Ex-Iran striker Borhani auctions off his boots

April 28, 2017 - 19:10

Ex-Iran and Esteghlal striker Arash Borhani’s football boots have been sold at auction to raise funds for children with Down syndrome.

In the ceremony which was held with the participation of Iranian sportsmen and artists in Tehran on Thursday, Borhan’s boots were auctioned.

Last week, Borhani announced his retirement from football after 15 years.

The 33-year-old forward, who played for Paykan this season, started his playing career in 2002 with Pas and won Iran Professional League title in his four-year term in the Tehran based team.

Borhani joined Iranian popular team Esteghlal in 2007 and scored 114 goals for the Blues in 283 matches, making him the all-time top goal scorers of Esteghlal and also the second all-time top goal scorers in Iran's Premier Football League.

He was a member of Iran national football team from 2003 to 2010.

Borhani, who was a member of Iran national team in 2006 World Cup, scored 10 goals for Team Melli in 37 matches.

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