One of the discoveries of the season 2014/15.
Pouraligangi played for Iran at several age levels.
In Naft Tehran , the midfielder excelled and displayed some exceptional form to help his team rise in the table to the top.
The emergence of the young Iranian made instant impact as an unlikely star. The second half of 2014 was one to remember as Pouraliganji's major defensive contributions for club Naft Tehran and the national Under-23 side led to a national team call-up after the Asian Games.
Pouraliganji selected by Carlos Queiroz as part of the squad for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 in Australia.
The dependable ball-playing centre-back shone in the Asian Cup as he helped Team Melli keep a clean sheet in the group stage and scored his team’s second goal in the quarter-finals.
Pouraligangi played for one season in the Chinese professional league with Tianjin Teda before moving to Qatar Star League in January 2016 joining Al Sadd club.