Ali Daei

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Ali Daei (Persian: علی دایی pronounced [ʔæliː dɑːjiː]; born 21 March 1969) is an Iranian football manager and former player. A striker, he was the captain of the Iranian national team between 2000 and 2006 and played in the German Bundesliga for Arminia Bielefeld, Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin. He is regarded as one of the best Asian footballers of all time.A tall forward, Daei was a prolific goalscorer and was known for his heading accuracy and ability in the air. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Daei has received more than 2,611,449 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ali Daei is the 590th most popular soccer player (down from 472nd in 2019), the 190th most popular biography from Iran (down from 173rd in 2019) and the most popular Iranian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Ali Daei ranks 590 out of 16,923Before him are Dieter Müller, Lorenzo Fernández, Roberto Di Matteo, Włodzimierz Lubański, Karl Rappan, and Hans Tilkowski. After him are Peter Bonetti, Alan Shearer, Luis Cubilla, Agne Simonsson, Jürgen Kohler, and Abedi Pele.

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Among people born in 1969, Ali Daei ranks 50Before him are Robert Prosinečki, Pauley Perrette, Andrew Cunanan, Laurie Holden, Michael Sheen, and Julia Ann. After him are Paul Rudd, Brian Laudrup, Predrag Mijatović, Zach Galifianakis, Triple H, and Santiago Cañizares.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Ali Daei ranks 190 out of 463Before him are Phriapatius (-290), Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran (1960), Orodes III of Parthia (-100), Farrokhroo Parsa (1922), Googoosh (1950), and Sati Beg (1300). After him are Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906), Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi (1145), Shams Pahlavi (1917), Shahrokh Shah (1734), Mandane of Media (-584), and Apama (-400).

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Among soccer players born in Iran, Ali Daei ranks 1After him are Nasser Hejazi (1949), Andranik Eskandarian (1951), Ali Parvin (1946), Afshin Ghotbi (1964), Mehdi Mahdavikia (1977), Ali Karimi (1978), Sardar Azmoun (1995), Vahid Hashemian (1976), Javad Nekounam (1980), Khodadad Azizi (1971), and Iraj Danaeifard (1951).