Mehrdad Pooladi joins Bangkok United

June 5, 2017

Iranian midfielder Mehrdad Pooladi has joined Bangkok United football club on a one-year contract on Monday.

The former Team Melli player was a member of Al-Shahania of Qatar for three years.

The 30-year-old midfielder started his playing career in 2006 at Paykan and joined Esteghlal in the following year.

Pooladi has also played in Iranian teams Tractor Sazi, Mes Kerman and Persepolis.

Pooladi was a regular player in Iran’s first-team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and was named as the second best-ranked player in first week of the tournament behind Thomas Müller by FIFA, after receiving 9.7 points in the opening match against Nigeria.

He also showed a good performance in the next matches against Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pooladi also played for Team Melli in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup and received a controversial red card in the quarter-final match against Iraq by referee Ben Williams.

Bangkok United Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Pathum Thani.

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