The first player to score for Iran in the World Cup.
Danaei Fard , the son of another famous Iranian footballer and coach ,Ali only made his debut for Team Melli in the qualification rounds of the FIFA World Cup 1978 in the match against Saudi Arabia. He was a late starter for Team Melli , however , he was quite impressive i the league.
He scored the famous goal against Scotland when he dribbled past Archie Gemmell and scored from an acute angle to record the first goal for Iran and also the first point in the World Cup.
Saudi Arabia 07-Jan-77