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Amir Abedini
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Member of the City Council of Tehran
In office
3 January 2000 – 15 January 2003
Majority 176,289 (12.56%)
Governor of Khorasan Province
In office
1987–1989
President Ali Khamenei
Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Preceded by Abdollah Koupayi
Succeeded by Ali Jannati
Governor of East Azerbaijan Province
In office
29 January 1984 – 1987
President Ali Khamenei
Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Preceded by Hossein Taheri
Succeeded by Akbar Parhizkar
Governor of Lorestan Province
In office
8 December 1981 – 29 January 1984
President Ali Khamenei
Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Preceded by Hossein Mahlouji
Succeeded by Ahmad Entezari
Personal details
Born 13 December 1949 (1949-12-13) (age 71)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian

Amir Abedini (Persian: امیر عابدینی) is an Iranian politician, football club chairman, former professional footballer and member of the City Council of Tehran.

Political career

During 1980s, he held office as governor of three provinces under Government of Mir-Hossein Mousavi (1981–89). Abedini is a self-described "Mousavi[-like] left-winger" politician. In 1997, he endorsed Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri for president.

Sport career

Abedini played for Persepolis and Paykan in the 1960s.

He was the chairman of the Persepolis Athletic and Cultural Club between 1993 and 2001. Currently he is chairman of the club Damash Iranian and Damash Gilan.

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