Masoud Shojaei is a professional football player who plays as an attacking midfielder but can switch to the winger and forward if needed. He is an Iranian international player and currently playing for Persian Gulf Pro League side Tractor Sazi F.C.
Besides playing for several Asian football clubs, he has played for Spanish sides like CA Osasuna and UD Las Palamas. Shojaei has played for the senior team of Iran in major tournaments such as AFC Asian Cup 2007, 2011 and 2015 editions and in FIFA World Cup tournament in 2006 and 2014.
As of 2019, Masoud Shojaei has an estimated net worth around $1 million, including his income and assets. Currently signed to Tractor Sazi, his annual salary is assumed €52,000 per annum from the club.
While with AEK Athens, he reportedly made an annual salary above €50,000 from the club with weekly salary being around €1K. His current market value as of December 2018 is £450,000.
Masoud Shojaei is enjoying his life and spending his earning to travel and dine in the most expensive places and restaurant to indicate his lavish lifestyle.
Masoud Shojaei stands over 6 feet and 1 inch tall and weighs about 73 kg. He is a Muslim by religion. He is a married man as revealed by many sites. He openly supports causes like the Iranian Green Movement, lifting the ban on women in Iran in the stadium. He also talked about regret that his mother, wife, and sister could never watch him play in the stadium.
He was reported to repealing the ban with the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani in July 2017.
He is also quite vocal about corruption plaguing Iranian football and raised his voice against child sexual abuses. For his offensive comments, he was summoned to Ethics Committee of the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran.
Masoud Shojaei was to born to Iranian parent, Mohammad Reza Shojaei, and mother on 9 June 1984 in Shiraz, Iran. He also has a sister and holds Iranian nationality.
He started his early career playing for junior teams of local Iranian football clubs, Sanat Naft, and Saipa FC.
After beginning his professional playing career at Sanat Naft during 2002/03 season, he moved to fellow Iranian club, Saipa. He then joined UAE football club, Al Sharjah SC in 2006 and scored his first goal for the team against Emirates Club on October 3.
He later signed a three-year contract with the Spanish club, CA Osasuna in the summer of 2008 and was sold to the Spanish side by Al Sharjah SC for $ 7.39 million that later on went to reduced to $ 4.31million during his end of the stay.
Shojaei made his debut for Osasuna against Villarreal CF on August 31, 2008. He moved and signed a one-year contract deal with UD Las Palamas in September 2013. He made his debut as well scoring his first goal for the side in the same against CE Sabadell FC.
He signed with the Qatari football club, Al Shahania Sports Club and a scored a memorable hattrick against Al Sadd SC on December 14, 2014.
After his stint with Al Shahania Sports Club, he joined Al Gharafa Sports Club for $ 1 million in 2015.
During July 2016, he signed with Greek football team, Panionios FC for a year-long deal and is currently playing for AEK Athens who he signed a six-month contract with the club in 2017. He made his debut against Panetolikos F.C. on January 6, 2018.
He scored his first club goal for AEK against AEL Football Club on March 1, 2018.
Furthermore, Shojaei joined Tractor Sazi F.C. on a three-year contract, on 2 August 2018.
After playing for Iran in U 23 sides he made his debut for senior Iranian side in 2004 after being called up for 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
Masoud Shojaei scored his first international goal for senior Iran national team against Saudi Arabia during 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification on 28 March 2009.