2010–11 Azadegan League

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Azadegan League
Season 2010–11
Champions Damash
Promoted Damash
Mes Sarcheshmeh
Moghavemat Shiraz
Relegated Payam Mashhad
Foolad Natanz
Esteghlal Ahvaz
Sepidrood Rasht
Matches played 367
Goals scored 743 (2.02 per match)
Biggest home win Gol Gohar 4–0 Mes Rafsanjan
Biggest away win Hamyari Arak 1–4 Foolad Natanzh
Highest scoring Foolad Natanzh 3–5 Naft Masjed Soleyman

The 2010–11 Azadegan League will be the xxth season of the second-level football league competition of Iran. It will be divided into two phases, the regular season, played from 22 September 2010 to May 2011, and the playoff phase from May to June 2011.

The league will also be composed of 28 teams divided into two divisions of 14 teams each, whose teams will be divided geographically. Teams will play only other teams in their own division, once at home and once away for a total of 26 matches each.

In each division, one team are promoted to Persian Gulf Cup, and one team enter into a play-off and two teams are relegated to the third-level Second Division. In total, the league promotes three teams to Persian Gulf Cup and relegates four teams to the Second Division.

Events[edit]

Start of season[edit]

Teams[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team City Venue Capacity Head Coach Past Season
Damash Gilan Rasht Sardar Jangal 15,000 Iran Mehdi Dinvarzadeh 2nd in Azadegan League/A
Etka Gorgan Karim Abad 15,000 Iran Hasan Ghezel 6th in Azadegan League/A
Foolad Natanz Natanz Safaiye 15,000 Iran Hossein Charkhabi Replaced for Sepahan Novin
Gol Gohar Sirjan Imam Ali 2,000 Iran Farshad Pious 10th in Azadegan League/B
Hamyari Arak Arak Imam Khomeini 15,000 Iran Yaghoub Vatani Replaced for Shensa Arak
Machine Sazi Tabriz Bagh Shomal 20,000 Iran Ayyob Zolfaghari Replaced for Petrochimi
Mes Rafsanjan Rafsanjan Noushabad 10,000 Iran Akbar Zabardast 5th in Azadegan League/A
Moghavemat Sepasi Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000 Iran Aliasghar Kalantari 16th in Persian Gulf Cup
Naft Masjed Soleyman Ahvaz Takhti 20,000 Iran Majid Bagherinia 2nd in 2nd Division
Payam Mashhad Mashhad Samen 35,000 Iran Ramezan Shokrin 8th in Azadegan League/A
Sanati Kaveh Tehran Aliaf Stadium 5,000 Iran Ahmad Khodadad 9th in Azadegan League/A
Shahrdari Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas Takhti Bandar Abbas 10,000 Argentina Carlos Fabian Leeb 7th in Azadegan League/A
Shahrdari Yasuj Yasuj Takhti Yasuj 5,000 Iran Jamshid Ghadiri 3rd in 2nd Division
Tarbiat Yazd Yazd Nassiri 6,000 Iran Davoud Mahabadi 3rd in Azadegan League/A

Group B[edit]

Team City Venue Capacity Head Coach Past Season
Aboomoslem Mashhad Samen Stadium 35,000 Iran Ali Hanteh 17th in Persian Gulf Cup
Aluminium Hormozgan Bandar Abbas Takhti 10,000 Croatia Vinko Begović 4th in Azadegan League/B
Bargh Shiraz Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000 Iran Mehdi Dinavarzadeh 3rd in Azadegan League/B
Damash Iranian Dorood Takhti 10,000 Iran Javad Zarincheh 11th in Azadegan League/A
Esteghlal Ahvaz Ahvaz Takhti 15,000 Iran Rahim Firouzi 18th in Persian Gulf Cup
Foolad Yazd Yazd Nassiri 6,000 Iran Edmond Yunanpour 4th in 2nd Division
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz Bagh Shomal 20,000 Iran Firouz Karimi 8th in Azadegan League/B
Iranjavan Bushehr Shahid Beheshti 15,000 Iran Mohammad Abbasi 10th in Azadegan League/A
Mes Sarcheshmeh Sarcheshmeh Shahid Zenali 10,000 Iran Asghar Sharafi 5th in Azadegan League/B
Nassaji Qa'em Shahr Vatani 15,000 Iran Golmohammadi 7th in Azadegan League/B
Payam Mokhaberat Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000 Iran Mohammad Abbasi 12th in Azadegan League/A
Sanat Sari Sari Shohada Stadium 15,000 Iran Mahmoud Sourtchi Replaced for Mehrkam Pars
Sepidrood Rasht Rasht Dr. Azodi Stadium 11,000 Iran Farhad Hosseinpour 1st in 2nd Division
Shirin Faraz Kermanshah Azadi Stadium 7,000 Iran Majid Aghajari 6th in Azadegan League/B

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Damash Gilan Slovenia Marijan Pušnik[3] Sacked 9 November 2010 14 Iran Afshin Nazemi 7 December 2010
Bargh Shiraz Iran Mehdi Dinvarzadeh[4] Resigned 30 October 2010 Iran Alireza Emamifar 30 October 2010
Damash Gilan Iran Afshin Nazemi End of caretaker spell 7 December 2010 Iran Mehdi Dinvarzadeh 7 December 2010
Esteghlal Ahvaz Iran Ali Hanteh Resigned December 2010 Iran Nader Dastneshan December 2010
Hamyari Arak Iran Yaghoub Vatani Sacked 28 December 2010 12 Iran Nasser Pourmehdi 28 December 2010
Bargh Shiraz Iran Alireza Emamifar Sacked 7 January 2011 Iran Hossein Hosseinzadeh 8 January 2011
Shirin Faraz Iran Majid Aghajeri Sacked 17 January 2011 14 Iran Hadi Bargizar 21 January 2011
Iranjavan Iran Asghar Sharafi Resigned 22 January 2011 3 Iran Mohammad Abbasi 23 January 2011
Payam Mokhaberat Iran Mohammad Abbasi Resigned 22 January 2011 12 Iran Asghar Akbari 2011
Sanati Kaveh Iran Javad Zarincheh Mutual consent February 2011 3 Iran Farhad Kazemi 11 February 2011
Damash Serbia Darko Dražić Sacked 13 February 2011 12 Iran Javad Zarincheh 14 February 2011
Naft Iran Majid Bagherinia Resigned 15 February 2011 8 Iran Siamak Bakhtiarizadeh 15 February 2011
Payam Mashhad Iran Abbas Chamanyan Mutual consent 20 February 2011 11 Iran Ramezan Shokrin[5] 20 February 2011
Aboomoslem Iran Ghiyassian Resigned February 2011 3 Iran Ali Hanteh 20 February 2011
Shirin Faraz Iran Hadi Bargizar Resigned 6 March 2011 8 Iran Reza Mohajeri 7 March 2011
Tarbiat Iran Davoud Mahabadi Resigned 7 March 2011 10 Iran Hadi Bargizar 7 March 2011
Sanati Kaveh Iran Farhad Kazemi Resigned 7 March 2011 5 Iran Ali Nikbakht 10 March 2011
Esteghlal Ahvaz Iran Afshin Komaei Sacked 8 May 2011 11 Iran Bahman Roshanaei 8 May 2011

Standings[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Damash 26 13 9 4 39 24 +15 48 Promotion to 2011–12 Persian Gulf Cup
2 Moghavemat 26 12 5 9 24 18 +6 41 Azadegan League 2010-11 Play Off
3 Sh. Yasuj 26 11 6 9 28 26 +2 39
4 Naft Masjed Soleyman 26 8 11 7 33 32 +1 35
5 Sh. Bandar Abbas 26 9 8 9 26 26 0 35
6 Etka 26 9 7 10 30 28 +2 34
7 Gol Gohar 26 8 10 8 29 27 +2 34
8 Tarbiat Yazd 26 6 15 5 24 22 +2 33
9 Mes Rafsanjan 26 8 8 10 20 25 −5 32
10 Hamyari Arak 26 8 8 10 20 28 −8 32
11 Sanati Kaveh 26 7 10 9 27 32 −5 31
12 Machine Sazi 26 7 10 9 30 36 −6 31
13 Payam Mashhad (R) 26 9 5 12 30 30 0 0291 Relegation to 2nd Division
14 Foolad Natanz (R) 26 6 10 10 30 36 −6 28

Updated to games played on 10 May 2011.
Source: Persian League
1 Payam Mashhad actually has 32 points, but 3 points was subtracted.[6]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Group B[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Mes Sarcheshmeh 26 14 6 6 34 14 +20 48 Promotion to 2011–12 Persian Gulf Cup
2 Aluminium 26 13 9 4 29 19 +10 48 Azadegan League 2010-11 Play Off
3 Gostaresh 26 14 6 6 28 22 +6 48
4 Nassaji Mazandaran 26 11 9 6 34 17 +17 42
5 Aboomoslem 26 11 9 6 28 20 +8 42
6 Shirin Faraz 26 8 11 7 17 19 −2 35
7 Sanat Sari 26 8 11 7 18 24 −6 35
8 Iranjavan 26 8 9 9 29 26 +3 33
9 Bargh Shiraz 26 7 11 8 24 25 −1 32
10 Payam Mokhaberat 26 5 12 9 20 22 −2 27
11 Foolad Yazd 26 7 6 13 23 38 −15 27
12 Damash Iranian 26 6 7 13 22 29 −7 25
13 Est. Ahvaz (R) 26 6 6 14 20 33 −13 24 Relegation to 2nd Division
14 Sepidrood (R) 26 4 8 14 21 39 −18 20

Updated to games played on 10 May 2011.
Source: Persian League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Results table[edit]

Group A[edit]

Home \ Away[1] DMG ETK FNA GOL HAM MST MSR MVT NFT PYM KAV SHB SHY TAR
Damash 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 3–1 3–0 3–1 1–0 4–3 1–1
Etka 1–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 3–0
Foolad Natanz 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–5 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1
Gol Gohar 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 0–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1
Hamyari Arak 1–2 2–1 1–4 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–0
Machine Sazi 2–3 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–0
Mes Rafsanjan 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 4–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Moghavemat 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0
Naft Masjed Soleyman 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 3–3 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0
Payam Mashhad 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0
Sanati Kaveh 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Sh. Bandar Abbas 1–0 2–2 4–3 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–1
Sh. Yasuj 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–1
Tarbiat Yazd 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 3–0

Updated to games played on 10 May 2011.
Source: Lig 1.ir/
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group B[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ABU ALH BGH DAM ESA FOY GOS IRJ MSA NSJ PMS SAN ROD SFZ
Aboomoslem 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–2
Aluminium 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0
Bargh Shiraz 2–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–0
Damash Iranian 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–3 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–1
Est. Ahvaz 1–2 2–2 2–3 3–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 0–0 0–3 0–1 2–1 0–1
Foolad Yazd 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–1
Gostaresh 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1
Iranjavan 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–2
Mes Sarcheshmeh 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 2–0
Nassaji Mazandaran 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 2–0
Payam Mokhaberat 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Sanat Sari 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Sepidrood 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 0–1 3–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–0
Shirin Faraz 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–1

Updated to games played on 10 May 2011.
Source: Lig 1.ir/
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Player statistics[edit]

Play Off[edit]

First leg to be played 18 May 2011; return leg to be played 24 May 2011
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Moghavemat Sepasi 6–0 Aluminium Hormozgan 2–0 0–4

First leg[edit]

18 May 2011
17:00
Moghavemat Sepasi 2–0 Aluminium Hormozgan
Pour Mohammad Goal 37'
Shojaiyan Goal 74'
Hafezieh, Shiraz
Attendance: 20000
Referee: Mohsen Torki

Return leg[edit]

24 May 2011
17:00
Aluminium Hormozgan 0–4 Moghavemat Sepasi
Pour Mohammad Goal 30', Goal 50'
Shojaiyan Goal 73'
Kalantari Goal 77'
Takhti, Bandar Abbas
Attendance: 12000
Referee: Mohsen Ghahremani

Final[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Damash (w/o)1 Mes Sarcheshmeh

1 Scheduled between Mes Sarcheshmeh and Damash, however, Mes Sarcheshmeh did not show up, Damash awarded championship.[7]

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