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Jafar Ashraf Kashani (Persian: جعفر اشرف کاشانی‎, March 21, 1944 – October 2, 2019) was an Iranian football player. He was scouted by Abbas Ekrami, Shahin F.C.'s founder when he was 16. After Shahin's dissolution, he joined Persepolis F.C. and played until 1974 when he was captain. Then he was employed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked in embassies in Germany and UAE. He was also a member of board of directors at IRIFF and Persepolis. He died on 2 October 2019 due to a heart attack. He was board secretary of Persepolis at the time of his death.[1]

Jafar Kashani
Personal information
Full name Jafar Ashraf Kashani
Date of birth (1944-03-21)21 March 1944
Place of birth Tehran, Imperial Iran
Date of death 2 October 2019(2019-10-02) (aged 75)
Place of death Tehran, Iran
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1960–1965 Shahin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1967 Shahin 43 (2)
1967–1975 Persepolis 176 (9)
National team
1968–1974 Iran 38 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


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