Mohammad Rouyanian

Mohammad Reza Rouyanian (Persian: محمدرضا رویانیان‎) is an Iranian businessman, football administrator and former Revolutionary Guard commander. He was the chairman of famous multisport club Persepolis Athletic and Cultural Club from 20 September 2011 until his resignation on 22 January 2014. He was Head of Transportation Management Center from 2007 to 2011. Before that, he was Commissioner of the City of Tehran Transportation Police between 2005 and 2007.

Mohammad-Reza Rouyanian
محمد رویانیان
Mohammad Rouyanian press conference.jpg
Anooshiravan Rouyanian[1]

(1960-05-12) May 12, 1960 (age 60)
Military career
Service/branchRevolutionary Committees
Revolutionary Guards
Law Enforcement Force
Years of service1981–2007
Rank2nd Brigadier general
Commands heldTraffic Police of Tehran
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War

Early lifeEdit

He was born on 12 May 1960 in Noor, Mazandaran Province, Iran. He was joined to the City of Noor Police in 1981 and became Commissioner ten years later. After serving two years as Commissioner of Noor Police, he was appointed as Commissioner of Mazandaran Province Police in 1993. He is married and has two daughters and one son.

Police careerEdit

He was Commissioner of Mazandaran Province Police from 1993 to 2000. He was appointed as first Head of Social Section and was in office until 2005[2] He became Commissioner of the City of Tehran Transportation Police in 2005. Rouyanian was retired in 2007 and was appointed as Transportation Management Center by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad one the same year.[3] He resigned from this position in 2011.

Sports careerEdit

He was a member of Iran military team from 1985 to 1990. He was Ahmadinejad's candidate as head of National Sports Organization in 2009 to succeeding Mohammad Aliabadi but he was refused and withdrawn from this position. He was appointed as one of the Board of Directors of the Persepolis club on 19 September 2011 and was elected as chairman of Persepolis and succeeded Habib Kashani, a day after on 20 September 2011.

On 23 December 2011, Rouyanian appointed Mustafa Denizli as new coach of Persepolis.

He signed contracts with Saeid Ghadami and Éamon Zayed in mid-season as the first players who signed during his time as chairman of Persepolis and also brought back the legend, Mehdi Mahdavikia and signed with Asmir Avdukić on loan.

He managed to attract major players in the transfer season, summer 2012. Shahab Gordan, Jalal Hosseini, Hossein Mahini, Mehrdad Pouladi, Mohsen Bengar, Mohammad Ghazi, Mohammad Ghazi, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Afshin Esmaeilzadeh, Roberto Sousa, Karim Ansarifard, Amir Abedzadeh, Mehrzad Madanchi and Nilson Corrêa, are an example of his purchase. Since then, the team was dubbed the Red Galaxy. After Denizli's resignation, he open talks with Manuel José, Bruno Metsu, Gérard Houllier and Gabriel Calderón and finally signs with Manuel José. In middle of that season José was fired and Yahya Golmohammadi who was the second team coach accepted the president's offer to lead Persepolis. On 20 May 2013, Ali Daei was officially announced as the club's manager for the next three seasons by Rouyanian.[4][5][6][7][8] On 22 January 2014, Rouyanian resigned as the club's chairman and his resignation was accepted by the board of directors.


Rank Player From Year
1.   Saeid Ghadami   Foolad 2011
2.   Éamon Zayed   Derry City 2011
3.   Mehdi Mahdavikia   Damash Gilan 2012
4.   Hossein Hooshyar   Shahrdari Yasuj 2012
5.   Hossein Kanaani Youth System 2012
6.   Mehrdad Pooladi   Mes Kerman 2012
7.   Asmir Avdukić   Borac Banja Luka 2012
8.   Mohammad Ghazi   Zob Ahan 2012
9.   Shahab Gordan   Zob Ahan 2012
10.   Hossein Mahini   Zob Ahan 2012
11.   Jalal Hosseini   Sepahan 2012
12.   Mohsen Bengar   Sepahan 2012
13.   Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh   Rah Ahan 2012
14.   Afshin Esmaeilzadeh   Damash 2012
15.   Karim Ansarifard   Saipa 2012
16.   Roberto Sousa   Marítimo 2012
17.   Amir Abedzadeh   LA Blues 2012
18.   Mehrzad Madanchi   Al-Shaab 2012
19.   Nilson Corrêa   Guimarães 2012
20.   Reza Haghighi   Fajr Sepasi 2013
21.   Adel Kolahkaj   Sepahan 2013
22.   Marko Perović   Red Star Belgrade 2013
23.   Reza Mohammadi   Sepahan 2013
24.   Vlatko Grozdanoski   Liaoning Whowin 2013
25.   Omid Alishah   Rah Ahan 2013
26.   Mehdi Seyed-Salehi   Tractor Sazi 2013
27.   Meysam Hosseini   Naft Tehran 2013
28.   Mehrdad Kafshgari   Rah Ahan 2013
29.   Milad Gharibi   Saipa 2013
30.   Mohammad Abbaszadeh   Nassaji 2013
31.   Younes Shakeri   Aboomoslem 2013
32.   Payam Sadeghian   Zob Ahan 2013
33.   Ghasem Dehnavi   Tractor Sazi 2013
34.   Marko Šćepanović   FK Mladost Podgorica 2013
35.   Milad Kamandani Youth System 2013
36.   Farshad Ghasemi Youth System 2013
37.   Mohammad Reza Khalatbari   Ajman 2013
38.   Farzad Hatami   Foolad 2013


  1. ^ نام اصلی رویانیان فارس
  2. ^ "Mohammad Rouyanian's speaking about his careers". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
  3. ^ Rouyanian appointed as TMC head
  4. ^ "گل محمدی سرمربی پرسپولیس شد".
  5. ^ "داستان خداحافظی مهدوی کیا/ دوباره شأن پنج دقیقه ایی به میان آمد".
  6. ^ "نقش گل محمدی و اخلاق در ماجرای خداحافظی غریبانه مهدوی کیا".
  7. ^ "يحيي گل محمدي استعفا داد".
  8. ^ "علی دایی سرمربی پرسپولیس شد". Archived from the original on 2013-06-15.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Habib Kashani
Persepolis chairman
Succeeded by
Ali Parvin