Hamed Kavianpour

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Hamed Kavianpour
Personal information
Full name Hamed Kavianpour
Date of birth (1978-12-01) December 1, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Bandar Anzali, Iran
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1995 Bonyad Shahid
1995–1997 Moghavemat Mashhad
1997–1998 Persepolis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Persepolis 110 (8)
2002–2003 Al-Wasl
2003–2006 Persepolis 41 (1)
2006 Kayserispor 4 (0)
2007–2008 Steel Azin (0)
2009–2010 Steel Azin 23 (0)
National team
2000–2004 Iran 50 (1)
* 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

Hamed Kavianpour (Persian: حامد کاویانپور‎, born December 1, 1978) is a retired Iranian professional football player.

Club career[edit]

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.

In May 2006 he signed a two-year contract to play for Turkish club Kayserispor in Turkish Premier Super League.

On September 22, 2006 the Turkish club announced that they will release the Iranian midfielder as he was allegedly tested positive for doping after the match against Erciyesspor.[1]

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[edit]

As of 24 May 2010
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
1998–99 Persepolis Azadegan League 0 - -
1999–00 0
2000–01 21 2 2
2001–02 Persian Gulf Cup 23 1 0
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2002–03 Al Wasl UAE Football League - -
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2003–04 Persepolis Persian Gulf Cup 14 1 - -
2004–05 2 0 - -
2005–06 25 0 - -
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
2006–07 Kayserispor Süper Lig 4 0 - -
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2007–08 Steel Azin Azadegan League 0 - -
2009–10 Persian Gulf Cup 23 0 - -
Total Iran 9 2
Total United Arab Emirates 0 0
Total Turkey 4 0 0 0
Career total 2
  • Assist Goals
Season Team Assists
05–06 Persepolis 2
09–10 Steel Azin 0

International career[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Doping allegations at Kayseri". Turkish Daily News. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-09-23. 

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