Tehran derby

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Tehran derby
شهرآورد تهران
Persepolis vs Esteghlal
Persepolis Teheran Logo(2012).png Esteghlal tehran logo.png
City or region Iran Tehran (Iran)
Teams involved Persepolis & Esteghlal
First contested Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis
Friendly
(5 April 1968)
Number of meetings Official: 73
Friendlies: 5
Most wins Esteghlal (24)
Most player appearances Ali Parvin (20)
Top scorer Safar Iranpak (7)
Most recent meeting Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis
2013–14 Iran Pro League
(Round 23: 17 January 2014)
Next meeting Esteghlal Persepolis
2014–15 Iran Pro League
(Round 15: 21 December 2014)
Largest victory Persepolis 6–0 Esteghlal
1973–74 Takht Jamshid Cup
(6 September 1973)

Tehran derby (or the شهرآورد تهران as it is known in the Persian world), is a football match between the two prominent Tehran clubs Esteghlal Tehran and Persepolis Tehran of Iran. Along with the Isfahan, Mashhad, Gilan, Ahvaz and Shiraz derbies, it is widely considered the major crosstown derbies in Iranian league, and also in the world. This match was declared as the most important derby in Asia and 22nd most important derby in the world in June 2008 by World Soccer magazine.[1][2][3] Despite being a derby between two teams from Tehran, the match has been played in other Iranian cities as well. Taking place at least twice during the year via the league fixtures, this cross-town rivalry has extended to the Hazfi Cup, as well as in minor tournaments and friendlies. The highest scoring match between the two teams to this date, was the famous 6–0 victory for Persepolis in the 1973 derby which is always remembered and referred to by reds fans.

History[edit]

The first derby match between the teams took place on April 5, 1968, at Amjadieh Stadium, where the game finished as a scoreless draw. At the time, Esteghlal was known as Taj SC. Both clubs were relatively young but Persepolis had a solid fan base, because of its close association to the once popular Shahin club. The rivalry between Shahin and Taj was transferred to its current stage when the Shahin club had to cease operations due to poor relations with the IFF.

Over time, the rivalry became more heated and club fans began attaining collective identities. By the mid-1970s Persepolis was seen as a working class club, while Taj was viewed as a club close to the ruling establishment and supported by the upper class of Iranian society. Persepolis fans outnumbered Esteghlal fans by large numbers at the time and still do.

Because of the sensitive nature of the matches, fan violence has occurred several times. In minor cases fans break chairs or throw garbage at the field, but more notable cases of violence have involved physical fights between opposing teams and fans, storming of the field by fans, as well as significant destruction of public property.

Ever since 1995, federation officials have invited foreign referees to officiate the game to ease fan and player suspicions of referee bias. This occurred after the events of the 38th derby (see below).

Azadi Stadium has been the stadium where most of the matches took place, but Amjadieh Stadium (now Shiroudi) in Tehran, Azadi Stadium in Bandar Abbas and Sahand Stadium in Tabriz have all hosted the game at least once.

Notable matches[edit]

  • Persepolis 0 - Taj 3 (February 6, 1970) - The game score was 1-0 in favor of Taj until the 82nd minute when the Persepolis players left the field to protest against the match officials. The football federation later declared Taj the winner by a score of 3-0.
  • Persepolis 0 - Taj 3 (January 17, 1971) - The game was tied 1-1 until the 75th minute when the Persepolis players left the field to protest against the match officials after several decisions went Esteghlal's way. The football federation later declared Taj the winner by a score of 3-0. This was the second time this occurred in two years.
  • Persepolis 4 - Taj 1 (November 15, 1972) - This was the first time Persepolis won the derby match. Mahmoud Khordbin and Safar Iranpak both scored one goal each and Hossein Kalani bagged the other two goals for a decisive 4-1 win.
  • Persepolis 6 - Taj 0 (September 7, 1973) - In a game that is still remembered to this day, Persepolis scored 6 goals to win the match with a hat-trick from Homayoun Behzadi (50,86,92) and three more goals from Soleymani (45,56) and H.Kalani (32). the game to this date, is still the highest scoring affair between the two teams.
  • Esteghlal 1 - Persepolis 0 (October 7, 1983) - Iranian television broadcaster IRIB did not air the match so a large number of fans flocked to Azadi Stadium. An estimated 128,000 entered the 100,000-capacity stadium. So many fans were in attendance that some were forced to climb the metal base of the stadium floodlights. None of the derby matches to this date have had a higher attendance and mostly likely never will as the 2002 renovations of the stadium reduced its capacity.
  • Esteghlal 0 - Persepolis 0 (February 1989) - This is one of few times the two clubs have met each other in the Hazfi Cup. The match finished scoreless in regulation time, and extra-time was eventless. Persepolis beat Esteghlal 4-2 in penalty shootouts to advance to the next stage in the Hazfi Cup.
TAJ defender Saeed Baghvardani comes to the rescue of goalkeeper Nasser Hejazi when he heads out a humdinger by Persepolis striker Safar Iranpak (fourth left). Aryamehr [Azadi] Stadium, Tehran, May 1975.
  • Esteghlal 3 - Persepolis 0 (January 11, 1995) - In the 38th derby Persepolis was leading in the match by a score of 2-0 until the last 10 minutes of the match. Esteghlal scored 2 goals in quick succession, including one which was a penalty. This angered the Persepolis fans and players who felt the referee was biased towards Esteghlal. Persepolis fans stormed the field, and many fights broke out on the pitch between fans and players. After this match it was decided that Iranian referees will no longer be used for the derby.
  • Persepolis 2 - Esteghlal 2 (December 29, 2000) - One of the most exciting and heated matches in derby history.[citation needed] The game was extremely sensitive as Mehdi Hasheminasab had left Persepolis in the off-season for Esteghlal. Behrouz Rahbarifar opened up the scoring in minute 56, while Mohammad Navazi tied the game up at the 67th minute. Many thought the game would be over when Hasheminasab scored a late goal at minute 86, but Ali Karimi saved Persepolis scoring a goal at minute 89 to please the red fans. During the game Esteghlal's goalkeeper Parviz Broumand and Persepolis striker Payan Rafat were constantly insulting each other. This eventually led to Broumand punching Rafat in the face and giving him a black eye. A massive fight broke out between the players. After the match hooligans went on a rampage. They completely destroyed 250 city buses and damaged many shops. Three players from each side were arrested along with 60 fans for their behavior.
  • Esteghlal 3 – Persepolis 2 (February 25, 2005) – Another one of the most thrilling matches in derby history.[citation needed] After a scoreless draw at halftime Esteghlal opened the scoreline 53 minutes with a goal from Reza Enayati. Persepolis responded by two goals Sheys Rezaei in the 67th minute and another by Sohrab Entezari in the 84th minute. Persepolis players and fans believed they have earned the win and Esteghlal fans begin to leave the stadium. Shortly after the goal by Entezari Mahmoud Fekri scored an equalizer just 3 minutes later. Esteghlal soon put everything they have into the attack and in the 93rd minute it paid off with a header by Pirouz Ghorbani hitting the back of the Persepolis net.
  • Persepolis 2 - Esteghlal 1 (November 3, 2006) - One of the most important derby matches for the two teams. Both teams' chances of winning the league were very unlikely so the two desperately wanted to win so one would finish above the other. Amir Hossein Sadeghi broke the deadlock with a header in the 16th minute to make it 1-0 to Esteghlal. Six minutes later, Esteghlal goalkeeper Mehdi Rahmati charged out of his goal to clear the ball for a corner to Persepolis. However, he lost his concentration and took a long time to return to his net resulting into Mehrzad Madanchi curling one in for Persepolis from the corner of the pitch and making the score 1-1 at half-time. The match was very open in the second half and finally in the 71st minute, Mehrdad Oladi broke through and chipped Mehdi Rahmati to win the game for Persepolis 2-1. Later on that season, Persepolis finished 3rd in the league, one place above Esteghlal who finished 4th.
  • Esteghlal 1 - Persepolis 1 (February 13, 2009) - Going into this derby the four previous meetings between the rivals had ended in 1-1 draws. However all the speculations regarding possible match-fixing started after this game. Esteghlal was winning the game when substitute Ali Alizadeh late into stoppage time and what did look deliberately played a handball and gifted away a penalty-kick. Maziar Zare scored the equalizer and the game finished in yet another 1-1 draw.
  • Persepolis 2 - Esteghlal 1 (February 3, 2010) - Before this derby six straight derby games between the two had finished 1-1. Many fans[who?] were claiming that the matches had been fixed to avoid having a losing team. Both teams have been having the same owner, a fact that obviously adds fuel to the fire. Prior to this game the two teams had had a several-year-long tradition of eating dinner together on the day before the games, a tradition which did not take place ahead of this very tense game. Much to many fans' expectations this game was also about to end in a 1-1 draw before Karim Bagheri late in the game scored a 2-1 winner from long range.
  • Esteghlal 1 - Persepolis 0 (October 15, 2010) - The match was tied late in the game when Esteghlal got a counterattack and captain Farhad Majidi scored the winning goal in the 91st minute.
  • Esteghlal 3 - Persepolis 0 (December 9, 2011) - The first meeting of the two teams in the Hazfi Cup in over a decade, the match was tied 0-0 at the end of regulation time leading to overtime. In over time Esteghlal dominated the game scoring three goals claiming their 24th win in the Derby and their fourth consecutive competitive win for Esteghlal over their city rivals. This derby was the largest goal margin in 14 years and the largest Esteghlal win in over 30 years.
  • Esteghlal 2 - Persepolis 3 (February 2, 2012) - After losing four times in a row, Persepolis and its fans were desperate for a win over their blue rivals. Head coach Mustafa Denizli had returned to the reds for the second half of the season and had previously experienced victory over Esteghlal back in 2006. Persepolis found themselves 2-0 down yet again and had Mehrdad Oladi very harshly sent off for what was seen as just a foul. Mazloumi and blues fans were beginning celebrations of yet another victory over their rivals as Persepolis fans began to leave the stadium when suddenly newly signed forward Eamon Zayed bagged a goal back for the reds in the 82nd minute. Persepolis were lifted by this goal and Zayed immediately connected with Mehdi Mahdavikia's excellent cross a minute later and levelled the score to 2-2 with a fine header. The last five minutes of the game was very open with Persepolis looking more lively and in the 92nd minute of the match, Hossein Badamaki's cross found Zayed yet again and the Libyan striker turned his defender and finished brilliantly to round off a historic hat-trick and great win for Persepolis and its fans.

List of matches[edit]

Iranian League[edit]

Season Date Home team Score Away team Home goal scorers Away goal scorers
1969–70 03-08-1969 Esteghlal
3–1
Persepolis Monshizadeh 8', A. Jabbari 44', Haghverdian 88' Ganjapour 72'
06-02-1970 Persepolis
0–3
[n 1]
Esteghlal Gh. Mazloomi 9'
1970–71 17-01-1971 Persepolis
0–3
[n 2]
Esteghlal Kalani 2' Mojdehi 7'
18-06-1971 Esteghlal
1–1
Persepolis Gh. Mazloomi 30' Iranpak 90+1'
1971–72 04-02-1972 Persepolis
4–1
Esteghlal Kalani 43', 90+3', Iranpak 56', Khordbin 75' A. Jabbari 75'
23-03-1972 Esteghlal
0–2
Persepolis Iranpak 50', Kalani 89'
1972–73 01-03-1973 Persepolis
0–2
Esteghlal A. Jabbari 40' 87'
14-06-1973 Esteghlal
1–0
Persepolis Adelkhani 3'
1973–74 06-09-1973 Persepolis
6–0
Esteghlal Behzadi 50' 86' 90+2', Soleimani 45' 56', Kalani 32'
08-12-1973 Esteghlal
1–1
Persepolis Jabbari 70' Behzadi 46'
1974–75 25-05-1974 Esteghlal
1–0
Persepolis Rowshan 88' -
18-12-1974 Persepolis
2–1
Esteghlal Iranpak 50', Hajrahimipour 62' Gh. Mazloomi 60'
1975–76 05-05-1975 Esteghlal
3–1
Persepolis Gh. Mazloomi 11' 62', Mojdehi 47' Iranpak 53'
17-10-1975 Persepolis
2–0
Esteghlal Fatahi 22', Hajrahimipour 38' -
1976–77 17-03-1976 Persepolis
1–1
Esteghlal Khordbin 85' Mojdehi 20'
24-09-1976 Esteghlal
1–1
Persepolis Naraghi 26' Parvin 40'
1977–78 07-05-1977 Persepolis
0–3
Esteghlal Asheri 45', Rowshan 83', Maraghechian 88'
08-12-1977 Esteghlal
1–2
Persepolis Rowshan 85' Iranpak 15' 34'
1995–96 28-07-1995 Persepolis
1–3
Esteghlal Kermani Moghaddam 49' Akhtar 7', Varmazyar 16', Taghavi 36'
29-12-1995 Esteghlal
0–0
Persepolis
1996–97 18-10-1996 Persepolis
1–0
Esteghlal Bezik 87'
11-07-1997 Esteghlal
0–3
Persepolis Bezik 30', Mahdavikia 71', Taherzadeh 87'
1998–99 13-11-1998 Persepolis
1–0
Esteghlal Hasheminasab 45'
22-03-1999 Esteghlal
1–1
Persepolis Hasheminasab 3' Malekian 43'
1999–00 24-09-1999 Persepolis
0–0
Esteghlal
27-02-2000 Esteghlal
0–2
Persepolis Hasheminasab 7', Rafat 80'
2000–01 27-02-2000 Persepolis
2–2
Esteghlal Behrouz Rahbarifar 57' (pen.), Karimi 89' Navazi 67', Hasheminasab 86'
23-02-2001 Esteghlal
1–0
Persepolis A. Akbarpour 72'
2001–02 19-03-2002 Esteghlal
1–1
Persepolis Navazi 38' (pen.) R. Jabbari 25'
09-05-2002 Persepolis
0–0
Esteghlal
2002–03 10-01-2003 Esteghlal
1–1
Persepolis Samereh 1' Ansarian 70' (pen.)
17-07-2003 Persepolis
2–1
Esteghlal Golmohammadi 11', Abolghasempour 50' A. Akbarpour 63'
2003–04 17-10-2003 Esteghlal
2–1
Persepolis Samereh 8', Fekri 57' Traoré 70'
02-02-2004 Persepolis
1–1
Esteghlal Kavianpour 50' Seyedabbasi 3'
2004–05 22-10-2004 Persepolis
0–0
Esteghlal
25-02-2005 Esteghlal
3–2
Persepolis Enayati 53', Fekri 87', Ghorbani 90+3' Rezaei 67', Entezari 84'
2005–06 05-11-2005 Persepolis
0–1
Esteghlal Enayati 56'
10-03-2006 Esteghlal
0–0
Persepolis
2006–07 11-03-2006 Esteghlal
1–2
Persepolis Sadeghi 16' Madanchi 22', Oladi 71'
30-03-2007 Persepolis
1–1
Esteghlal Nikbakht 13' Alizadeh 43'
2007–08 14-10-2007 Persepolis
1–1
Esteghlal Khalili 64' Ravankhah 17'
03-04-2007 Esteghlal
1–1
Persepolis Ravankhah 5' Khalili 28'
2008–09 03-10-2008 Esteghlal
1–1
Persepolis Borhani 47' Karimi 87'
13-02-2009 Persepolis
1–1
Esteghlal Zare 90+4' (pen.) M. Jabbari 56'
2009–10 10-02-2009 Esteghlal
1–1
Persepolis Majidi 55' Kolahkaj 49'
03-04-2010 Persepolis
2–1
Esteghlal Norouzi 37', Bagheri 87' Majidi 16'
2010–11 15-10-2010 Persepolis
0–1
Esteghlal Majidi 90+1'
30-03-2011 Esteghlal
1–0
Persepolis Borhani 43'
2011–12 16-09-2011 Esteghlal
0–2
Esteghlal Majidi 15', Jabbari 87'
02-02-2012 Esteghlal
2–3
Persepolis Meydavoudi 32', Zandi 50' Zayed 81' 83' 90+2'
2012–13 24-08-2012 Persepolis
0–0
Esteghlal
25-01-2013 Esteghlal
0–0
Persepolis
2013–14 06-09-2013 Esteghlal
0–0
Persepolis
17-01-2014 Persepolis
0–0
Esteghlal
2014–15 21-12-2014 Esteghlal TBP Persepolis
22-05-2015 Persepolis TBP Esteghlal

Official elimination derbies[edit]

 
Season Competition Home team Score Away team Home goal scorers Away goal scorers Round Winner
1969 Super Cup Persepolis
0–0
Esteghlal NA None[n 3]
1981 Tehran League Esteghlal
0–0
Persepolis NA None
1983 Tehran League Persepolis
1–1
Esteghlal Fariba 87' Fathabadi 10' NA None
1983 Tehran League Persepolis
0–1
Esteghlal P. Mazloomi 59' Final Esteghlal
1986 Tehran League Persepolis
3–0
Esteghlal Bayani 12' (pen.) 52', Mohammadkhani 62' Final Persepolis
1987 Tehran League Esteghlal
0–0
Persepolis Final None
1988 Tehran League Persepolis
1–1
Esteghlal Pious 46' Mokhtarifard 60' Final None
1989 Hazfi Cup Esteghlal
0–0
(2–4)
Persepolis Quarter-final Persepolis
1989 Tehran League Persepolis
1–0
Esteghlal Abedian 18' Final Persepolis
1990 Qods League Esteghlal
2–1
Persepolis Sarkhab 46', Marfavi 72' Mirahmadian 12' Final Esteghlal
1991 Tehran League Esteghlal
1–1
Persepolis Bayani 62' (pen.) Pious 75' NA None
1992 Tehran League Esteghlal
0–0
Persepolis NA None
1992 Azadegan League Persepolis
0–2
Esteghlal Marfavi 8', Varmazyar 15' NA Esteghlal
1992 Azadegan League Persepolis
0–1
Esteghlal Marfavi 48' Semi-final Esteghlal
1993 Tehran Super Cup Esteghlal
0–0
Persepolis NA None
1995 Azadegan League Esteghlal
2–2
[n 4]
Persepolis Varmazyar 79', Akhtar 87' Pious 51', Dadashzadeh 56' Semi-final Esteghlal
1995 Azadegan League Esteghlal
0–0
Persepolis Semi-final Esteghlal
1999 Hazfi Cup Esteghlal
1–2
Persepolis Bakhtiarizadeh 50' Hasheminasab 12' (pen.), Peyrovani 85' Final Persepolis
2011 Hazfi Cup Esteghlal
3–0
(a.e.t)
Persepolis M. Jabbari 95' 99' (pen.), Sharifat 107' Quarter-final Esteghlal

Friendlies[edit]

 
Year Home team Score Away team Home goal scorers Away goal scorers Winner
1968 Persepolis
0–0
Esteghlal None
1970 Esteghlal
3–2
Persepolis Ghorab 73', Haghverdian 87', Mojdehi 88' Parvin 7', Kalani 23' Esteghlal
1979 Persepolis
0–1
Esteghlal Fathabadi 42' Esteghlal
1980 Persepolis
0–0
Esteghlal None
2011 Persepolis
2–2
Esteghlal Norouzi 6' (pen.), 46' Borhani 33', Omranzadeh 70' None

Biggest wins in official competitions[edit]

Criteria: the winning team scored three goals or above with two or more goal difference from the defeated team.

Esteghlal[edit]

  • Persepolis 0–3 Esteghlal on 7 May 1977
  • Esteghlal 3–1 Persepolis on 3 August 1968
  • Esteghlal 3–1 Persepolis on 5 May 1975
  • Persepolis 1–3 Esteghlal on 28 July 1995
  • Esteghlal 3–0 Persepolis on 9 December 2011

Persepolis[edit]

  • Persepolis 6–0 Esteghlal on 6 September 1973
  • Persepolis 4–1 Esteghlal on 4 February 1972
  • Esteghlal 0–3 Persepolis on 11 July 1997
  • Persepolis 3–0 Esteghlal on 15 June 1986

Head to head[edit]

As of 17 January 2014, there have been 76 competitive first-class meetings between the two teams since the first league meeting in 1970, of which Esteghlal has won 24 and Persepolis 18.

Tournament Matches Esteghlal wins Draws Persepolis wins Esteghlal goals Persepolis goals
Iran Pro League 26 6 16 4 24 21
Hazfi Cup 3 1 1 1 4 2
Tehran League 7 1 5 2 3 5
Takhte-Jamshid Cup 18 8 4 6 22 25
Qods Cup 2 1 0 0 2 1
Azadegan League 10 2 4 4 7 11
Azadegan Cup 7 3 4 0 5 0
Velayat Cup 1 0 1 0 2 2
Friendlies 4 2 2 0 4 2
Grand total 78 24 37 17 74 73

Trophies[edit]

Team Domestic International Grand Total
Iranian League Provincial League Hazfi Cup Domestic Total Champions League Cup Winners' Cup Super Cup Club World Cup International Total
Esteghlal 8 17 6 31 2 0 0 0 2 33
Persepolis 9 9 5 23 0 1 0 0 1 24

Goal scorers[edit]

Safar Iranpak, top goalscorer in derbies, pictured in 1969
Ali Parvin from Persepolis and Hassan Rowshan from Taj (Esteghlal) before a match in 1970s
Player Club(s) League Cup Other Total
Iran Safar Iranpak Persepolis 7 0 0 7
Iran Hossein Kalani Persepolis 5 0 1 6
Iran Ali Jabbari Esteghlal 5 0 0 5
Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloomi Esteghlal 5 0 0 5
Iran Mehdi Hasheminasab Persepolis, Esteghlal 4 1 0 5
Iran Homayoun Behzadi Persepolis 4 0 0 4
Iran Farhad Majidi Esteghlal 4 0 0 4
Iran Masoud Mojdehi Esteghlal 3 0 1 4
Iran Mojtaba Jabbari Esteghlal 2 2 0 4
LibyaRepublic of Ireland Éamon Zayed Persepolis 3 0 0 3
Iran Arash Borhani Esteghlal 2 0 1 3
Iran Sadegh Varmazyar Esteghlal 1 2 0 3
Iran Shahrokh Bayani Persepolis, Esteghlal 1 2 0 3
Iran Hadi Norouzi Persepolis 1 0 2 3
Iran Samad Marfavi Esteghlal 0 3 0 3
Iran Ali Karimi Persepolis 2 0 0 2
Iran Mahmoud Khordbin Persepolis 2 0 0 2
Iran Edmond Akhtar Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
Iran Ali Samereh Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
Iran Alireza Akbarpour Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
Iran Mohammad Navazi Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
Iran Reza Enayati Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
Iran Mohsen Khalili Persepolis 2 0 0 2
Iran Mahmoud Fekri Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
Iran Edmond Bezik Persepolis 2 0 0 2
Iran Esmaeil Hajrahimipour Persepolis 2 0 0 2
Iran Omid Ravankhah Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
Iran Iraj Soleimani Persepolis 2 0 0 2
Iran Karo Haghverdian Esteghlal 1 0 1 2
Iran Ali Parvin Persepolis 1 0 1 2
Iran Nasser Mohammadkhani Persepolis 1 1 0 2
Iran Gholamreza Fathabadi Persepolis, Esteghlal 1 1 0 2
Iran Nazem Ganjapour Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Jahangir Fattahi Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Nader Mirahmadian Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Morteza Kermani Moghaddam Persepolis 0 1 0 1
Iran Mehdi Mahdavikia Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Payan Rafat Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Behrouz Rahbarifard Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Reza Jabbari Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Ali Ansarian Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Yahya Golmohammadi Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Behnam Abolghasempour Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Senegal Issa Traoré Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Hamed Kavianpour Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Sheys Rezaei Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Sohrab Entezari Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Mehrzad Madanchi Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Mehrdad Oladi Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Maziar Zare Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Adel Kolahkaj Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Karim Bagheri Persepolis 1 0 0 1
Iran Ahmad Monshizadeh Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Reza Adelkhani Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Hadi Naraghi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Moharam Asheri Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Saeid Maragehchian Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Fred Malekian Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
Iran Mohammad Taghavi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Davoud Seyed Abbasi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Pirouz Ghorbani Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Amir Hossein Sadeghi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Milad Meydavoudi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Fereydoun Zandi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
Iran Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
Iran Abbas Sarkhab Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
Iran Jafar Mokhtarifar Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
Iran Parviz Mazloomi Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
Iran Behtash Fariba Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
Iran Behnam Taherzadeh Persepolis 0 1 0 1
Iran Behzad Dadashzadeh Persepolis 0 1 0 1
Iran Afshin Peyrovani Persepolis 0 1 0 1
Iran Esmaeil Sharifat Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
Iran Javad Ghorab Esteghlal 0 0 1 1
Iran Hanif Omranzadeh Esteghlal 0 0 1 1

Hat-tricks[edit]

A hat-trick is achieved when the same player scores three or more goals in one match. Listed in chronological order.

Sequence
Player No. of
goals
Time of goals Representing Final
score
Opponent Tournament
1. Iran Behzadi, HomayounHomayoun Behzadi 3 50', 86', 92' Persepolis 6–0 Esteghlal 12th derby
2. Libya Zayed, ÉamonÉamon Zayed 3 82', 83', 91' Persepolis 3–2 Esteghlal 74th derby

Playing for both teams[edit]

Over the years, a number of players have played for both of the heavily supported clubs. Switching sides often angers fans, and players who have done so are heavily booed and mocked in and out of the stadium. When Mehdi Hasheminasab joined Esteghlal, Persepolis fans booed and swore at him so loudly that he covered his face with his hands to hide his tears.

The following players have played for both teams:

Referees[edit]

IPL referees[edit]

Season Leg 1 Leg 2
2001-02 Italy Pasquale Rodomonti Portugal Paulo Costa
2002-03 Italy Roberto Rosetti Slovakia Vladimir Hrinak
2003-04 Portugal Paulo Costa Turkey Mustafa Çulcu
2004-05 Germany Florian Meyer Russia Valentin Valentinovich Ivanov
2005-06 Germany Wolfgang Stark Kuwait Saad Kamil Al-Fadhli
2006-07 Spain Alfonso Pérez Burrull Germany Felix Brych
2007-08 Spain Eduardo Iturralde González Spain Bernardino González Vázquez
2008-09 Kuwait Saad Kamil Al-Fadhli Iran Mohsen Torky
2009-10 Iran Mohsen Torky Iran Saeid Mozaffari Zadeh
2010-11 Iran Masoud Moradi Iran Mohsen Torky
2011-12 Iran Mohsen Torky Iran Alireza Faghani
2012–13 Iran Mohsen Torky Iran Mohsen Ghahremani
2013–14 Iran Alireza Faghani Iran Saeid Mozaffari Zadeh

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The original match was 1–0 until 82' when Persepolis players ground out. Football Federation declares the match 3–0 in favor of Esteghlal.
  2. ^ The original match was 1–1 until 75' when Persepolis players ground out. Football Federation declares the match 3–0 in favor of Esteghlal.
  3. ^ No extra time or penalty kicks.
  4. ^ The original match was 2–2 until 72' when Persepolis fans stormed into the ground. Football Federation declares the match 3–0 in favor of Esteghlal.

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