List of Iranian football champions

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Iranian League (1st tier)
Local League
(1970–1972)
Takht Jamshid Cup
(1973–1978)
Azadegan League [notes 1]
(1991–2001)
Pro League
(2001–)
Founded
1970
Number of Teams
16
Current Champions
Foolad
Country
Iran
Iran
Most successful club
Persepolis
(9 times champions)

The Iranian football champions are the annual winners of Iran Pro League, Iran's premier annual football league and former Azadegan League competition. The title has been contested since 1973, in varying forms of competition. While Persepolis has won a record 9 championship titles.

Winners[edit]

Local League (1970-1972)[edit]

Year Winner (number of titles) Runners-up Third-Place Top scorer (club) (goals)
1970–71 Taj (1) Pas Tehran Taj Abadan Iran Hossein Kalani (Persepolis) (6)
1971–72 Persepolis (1) Pas Tehran Taj Iran Hossein Kalani (Persepolis) (12)

Takht Jamshid Cup (1973-1978)[edit]

Year Winner (number of titles) Runners-up Third-Place Top scorer (club) (goals)
1973-74 Persepolis (2) Taj Pas Tehran Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloumi (Taj)
Iran Aziz Espandar (Malavan) (15)
1974-75 Taj (2) Persepolis Homa Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloumi (Taj) (10)
1975-76 Persepolis (3) Homa Pas Tehran Iran Nasser Nouraei (Homa) (10)
1976-77 Pas Tehran (1) Persepolis Shahbaz Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloumi (Shahbaz) (19)
1977-78 Pas Tehran (2) Persepolis Malavan Iran Aziz Espandar (Malavan) (16)

Qods League[edit]

Year Winner (number of titles) Runners-up Third-Place Top scorer (club) (goals)
1989-90 Esteghlal [notes 2] (3) Persepolis Malavan Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh (Malavan) (16)

Azadegan League (1991-2001)[edit]

Year Winner (number of titles) Runners-up Third-Place Top scorer (club) (goals)
1991-92 Pas Tehran (3) Esteghlal Persepolis Iran Farshad Pious (Persepolis) (11)
1992-93 Pas Tehran (4) Persepolis Teraktor Sazi Iran Jamshid Shahmohammadi (Keshavarz) (11)
1993-94 Saipa (1) Persepolis Jonoob Ahvaz Iran Abbas Simakani (Zob Ahan) (17)
1994-95 Saipa (2) Esteghlal Persepolis Iran Farshad Pious (Persepolis) (20)
1995-96 Persepolis (4) Bahman Esteghlal Iran Mohammad Momeni (Polyacryl) (19)
1996-97 Persepolis (5) Bahman Sepahan Iran Ali Asghar Modir Roosta (Bahman) (18)
1997-98 Esteghlal (4) Pas Tehran Zob Ahan Iran Hossein Khatibi (Teraktor Sazi) (16)
1998-99 Persepolis (6) Esteghlal Sepahan Iran Koroush Barmak (Teraktor Sazi)
Iran Abdoljalil Golcheshmeh (Aboomoslem) (14)
1999-2000 Persepolis (7) Esteghlal Fajr Sepasi Iraq Mohanned Mehdi Al-Nadawi (Sanat Naft) (15)
2000-01 Esteghlal (5) Persepolis Saipa Iran Reza Sahebi (Zob Ahan) (14)

Iran Pro League (2001- )[edit]

Year Winner (number of titles) Runners-up Third-Place Top scorer (club) (goals)
2001-02 Persepolis (8) Esteghlal Foolad Iran Reza Enayati (Aboomoslem) (17)
2002-03 Sepahan (1) Pas Tehran Persepolis Iran Edmund Bezik (Sepahan) (13)
2003-04 Pas Tehran (5) Esteghlal Foolad Iran Ali Daei (Persepolis) (16)
2004-05 Foolad (1) Zob Ahan Esteghlal Iran Reza Enayati (Esteghlal) (20)
2005-06 Esteghlal (6) Pas Tehran Saipa Iran Reza Enayati (Esteghlal) (21)
2006-07 Saipa (3) Esteghlal Ahvaz Persepolis Iran Mehdi Rajabzadeh (Zob Ahan)
Nigeria Daniel Olerum (Aboomoslem) (17)
2007-08 Persepolis (9) Sepahan Saba Battery Iran Mohsen Khalili (Persepolis)
Iran Hadi Asghari (Rah Ahan) (18)
2008-09 Esteghlal (7) Zob Ahan Mes Kerman Iran Arash Borhani (Esteghlal) (21)
2009-10 Sepahan (2) Zob Ahan Esteghlal Iraq Emad Mohammed (Sepahan) (19)
2010-11 Sepahan (3) Esteghlal Zob Ahan Iran Reza Norouzi (Foolad) (24)
2011-12 Sepahan (4) Tractor Sazi Esteghlal Iran Karim Ansarifard (Saipa) (21)
2012-13 Esteghlal (8) Tractor Sazi Sepahan Iran Jalal Rafkhaei (Malavan) (19)
2013-14 Foolad (2) Persepolis Naft Tehran Iran Karim Ansarifard (Tractor Sazi) (14)

Bold indicates Double winners - i.e. League and Hazfi Cup winners OR League and Champions League winners
Italic Indicates treble winners - i.e. League, Hazfi Cup and Champions League winners

AFC Champions League Qualified Asian Cup Winners Cup Qualified

Performances[edit]

Clubs[edit]

The following table lists the performance of each club describing winners of the Championship.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons
Persepolis
9
8
1971–72, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2007-08
Esteghlal
8
8
1970–71, 1974-75, 1989-90, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2012–13
Pas Tehran
5
5
1976-77, 1977-78, 1991-92, 1992-93, 2003-04
Sepahan
4
1
2002-03, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
Saipa
3
0
1993-94, 1994-95, 2006-07
Foolad
2
0
2004-05, 2013–14

Total titles won by city[edit]

The following table lists the Iranian football champions by city.

City Titles Winning Clubs
Tehran
24
Persepolis (9), Esteghlal (8), Pas Tehran (5), Saipa (2)
Esfahan
4
Sepahan (4)
Ahvaz
2
Foolad (2)
Karaj
1
Saipa (1)

Total titles won by province[edit]

The following table lists the Iranian football champions by Province.

Province Titles Winning Clubs
Tehran
25
Persepolis (9), Esteghlal (7), Pas Tehran (5)
Esfahan
4
Sepahan (4)
Alborz
3
Saipa (3)
Khuzestan
2
Foolad (2)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Azadegan League is now the name of the 2nd highest division in Iran, only the IPL is higher.
  2. ^ Taj changed its name to Esteghlal in 1979.

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