Boasting talent in spades and remarkable athleticism, Ehsan Hajsafi has always been a key figure for both club and country. His versatility is an undeniable asset as well, with Hajsafi able to play on the left wing, in central defence or even as a playmaker – giving IR Iran coach Carlos Queiroz a raft of tactical options. He brings experience as well, having contested the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup with Sepahan before moving to Germany and taking up residence in Greece.
Hajsafi played his role in Iran's return to the FIFA World Cup™ finals four years ago and featured in all three of their games in Brazil. He remains just as important, having contested more minutes during the Asian Zone qualifiers for Russia 2018 than any of his team-mates.