Kafashian in 2015
|Alma mater||Shahid Beheshti University|
Ali Kafashian (Persian: علی کفاشیان, born on 6 August 1954 in Nain) is an Iranian businessman, economist, a retired athlete, acting president and former president of the Iranian Football Federation, a position he had held from 1 March 2008 to 7 May 2016. As of May 2015, he also serves as one of five Vice presidents at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
He previously served as Secretary General of Iran's National Olympic Committee from 2004 until 2008. Kaffashian was elected as President of Iranian Football Federation in 2008, in a race with no other contenders. He was re-elected in March 2012, after he defeated Hossein Gharib. He is also an employee of Central Bank of Iran.
- "Biography: Ali Kafashian (1954– )". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
- "Ali Kafashian elected as AFC vice president". Tehran Times. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
- Press TV – Iran's soccer in Kaffashian's hands
- 1603 (26 June 2019). "کفاشیان و ترابیان ۵ سال از فعالیت های فوتبالی محروم شدند". ایرنا (in Persian). Retrieved 16 June 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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