2009–10 Persian Gulf Cup

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Persian Gulf Cup
Season 2009–10
Champions Sepahan
2nd Pro League title
2nd Iranian title
Relegated Moghavemat
Aboumoslem
Est. Ahvaz
Champions League Sepahan
Zob Ahan
Esteghlal
Persepolis (Hazfi Cup champions)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 782 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorer Emad Mohammed (19 goals)
Biggest home win Paykan 4–0 Malavan
(21 August 2009)
Moghavemat 4–0 Malavan
(7 September 2009)
Saba Qom 4–0 Shahin Bushehr
(6 October 2009)
Foolad 4–0 Rah Ahan
(4 December 2009)
Biggest away win Aboumoslem 0–5 Esteghlal
(24 September 2009)
Est. Ahvaz 0–5 Sepahan
(22 December 2009)
Highest scoring Mes Kerman 2–6 Steel Azin
(7 November 2009)
Est. Ahvaz 4–4 Saipa
(2 May 2010)
Longest winning run 8 matches
Sepahan
Longest unbeaten run 13 matches
Sepahan
Longest winless run 16 matches
Aboumoslem
Longest losing run 6 matches
Est. Ahvaz
Highest attendance 95,000
Tractor Sazi – Moghavemat
(22 January 2010)
Lowest attendance 0 (spectator ban)
Esteghlal – Sepahan
(7 August 2009)
Persepolis – Est. Ahvaz
(14 August 2009)
Paykan – Foolad
(11 December 2009)
Aboumoslem – Tractor Sazi
(4 April 2010)
Total attendance 3,714,000
Average attendance 12,298

The 2009–10 Persian Gulf Cup (also known as Iran Pro League) was the 27th season of Iran's Football League and ninth as Iran Pro League since its establishment in 2001. Esteghlal were the defending champions. The season featured 15 teams from the 2008–09 Persian Gulf Cup and three new teams promoted from the 2008–09 Azadegan League: Steel Azin and Tractor Sazi both as champions and Shahin Bushehr. The league started on 6 August 2009 and ended on 19 May 2010. Sepahan won the Pro League title for the second time in their history (total second Iranian title).

Team information[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team City Venue Capacity
Aboomoslem Mashhad Samen Al-Aeme 35,000
Est. Ahvaz Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 30,000
Esteghlal Tehran Azadi 90,000
Foolad Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 30,000
Malavan Anzali Takhti Anzali 8,000
Mes Kerman Kerman Shahid Bahonar 15,000
Moghavemat Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000
PAS Hamedan Hamedan Shahid Mofatteh 15,000
Paykan Qazvin Shahid Rajaei 5,000
Persepolis Tehran Azadi 90,000
Rah Ahan Shahr-e-Rey Rah Ahan 15,000
Saba Qom Qom Yadegar Emam Qom 15,000
Saipa Karaj Enghelab Karaj 15,000
Sepahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 20,000
Shahin Bushehr Shahid Beheshti 15,000
Steel Azin Tehran Shahid Dastgerdi 5,000
Tractor Sazi Tabriz Yadegar Emam Tabriz 70,000
Zob Ahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 20,000

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team End-season head coach Team captain Kit maker Shirt sponsor Past Season
Aboomoslem Iran Ali Hanteh Iran Saeed Khani Merooj City Credit Cooperative 15th
Est. Ahvaz Iran Ali Firouzi Iran Afshin Komaei Merooj Samsung 14th
Esteghlal Iran Samad Marfavi Iran Farhad Majidi Uhlsport Iran Furniture Market Champion
Foolad Iran Majid Jalali Iran Jalal Kameli Mofrad Daei SWE 7th
Malavan Iran Farhad Pourgholami Iran Pejman Nouri Daei SWE Anzali Free Zone 12th
Mes Kerman Croatia Luka Bonačić Iran Abbas Mohammadi Merooj Mahan Air 3rd
Moghavemat Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Iran Mostafa Sabri Merooj 9th
Pas Hamedan Iran Ali Asghar Modir Roosta Iran Yadollah Akbari Merooj Achilan Door 13th
Paykan Iran Hamid Derakhshan Iran Mohammad Reza Tahmasebi JEJ Liugong 8th
Persepolis Iran Ali Daei Iran Karim Bagheri Uhlsport Tehran Municipality 5th
Rah Ahan Iran Mehdi Tartar Iran Alireza Noormohammadi JEJ RAJA 11th
Saba Qom Iran Rasoul Korbekandi Iran Morteza Assadi Daei SWE Salafchegan Special Economic Zone 6th
Saipa Iran Mohammad Mayeli Kohan Iran Ebrahim Sadeghi Nahangi Saipa 10th
Sepahan Iran Amir Ghalenoei Iran Moharram Navidkia Lotto Taban Air 4th
Shahin Iran Mahmoud Yavari Iran Reza Baziari Nahangi Haffar Machine Co. Promoted
Steel Azin Iran Afshin Peyrovani Iran Ali Karimi Merooj Razi Insurance Promoted
Tractor Sazi Iran Faraz Kamalvand Iran Mohammad Nosrati Daei SWE Promoted
Zob Ahan Iran Mansour Ebrahimzadeh Iran Mostafa Salehi Nejad Merooj 2nd

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Shahin Bushehr Iran Hamid Kolali Fard Sacked 6 Sep 2009 Iran Mahmoud Yavari 8 Sep 2009
Est.Ahvaz Iran Khodadad Azizi Resigned 19 Sep 2009 Iran Majid Bagherinia 20 Sep 2009
Foolad Croatia Luka Bonačić Sacked 28 Sep 2009 Iran Majid Jalali 28 Sep 2009
Pas Hamedan Iran Alireza Mansourian Resigned 6 Oct 2009 Iran Ali Asghar Modir Roosta 8 Oct 2009
Aboomoslem Iran Nasser Pourmehdi Sacked 29 Oct 2009 Iran Farhad Kazemi 29 Oct 2009
Saba Qom Iran Mohammad Hossein Ziaei Resigned 9 Nov 2009 Iran Rasoul Korbekandi 9 Nov 2009
Mes Kerman Iran Parviz Mazloomi Sacked 30 Nov 2009 Croatia Luka Bonačić 9 Dec 2009
Rah Ahan Netherlands Ernie Brandts Sacked 12 Dec 2009 Iran Mehdi Tartar 12 Dec 2009
Malavan Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Sacked 23 Dec 2009 Iran Farhad Pourgholami 27 Dec 2009
Aboomoslem Iran Farhad Kazemi Resigned 24 Dec 2009 Iran Parviz Mazloomi 27 Dec 2009
Persepolis Croatia Zlatko Kranjčar Sacked 28 Dec 2009 Iran Ali Daei 28 Dec 2009
Est.Ahvaz Iran Majid Bagherinia Sacked 22 Jan 2010 Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh 5 Feb 2010
Est.Ahvaz Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Resigned 9 Feb 2010 Iran Mehdi Hasheminasab[1] 17 Feb 2010
Moghavemat Iran Davoud Mahabadi Resigned 26 Feb 2010 Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh[2] 1 Mar 2010
Aboomoslem Iran Parviz Mazloomi Resigned Mar2010 Iran Ali Hanteh Mar 2010
Est.Ahvaz Iran Mehdi Hasheminasab Resigned Apr 2010 Iran Ali Firouzi Apr 2010
Steel Azin Iran Hamid Estili Sacked 19 Apr 2010 Iran Afshin Peyrovani 19 Apr 2010

League table[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sepahan (C) 34 19 10 5 67 30 +37 67 2011 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Zob Ahan 34 16 13 5 48 29 +19 61
3 Esteghlal 34 16 11 7 49 32 +17 59
4 Persepolis 34 13 14 7 46 40 +6 53 2011 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
5 Steel Azin 34 13 13 8 55 49 +6 52
6 Saba Qom 34 13 9 12 52 45 +7 48
7 Tractor Sazi 34 11 14 9 43 42 +1 47
8 Saipa 34 12 10 12 48 53 −5 46
9 Sanat Mes 34 11 9 14 55 56 −1 42
10 Foolad 34 9 15 10 31 34 −3 42
11 Paykan 34 9 14 11 40 44 −4 41
12 Malavan 34 10 11 13 31 47 −16 41
13 Shahin Bushehr 34 9 12 13 35 38 −3 0391
14 PAS Hamedan 34 9 11 14 37 42 −5 0381
15 Rah Ahan 34 9 11 14 36 44 −8 38
16 Moghavemat (R) 34 8 13 13 34 45 −11 37 Relegation to Azadegan League
17 Aboumoslem (R) 34 7 11 16 36 51 −15 32
18 Est. Ahvaz (R) 34 7 9 18 38 60 −22 30

Updated to games played on 19 May 2010.
Source: football3.ir
1PAS Hamedan received a technical lose of 3–0 to Shahin Bushehr. The original game was finished in a 1–1 draw
2Persepolis secured qualification for the 2011 AFC Champions League through winning the 2009–10 Hazfi Cup
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.

Positions by round[edit]

Leader
AFC Champions League 2011 Group stage
Relegation to Azadegan League 2010-11
Team ╲ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Sepahan 15 6 12 8 7 5 6 5 5 4 4 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Zob Ahan 1 2 1 1 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2
Esteghlal 6 5 3 5 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 7 3 5 5 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 3
Persepolis 8 10 7 4 6 7 7 8 8 6 7 7 6 6 7 5 7 4 5 3 3 3 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
Steel Azin 2 1 4 2 5 8 9 10 6 8 8 8 8 7 5 4 6 5 7 7 7 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Saba Qom 5 7 5 9 10 9 5 7 11 7 5 5 7 8 10 11 11 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6
Tractor Sazi 13 14 10 7 8 10 10 6 7 10 11 12 10 12 11 9 8 8 9 8 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
Saipa 18 9 6 10 11 12 12 11 10 9 9 9 11 13 13 14 12 11 12 12 12 11 11 11 12 14 12 13 11 9 8 8 8 8
Sanat Mes 7 18 18 13 9 6 8 9 9 11 12 10 12 9 12 12 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 13 15 16 16 16 14 13 15 12 12 9
Foolad 14 13 15 16 17 17 16 17 18 17 16 18 16 18 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 17 16 17 15 13 14 15 14 11 11 13 10
Paykan 17 16 9 6 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 4 4 6 3 6 6 4 4 6 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 8 9 10 10 11
Malavan 12 4 11 12 13 11 11 12 13 13 10 11 9 11 9 8 10 9 8 9 9 8 8 8 6 7 9 9 9 10 10 9 9 12
Shahin Bushehr 11 15 16 17 18 18 13 13 12 14 14 15 14 14 14 15 15 14 13 13 13 14 13 15 14 12 14 15 16 16 12 15 11 13
PAS Hamedan 16 17 17 18 15 16 18 16 16 18 17 16 17 16 17 16 16 16 15 15 15 13 14 12 11 11 11 11 13 11 13 13 15 14
Rah Ahan 4 8 13 14 14 13 14 14 14 12 14 13 15 15 15 13 14 15 16 16 16 17 16 17 16 13 15 12 12 15 16 14 14 14
Moghavemat 3 3 2 3 1 2 4 4 4 5 6 6 5 5 6 7 5 3 4 6 6 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 12 14 16 16 16
Aboumoslem 9 12 14 15 16 15 17 18 17 16 18 17 18 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 17 17
Est. Ahvaz 10 11 8 11 12 14 15 15 15 15 13 14 13 10 8 10 9 10 10 10 10 12 12 14 13 17 17 17 17 17 18 17 18 18

Last updated: 19 May 2010
Source: cups.ir (Persian)

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ABU ESA EST FOL MLV MES MVT PAS PAY PRS RAH SAB SAP SEP SHB STL TRK ZOB
Aboumoslem 2–0 0–5 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 3–0 1–2
Est. Ahvaz 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 4–4 0–5 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–2
Esteghlal 3–1 2–3 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0
Foolad 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–4 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
Malavan 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–1
Sanat Mes 5–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 4–2 0–0 3–2 3–3 3–3 2–2 0–0 3–2 2–3 1–0 2–6 3–2 5–2
Moghavemat 1–1 3–2 0–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–4 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–2
PAS Hamedan 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1
Paykan 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–1
Persepolis 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1
Rah Ahan 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0
Saba Qom 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 4–2 2–1 1–1
Saipa 1–0 2–4 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1
Sepahan 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 5–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 5–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 0–1
Shahin Bushehr 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 1–12 0–0 4–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–4 1–1
Steel Azin 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 4–3 4–3 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2
Tractor Sazi 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0
Zob Ahan 3–1 5–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0

Updated to games played on 20 May 2010.
Source: IPL Stats
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2PAS Hamedan received a technical lose of 3–0 to Shahin Bushehr. The original game was finished in a 1–1 draw.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Clubs season-progress[edit]

W Win
D Draw
L Lose
Team ╲ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Sepahan L W L W D W D W D D W W L W W W W W W W W D D W D W L D W L W D W D
Zob Ahan W D W W D L W D W D D L D W W W W L W D W D D W L D W W D D L W D W
Esteghlal W D W D W D W W D W L D D L W L L L W D D D D W W L W W W L W W W D
Persepolis D D W W D D D L D W D D W W L W L W L W D D L W W W W W D L D D L D
Steel Azin W W L W D L L D W D D D W D W W L D L D W D W L W L W W L W D D D D
Saba Qom W L W L L W W L L W W D D L L L L L W W D D W L D D W L D W W D W D
Tractor Sazi L D W W L D D W D L L D W L W W D W L D D W D D D W L D W L D L W D
Saipa L W W L L D D W D W D D L L L L W W L W D D D L L L W L W W W D W D
Sanat Mes D L L W W W L D D L D W L W L L L L L W L D D W L D L D W W L W D W
Foolad L D L D D L D L L D D L D L W L D W D D W D D W D W W L L W W D D W
Paykan L D W W W W W W D L D D D D D L W L D W D L L L L D W D D D L L L D
Malavan D W L D L W D L D D W D W L W W L D W L D W D L W L L L D L W D L L
Shahin Bushehr D L L L D D W D W L D L W D L D D D W D L D W L D W L L L W W L W L
PAS Hamedan L D L L W L L D L L D D L W D W L D W L W W D W W L D D L W L D L D
Rah Ahan W L L L D D D D D W L W L L D W L L L L D D W L W W D W D L L W L D
Moghavemat W D W D W D D D D L D D W W L D W W L L L L D D L L L D W L L L L D
Aboumoslem D D L L D D L L D D L D L D L L W W L L L D L W L W L W L W D D W L
Est. Ahvaz D D W L L L L D D W W D D W W L W L W L L L L L D L L L L L L D L D

Last updated: 24 August 2012
Source: IPL Stats

Statistics[edit]