TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran and Esteghlal long-serving right-back Khosro Heydari called time on his 17-year career on Thursday night.
- Sports news - The 35-year-old player hung up his boots after the match against Sepidrood of Rasht in Tehran's Azadi Stadium.
Heydari was cheered by Esteghlal fans and retired from football in a tearful farewell.
Heydari is one of the most-decorated Iranian footballers, winning three Iran Professional League titles with Esteghlal (two times) and Sepahan (one time).
He has also made 59 caps for Iran national football team.
Heydari was a member of Iran national under-23 football team, participating in the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.
He started his playing career in 2002 at Aboomoslem and has also played at Pas, Paykan, and Sepahan.