Vahid Hashemian had a terrific season with his second Bundesliga club. After an unsuccessful spell with Hamburg, where he was transferred from Pas Tehran, Hashemian joined Bochum in the second division and helped his club win promotion.
It was 2002/03 bundesliga season where Hashemian has shown his potential as a lethal striker. Although he hardly started a match with his club, this supper sub managed to score 10 goals in the bundesliga and was instrumental in the success and survival of his team.
A quick recall to the Team Melli was imminent, which was overshadowed previously by his refusal to join the national team. The reason for abandoning Team Melli was the fact that he had little playing time for Team Melli although he made every effort to travel from Germany for matches involving the national Team.
Hashemian , under immense pressure, eventually yielded and joined the squad to face Jordan in Amman. The biggest impression of Hashemian came during the World Cup 2006 qualifications with impressive and displays and vital goals against Qatar and Japan.
His transfer from Bayern Munich , where he never managed to secure a place in the starting line-up and had only a handful of appearances , to Hanover did not yield a good result. It was only in mid season that Hashemian started scoring and blending well with the team. A nasty injury cut short his season with Hanover.