Iranian Football Players Are Also into Other Activities: Here are 10 of Them

Football is among the most popular sports in Iran and has always been one of the main reasons to go to stadium, arena, or other facilities. We enjoy seeing our players play and wishing them good luck, but there are much more things that you don't know about your footballers.

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Football players have a life not only in football but also in other activities these days. Here are some things  Iranian footballers do that you won't believe.

1. Gambling

Although gambling is illegal in Iran, many footballers still do it. Gambling can be a huge addiction, and some players have lost a lot of money.

Most players frequently visit betting sites not on Gamstop and gamble on various games. It's fun for them, but they should be careful as it can easily ruin their career and life.

2. Acting

Some footballers have decided to try their luck in acting after retiring from football. This is not a new concept, and there are many examples of players who have become successful actors.

The most famous example is probably Pejman Jamshidi.  He has appeared in many movies and TV series and is now one of the most popular actors in Iran.

3. Modeling

Many footballers have also started modeling. It is a great way to make extra money and stay in shape.

Some of the most famous models in Iran are footballers. The most popular one is probably Sardar Azmoun. You can see him in many fashion shows and advertising campaigns.

4. Business

Some footballers have also started their businesses. Having a business is a good way to make money after retirement. The business allows them to be their boss and make their schedule.

Many footballers have started businesses in various fields, such as restaurants, clothing, and sports equipment. The most famous example is probably Ali Daei, who owns a football jersey manufacturing company.

5. Music

Some footballers have also tried their hand at music. This is a great way to stay in the public eye and make extra money.

Many footballers have released songs, either solo or with other artists. The most famous example is Nima Nakisa, a member of the national team. He has many songs and music videos under his name.

6. Coaching

Some footballers have also decided to become coaches. This is a great way to stay in the game and pass on their knowledge to the next generation. Many footballers have gone on to become successful coaches. The most famous example is Ali Daei, who coached the national team.

7. Television

Many footballers have also started working in television. This is a great way to stay in the public eye and make extra money.

Many footballers have their TV shows, either as hosts or commentators. The most famous example is Ali Karimi, who has a show on a popular Iranian channel.

8. Charity

Many footballers have also started charities. It’s an excellent way to give back to the community and help those in need.

Many footballers have their charities, which help people in various ways. The most famous example is Ronaldo, who has a foundation that helps children.

The same happens in Iran, and many footballers have their charities. The most famous one is Andranik Teymourian, who has a foundation that helps children with cancer.

9. Social Media

Many footballers have also started using social media. This is a great way to stay in the public eye and connect with fans.

Many footballers have their accounts on popular social media platforms, such as Instagram and Twitter. The most famous example is probably Cristiano Ronaldo, who has over 200 million followers on Instagram.

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10. Writing

Some footballers have also decided to write books. This is a great way to share their experiences and knowledge.

Many footballers have written books about their careers, such as autobiographies or coaching manuals. The most famous example is probably Sir Alex Ferguson, who has written many books about his time as a manager.

You can also find many books written by Iranian footballers. The most famous one is probably Ali Daei, who has written a book about his time as the national team captain.

These are just some of the things that Iranian footballers do. They do many other things, such as working in the media or becoming managers. Whatever they do, they all have one goal: to stay in the public eye and make some extra money. 

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