Saba Qom F.C.

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Sabaye Qom
صبای قم
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Full name Saba Qom Football Club
Founded 1974 (as Mohemmat Sazi Artesh)
Ground Yadegar Emam Stadium, Qom
Ground Capacity 10,610
Chairman Abbas Jahanbin
Head Coach Silviya Radoyska
League Iran Pro League
2013–14 Iran Pro League, 9th
Website Club home page
Current season

Saba Qom Football Club (Persian: باشگاه فوتبال صبای قم‎) is an Iranian football team based in Qom, Iran and currently plays in the Persian Gulf Pro League. The team is a former part of Saba Battery Club, owned by Saba Battery Co., and was moved to Qom in 2007, although they were formerly registered as a team from Tehran playing at Shahid Derakhshan Stadium of Robat Karim.

History[edit]

Establishment[edit]

In 1974 a football called Mohemat Sazi was established in Tehran. The team never had any major success and only played in the lower leagues of the Iranian football league system. They came close to making it to Tehran's top football league in the 1980s. In the early 1990s the club was sponsored by a company named Maham. During the later stages of the club's history they were sponsored by Sanam, an electronics company.

Takeover[edit]

In 2002, the club's shares were sold to Saba Battery Co. (also known as Niru Co.) which is under the control of Iran's Ministry of Defense. Due to the club's greatly improved financial status, the team was able to purchase talented players and was promoted to the IPL in 2004.

IPL and move to Qom[edit]

The team debuted in the IPL 2005/06 season. The football team was able to secure a berth for the Asian Champions League after winning the 2005 Hazfi Cup, however failed to make it past the group stages. In 2008 Saba was moved to Qom because the city of Tehran has many football teams that have low attendance figures. They were one of the few teams of the league in 2008-09 season which had one coach during the season and finished in 6th position at the end of the season something that happened again in the next season. In the 2011-2012 Persian Gulf Cup Saba Qom finished 4th, securing a play-off spot for the 2013 AFC Champions League. However, Saba lost to Al Shabab on penalties and failed to qualify for the group stage.

Season-by-season[edit]

For details on seasons, see List of Saba Qom F.C. seasons

Club honors[edit]

Club chairmen[edit]

Club managers[edit]

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of January 18, 2015[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Iran GK Mehrdad Tahmasbi (vice captain)
5 Iran DF Roozbeh Cheshmi U23
6 Iran DF Hadi Shakouri
7 Iran MF Abolfazl Ebrahimi (Captain)
9 Cameroon MF Ambuno Achille
10 Iran MF Hossein Badamaki
11 Iran MF Ayoub Kalantari
12 Iran GK Milad Farahani
13 Iran DF Mohammad Aram Tab
15 Iran MF Ehsan Sokhandan U21
17 Iran FW Jalaleddin Alimohammadi
18 Iran MF Vahid Aliabadi
19 Georgia (country) FW Ioseb Chakhvashvili U23
20 Iran DF Pirouz Ghorbani
21 Iran MF Mohsen Karami U21
22 Iran DF Davoud Bahadori U21
No. Position Player
23 Iran FW Javad Kazemian
24 Iran MF Milad Nouri U23
25 Iran DF Hossein Koushki
26 Iran MF Omid Ghorbani U23
28 Iran FW Aram Abbasi U21
29 Iran FW Sajjad Kerman U21
30 Iran FW Mohammad Ousani U23
31 Iran MF Farshid Bagheri U23
32 Iran MF Hamid Reza Kazemi U23
33 Iran FW Mohammad Milad Abadi U21
34 Iran DF Masoud Abarghouei U23
40 Iran GK Mohammadreza Ghodratipour U21
44 Iran FW Mohammad Heidari
55 Iran DF Saeid Mehdipour
88 Iran FW Ghasem Akbari
Iran DF Rasoul Bakhtiarizadeh U23

Loan list[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Iran FW Farid Karimi (at Tractor Sazi until ens of 2015–16 season)

For recent transfers, see List of Iranian football transfers winter 2014–15.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • تاریخچه. Official Club Website (in Persian). Retrieved November 9, 2006. 
  1. ^ http://ffiri.ir/club/%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B4%DA%AF%D8%A7%D9%87-%D9%87%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D9%84%DB%8C%DA%AF-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%AA%D8%B1/101/%D8%B5%D8%A8%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D9%82%D9%85/10007/

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