AFC offers condolences on the passing of IR Iran legend Jafar Kashani
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation extends its condolences to the family and friends of former Islamic Republic of Iran defender Jafar Kashani, who passed away on Wednesday morning.
Kashani, a two-time AFC Asian Cup winner with Iran, was 75.
Kashani, born in Tehran, started his football career in 1964 with Shahin FC after he was scouted by the club's founder Abbas Ekrami.
He joined Persepolis three years later and was with the Iranian giants for seven seasons.
Kashani was a member of the Iran national teams from 1968 to 1972, making 38 appearances for Team Melli and played in the 1968 and 1972 squads that won the AFC Asian Cup.
Kashani also represented Iran at the 1972 Summer Olympics, where they beat Brazil but lost to Hungary and Denmark in the group stage.
Upon retiring as a player, Kashani was employed by Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked in embassies in Germany, Syria and the UAE.
He was the head of Persepolis’ board of directors.