2011–12 Sepahan F.C. season

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Sepahan F.C.
2011–12 season
Chairman Alireza Rahimi
Manager Croatia Zlatko Kranjčar
Stadium Foolad Shahr Stadium, Isfahan
IPL 1st
Hazfi Cup Round of 32
AFC Champions league Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League: Emad (9)
All: Correa (12)
Highest home attendance 31,439 v Zob Ahan (9 December 2011), 31,439 v Mes Sarcheshmeh (11 May 2012)
Lowest home attendance 1,309 v Fajr Sepasi (29 January 2012)
Average home league attendance 10,457
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2011–12 season are the Sepahan Football Club's 11th season in the Iran Pro League, and their 19th consecutive season in the top division of Iranian football which they won their 4th title in this season. They also competed in the Hazfi Cup but were eliminated by Foolad in Round of 32 and are also competing in AFC Champions League, and 59th year in existence as a football club.

Player[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 23 July 2011.
Out for Injuries Released - Retired
No. Name Nationality Position(s) Since Date of Birth (Age) Signed From Appearance (s) Goal (s)
Goalkeepers
1 Rahman Ahmadi Iran GK 2011 (1980-07-30) July 30, 1980 (age 36) Persepolis 31 0
22 Reza Mohamadi Iran GK 2011 (1985-06-14) June 14, 1985 (age 32) Iranjavan 2 0
27 Hadi Rishesfahani Iran GK 2009 (1992-02-19) February 19, 1992 (age 25) (Youth system) 0 0
30 Mohammad Nasseri Iran GK 2011 (1993-05-16) May 16, 1993 (age 24) (Youth system) 0 0
Defenders
2 Hassan Ashjari Iran CB 2011 (1979-08-01) August 1, 1979 (age 37) Steel Azin 23 1
6 Jalal Hosseini Iran CB 2009 (1982-02-03) February 3, 1982 (age 35) Saipa 94 4
8 Mohsen Bengar Iran CB 2004 (1979-07-06) July 6, 1979 (age 37) Shemushack Noshahr 205 12
16 Hashem Beikzadeh Iran LB, LM 2010 (1984-01-22) January 22, 1984 (age 33) Esteghlal 50 1
17 Abolhassan Jafari Iran DF 2007 (1990-07-21) July 21, 1990 (age 26) (Youth system) 27 0
21 Mehdi Nasiri Iran DF 2010 (1987-11-11) November 11, 1987 (age 29) (Youth system) 14 0
33 Hadi Tamini Iran DF 2011 (1981-08-23) August 23, 1981 (age 35) Malavan 17 0
Midfielders
3 Mohammad Hassan Rajabzadeh Iran MF 2010 (1984-05-23) May 23, 1984 (age 33) Aboomoslem 5 0
4 Moharram Navidkia (captain) Iran CM, AM 2006 (1982-11-01) November 1, 1982 (age 34) (Youth system)
Germany VfL Bochum
213 32
9 Mehdi Jafarpour Iran MF 2005 (1984-08-20) August 20, 1984 (age 32) PAS Hamedan 105 8
10 Hossein Papi Iran MF 2004 (1985-02-27) February 27, 1985 (age 32) (Youth system) 87 1
11 Mehdi Karimian Iran MF 2009 (1980-08-28) August 28, 1980 (age 36) Bargh Shiraz 75 6
15 Omid Ebrahimi Iran MF 2010 (1987-09-16) September 16, 1987 (age 29) Sh. Bandar Abbas 50 5
18 Reza Nasehi Iran MF 2010 (1987-09-16) September 16, 1987 (age 29) Aboomoslem 17 0
20 Ahmad Jamshidian Iran MF, AM 2008 (1984-05-16) May 16, 1984 (age 33) Rah Ahan 94 17
24 Akbar Imani Iran MF 2010 (1992-03-21) March 21, 1992 (age 25) (Youth system) 6 0
25 Iman Kiani Iran MF 2011 (1990-01-01) January 1, 1990 (age 27) (Youth system) 1 0
26 Saeed Lotfi Iran MF 2011 (1992-07-16) July 16, 1992 (age 24) (Youth system) 0 0
32 Hamid Reza Kazemi Iran MF 2011 (1992-05-06) May 6, 1992 (age 25) (Youth system) 1 0
37 Januário Brazil CM, AM 2010 (1979-09-03) September 3, 1979 (age 37) Esteghlal 51 6
Forwards
7 Emad Mohammed Ridha Iraq ST 2011 (1982-07-24) July 24, 1982 (age 34) Egypt Zamalek SC 22 9
14 Farzad Hatami Iran ST 2009 (1986-01-03) January 3, 1986 (age 31) Saba Qom 23 3
14 Xhevahir Sukaj Albania ST 2012 (1987-10-05) October 5, 1987 (age 29) Turkey Gençlerbirliği 10 2
19 Bruno Correa Brazil ST 2012 (1986-03-22) March 22, 1986 (age 31) Armenia FC Banants 14 7
23 Mehdi Seyed-Salehi Iran ST 2011 (1981-07-27) July 27, 1981 (age 35) Esteghlal 30 8
29 Milorad Janjuš Serbia ST 2010 (1982-07-12) July 12, 1982 (age 34) Serbia Spartak Zlatibor Voda 36 11
31 Sardar Azmoun Iran ST 2011 (1995-01-01) January 1, 1995 (age 22) (Youth system) 0 0

Iran Pro League squad[edit]

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 Rahman Ahmadi
2 Iran DF Hassan Ashjari
4 Iran MF Moharram Navidkia (captain)
6 Iran DF Jalal Hosseini
7 Iraq FW Emad Mohammed Ridha
8 Iran DF Mohsen Bengar (1st vice-captain)
9 Iran MF Mehdi Jafarpour
10 Iran MF Hossein Papi
11 Iran MF Mehdi Karimian
14 Albania FW Xhevahir Sukaj
15 Iran MF Omid Ebrahimi
16 Iran DF Hashem Beikzadeh
17 Iran DF Abolhassan Jafari
18 Iran MF Reza Nasehi
No. Position Player
19 Brazil FW Bruno Correa
20 Iran MF Ahmad Jamshidian (2nd vice-captain)
21 Iran DF Mehdi Nasiri
22 Iran GK Reza Mohamadi
23 Iran FW Mehdi Seyed Salehi (3rd vice-captain)
24 Iran MF Akbar Imani
25 Iran MF Iman Kiani
26 Iran DF Saeed Lotfi
27 Iran GK Hadi Rishesfahani
30 Iran GK Mohammad Nasseri
31 Iran MF Sardar Azmoun
32 Iran MF Hamid Reza Kazemi
33 Iran DF Hadi Tamini
37 Brazil MF Fábio Januário

On loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
28 Iran MF Ehsan Hajsafi (at Tractor Sazi)
No. Position Player
99 Iran MF Javad Maheri (at Foolad Natanz)

For recent transfers, see List of Iranian football transfers winter 2011–12.

Transfers[edit]

Confirmed transfers 2011–12

  • Updated on 31 August 2012

Summer 2011[edit]

Winter 2011-12[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
2011–12 Persian Gulf Cup Winner 3 August 2011 11 May 2012
2011 AFC Champions League Quarter-finals Quarter-finals 14 September 2011 28 September 2011
AFC Champions League Group stage 7 March 2012
2011–12 Hazfi Cup Round of 32 Round of 32 25 October 2011 25 October 2011

Last updated: 31 August 2012
Source: Competitions

Iran Pro League[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sepahan (C) 34 19 10 5 54 27 +27 67 2013 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Tractor Sazi 34 19 9 6 57 32 +25 66 2013 AFC Champions League Group stage
3 Esteghlal 34 19 9 6 58 34 +24 66 2013 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
4 Saba Qom 34 12 14 8 40 38 +2 50 2013 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off
5 Naft Tehran 34 13 10 11 36 38 −2 49
6 Zob Ahan 34 9 18 7 29 33 −4 45
7 Damash 34 11 11 12 34 38 −4 44
8 Saipa 34 10 13 11 50 39 +11 43
9 Sanat Mes 34 11 10 13 35 39 −4 43
10 Sanat Naft 34 11 10 13 49 57 −8 43
11 Rah Ahan 34 9 15 10 43 42 +1 42
12 Persepolis 34 10 12 12 50 54 −4 42
13 Fajr Sepasi 34 10 11 13 31 38 −7 41
14 Foolad 34 10 10 14 35 37 −2 40
15 Malavan 34 9 12 13 32 33 −1 39
16 Sh. Tabriz (R) 34 6 16 12 34 44 −10 34 Relegation to Azadegan League
17 Shahin Bushehr (R) 34 6 15 13 30 43 −13 33
18 Mes Sarcheshmeh (R) 34 5 9 20 23 54 −31 24

Updated to games played on 11 May 2012.
Source: varzesh3.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Esteghlal secured qualification for the 2013 AFC Champions League through winning the 2011–12 Hazfi Cup
(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.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 19 10 5 54 27  +27 67 11 4 2 29 13  +16 8 6 3 25 14  +11

Last updated: 31 August 2012.
Source: Ipl Stats

Results by round[edit]

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
Ground H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H H H
Result D D W W L L W W L W D W D W D D W D L W W W W W W W L W W D W W D D
Position 9 11 7 4 5 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 2 3 5 5 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Last updated: 31 August 2012.
Source: "Ipl". 
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.


Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

AFC Champions League[edit]

AFC Champions League 2011[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

AFC Champions League 2012[edit]

Group Stage[edit]
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iran Sepahan 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 10
United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr 6 2 0 4 6 11 −5 6
Qatar Lekhwiya 6 2 0 4 5 9 −4 6

  Win   Draw   Loss

Knockout Stage[edit]

Hazfi Cup[edit]

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Round of 32[edit]

Friendly Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Iran Pro League Hazfi Cup 2011 ACL 2012 ACL
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Iran Rahman Ahmadi 41 0 32+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 7+0 0
2 DF Iran Hassan Ashjari 29 2 13+10 1 1+0 0 1+0 1 4+0 0
3 MF Iran Mohammad Hassan Rajabzadeh 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
4 MF Iran Moharram Navidkia 39 2 13+16 2 0+1 0 0+2 0 5+2 0
6 DF Iran Jalal Hosseini 40 2 27+3 1 1+0 0 2+0 0 7+0 1
7 FW Iraq Emad Mohammed Ridha 28 10 9+15 9 1+0 0 1+1 1 0+1 0
8 DF Iran Mohsen Bengar 38 3 28+0 1 1+0 0 2+0 0 7+0 2
9 MF Iran Mehdi Jafarpour 27 1 2+19 1 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+4 0
10 MF Iran Hossein Papi 12 0 0+9 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+2 0
11 MF Iran Mehdi Karimian 37 4 13+14 4 1+0 0 0+2 0 3+4 0
14 FW Iran Farzad Hatami 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 FW Albania Xhevahir Sukaj 16 4 2+8 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+5 2
15 MF Iran Omid Ebrahimi 42 7 32+0 6 1+0 0 2+0 1 7+0 0
16 DF Iran Hashem Beikzadeh 32 0 19+7 0 0+1 0 1+1 0 3+0 0
17 DF Iran Abolhassan Jafari 32 0 21+4 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 5+1 0
18 MF Iran Reza Nasehi 14 0 0+13 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 FW Brazil Bruno Correa 21 12 10+4 7 0+0 0 0+0 0 3+4 5
20 MF Iran Ahmad Jamshidian 28 2 8+14 2 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+5 0
21 DF Iran Mehdi Nasiri 8 0 6+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
22 GK Iran Reza Mohamadi 3 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
23 FW Iran Mehdi Seyed Salehi 40 9 15+15 8 0+1 0 2+0 0 1+6 1
24 MF Iran Akbar Imani 7 0 1+5 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
25 MF Iran Iman Kiani 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 DF Iran Saeed Lotfi 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 GK Iran Hadi Rishesfahani 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 FW Serbia Milorad Janjuš 15 3 1+12 3 0+0 0 0+2 0 0+0 0
30 GK Iran Mohammad Nasseri 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 MF Iran Sardar Azmoun 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
32 MF Iran Hamid Reza Kazemi 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 DF Iran Hadi Tamini 20 0 12+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+3 0
37 MF Brazil Fábio Januário 37 5 8+21 5 0+0 0 0+1 0 2+5 0

Apps: x+y, where x means full match (90-minute) appearance and y means appearance as an exchange (In or Out) player.

Goal scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Last updated on 31 August 2012
No. Pos. Nat. Name Iran Pro League Hazfi Cup 2011 ACL 2012 ACL Total
19 FW Brazil Bruno César 7 0 0 5 12
7 FW Iraq Emad Mohammed Ridha 9 0 1 0 10
23 FW Iran Mehdi Seyed Salehi 8 0 0 1 9
15 MF Iran Omid Ebrahimi 6 0 1 0 7
37 MF Brazil Januário 5 0 0 0 5
11 MF Iran Mehdi Karimian 4 0 0 0 4
14 FW Albania Xhevahir Sukaj 2 0 0 2 4
8 DF Iran Mohsen Bengar 1 0 0 2 3
29 FW Serbia Milorad Janjuš 3 0 0 0 3
2 DF Iran Hassan Ashjari 1 0 1 0 2
4 MF Iran Moharram Navidkia 2 0 0 0 2
6 DF Iran Jalal Hosseini 1 0 0 1 2
20 MF Iran Ahmad Jamshidian 2 0 0 0 2
9 MF Iran Mehdi Jafarpour 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goal 2 0 0 0 2
TOTALS 54 0 3 11 68

Friendlies and Pre-season goals are not recognized as competitive match goals.

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.

Last updated on 31 August 2012
Iran Pro League Hazfi Cup 2011 ACL 2012 ACL Total
No. Pos. Nat. Name YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
1 GK Iran Rahman Ahmadi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
2 DF Iran Hassan Ashjari 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0
3 MF Iran Mohammad H. Rajabzadeh 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4 MF Iran Moharram Navidkia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6 DF Iran Jalal Hosseini 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
8 DF Iran Mohsen Bengar 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1
9 MF Iran Mehdi Jafarpour 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
11 MF Iran Mehdi Karimian 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
14 FW Albania Xhevahir Sukaj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
15 MF Iran Omid Ebrahimi 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 0
16 DF Iran Hashem Beikzadeh 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
17 DF Iran Abolhassan Jafari 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0
18 MF Iran Reza Nasehi 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
19 FW Brazil Bruno Correa 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 MF Iran Ahmad Jamshidian 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
21 DF Iran Mehdi Nasiri 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 FW Iran Mehdi Seyed Salehi 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0
24 MF Iran Akbar Imani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 FW Serbia Milorad Janjuš 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 MF Brazil Januário 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
TOTALS 59 2 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 9 0 0 73 3 2

Goals conceded[edit]

  • Updated on 31 August 2012
Iran Pro League Hazfi Cup 2011 ACL 2012 ACL Total
No. Pos. Nat. Name Apps. G. cond. Apps. G. cond. Apps. G. cond. Apps. G. cond. Apps. G. cond. Clean Sheets
1 GK Iran Rahman Ahmadi 32 24 1 1 1 0 7 4 41 29 18
22 GK Iran Reza Mohamadi 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 4 1
TOTALS 34 27 1 1 2 1 7 4 44 33 19

Own goals[edit]

  • Updated on 31 August 2012
No. Pos. Nat. Name Iran Pro League Hazfi Cup 2011 ACL 2012 ACL Total
2 DF Iran Hassan Ashjari 1 0 0 0 1
24 MF Iran Akbar Imani 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 2 0 0 0 2

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach Croatia Zlatko Kranjčar
Assistant Coach Iran Mahmoud Karimi
Assistant Coach Iran Alireza Marzban
Goalkeeper Coach Croatia Tonči Merdolias
Match Analyst Iran Masoud Palizdar
Fitness Coach Germany Benjamin Kugel
Football Academy Manager Iran Reza Fatahi
Doctor Iran Mohammad Rashadi
Assistant Doctor Iran Asghar Shirkosh
Team manager Iran Rasoul Khorvash

Other information[edit]

Chairman Iran Alireza Rahimi
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Naghsh-e-Jahan Stadium (75,000 / )

Last updated: 31 August 2012
Source:[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]