Alireza Faghani

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Alireza Faghani (Persian: عليرضا فغانى; born 21 March 1978) is an Iranian-Australian international football referee and former player, who has been on the international referees list for FIFA since 2008. Faghani has officiated in the Persian Gulf Pro League for several seasons until 2022, important matches such as the 2014 AFC Champions League final, the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final, the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup final, the 2016 Olympic football final match. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alireza Faghani has received more than 326,070 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Alireza Faghani is the 42nd most popular referee (up from 70th in 2019), the 413th most popular biography from Iran (down from 404th in 2019) and the most popular Iranian Referee.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among referees, Alireza Faghani ranks 42 out of 147Before him are Felix Brych, Jorge Larrionda, Pierluigi Pairetto, Stéphanie Frappart, Kim Milton Nielsen, and Olegário Benquerença. After him are Toru Kamikawa, Urs Meier, Wolfgang Stark, Manuel Mejuto González, Graham Poll, and Clément Turpin.

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Among people born in 1978, Alireza Faghani ranks 147Before him are Bill Hader, Dennis Rommedahl, Judith Barsi, Christian Coulson, Topher Grace, and Lauren Ridloff. After him are Liu Yang, Jeremy Strong, Émile Mpenza, Sarit Hadad, Owain Yeoman, and Carmen Kass.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Alireza Faghani ranks 413 out of 631Before him are Hossein Alizadeh (1951), Harold Nicolson (1886), Ali Karimi (1978), Masih Alinejad (1976), Hossein Shahabi (1967), and Mina Ahadi (1956). After him are Bahman Ghobadi (1969), Mahmoud Namjoo (1918), Shahrnush Parsipur (1946), Nazanin Boniadi (1979), Leila Hatami (1972), and Abd al-Samad (1500).

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Among REFEREES In Iran

Among referees born in Iran, Alireza Faghani ranks 1