Ali Karimi selected as Iran’s most popular footballer

April 29, 2015 - 0:0

Former Bayern Munich and Persepolis midfielder Ali Karimi has been selected as the most popular Iranian footballer in the last two decades by the fans according to a poll by 90 TV program.

Karimi topped the standing with 52% while former Esteghlal striker Farhad Majidi came second with 33% and former FC Koln striker Khodadad Azizi finished in the third place with 15%.

Karimi, who was known for his amazing dribbling skills, was arguably one of Iran’s all-time best players. He was often referred to as the Asian Maradona and was regarded as one of Asia's greatest footballers.