Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says Iranians passion for football attracted him to sign for giants Persepolis.
The 31-year-old has been presented to fans in the capital Tehran and will be required to use his experience to help the side win their first league title in four years.
The former Juventus man says he was driven by the passion of Persepolis fans to sign for the club.
"The popularity and tradition of Persepolis, and its marvellous fans, were the main reasons for me to take my career to Asia," Appiah said
"I'm a footballer, I have a lot of energy, I can play and I want to be successful," said Appiah, who captained the Black Stars on their maiden World Cup appearance in 2006.
"I always love to play and I play with full force. I will do my best for this club."
Appiah has previously played for Fenerbache, Udinese, Parma, Bologna, Cesena and Serbian side Vojvodina.