Nader Jahanfard Sports writer

Born January 17, 1959, in Tehran Iran, Nader Jahanfard has always had an infatuation for writing, and football (soccer). Being raised in a country where its people adored the beautiful game gave Nader the motivation to pursue his dream.

In 1997, his very first sports article was published in Toop International Sports Magazine.

He continued writing articles and doing interviews with the legends of the sports in two languages (English and Persian), for over a decade.

The highlight of Nader's sports writing career came in 2006 when he joined an elite group of media in Germany as a credited journalist to cover the World Cup.

Nader is well-known for his simple tone of reporting, and his straightforward language is liked by many who follow his writings intimately.

His first book titled; “Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned in Football” was published in April of 2009.

Today, Nader continues to do freelancing. He is a regular guest on VOA (Voice Of America-Persian), and he is also working to finish his 2nd book.


Nader currently works and resides in Northern California living with his wife and daughter.

He is a member of National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association (NSSA), and International Sports Press Association (AIPS), since 1994.