Rahman Rezaei: A steady defender from Esfahan who managed to attract the attention of Italian Club, Perugia after a short scouting session by the club officials.
His solid performance in the Calccio made him quite a popular player amongst the fans. He is also a good header of the ball and frequently joins the offense line during corner kicks and managed to score 5 goals for his club.
Rezaei joined Messina and soon became a regular starter for the club. A good start to the season was not sustained and eventually Messina was relegated to Serie "B"
He was among the key players for Iran in FIFA World Cup 2006, but he did not perform as well as everyone had hoped. He received some criticism following a couple mistakes which led to goals being scored against the team
He was transferred to Livorno in the beginning of Italian Seri 'A' season 2006/07