Mehrdad Minavand

Iranian footballer (1975-2021)

Mehrdad Minavand (Persian: مهرداد میناوند, 30 November 1975 – 27 January 2021) was an Iranian professional footballer and coach. He played mostly as a left midfielder, but he also was a left winger or left-back.

Mehrdad Minavand
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Minavand in 2015
Personal information
Full name Mehrdad Minavand
Date of birth (1975-11-30)30 November 1975
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Date of death 27 January 2021(2021-01-27) (aged 45)
Place of death Tehran, Iran
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Left midfielder
Youth career
Atash Neshani
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Pas
1995–1998 Persepolis 89 (13)
1998–2001 Sturm Graz 67 (1)
2001–2002 Charleroi 2 (0)
2002 Al-Shabab
2002–2004 Persepolis 19 (0)
2004–2005 Sepahan 19 (0)
2005–2006 Rah Ahan 0 (0)
National team
1996–2003 Iran 67 (4)
Teams managed
2009 Persepolis B
2014–2016 Khooneh Be Khooneh (assistant)
2018 Sepidrood Rasht (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He played for the Iran national football team and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[1]

On 21 January 2021, Minavand was hospitalised in Tehran with COVID-19.[2] Six days later, he died from the virus on 27 January, aged 45.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mamrud, Roberto (2005-06-04). "Mehrdad Minavand – International Appearances". RSSSF.
  2. "Football icons wish Minavand a speedy recovery in his battle with COVID-19". Tehran Times. 21 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  3. "Former Iran and Persepolis midfielder Minavand dies". Tehran Times. 27 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.