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Minavand in 2015
|Date of birth||30 November 1975|
|Place of birth||Tehran, Iran|
|Date of death||27 January 2021(aged 45)|
|Place of death||Tehran, Iran|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|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.
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.
|Sturm Graz||1998–99||Austrian Football Bundesliga||17||0||2||1||3||0||1||0||23||1|||
|Charleroi||2001–02||Belgian First Division||2||0||0||0||—||2||0|
- Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Minavand goal.
|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)|
- Mehrdad Minavand at National-Football-Teams.com
- Mamrud, Roberto (4 June 2005). "Mehrdad Minavand – International Appearances". RSSSF.
- "Football icons wish Minavand a speedy recovery in his battle with COVID-19". Tehran Times. 21 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
- "Persepolis Football Club veteran dies of COVID-19". iranpress.com. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
- "Former Iran and Persepolis midfielder Minavand dies". Tehran Times. 27 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
- "Mehrdad Minavand » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
- "Mehrdad Minavand on National Football Teams database".
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