(Tehran Times)-FIFA President Gianni Infantino extends his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Iranian football player Mehrdad Oladi who passed away last Tuesday at the age of 30.
“I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to Oladi’s family and Iranian football fans. He was very young and we were shocked by the news at FIFA. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Oladi’s family and friends,” said Infantino in a letter to Iran Football Federation President Ali Kafashian.
Oladi started his career at Persepolis in 2003 before transferring to Dubai club Al Shabab for a season.
He also plied his trade for Iranian Pro League giants Naft Tehran and Esteghlal, with the latter releasing him in 2014 before he joined Malavan.
Oladi made his debut for the Iran senior team against China, going on to amass 13 caps for Team Melli, scoring his solitary goal against Bahrain in the 6th West Asian Football Federation Championship.