|Full name||Reza Haghighi Shandiz|
|Date of birth||1 February 1989|
|Place of birth||Mashhad, Iran|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 13, 2016|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 13, 2016
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. On December 27, 2014 he was officially released from Persepolis. He finished his career in Persepolis with 61 appearances and 3 goals.
Haghighi joined Saba Qom in the summer of 2015 with a two–year contract. He was released before mid season having only played six matches for the club.
In January 2016 Haghighi signed a contract with Thai Premier League club Suphanburi. He played in a preseason game against Albirex Niigata for just 45 minutes, before the contract was canceled shortly before the season opening.
Return to Padideh
On 10 October 2016, Haghighi returned to Padideh by signing a seven-month contract.
Club career statistics
- As of 20 May 2015
On 12 February 2012, he was named in the Iran squad by Carlos Queiroz and made his debut in a 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.
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- Reza Haghighi at Persian League
- Reza Haghighi at TeamMelli.com
- Reza Haghighi at National-Football-Teams.com
- Reza Haghighi at Footballdatabase
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