Iran’s Khaled Shafiei joins FC Seoul

Tehran Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Khaled Shafiei is set to be­come the first Ira­nian to ap­pear in the K League Clas­sic after sign­ing a deal with FC Seoul. The 30-year-old de­fender has joined the K League Clas­sic side from Trac­tor Sazi.

Shafiei, 29, joined Fajr Sepasi in 2010 after spend­ing the pre­vi­ous sea­son in Kowsar. He then went to Naft Tehran and after a short pe­riod he moved to Tabriz to play for Gostaresh Foolad and Trac­tor Sazi re­spec­tively.

Shafiei then joined FC Seoul on 25 June 2017, be­com­ing the first Ira­nian player in the K League.

With Khaled Shafiei as the cen­tral de­fender, FC Seoul will be able to build a stronger shield with the ex­ist­ing de­fend­ers.

Shafiei had been also linked with a move to Ira­nian gi­ants Perse­po­lis and Estegh­lal.

The K League Clas­sic is one of South Korea’s pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tion foot­ball leagues. At the top of the South Korean foot­ball league sys­tem and cur­rently con­tested by 12 clubs, it is the coun­try’s high­est level of foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion.

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