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Vafa Hakhamaneshi Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Vafa Hakhamaneshi Quick Info
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 87 kg
Date of Birth March 27, 1991
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Light Brown

Vafa Hakhamaneshi is an Iranian professional soccer player who has represented, as a defender, Sepahan Novin F.C. (2008-2010), Foolad Natanz F.C. (2010-2011), Naft Tehran F.C. (2011-2013), Foolad F.C. (2013-2014), Fajr Sepasi Shiraz F.C. (2014-2016), F.C. Rayka Babol (2016-2018), Khak Naft Abadan F.C. (2018-2019), Zob Ahan Esfahan F.C. (2020), and Tractor S.C. (2020-2021) in Iran; Al-Minaa SC (2019-2020) in Iraq; Ratchaburi F.C. (2021) in Thailand; and Chennaiyin FC (2022-Present) in India. With Foolad F.C., Vafa won the Persian Gulf Pro League (the highest division of professional soccer in Iran) title in the 2013-14 season. It was the club’s 2nd such title and made it the then 4th most successful team in the competition. As of December 2022, the club was just one among 4 to have won the Persian Gulf Pro League title more than once. The other 3 clubs to have done so were Esteghlal F.C. (4 titles), Sepahan S.C. (5 titles), and Persepolis F.C. (7 titles). At the international level, he has represented Iran at the under-20 tier.

Born Name

Vafa Hakhamaneshi

Nick Name

Vafa

Vafa Hakhamaneshi as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2022
Vafa Hakhamaneshi as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2022 (Vafa Hakhamaneshi / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Bandar-e Torkman, Golestan Province, Iran

Residence

Bandar-e Torkman, Golestan Province, Iran

Nationality

Iranian nationality flag

 

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

Vafa Hakhamaneshi as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2022
Vafa Hakhamaneshi as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2022 (Vafa Hakhamaneshi / Instagram)

Shirt Number

  • 19 – Sepahan Novin F.C.
  • 21 – Naft Tehran F.C.
  • 33 – Foolad F.C., Fajr Sepasi Shiraz F.C.
  • 15, 6 – F.C. Rayka Babol
  • 69 – Khak Naft Abadan F.C., Ratchaburi F.C.
  • 6 – Al-Minaa SC, Chennaiyin FC
  • 15 – Zob Ahan Esfahan F.C., Tractor S.C.

Playing Position

Defender

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 6 in or 198 cm

Weight

87 kg or 192 lbs

Vafa Hakhamaneshi as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2022
Vafa Hakhamaneshi as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2022 (Vafa Hakhamaneshi / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Iranian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Towering frame
  • Side-parted, wavy hair
  • Affable smile
  • Clean-shaven look
  • Has his right arm covered in tattoos

Religion

Islam

Vafa Hakhamaneshi as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2022
Vafa Hakhamaneshi as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2022 (Vafa Hakhamaneshi / Instagram)

Vafa Hakhamaneshi Facts

  1. Vafa started his youth career in 2008 when, as a 17-year-old, he joined the youth system of the top-flight Iranian professional soccer club Sepahan S.C. 
  2. Although he stayed in that system until 2010, his senior career began in 2008 itself when he started representing Sepahan Novin F.C. It is the reserve team of Sepahan S.C. and competes in the 4th tier of the Iranian soccer league system.
  3. In September 2022, on his club debut for Chennaiyin FC, against TRAU FC in a Durand Cup match, he scored a goal from a header in a 4–1 win. This was just the 3rd goal of his senior-level professional cub/domestic career, having played at the level for nearly 15 years by then. The Durand Cup, an annual Indian domestic soccer competition that was first held in 1888, is the oldest existing club soccer tournament in Asia and the 5th oldest national soccer competition in the world.
  4. In October 2022, in an ISL (Indian Super League, the top division of the Indian professional soccer league system) home match against Bengaluru FC, Vafa volunteered to serve as Chennaiyin FC’s goalkeeper after the team’s regular goalkeeper was sent off with 8 minutes remaining in the match. He performed quite admirably and did not concede a goal in the remainder of the match as it petered out into a 1-1 draw.
  5. In November 2022, after scoring Chennaiyin FC’s winning goal in a match against East Bengal Club, he ran straight to the camera behind the goal and lifted his shirt above his head to reveal a message that read #WOMEN #LIFE #FREEDOM.
  6. He later stated that he wanted to draw everyone’s attention to the bloody protests going on in his home country of Iran that were sparked by the custodial death of a 22-year-old woman who was detained by the country’s morality police because of her clothing. He wanted to express his solidarity with the protesters who were facing a brutal crackdown by the country’s ultra-orthodox ruling elite and police.

Featured Image by Vafa Hakhamaneshi / Instagram

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