|Place of birth Tehran, Iran|
Name Mohammad Ansarifard
Role Football player
|Full name Mohammad Hassan Ansarifard|
Date of birth (1962-09-09) September 9, 1962 (age 53)
Mohammad Hassan Ansarifard (Persian: محمدحسن انصاریفرد, born 1962 in Tehran) is a former Iranian football player, having played in Persepolis F.C. and the Iranian national football team. He was the chairman of Persepolis F.C. from 2005 until 2007 and also chairman of Rah Ahan F.C. from 2007 to 2012. He is the younger brother of Abbas Ansarifard.
He started his football career before the Iranian revolution, playing with Homayoun F.C.. After the revolution he played for Shahin F.C. and Takavar F.C.. In 1985, he moved to Persepolis F.C. and stayed there until 1992. He was a member of the Iranian national team during the same time.
He began his coaching career in Fath F.C., soon moving to Payanehaye Isfahan. He also had a brief coaching stint in Mashhad, coaching Partsazan. He then was asked to coach the Iranian national futsal team. He was very successful there, winning numerous Asian Championships and helping the team qualify to the World Cup of Futsal. He left the team after three years, and became head coach of Persepolis' futsal club . His time there was short, and he moved to Iran Khodro futsal club, helping them win the national league.
Ansarifard was a Transitory board member of the Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation from December 17, 2006 to May 8, 2010.
On December 5, 2005, by three votes to two, he was chosen to be Persepolis' chairman after the resignation of Hojatollah Khatib. In April 2007, Ansarfar resigned from his post because of pressure from political board members.
In late April 2007 Ansarifard submitted his resignation to Ali Saeedlu in protest to the intervention of Physical Education on appointing several new managers into the club Management committee. It was reported that Persepolis management has accepted Ansarifar's resignation, however this was not the case, and Ansarifard remained as chairman of Persepolis until the end of the 2006/07 season.
Ansarifard becomes chairman of IPL side Rah Ahan F.C. on August 1, 2007. He resigned effective on July 12, 2012.