Alireza Faghani



With big-game experience and an extraordinary tolerance to the pressure imposed by fans watching around the world, Alireza Faghani thrives under the limelight of the largest stages in football.


Alireza is an international football referee, originating from Iran and considered one of the world’s premier football officials. Serving stints in the Iranian & Indian leagues, for the AFC Champions League and at FIFA World events, Alireza’s resume and reputation is revered and respected by players, coaches and other officials worldwide. Alizera has been an invaluable member of the FIFA officiating panel since 2008.


Alizera’s appearances on the global stage are countless, including the 2016 Olympics, 2015 & 2019 AFC Asian Cups, and the 2013 & 2015 FIFA World Cups. Most notably during the 2016 Olympics, Alizera was awarded the privilege of officiating the final between host Brazil and Germany, arguably the greatest stage for both player and referee to ever feature on. Subsequently, he has been awarded the “Iranian Referee of the Year” three times, and “Asian Referee of the Year” twice.


In September 2019, Alireza and his family migrated to Australia from Iran, where he signed as a full-time match official of the A-League. In his first season, he was awarded the responsibility of officiating the first Sydney Derby of the season and was held to high praise for his performance.

Having officiated admirably on the greatest stages of the football world whilst holding the fate of football history within his own decision-making, Alireza’s recounts and lessons from his past experiences both on and off the pitch are unmatched.

Sport: International Football Official & Referee


Competition: FIFA & International


Key Achievements:

  • 2019 A-League Match Official

  • 2019 AFC Asian Cup

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia

  • 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

  • 2017 Liga 1

  • 2016 Olympics Football Final

  • 2015 FIFA Club World Cup Final

  • 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final

  • 2014 AFC Champions League Final

  • Asian Referee of the Year – 2016 & 2018

  • Iranian Referee of the Year – 2011, 2015 & 2017

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  • Bornami

  • Lond Weil



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  • VIP Meet & Greets

  • Fundraising Events

  • Golf Tournaments

  • Corporate Events & Hospitality

  • Grand Openings


  • Officiating Clinics

  • Officiating Events

  • Special Guest Appearances

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