Ex-Iran goalkeeper Amir Aghahosseini passes away

January 23, 2019

TEHRAN – Former Iran national football team and Shahin club Amir Aghahosseini has died at the age of 88 on Tuesday.

Aghahosseini was a member of Iran national football team who won the silver medal at the 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi, India.

At the age of 19, he saved Japan’s penalty in the Games’ semis and Team Melli qualified for the final, where they lost to hosts India.

Aghahosseini was a member of Tehran based football club Shahin from 1948 to 1955.

An accident left him blind in one eye, but he was playing in Shahin for a while.

He also represented Team Melli five times.

The Tehran Times staff offer heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

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