|Full name Esmail Halali|
Name Esmail Halali
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Role Football player
1989–1992 Tractor Sazi
|Date of birth (1973-08-13) August 13, 1973 (age 42)|
Current team Mes Soongoun (head coach)
Esmail Halali (Persian: اسماعيل حلالى , born on August 13, 1973 in Tabriz) is an Iranian retired football player and current manager of Mes Soongoun.
He began his professional career with Tractor Sazi in 1989 and was promoted to the first-team squad in 1992. After the relegation of Tractor in 1995, he left the team and joins to Persepolis. He played for Perseopolis seven season but was sell to Sanat Naft at the end of the 2001–02 season. He also played at the Paykan, Esteghlal Ahvaz, Shahrdari Bandar Abbas (in Azadegan League) and Shahin Bushehr in the next years. He announced his retirement in July 2008 to starting his coaching period.
He was invited to the national team by Tomislav Ivić when he was played for Persepolis. He has 15 caps at the Iran national football team and also was part of the team in 2000 AFC Asian Cup.
He was started his coaching career just months after his retirement at his beloved club, Persepolis as Hossein Abdi's assistant in B team. After Abdi resigned, he was named as the B team's head coach by chairman Habib Kashani on 1 July 2010. Under his management, Persepolis won the Tehran Provincial League and was promoted to the 3rd Division. They also won the Tehran Hazfi Cup at the same season and made a Double, the first B team to doing so.