Extra stadium info – Azadi Stadium
The stadium’s record attendance of 128,000 was set in 1998, when the national football team of Iran faced Australia for a FIFA World Cup qualifier. Esteghlal, the first-ever Iranian winner of the Asian football champions for clubs, and their arch-rivals Perspolis use the venue for home games. They became the first Iranian sports clubs with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. Ali Daei played numerous matches for Perspolis. He became the first Iranian football player to feature in the UEFA Champions League. At the time, Ali Daei played for the world famous German side FC Bayern München.