Iran’s Khaled Shafiei joins FC Seoul

June 27, 2017 - 20:26

Khaled Shafiei became the first Iranian to appear in the K League Classic after signing a deal with FC Seoul. The 30-year-old defender has joined the K League Classic side from Tractor Sazi.

Shafiei, 29, joined Fajr Sepasi in 2010 after spending the previous season in Kowsar.  He then went to Naft Tehran and after a short period he moved to Tabriz to play for Gostaresh Foolad and Tractor Sazi respectively.

Shafiei then joined FC Seoul on 25 June 2017, becoming the first Iranian player in the K League.

With Khaled Shafiei as the central defender, FC Seoul will be able to build a stronger shield with the existing defenders.

Shafiei had been also linked with a move to Iranian giants Persepolis and Esteghlal.

The K League Classic is one of South Korea's professional association football leagues. At the top of the South Korean football league system and currently contested by 12 clubs, it is the country's highest level of football competition.