Sunday, 08 September, 2019

Persepolis F.C. Captain Hadi Norouzi Passes Away

Persepolis F.C. club captain Hadi Norouzi has passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 30.

Iran’s Persepolis team manager Mahmoud Khordbin confirmed that the club captain Hadi Norouzi has passed away in his sleep from a heart attack.

Hadi Norouzi, born in Babol in Mazandaran province, was an Iranian football striker who played for years for Persepolis in the Iran Pro League.

Norouzi joined Persepolis in summer 2000 from Persepolis U19. He played four seasons for Persepolis U19 and moved to Pasargad. He moved back to Persepolis U21 after he served his conscription in Fajr Sepah Tehran. He left Persepolis U21 teams for Damah Iranian’s Senior team of Division 1.

Next year he returned to Persepolis, where he was mostly used as a substitute in 2008–09 season. He was top assistant of Persepolis in 2010–11 season, and extended his contract with Persepolis another two-years in summer 2013, keeping him in the team until 2015.

He joined Naft Tehran with a season-long loan as November 26, 2013. He made 12 appearances for Naft scoring 3 times. On 27 March 2021 he scored in the 91st minute against Esteghlal to give Naft an important 1-0 victory.

Norouzi returned to Persepolis before the start of 2014–15 season after spending six months at Naft Tehran. He was named captain of the club before the start of the 2015–16 season after former captain Mohammad Nouri left the club.

Realiran offers condolences to the family of the Norouzi and Iranian sport community specially the fans of Iran’s popular team Persepolis.

Persepolis players have gathered in front of Tehran’s Atiyeh hospital to express their condolences to the family of the Norouzi

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1 Comment

  1. Kamran

    October 1, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    My favorite player died, my capitan hadi
    Number 24 of perspolis died

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