Vahid Hashemian Korbekandi
|Full name||Vahid Hashemian Korbekandi|
|Date of birth||21 July 1976|
|Place of birth||Tehran, Iran|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Hashemian started his professional football career with Pas Tehran in his homeland. He arrived in Germany for the 1999–2000 season to play for Hamburger SV. Although playing alongside his fellow Iranian international Mehdi Mahdavikia, he had just 12 appearances, so he left the club for VfL Bochum to show his real ability. He had three good seasons with Bochum, scoring 34 goals in 87 appearances. During his last season there he scored 16 goals, helping Bochum to finish fifth in the Bundesliga and qualify for the 2004–05 UEFA Cup. This prompted Bayern Munich to grant him in a €2M contract, hence giving him the chance to follow in the footsteps of Ali Daei. After one season with Bayern Munich, he joined Hannover 96 where he has been playing since season 2005–06. On 23 April 2008, VfL Bochum officials announced that he would return to their club in the season 2008–09. Hashemian signed a two year contract with an option for one extra year. He scored only one goal for the team and was benched most of the times in his first season. On 30 December 2010, Hashemian signed a deal with Iran Pro League side Persepolis. Where he was able to win the Hazfi Cup. On 19 July 2011, he extended his contract with the Iranian powerhouse Persepolis for another year. On 20 May 2012, It was announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season. On 21 July 2012, on his 36th birthday, he announced his retirement from football.
Club career statistics
- As of 23 May 2012
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Iran||League||Hazfi Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|1996–97||Fath Tehran||Second Division||25||8||–||–|
|1997–98||Pas Tehran||Azadegan League||–||–||–|
|2001–02||VfL Bochum||2. Bundesliga||21||8||1||0||–||–||22||8|
|Iran||League||Hazfi Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
Hashemian debuted for the Iran national football team on 1 December 1998 in a friendly match against Kazakhstan. After the 2000 Asian Cup he refused to play for Team Melli but after four years finally decided to come and help his country to qualify for the World Cup. Hashemian has been a key player for Iran national team in recent years and has scored vital goals for Team Melli, such as netting an important goal in a World Cup qualification game against Qatar in October 2004, as well as scoring two magnificent goals in a win over Japan in Tehran in March 2005. He played all three of Iran's games in the 2006 World Cup. He started in the line-up in all the games at 2007 Asian Cup, under Amir Ghalenoi, but has declined to play for Team Melli in the first round of 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying. Hashemian was later invited for the second round of World Cup Qualifying playing in Iran's 1–1 tie versus Saudi Arabia. He announced that he would no longer participate in the international matches and he is retired from Team Melli and he wishes to coach Team Melli when he retires from football.
|Iran national team|
|1||1 December 1998||Bangkok, Thailand||Kazakhstan||2–0||Win||1998 Asian Games|
|2||1 December 1998||Bangkok, Thailand||Kazakhstan||2–0||Win||1998 Asian Games|
|3||8 December 1998||Bangkok, Thailand||Oman||2–4||Lose||1998 Asian Games|
|4||7 June 1999||Edmonton, Canada||Guatemala||2–2||Draw||1999 Canada Cup|
|5||24 May 2000||Amman, Jordan||Kazakhstan||3–0||Win||2000 WAFF|
|6||24 May 2000||Amman, Jordan||Kazakhstan||3–0||Win||2000 WAFF|
|7||13 October 2004||Doha, Qatar||Qatar||3–2||Win||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8||13 October 2004||Doha, Qatar||Qatar||3–2||Win||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9||25 March 2005||Tehran, Iran||Japan||2–1||Win||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|10||25 March 2005||Tehran, Iran||Japan||2–1||Win||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|11||13 November 2005||Tehran, Iran||Togo||2–0||Win||Friendly|
|12||30 January 2006||Tehran, Iran||Costa Rica||3–2||Win||Friendly|
|13||31 May 2006||Tehran, Iran||Bosnia and Herzegovina||5–2||Win||Friendly|
|14||2 September 2006||Seoul, Korea Republic||South Korea||1–1||Draw||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|15||2 July 2007||Tehran, Iran||Jamaica||8–1||Win||Friendly|
On 26 October 2012, he was appointed as coach of Regionalliga side SV Halstenbek-Rellingen in the Hamburg Oberliga but after a successful run with the team, he announced his resignation at the end of the season. In 2014, he continued his UEFA Pro Licence under Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich. Hashemian has expressed his interest in coaching Iran national football team.
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- وحید هاشمیان به پرسپولیس پیوست/ ثبت قرارداد هاشمیان در هیات فوتبال (in Persian). FC Persepolis. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
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- "Vahid Hashemian appointed SV Halstenbek-Rellingen coach". iransportspress.com. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- "Vahid Hashemian in FC Bayern Munich, talks to Pep". mehrnews.com. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
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