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Mehrdad Minavand

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Mehrdad Minavand
Minavand in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-11-30)30 November 1975
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Date of death 27 January 2021(2021-01-27) (aged 45)
Place of death Tehran, Iran
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Left midfielder
Youth career
Atash Neshani
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Pas
1995–1998 Persepolis 89 (13)
1998–2001 Sturm Graz 67 (1)
2001–2002 Charleroi 2 (0)
2002 Al-Shabab
2002–2004 Persepolis 19 (0)
2004–2005 Sepahan 19 (0)
2005–2006 Rah Ahan 0 (0)
National team
1996–2003 Iran 68 (4)
Teams managed
2009 Persepolis B
2014–2015 Khooneh Be Khooneh (assistant)
2016 Khooneh Be Khooneh (assistant)
2018 Sepidrood Rasht (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mehrdad Minavand (Persian: مهرداد میناوند‎, 30 November 1975 – 27 January 2021) was an Iranian professional footballer and coach. He played mostly as a left midfielder but was also deployed as a left winger or left-back.[1]

Club career

Minavand was born in Tehran. He played for a few clubs, including Keshavarz F.C., Persepolis FC, Sturm Graz (Austria), Sporting Charleroi (Belgium) and Al-Shabab (United Arab Emirates) as well as Sepahan. He last played for Rah Ahan FC, but left the team after the 2005–06 season. He played 21 matches in UEFA Champions League and he is all-time record holder among the Iranian footballers in this feature.

International career

He played for the Iran national football team and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Death

On 21 January 2021, Minavand was hospitalised due to COVID-19.[3] Six days later it was announced, he died from the disease.[4][5]

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Persepolis 1995–96 Azadegan League 30 4 30 4 [1]
1996–97 31 5 31 5 [1]
1997–98 28 4 28 4 [1]
Total 89 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 13
Sturm Graz 1998–99 Austrian Football Bundesliga 17 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 23 1 [6]
1999–00 23 0 0 0 5 0 28 0 [6]
2000–01 27 1 0 0 13 0 40 1 [6]
Total 67 1 2 1 21 0 1 0 91 2
Charleroi 2001–02 Belgian First Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
Persepolis 2002–03 Pro League 8 0 8 0 [1]
2003–04 11 0 11 0 [1]
Total 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Sepahan 2004–05 Pro League 19 0 19 0 [1]
Career total 196 14 2 1 21 0 1 0 220 15

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Iran[7]
1996 7 1
1997 16 2
1998 10 0
1999 3 0
2000 12 0
2001 16 1
2002 4 0
Total 68 4
Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Minavand goal.[7]
List of international goals scored by Mehrdad Minavand
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 December 1996 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Thailand 2–0 3–1 1996 Asian Cup
2 2 June 1997 Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus, Syria  Maldives 17–0 17–0 1998 World Cup qualification
3 4 June 1997 Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus, Syria  Kyrgyzstan 5–0 7–0
4 31 October 2001 Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 3–0 3–0 2002 World Cup qualification (play-off)

Honours

Club

Persepolis

Sturm Graz

Individual

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Mehrdad Minavand at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (4 June 2005). "Mehrdad Minavand – International Appearances". RSSSF.
  3. ^ "Football icons wish Minavand a speedy recovery in his battle with COVID-19". Tehran Times. 21 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Persepolis Football Club veteran dies of COVID-19". iranpress.com. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Former Iran and Persepolis midfielder Minavand dies". Tehran Times. 27 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Mehrdad Minavand » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Mehrdad Minavand on National Football Teams database".
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