Mehdi Rahmati born February 2, 1983 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian footballgoalkeeper who currently plays for Esteghlal in the Iran Pro League. He previously played for Iranian national teambefore being retired in 2012.
Mehdi Rahmati started his professional career with Fajr Sepasi in 2000, he stayed for four years at the club and made 40 appearances before transferring to Sepahan. After only one season with Sepahan, Rahmati again transferred, this time to Esteghlal. Although he had good performance in the Esteghlal squad, Vahid Talebloo had better performances and he proved himself as the number one keeper for Esteghlal.
Mehdi Rahmati again left this time to Mes Kerman where he played very well. He continued performing well in Mes and helped the club qualify for the AFC Champions League for the first time in the club’s history. Persepolis showed some interest on him but he reject the bid.
On 14 July 2009, Rahmati signed a two-year contract with Sepahan for an approximate sum of $450,000 turning down an offer from Norwegian giants Rosenborg BK. At Sepahan he was the first choice keeper for the entire season and one of the most important players that helped the club win the league. He repeated the same feat with Sepahan the next season, he was regarded as the league’s best goalkeeper after his performances with Sepahan.