|Full name||Hamed Kavianpour|
|Date of birth||December 1, 1978|
|Place of birth||Bandar Anzali, Iran|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 December 2008
He has played most of his career for Persepolis FC where he had several good seasons, playing in the midfield with his great skill and dribbling. His critics however claim his dribbling delays the speed of the game.
During 2001 and 2002 some English clubs showed interest in him and he had trials with clubs such as Bolton Wanderers, Ipswich Town F.C., Newcastle United F.C., and Reading F.C., but Persepolis preferred that he sign a one-year contract with UAE club Al Wasl in July 2002.
The Turkish Football Federation banned Kavianpour from playing in Turkey for 2 years, however Kavianpour planned to appeal to the Turkish Football Federation in order to reduce the ban. The ban was later reduced to 1 year.
He was backed in Tehran, Iran, played for Steel Azin from 2007 to 2010 amongst a series of big signings of the club such as Ali Karimi and Ferydoon Zandi. In an interview with Iranian TV Channel 3, he mentioned that he plans to play for a division 1 club in 2012.
Club career statistics
- As of 24 May 2010
|2001–02||Persian Gulf Cup||23||1||0|
|United Arab Emirates||League||President's Cup||Asia||Total|
|2002–03||Al Wasl||UAE Football League||-||-|
|2003–04||Persepolis||Persian Gulf Cup||14||1||-||-|
|2007–08||Steel Azin||Azadegan League||0||-||-|
|2009–10||Persian Gulf Cup||23||0||-||-|
|Total||United Arab Emirates||0||0|
- Assist Goals
He made his debut for Iran national team in March 2000 against Cyprus. He was one of Iran's main players in 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign, which ended with a dramatic 2-1 aggregate defeat against Ireland. Until 2004 he was a regular starter for the team and earned 50 caps with Team Melli.