Karim Ansarifard

by Rob 06 Mar,2018
Karim Ansarifard
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Karim Ansarifard
  • Birth Place Ardabil, Iran
  • Famous Name Karim Ansarifard
  • Salary €500,000
  • Nationality Iranian
  • Currently Working For National Team of Iran and Olympiacos
  • Currently Married No
  • Children No
  • Affair with Alexandra-Sofia Kalouli
  • Girlfriend Yes
  • Tatto(s) No

Karim Ansarifard is a professional soccer player from Iran who currently plays as forward for National Team of Iran and Greek club, Olympiacos. He began his career as a member of the Inter Campus. He was described as one of the hottest 100 Young football players in the world by Goal.com.

Ansarifard previously played for Intern Campus, Zob Ahan Ardabil, Saipa, Persepolis, Tractor Sazi, Osasuna and, Panionios. He was named as one of the best young talents in the world alongside Jack Wilshere and Javier Hernandez.

In 2012, FIFA named him as the 48th best goalscorer in the world and second best in Asia.

Karim Ansarifard’s Early Life

Karim Ansarifard was born on April 3, 1990, in Ardabil, Iran. His parents belong to Iranian Azerbaijani family and he grew up with his three brothers and three sisters.

Ansarifard was the Physical Education student at Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch. Regarding his nationality, Ansarifard is an Iranian.

Karim Ansarifard’s Net Worth

As of December 18, 2017, Ansarifard's market value is estimated at £1.35million. He is the agent of Int. Soccer Management. In 2017, his yearly salary was estimated around €500,000 while average players salary is estimated at €200,000.

Along with salary, Ansarifard income also comes from brand endorsement. Till now, he has not revealed his net worth and salary as of 2018. He often posts his vacation and weekend pictures on Instagram along with his friends.

Karim Ansarifard’s Career

Following his youth career, Karim Ansarifard played for Inter-Campus and Zob Ahan Ardabil. He then played for the youth team of Saipa from 2006 to 2007.

On July 1, 2007, Ansarifard was promoted to a senior team of Saipa from Saipa U19. During his 2009-10 season, he scored 13 goals and then was named as one of the best players of Saipa.

After his diligent style of plays, several European Clubs like Borussia Dortmund and Celtic F.C. showed interest in him. He also got an offer of €200,000 half-season loan deal from FC Steaua Bucuresti.

In May 2011, he became an interest of Everton. In July 2011, Ansarifard renewed his contract with Saipa for next two years.

Ansarifard became the league top scorer in the 2011-2012 Iran Pro League season after scoring 21 goals and 5 assists. Later, he left the club in 2012, after making 131 appearances scoring 56 goals.

On July 1, 2012, Ansarifard moved to Persepolis on a free transfer with a three-year contract and got number 9 Jersey.

Ansarifard made his official debut for the club against Sanat Naft and scored his goal against Gahar Zagos.

Later, Ansarifard scored his first-hat-rick against Paykan and his second hat-trick came in Hazfi Cup. He scored 8 goals in 31 appearances.

On July 20, 2013, Ansarifard was loaned to Tractor Sazi from Persepolis for the 2013-2014 season and made his debut over Gostaresh Foolad.

He was the member of the team that won Hazfi Cup (2013-14) where he named as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

On August 29, 2014, Ansarifard signed a two-year deal with Segunda Division’s CA Osasuna and made his league debut on October 4, 2014, replacing Roberto Torres against Racing de Santander. He played 16 games before leaving the club.

On August 10, 2015, Ansarifard was transferred to Superleague Greece club, Panionios on a free transfer and scored his first goal for the club in a 5-0 victory against Panetolikos F.C. He played 44 games and scored 14 goals before leaving the club in 2017.

On January 13, 2017, Ansarifard moved to Olympiacos with the transfer fee of £360K on a three-and-a-half-year-contract and assigned the number 17 Jersey.

Ansarifard made his debut for the club against Aris Thessaloniki in a Greek Cup. On February 11, 2017, he made his league debut against Larissa as a substitute and scored his first league goal in a 2-0 victory over Atromitos in March 2017.

Ansarifard has so far scored 14 goals in 28 appearances. He is the member of the team that won Superleague Greece in 2016–17.

Ansarifard has been honored with Persian Gulf Pro League Top Goalscorer in 2011 with 21 goals and in 2013-14 with 14 goals, Persian Gulf Pro League Team of the Year (2011-2014), Superleague Greece Goal of the Season (2015-16) etc.

Karim Ansarifard’s International Career

Ansarifard was invited by Iran National U-17 team in 2005 and got Number 14 Jersey. He is the bench member at the 2006 AFC U-17 Championship.

He was then included in two matches as a substitute against Tajikistan and Yemen. He played 3 games for Iran U-17 from 2005 to 2006.

Karim Ansarifard then scored 5 goals in 7 appearances for Iran U-21. Later, he played 13 games scoring 5 goals for Iran U-23.

On November 10, 2009, Ansarifard debuted professionally under the coach Afshin Ghotbi against Iceland where he scored a winning goal.

Ansarifard was the legendary number 10 Jersey, previously worn by Ali Daei. He represented his national team at International friendlies, World Cup Qualification, AFC Asian Cup and World Cup as well.

Ansarifard took his first step in the World Cup in a match against Bosnia and Herzegovina replacing Ashkan Dejagah in the 68th minute.

He also provided assists for Sardar Azmoun in their Asian Cup Preparation match against Iraq. He has been capped 28 times for his national team scoring 14 goals.

Karim Ansarifard’s Personal Life

Currently, 28, Karim Ansarifard playing style is compared to former Iranian footballer and current coach and businessman, Ali Daei.

Ansarifard proposed to his beloved girlfriend, Alexandra-Sofia Kalouli for a marriage while he was enjoying his holiday in Austria over a romantic dinner with a beautiful present. As reported by Greece newspaper, the Olympiacos' forward gifted his girlfriend a beautiful diamond ring. 

Though the couple hasn’t revealed any information about their wedding. 

He is compared to Ali Daei, Thomas Muller by his fans. His favorite player is Fernando Torres.

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