Adel Ferdosipour

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Adel Ferdosipour
File:عادل فردوسی پور.jpg
At Sharif University of Technology in his class, instructing students.
Born Adel Ferdosipour
(1974-10-02) 2 October 1974 (age 45)
Tehran, Iran
Residence Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Education Sharif University of Technology, Tehran
Occupation Television sports commentator
Employer IRIB & Sharif University of Technology
Home town Kerman

Adel Ferdosipour (Persian:عادل فروسی پور ; born 2 October 1974), is an Iranian journalist, translator, football commentator and television show host and producer. He is the host and producer of the popular TV show Navad (ninety in Persian language, with reference to standard duration of an association football match). The TV show "Navad" has been on air for 17 years now. His parents are from Rafsanjan, a town in Kerman Province. He is an alumnus of Sharif University of Technology & a lecturer of professional language. Adel is a close friend to Ali Daei as they both attended the same university. He is a member and the captain of celebrities team in Iran.[1]


Adel Ferdosipour is considered to be one of the most popular public figures in Iran, all due to his honesty, sincerity, and even questioning and disagreeing with high authority officials. His program, which airs on Monday nights, has an audience of over 20 million (40 million has also been stated by some sources). Newsweek Magazine considered Ferdosipour among 20 powerful persons of Iran in 2009 because of his widespread popularity.[2]