Ali Samereh a player from Shiraz whose goals and performance in the league convinced Esteghlal Tehran management to recruit him for the club. Samereh obliged by scoring for the club at will on all levels.
He was called for national team duty and made several appearances, however he could not repeat his goal scoring feat at the national level.
With Samereh continued his first-rate performance with his club and was instrumental in the glory of Esteghlal Tehran, the club soon took the opportunity and sent him on loan to Perugia, a Serie 'A' Italian club.
Samereh's fortunes with Perugia was not very successful. He made only a handful of appearances with the club, soon to return back to Tehran.
After a period away from football due to injury, Samereh soon bounced back and continued his scoring for Esteghlal in 2003/04 season and once again was recalled to the National team..