Former Iran goalkeeper Aziz Asli passes away

April 25, 2015 - 0:0

Former Iran and Persepolis goalkeeper Aziz Asli has died at the age of 77 in Munich, Germany on Thursday.

Asli began his professional career in 1949 for Daraei and joined Persepolis six years later.

On January 7, 1971 he slapped the referee in Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal after the referee ruled out Mahmoud Khordbin’s goal in the 82nd minute.

Asli made his Iran debut in Tehran’s Amjadieh Stadium on 1 June1962 against Iraq in the match finished in 1-1 draw.

Aziz Asli helped Team Iran to win its first Asian Cup in 1968.

He also acted in many films before the Iranian Islamic Revolution and was a painter as well.

The Tehran Times staff also offers its heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.