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Hamid Derakhshan
Personal information
Full name Hamid Derakhshan
Date of birth December 31, 1957 (1957-12-31) (age 52)
Place of birth    Tehran, Iran
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Persepolis F.C.
Qatar SC
Al-Sadd Doha
Persepolis F.C.
Brinkumer SV
National team
1980-1993 Iran 41 (9)
Teams managed
Persepolis F.C.
Persepolis F.C.
Iran U-20

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Hamid Derakhshan (Persian: حمید درخشان, born December 31, 1957 in Tehran, Iran) is a retired Iranian football player and now manager. He was a midfielder for a number of clubs, most notably Persepolis F.C. as well as Iran national football team.


Club career

He started his club career with Persepolis F.C.. After 1986 Asian Games, he boycotted playing for Iran national football team and left for Qatar where he joined Qatar SC for which he played for 4 years followed by one season in Al-Sadd Doha. Although he played for Persepolis F.C. on loan during 1990 Asian Cup Winners Cup when Persepolis F.C. became champions.

International career

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 1993 and 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualifications.

Awards and honours



Coaching career

He started his coaching career, as coach of Persepolis F.C. in 1995. He also coached Iran national under-20 football team in 2001 but was fired 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 and Paykan in 2008-09 season.He became the head coach of Paykan in summer 2009.

As of November 7, 2009.
Nat Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Iran Iran U17 2000 2001 13 9 0 4 69.23% 41 10 +31
Iran Paykan July 2009 Present 16 6 7 3 35% 19 15 +4
Total 29 15 7 7 55% 60 25 +35

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