Persepolis popular stars off the football field
3. Shoja Khalilzadeh
Instagram page – shoja_khalilzadeh
Persepolis FC is a professional football club based in Tehran, Iran that play in the Persian Gulf Pro League. They have been playing at the Azadi Stadium, their home ground, since 1973. Persepolis are known to be one of the biggest football clubs in Asia and certainly the most decorated in our nation. They contest with Esteghlal every year as part of the famous Tehran derby. Being the famous and popular team that they are, a lot of their star players are seen as icons in the capital. They have a very lavish lifestyle and are mostly adored by fans for their efforts on the field. Such is the way with celebrity status’ these days, the players share hundreds and hundreds of pictures on their social media accounts with their millions of followers to show those fans a glimpse of their lives. Due to Persepolis’ popularity, players receive special treatment and a great deal of admiration from their fans, and the better players will even go onto represent the national team. Famous Persepolis legends include Ali Karimi, Ali Daei, Vahid Hashemian, Ali Parvin and even Mehdi Mahdavikia. But the newer players are just as active off the field now as they are on it. With the social media presence, we’re able to get a look behind the scenes and see what type of lifestyle they live. Here are some of the most active and followed social media accounts of Persepolis’ star players.