Reza Ahadi, Iranian football player and coach, Died at 53


Reza Ahadi was born on November 30, 1962, and died on January 18, 2016.

He was an Iranian football player and coach.

He was former Iran and Esteghlal of Tehran’s midfielder.

For most of his career, he played for Iranian club Esteghlal FC and also was among the first Iranian players to pursue a career in European football as Reza joined Germany’s Rot-Weiss Essen in 1986 where he scored a goal in his eight appearances.

Ahadi was a member of the Iran national football team from 1982–1984.

The past Esteghlal captain were summon 13 times to the national team and scored twice.

Reza was the manager of a few teams such as Esteghlal Ahvaz, Paykan, Kowsar and Payam Mashhad during his short coaching career.

He had added a number of Iranian players, including Vahid Talebloo, Khosro Heydari and Andranik Teymourian to professional soccer.

Reza Ahadi passed away at 53 yrs old due to an internal infection and liver complications.