. Retrieved 11 July 2006.
- قلعه نويى مربى شجاعى است – عزيزى: به فكر يك مربى خارجى هم باشيم (in Persian). Iran Varzeshi Newspaper. Archived from the original on 21 July 2006. Retrieved 18 July 2006.
- پرسپولیس تیم خداداد را برد (in Persian). khabaronline.ir. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
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