Ali Daei scored 35 goals in FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers between 1994 and 2006, establishing himself as the preliminary competition’s all-time leading marksman.

This is far from the only record held by the Iran legend, who retired in 2007, bringing down the curtain on an extraordinarily prolific career.

After all, with 109 goals from 149 appearances for the national team, the former Bayern Munich striker not only set a benchmark for Iran, but became the highest scorer in the history of international football.