|Full name||Karo Haghverdian|
|Date of birth||11 January 1945|
|Place of birth||Tehran, Iran|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 February 2012
Haghverdian started playing football at the age of 13 when he joined amateur side Gohar F.C. Under the guidance of coach Areshavir Yeritsian, Haghverdian developed into a star player for the team. However, his parents - worried about how his passion for football was affecting his schooling - cautioned Haghverdian to stop playing football and to concentrate on his studies instead.
Going against his parent's wishes, Haghverdian continued to play. His performances on the pitch helped his team win several local championships.
In 1963, Haghverdian was spotted by Ararat Tehran FC coach Garnik Mehrabian. Noticing his talent, Mehrabian immediately signed Haghverdian to a contract for the remainder of the season. Haghverdian continued to play for the team for three seasons, until he was spotted by Taj S.C. manager Zdravko Rajkov. Haghverdian spent 6 seasons with Taj S.C., in where he participated in a record 17 Tehran derbys against rival Persepolis F.C.
- Karo Haghverdian at National-Football-Teams.com