2008–09 Iran Pro League

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Persian Gulf Cup
Season 2008–09
Champions Esteghlal
Relegated Payam Mashhad
Damash Gilan
Bargh Shiraz
2010 AFC Champions League Esteghlal
Zob Ahan
Mes Kerman
Sepahan
Matches played 306
Goals scored 777 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorer
21 Goals
Arash Borhani
Biggest home win Esteghlal 6-0 Est. Ahvaz[1]
Biggest away win Rah Ahan 1-5 Esteghlal[1]
Highest scoring Zob Ahan 6-3 Saipa[1]

The following is the standings of the Persian Gulf Cup's 2008/09 football season. This season will be the 8th season since the establishment of the Iran Pro League (Persian Gulf Cup). Persepolis are the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

Team City Venue Capacity Head Coach Team Captain Past Season
Aboomoslem Mashhad Samen 35,000 Iran Ali Hanteh Iran Saeed Khani 4th
Bargh Shiraz Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000 Iran Rasoul Korbekandi Iran Sattar Zare 7th
Damash Gilan Rasht Sardar Jangal 15,000 Croatia Stanko Poklepović Iran Mohammad Reza Mahdavi 15th
Est. Ahvaz Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 30,000 Iran Khodadad Azizi Iran Afshin Komaei 8th
Esteghlal Tehran Azadi 90,000 Iran Amir Ghalenoei Iran Farhad Majidi 13th
Foolad Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 15,000 Iran Majid Jalali Iran Ali Badavi Qualifier
Malavan Anzali Takhti Anzali 8,000 Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Iran Masoud Gholamalizad 16th
Mes Kerman Kerman Shahid Bahonar 15,000 Iran Parviz Mazloomi Iran Farzad Hosseinkhani 10th
Moghavemat Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000 Iran Gholam Hossein Peyrovani Iran Mostafa Sabri 14th
Pas Hamedan Hamedan Ghods 5,000 Croatia Vinko Begovic Iran Omid Khouraj 5th
Paykan Qazvin Shahid Rajaei 5,000 Iran Ali Asghar Modir Roosta IranMohammad Reza Tahmasebi 9th
Payam Mashhad Samen 35,000 Iran Kazem Ghiyasiyan Iran Mehdi Hasheminasab Qualifier
Persepolis Tehran Azadi 90,000 Portugal Nelo Vingada Iran Karim Bagheri Champion
Rah Ahan Rey, Iran Rah Ahan 15,000 Iran Mehdi Tartar Iran Ahmad Taghavi 12th
Saba Qom Qom Yadegar Emam 15,000 Iran Firouz Karimi Iran Yahya Golmohammadi 3rd
Saipa Karaj Enghelab Karaj 15,000 Iran Mohammad Mayeli Kohan Iran Ebrahim Sadeghi 11th
Sepahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 25,000 Iran Farhad Kazemi Iran Moharram Navidkia 2nd
Zob Ahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 25,000 Iran Mansour Ebrahimzadeh Iran Mohammad Salsali 6th
  • In October 2008 Pegah Gilan terminated their sports activities due to financial problems. Damash Iranian (Damash Mineral Water Company) owned by Amir Abedini took over their license. New club named Damash Gilan.

Below is the list of coaches who left their teams after the start of the season.

Team Name Nationality
Aboomoslem Hadi Bargizar Iran
Damash Gilan Bijan Zolfagharnasab Iran
Rah Ahan Davoud Mahabadi Iran
Saipa Pierre Littbarski Germany
Sepahan Engin Firat Turkey Germany
Persepolis Afshin Ghotbi Iran United States
Payam Khodadad Azizi Iran
Aboomoslem Amir Hossein Peyrovani Iran
Sepahan Hossein Charkhabi Iran
Damash Gilan Hossein Abdi Iran
Bargh Shiraz Mohammad Abbasi Iran
Payam Abbas Chamanyan Iran
Persepolis Afshin Peyrovani Iran
Est. Ahvaz Akbar Misaghian Iran
Bargh Shiraz Farshad Pious Iran
Payam Majid Hosseinipour Iran
Rah Ahan Mahmoud Yavari Iran
Paykan Ali Asghar Modir Roosta Iran
Aboomoslem Ali Hanteh Iran

Participating in international competitions[edit]

2009 AFC Champions League

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Esteghlal (C) 34 19 9 6 70 34 +36 66 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
2 Zob Ahan 34 19 9 6 58 42 +16 66
3 Sanat Mes 34 17 10 7 54 36 +18 61
4 Sepahan 34 14 14 6 46 34 +12 56
5 Persepolis 34 15 10 9 50 41 +9 55
6 Saba Qom 34 12 17 5 49 36 +13 53
7 Foolad 34 13 11 10 50 41 +9 50
8 Paykan 34 13 8 13 43 42 +1 47
9 Moghavemat 34 11 11 12 33 37 −4 44
10 Saipa 34 10 12 12 43 50 −7 42
11 Rah Ahan 34 11 8 15 36 42 −6 41
12 Malavan 34 9 13 12 31 43 −12 40
13 Pas Hamedan 34 10 9 15 38 46 −8 39
14 Est. Ahvaz 34 10 7 17 36 54 −18 37
15 Aboomoslem 34 8 11 15 35 42 −7 35
16 Payam Mashhad (R) 34 9 8 17 33 52 −19 35 Relegation to Azadegan League
17 Damash (R) 34 7 12 15 40 55 −15 33
18 Bargh Shiraz (R) 34 5 9 20 35 53 −18 24

Updated to games played on 26 April 2009.
Source: http://www.iplstats.com/website08-09/tableoverall.htm
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Since Zob Ahab won the 2008–09 Hazfi Cup, the fourth-placed team of the league also qualified for the 2010 AFC Champions League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Champions

Esteghlal F.C.

Results table[edit]

Last updated April 26, 2009

Home ╲ Away[1] ABU BGH EST ESA MLV MES PAS PAY PYM DMG PRS RAH SAB SAP SEP FOL MVT ZOB
Aboomoslem 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 4–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 4–0
Bargh Shiraz 2–2 1–4 0–2 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2
Esteghlal 2–0 1–1 6–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 5–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 5–2 2–0
Est. Ahvaz 1–3 1–0 0–3 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–2
Malavan 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–1
Sanat Mes 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 3–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–2
Pas Hamedan 2–1 1–0 2–4 5–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–3 0–3 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2
Paykan 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–2
Payam Mashhad 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–4 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–3
Damash 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–4 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1
Persepolis 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–2 2–2
Rah Ahan 3–0 3–0 1–5 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–1
Saba Qom 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0
Saipa 0–0 2–2 0–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–2 4–1 0–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–0
Sepahan 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–4 3–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–2
Foolad 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 5–1 2–2 3–0 3–0 3–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 4–1
Moghavemat 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2
Zob Ahan 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 6–3 2–1 2–2 3–1

Source: http://www.iplstats.com/
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Player Statistics[edit]

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Iran Arash Borhani[2][3][4][5][6][7] Esteghlal 20
2 Germany Shpejtim Arifi Payam 18
3 Brazil Igor Castro Zob Ahan 16
4 Iran Afshin Chavoshi Damash Gilan 15
5 Iraq Emad Mohammed Sepahan 14
Iran Fereydoon Fazli Saba Qom
6 Iran Siavash Akbarpour Esteghlal 12
Brazil Adriano Alvez Damash Gilan
Iran Davoud Haghi Rah Ahan
8 Iran Iman Haydari Paykan 11
Iran Jalal Rafkhaei Malavan
Iran Maysam Baou Aboomoslem
Senegal Ibrahima Touré Persepolis
Iran Faraz Fatemi Mes Kerman
11 Iran Farid Abedi Bargh Shiraz 10
Iran Amin Motevaselzadeh Moghavemat Sepasi
Mali Issa Traoré Saipa
Iran Mohammad Reza Khalatbari Zob Ahan
Brazil Edinho Mes Kerman
20 5 players 9
25 6 players 8
31 2 players 7
33 8 players 6
41 18 players 5
58 23 players 4
81 18 players 3
99 26 players 2
125 95 players 1
Own goals 0
Total goals 777

Last updated: 11 April 2009
Source: Iplstats.com

Top Goalassistants[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Iran Esmail Farhadi Zob Ahan 9
Iran Mohammad Reza Khalatbari Zob Ahan
Serbia Ivan Petrović Persepolis
4 Iran Hassan Ashjari Zob Ahan 8
Iran Mohsen Yousefi Saba Qom
Brazil Fábio Januário Esteghlal
Brazil Éder Luciano Mes
7 Iran Mehdi Shiri Bargh Shiraz 7
Iran Khosro Heydari Esteghlal
Iran Javad Shirzad Pas Hamedan
12 Iran Ali Karimi Persepolis 6
Iran Mohammad Parvin Saipa
Iran Mehrdad Karimian PAS Hamedan
Iran Seyed Mohammad Hosseini Zob Ahan

Last updated: 11 April 2009
Source: Iplstats.com

Cards[edit]

Player Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svgRed card.svg Red card.svg Team
Iran Mohammad Matouri 10 0 1 Payam Mashhad
Iran Mohammad Reza Khalatbari 10 1 0 Zob Ahan
Iran Mohsen Arzani 8 1 0 Payam Mashhad
Iran Alireza Jalili 9 0 0 Payam Mashhad
Iran Morteza Bargizar 9 0 0 Payam Mashhad
Iran Mohammad AghaMohammadi 9 0 0 Est. Ahvaz
Iran Meysam Khosravi 9 0 0 Paykan
Brazil Adriano Alvez 9 0 0 Damash Gilan
Iran Mohsen Bengar 7 1 0 Sepahan
Iran Omid Khouraj 5 1 2 PAS Hamedan
Iran Hanif Omranzadeh 7 1 0 PAS Hamedan
Iran Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht 7 0 1 Persepolis
Iran Maziar Zare 8 0 0 Persepolis

Matches played[edit]

33

Sponsorship[edit]

Team Shirt manufacturers

Team Kit Manufacturer
Esteghlal Uhlsport
Persepolis
Rah Ahan
Sepahan
Aboomoslem Merooj
Esteghlal Ahvaz
Foolad
Mes Kerman
Moghavemat
Paykan
Payam
Damash Gilan
Saba
Zob Ahan
Bargh Daei SWE
Malavan
PAS Hamedan Nahangi
Saipa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "All matches (by round)". IPL Stats. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ رحيمي مقدم: آرش برهاني گل اول استقلال را نزد
  3. ^ Season: IPL2008-2009 Week: 10
  4. ^ Profile of Arash Borhani - IPL 2008-2009
  5. ^ Video of the goal
  6. ^ Iranian Premier League Stats: 2008-2009 Season
  7. ^ Arash Borhani has 12 Goals in 1/2 season: http://ffiri.ir/html/images/lig8/5.jpg