2011–12 Iran Football's 2nd Division

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Iran Football's 2nd Division
Season 2011–12
Champions Esteghlal Ahvaz
Promoted Esteghlal Ahvaz
Hafari Ahvaz
Pas Novin Hamedan
Foolad Sahand
Relegated Shamoushak Noshahr
Zob Ahan Novin
Payam Mashhad
Pershiaan Zanjan
Persepolis Borazjan
Matches played 369
Goals scored 885 (2.4 per match)

The article contains the information of 2nd Division's 2011/12 football season. This is the 3rd rated football competition in Iran after the Azadegan League and Persian Gulf Cup.

The league will be composed of 28 teams[1] 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 group, the first two teams are promoted to Azadegan League, and two teams are relegated to 3rd Division plus the relegation playoff loser. In total, the league promotes 4 teams to Azadegan League and relegates 5 teams to 3rd Division.

The league will be started from 8 September 2011.[2][3]

Teams[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team City Note
Badr Hormozgan Bandar Abbas Replaced for Ariyana Gostar Kish
Esteghlal Ahvaz Ahvaz
Fajr Jam Bushehr Bushehr
Foolad Novin Ahvaz
Giti Pasand Isfahan Isfahan
Hafari Ahvaz Ahvaz
Moghavemat Tehran Tehran
Naft va Gaz Gachsaran Gachsaran
Naft Mahmoudabad Mahmoudabad
Sepidrood Rasht Rasht
Shahrdari Ardebil Ardebil
Shamoushak Noshahr Noshahr
Siah Jamegan Khorasan Mashhad Replaced for Golchin Robat Karim
Zob Ahan Novin Fooladshahr

Group B[edit]

Team City Note
Ashian Gostar Varamin Varamin
Choka Talesh Talesh
Datis Lorestan Khorramabad
Gostaresh Foolad Sahand Sahand
Mantagheh Vizheh Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas Replaced for Aluminium Almahdi Hormozgan
Mehr Karaj Karaj
Naft Omidiyeh Omidiyeh
Pas Novin Hamedan Hamedan
Payam Mashhad Mashhad
Persepolis Borazjan Borazjan
Pershiaan Zanjan Zanjan Replaced for Shahrdari Zanjan
Sanat Naft Novin Abadan
Shahrdari Dezful Dezful Replaced for Foolad Natanz
Shahrdari Noshahr Noshahr Replaced for Nozhan Mazandaran

Standings[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Est. Ahvaz 26 13 9 4 36 16 +20 48 Promotion to 2012–13 Azadegan League
2 Hafari Ahvaz 26 14 3 9 42 24 +18 45
3 Moghavemat Tehran 26 11 9 6 31 23 +8 42
4 Siah Jamegan 26 11 6 9 35 29 +6 39
5 Naft Gachsaran 26 11 5 10 27 33 −6 38
6 Sh. Ardabil 26 10 7 9 33 23 +10 37
7 Foolad Novin 26 9 10 7 29 22 +7 37
8 Giti Pasand 26 10 7 9 34 31 +3 37
9 Fajr Bushehr 26 9 8 9 34 29 +5 35
10 Sepidrood 26 9 8 9 26 26 0 35
11 Badr Hormozgan 26 9 7 10 25 29 −4 34
12 Naft Mahmoudabad 26 8 6 12 29 39 −10 30 Relegation Play Off
13 Zob Ahan Novin (R) 26 6 9 11 20 31 −11 27 Relegation to 3rd Division 2012-2013
14 Shamoushak (R) 26 2 6 18 6 52 −46 12

Updated to games played on 7 May 2012.
Source: Foolad FC
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 Pas Novin 26 15 8 3 42 14 +28 53 Promotion to 2012–13 Azadegan League
2 Foolad Sahand 26 15 6 5 52 21 +31 51
3 Naft Omidiyeh 26 13 11 2 37 20 +17 50
4 Sanat Naft Novin 26 15 5 6 47 23 +24 0481
5 Mehr Karaj 26 12 8 6 43 31 +12 44
6 Sh. Dezful 26 12 6 8 39 26 +13 42
7 Datis 26 9 10 7 29 30 −1 37
8 Sh. Noshahr 26 10 6 10 32 28 +4 36
9 Ashian Gostar 26 10 5 11 29 34 −5 35
10 Mantagheh Vizheh 26 5 10 11 20 27 −7 25
11 Chooka 26 6 8 12 28 39 −11 0232
12 Per. Borazjan 26 4 9 13 33 45 −12 21 Relegation Play Off
13 Payam Mashhad (R) 26 4 9 13 26 38 −12 21 Relegation to 3rd Division 2012-2013
14 Pershiaan Zanjan (R) 26 0 3 23 6 87 −81 013

Updated to games played on 7 May 2012.
Source: Foolad FC
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Sanat Naft Novin was deducted 2 points due to misbehavior.
2 Chooka was deducted 3 points due to misbehavior.
3 Pershiaan Zanjan was deducted 2 points due to misbehavior.
(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.

Final League Satnding[edit]

Championship Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Esteghlal Ahvaz 4–3 Pas Novin Hamedan 4–2 0–1

Third place play-off[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Notes
Foolad Sahand (w/o) Hafari Ahvaz

Relegation play-off[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Persepolis Borazjan 4-4 Naft Mahmoudabad 3–2 1-2

1downarrow red.svgThe loser will be relegated to 2012–13 Iran Football's 3rd Division

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