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Iranian footballers among best AFC Champions League in 2021

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Hedieh Lahiji
Hedieh Lahiji is an Iranian journalist who mainly reports the latest developments in science and technology. Her work in the IFP is mainly focused on the coverage of Iranian knowledge-based companies and their scientific achievements.
Three soccer players from two Iranian football clubs, Persepolis and Tractor, were selected among the Best AFC Champions League players in 2021.

Mehdi Torabi and Manucher Safarov from FC Persepolis and Mohammad Reza Akhbarishad from FC Tractor were selected as the best players via fans’ votes, the AFC website announced on Saturday.

Akhbarishad plays as the goalkeeper in Iran’s Tractor football team and Torabi is a midfielder in Persepolis.

Safarov is a Tajik defender who played in Tajikistan’s Istiklol club in the 2021 AFC Champions League, but he now plays in Iranian side Persepolis.


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