Mehdi Taj elected as new IFF President

May 7, 2016

Mehdi Taj has been elected as the new president of Iran Football Federation (IFF) for a period of four years to succeed Ali Kafashian on Saturday.

Taj managed to get 50 of the total 71 votes while Mostafa Ajorlou finished in second with 15 votes and Aziz Mohammadi third with six votes.
Taj was previously First Vice President of Iranian Football Federation (2008–2012), President of the Iran Football League Organization (2013–2016), Secretary of the Board of Sepahan (1992–1994, 2002–2006) and president of the club (1994–1999). He was also editor-in-chief of Jahan Varzesh sports daily from 1991 until 2001.
“My priority is to facilitate Iran football progress. We are currently the best in Asia according to FIFA ranking but we need to work hard in order to achieve our ultimate goals,” newly-appointed Mehdi Taj told reporters.

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