Hamid Derakhshan

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Hamid Derakhshan
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Personal information
Full name Hamid Reza Derakhshan
Date of birth (1957-12-31) December 31, 1957 (age 56)
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Persepolis (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1987 Persepolis
1987–1991 Qatar SC
1991–1992 Al-Sadd
1992–1994 Persepolis
National team
1980–1993 Iran 41 (9)
Teams managed
1994–1995 Persepolis
1997 Persepolis
2001–2002 Iran U-17
2002–2003 Rah Ahan
2009–2010 Paykan
2010–2011 Shahrdari Tabriz
2011–2012 Shahin Bushehr
2012–2013 Damash Gilan
2014– Persepolis
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hamid Reza Derakhshan (Persian: حمید درخشان‎, born December 31, 1957 in Tehran, Iran) is a retired Iranian football player and now manager who currently manages Persepolis in Iran Pro League.

He was a midfielder for a number of clubs, most notably Persepolis as well as the Iran national football team. He played a total of twelve years at Persepolis and also played five years at Qatar SC and Al-Sadd. After his retirement as a player, he became manager of Persepolis, managed team from 1994 to 1995 and 1997. He later managed other Iranian clubs like Rah Ahan, Paykan, Shahrdari Tabriz, Shahin Bushehr and Damash Gilan. In September 2014, he returned as manager of Persepolis, after he served as club's technical manager.

Club career[edit]

Derakhshan started his club career with Persepolis. After playing ten years for Persepolis, he left the club for Qatar where he joined Qatar SC for which he played for four years followed by one season in Al-Sadd. Although he played for Persepolis on loan during 1990 Asian Cup Winners Cup when Persepolis won the title. He returned to Persepolis and played his last two years at Persepolis before retiring in 1994.

International career[edit]

He was a member of the Iran national under-20 football team at 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship. He played for Iran national football team at 1980 AFC Asian Cup, 1982 Asian Games, 1984 AFC Asian Cup, 1986 Asian Games. He was captain of Iran national football team at ECO Cup in 1993 and 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualifications.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date City Opponent Result
1 5 August 1980 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 2–0
2 29 September 1980 Kuwait City, Kuwait  North Korea 3–0
3 15 August 1984 Jakarta, Indonesia  Philippines 7–1
4 13 December 1984 Singapore, Singapore  Saudi Arabia 1–1
5 20 February 1986 Tehran, Iran  Ghana 2–0
6 27 September 1991 Tehran, Iran  Algeria 2–1
7 6 July 1993 Tehran, Iran  Syria 1–1
8 18 October 1993 Doha, Qatar  Japan 2–1
9 22 October 1993 Doha, Qatar  Iraq 1–2

Coaching career[edit]

He started his coaching career, as coach of Persepolis in 1995. He also coached Iran national under-20 football team in 2001 but was sacked after it was discovered that he had been using overage players in his teams. He also briefly acted as an assistant coach to Branko Ivankovic in 2002. He was the technical manager of Persepolis from 2004 until 2008 and Paykan in 2008–09 season. He became the head coach of Paykan in summer 2009. He was appointed as Shahrdari Tabriz's head coach on 10 October 2010[1] and was sacked by club on 19 June 2011. He was appointed as Shahin Bushehr's head coach on 26 June 2011. He was resigned on 5 October 2011 but was re-signed with Shahin on 13 February 2012. He was resigned again after a series of the problem in the club that led team in the relegation zone and losing 2012 Hazfi Cup Final. On 21 September 2012, he was signed as new head coach of Damash Gilan but was sacked on 3 March 2013 after a series of bad results.

On 10 September 2014, Derakhshan became manager of Persepolis, replacing sacked Ali Daei.

As of 11 December 2014
Nat Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Iran Persepolis July 1994 January 1995 33 16 10 7 48.48% 104 68 +36
Iran Iran U17 March 2000 January 2001 13 9 0 4 69.23% 41 10 +31
Iran Paykan July 2009 July 2010 35 9 15 11 25.71% 41 45 -4
Iran Shahrdari Tabriz October 2010 July 2011 34 8 13 13 23.52% 45 53 -8
Iran Shahin Bushehr July 2011 October 2011 9 2 4 3 22.22% 9 6 +3
Iran Shahin Bushehr February 2012 April 2012 4 0 3 1 00.00% 1 2 –1
Iran Damash Gilan September 2012 March 2013 22 6 9 7 27.27% 23 24 –1
Iran Persepolis September 2014 Present 14 6 3 5 46.15% 20 17 +3
Total 161 56 56 50 35.44% 284 224 +60

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Club[edit]

Persepolis

International[edit]

Iran

As a manager[edit]

Club[edit]

Shahin Bushehr

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