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Hossein Hedayati

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Citizenship  Iranian
Residence  Tehran, Iran
Role  Business tycoon
Name  Hossein Hedayati
Net worth  US$650 million

Born  January 1, 1963 (age 53) (1963-01-01) Tehran, Iran
Occupation  Founder, Chairman and CEO of Steel Azin Iranian Holding Co.. Owner of Steel Azin F.C.
Similar People  Babak Morteza Zanjani, Amir Abedini, Shahram Jazayeri

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Hossein Hedayati is an Iranian business tycoon who most notably purchased Steel Azin F.C. and invested into Persepolis F.C..


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Hedayati gained popularity among a large group of football fans in Iran, after joining the board of directors at Persepolis F.C. which saw him invest large sums of money into the Persian giants. He is also the owner of Steel Azin F.C., since 2007. While always a controversial figure for his unknown background, there has never been a doubt about his influence on Iranian football. After his takeover of Ekbatan FC he transformed a struggling Azadegan League side, into a dominant force in the Persian Gulf Cup. That team also included Ali Karimi who was often the cause of trouble at the club. Following a dispute with the then team CEO, Sardar Hajilou, Ali Karimi was punished for an indefinite time. Hedayati did not want to kick him out of the club due to their friendship. Eventually though, the player's contract was terminated, but the clubs downfall continued. The Ali Karimi ordeal was only a small issue at a club which was known for causing a media stir and six weeks before the end of the season, a team which included players like Mehdi Mahdavikia was relegated from the Persian Gulf Cup.

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His investments were seen as advertisement and sort of an audition, before a looming privatization of Persepolis F.C.. It never materialized though, and he soon left the board of directors, sighting "strategic differences" with fellow members. Steel Azin F.C. was later relegated from the premier league. Often dubbed as the "Abramovich of Iran", Hedayati, purchased Malavan F.C. in 2012, but gave up control before the season was over. During the same year, he made a takeover bid for Gahar Zagros, which caused for controversy, as he would become the owner of two teams in the same league. He later withdrew the offer. He is still regarded as one of the top candidates to take over Persepolis FC should it become available.

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