Reza Ghoochannejhad and his wifey on tour in the U.S.
On 22 June 2016, Ghoochannejhad returned to former club Heerenveen with a two-year contract, In his first friendly match with the club he scored twice and also earned an assist. He scored his first and second goal for Heerenveen on 10 September 2016 in a 3–1 victory against Twente. He scored also twice in January 2017 in a match against ADO Den Haag, it was his second brace of the season and lifted Heerenveen to fourth place in the league. On 22 January 2017, Ghoochannejhad scored a hat-trick in a 4–3 loss against PSV Eindhoven.