The Retired Football star “Ali Karimi” exercising too hard
In international football, Karimi made his Iran debut on 13 October 1998, at the age of 19. He made 127 career appearances in total, appearing at five major tournaments including 1998 Asian Games, 2000, 2004, and 2007 Asian Cups and 2006 FIFA World Cup. Renowned for his on-the-ball skill, dribbling runs and playmaking ability, he was often referred to as the Asian Maradona and The Magician. He was believed to be one of Asia’s greatest players, and is often listed as one of the greatest players of all time. In June 2020, he was named as the best foreign player in the United Arab Emirates league with 25 percent of the votes in a poll conducted by the Albayan website, along with Chilean midfielder Jorge Valdivia.