Mansour Pourheidari, Iranian football player and manager, Died at 71


Mansour Pourheidari was born on January 26, 1946, and died on November 4, 2016.

He was an Iranian football coach, manager, and former player.

He began his football career at Daraei, before joining Taj (currently known as Esteghlal) in 1965.

Pourheidari played ten years for Taj and returned to Daraei in 1975 to play his final career’s two years at the club.

Pourheidari was also a Iran player, earning three caps.

when he officially retired from playing football, Pourheidari started his coaching career, becoming assistant manager of Esteghlal.

Pourheidari was promoted as first team manager in 1983.

Pourheidari was head coach of the club for 9 years in overall, managed them in 309 games.

Pourheidari was also the only Iranian that has won AFC Champions League as both player and coach.

Mansour Pourheidari was technical manager and a member of the board of the directors of Esteghlal at the time of his death.

He died due to cancer.

Mansour Pourheidari passed away at 71 years old.