Government mercenaries and supporters of Ebrahim Raisi during protests in 2022
(born 22 June 1971) is a football coach and former player who played as a striker. In December 2006, Azizi was appointed the manager of Aboomoslem, a Mashhad based football club that he had started his career with in the early 1990s. He was replaced by Parviz Mazloumi in October 2007. He was head coach of Payam Khorasan and Esteghlal Ahvaz for a short time. In 2011, he was appointed as head coach of Aboomoslem for a second time but parted company with the club on 1 June 2012.
Notably known as a football coach and former player, Khodadad Azizi made headlines for his unexpected involvement in the protests. Azizi, who had previously managed the Aboomoslem football club, was briefly associated with the demonstrations before parting ways with the club.