He started his professional career with playing for Khuzestani clubs, before moving to Esteghlal FC. After a couple of seasons, he elected to play professionally in Turkish league. The move was far from successful and Sohrab left this club in controversial circumstances.
He returned to Esteghlal soon after. His lack of playing time caused him to be transferred to Foolad. After an impressive season there he moved to Saba Battery. Bakhtiarizadeh was rejuvenated at Saba Battery, where a right mixture of older hands and young prospects ensured that this young team win its first trophy in a relatively short life span. Along with the likes of Ali Daei and Mohammad Navazi, Sohrab won the Hazfi Cup in 2004/05 season and hence qualified for the Asian Champions League. He continued his powerful performance at the heart of Saba defense and did his reputation no harm by scoring goals at set pieces. One of the most memorable moment of his game in the Hazfi Cup final in the 2nd leg was when he gave his team hope by firing a 37-yard thundering free kick that beat Sepahan's goalkeeper, hit the crossbar and even landed behind the goal line in the box and bounced out of the goal, but due to the vision of the linesman, it was not counted a goal.
He made his debut for Iran in October 1997 in a World Cup 1998 qualification game against Qatar in Tehran. He was not included in Iran's final squad for the 1998 Fifa World Cup, but he was an on-and-off starter for the national team until 2003, when he lost his spot.
His brilliant performance in the IPL 2005/06 season was rewarded by a recall to duty after a three-year absence from Team Melli. He appeared in two of Iran's games in World Cup 2006, starting against Angola and scoring Iran's only goal in the game. He was called up to the national team again after the World Cup, by new manager Ghalenoei, but did not participate. He has retired from international football now and only participates in club pl...[Read more]