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Esteghlal's Khosro Heydari Announces Retirement

17 May 2019, 17:36 GMT+10

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.

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