Alireza Faghani is an Iranian international football referee who has been officiating in the Persian Gulf Pro League for several seasons and has been on the FIFA list since 2008.
Faghani has refereed important matches such as the 2014 AFC Champions League Final, the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final, the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup Final, and the 2016 Olympic football final match.
He has refereed matches in the 2017 Liga 1, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Alireza migrated to Australia to referee for Australia A-League in September 2019.
Alireza Faghani Parents: Meet Mohammad Faghani
Alireza Faghani was born on 21 March 1978 in Kashmar, a city near Mashhad, son of Mohammad Faghani. His nickname is Behrooz.
His father, Mohammad Faghani was also a football referee. He has a younger brother named Mohammadreza, who referees in Sweden.
Faghani was part of the youth team of Bank Melli, and also played for Shahab Khodro, Etka, and Niroye Zamini. He also played in Iran’s League 2 which is the third tier in the Iranian football pyramid.