Ali Ansarian Former Perspolis Defender Passes Away with COVID-19

  February 04, 2021   News ID 1801
Ali Ansarian Former Perspolis Defender Passes Away with COVID-19
Iran national football team has lost two renowned veterans in less than a week. Ali Ansarian and Mehrdad Minavand had both tested positive with COVID-19 and they couldn't survive the infection.

Tehran, SAEDNEWS, Feb. 4: Ali Ansarian dies of COVID-19 after two weeks of hospitalization in ICU and various medical interventions. Mehrdad Minavand the other famous veteran also died of Coronavirus one week ago.

Ali Ansarian passed away at the age of 43 at the Farhikhtegan Hospital in Tehran, capital of Iran. He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Farhikhtegan Hospital in Tehran on January 21, 2021. Ansarian started his footballing career in Fajr Sepasi in 1996 and joined Persepolis two years later.

Ansarian also represented Iran's national football team from 1998 to 2007. Last week, Mehrdad Minavand, who represented Iran in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, died of COVID-19 in Tehran.

Minavand was also a member of the Persepolis football club.

Some 79 deaths were caused by COVID-19 in Iran over the past 24 hours, spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday.

According to her report, the number of the total death toll reached 58,189.

SAEDNEWS English Service extends its deepest and most sincere condolences to the sports community and the family and loved ones of late Ali Ansarian for the loss of the veteran of Team Melli and Persepolis Club.