|Full name||Parviz Ghelichkhani|
|Date of birth||4 December 1945|
|Place of birth||Tehran, Iran|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1978||San Jose Earthquakes||16||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Parviz Ghelichkhani Persian: پرویز قلیچخانی, born 4 December 1945 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian retired football player and former captain of Iran national football team. He is now based in France, where he is the editor and publisher of a political magazine.
He played for Alborz F.C. (Kyan's reserve team), Kian F.C., Taj, Pas F.C., Oghab F.C., Daraei F.C. and finally Persepolis F.C., before leaving for the United States where he played for the San Jose Earthquakes in the North American Soccer League.
In 1970 he won the Asian Club Championship.
During various stages of his career, he had offers from German, Greek and Turkish football clubs but declined all of them.
Ghelichkani was also politically involved and had leftist leanings. He was arrested by SAVAK in February 1972, but was released after two months. He was opposed to the Pahlavi regime and the system that was put in place after the Iranian revolution. He missed out on World Cup 1978 because of his opposition to the regime.
Due to his political activities before and after the revolution, he eventually left the country to live in Paris, France.
Between 1991 and 2014, Ghelichkhani was the editor of Arash, a political and cultural commentary magazine concentrating mainly on Iranian issues, which was published in France.
Parviz Ghelichkhani was honored in December 2007 in Sydney, Australia, in celebration of the 100th edition of Arash magazine, in a ceremony where Ralé Rašić was a guest speaker. Rašić was Australia's coach when Australia faced Iran twice during the 1974 World Cup qualification games.
- Profile: Parviz Ghelichkhani
- [Interview with Ghelichkhani part 2 (rm) (Audio interview). Sydney: SBS Radio. 4 December 2007. Event occurs at 6:35. Retrieved 18 December 2007.
...I was at the time playing for San Jose Earthquakes team...]
- "Parviz Ghelichkhani biography" (in Persian). Gooya. Retrieved 23 November 2007.
- Ghelichkhani at TeamMelli.com
- (Persian) Arash Magazine
- Parviz Ghelichkhani at National-Football-Teams.com
- NASL stats
|Iran national football team captain