Place of birthIsfahan, Iran NameNiloufar Ardalan 2001–Zob Ahan PositionMidfielder
YearsTeam SpouseMehdi Toutounchi Playing positionmidfielder RoleFootball player
Date of birth(1985-06-02) 2 June 1985 (age 30) 2007–Iran national football team
Current teamZob Ahan Isfahan F.C.
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Niloufar Ardalan (born 2 June 1985) is an Iranian football player currently playing for "Zob Ahan Banovan". Ardalan plays as a left midfielder for the Iran women's national football team. She is also captain of that team.
In September 2015, she missed the Asian Cup because her husband refused to let her travel. This is allowed under Islamic laws enforced in Iran. Later the same year her husband also refused her to go to the world championships in Guatemala. Ardalan went to court, and the judge allowed her to go to the world championships.