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 2,664,781 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Ali Daei is the 270th most popular soccer player (up from 590th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Iran (up from 190th in 2019) and the most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Ali Daei ranks 270 out of 16,880Before him are Ko Takamoro, Radomir Antić, Thomas Tuchel, Andoni Zubizarreta, Amancio Amaro, and Jupp Derwall. After him are Nobuyuki Kato, Yoshio Okada, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Lilian Thuram, Megumu Tamura, and Xabi Alonso.

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Among people born in 1969, Ali Daei ranks 32Before him are Jack Black, Norman Reedus, Peter Dinklage, Tiësto, Matthew Perry, and PJ Harvey. After him are Jens Lehmann, Simon Baker, Darren Aronofsky, Julia Ann, Thomas Vinterberg, and Alexander McQueen.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Ali Daei ranks 156 out of 528Before him are Abu Nasr Mansur (960), Musa al-Sadr (1928), Jaʻfar ibn Yahya (767), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), Orodes II (null), and Ashraf Pahlavi (1919). After him are Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236), Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922), Sadegh Hedayat (1903), Sufyan al-Thawri (716), Vologases IV (150), and Tiridates I of Armenia (null).

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Among soccer players born in Iran, Ali Daei ranks 1After him are Sardar Azmoun (1995), Ali Parvin (1946), Nasser Hejazi (1949), Andranik Eskandarian (1951), Afshin Ghotbi (1964), Ali Karimi (1978), Mehdi Mahdavikia (1977), Javad Nekounam (1980), Khodadad Azizi (1971), Gholam Hossein Mazloumi (1950), and Alireza Jahanbakhsh (1993).