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 championship for clubs, and their arch-rivals Persepolis use the venue for home games. They became the first Iranian sports clubs with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. Both clubs also became the first sports clubs from Tehran with a value of €10 million. Ali Daei played numerous matches for Persepolis. 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.