2012–13 Persian Gulf Cup

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Persian Gulf Cup
Season 2012–13
Champions Esteghlal
3rd Pro League title
8th Iranian title
Relegated Aluminium Hormozgan
Sanat Naft
Paykan
Gahar Zagros
Champions League Esteghlal
Tractor Sazi
Sepahan
Foolad
Matches played 306
Goals scored 694 (2.27 per match)
Top goalscorer Jalal Rafkhaei (19 goals)
Best goalkeeper Mehdi Rahmati (21 clean sheets)
Biggest home win Persepolis 6–0 Paykan
(31 October 2012)
Fajr Sepasi 6–0 Aluminium Hormozgan
(2 March 2013)
Zob Ahan 6–0 Sanat Naft
(5 May 2013)
Biggest away win Paykan 0–5 Foolad
(26 September 2012)
Fajr Sepasi 0–5 Esteghlal
(15 February 2013)
Highest scoring Damash 5–3 Paykan
(31 July 2012)
Sanat Naft 2–6 Naft Tehran
(6 August 2012)
Longest winning run 5 matches
Sepahan
Longest unbeaten run 19 matches
Foolad
Longest winless run 21 matches
Sanat Naft
Longest losing run 7 matches
Paykan
Gahar Zagros
Highest attendance 100,000
Esteghlal – Persepolis
(25 January 2013)
Esteghlal – Damash
(10 May 2013)
Lowest attendance 0 (spectator ban)
Persepolis – Fajr Sepasi
(24 July 2012)
Persepolis – Aluminium Hormozgan
(27 September 2012)
Damash – Zob Ahan
(1 October 2012)
Damash – Saba Qom
(23 February 2013)
Esteghlal – Gahar Zagros
(12 April 2013)
Total attendance 2,397,100
Average attendance 7,964

The 2012–13 Persian Gulf Cup (also known as Iran Pro League) was the 30th season of Iran's Football League and 12th as Iran Pro League since its establishment in 2001. Sepahan were the defending champions. The season featured 15 teams from the 2011–12 Persian Gulf Cup and three new teams promoted from the 2011–12 Azadegan League: Paykan as champions, Aluminium Hormozgan and Gahar Zagros. The league started on 19 July 2012 and ended on 10 May 2013. Esteghlal won the Pro League title for the third time in their history (total eighth Iranian title).

Events[edit]

Competition format[edit]

After the 2012–13 Iran Pro League season the number of teams was planned to be reduced from 18 to 16 for the next season, so 4 team was directly relegated to the Azadegan League, while one team was played against the 3rd ranked team from the second division league team in a play-off. 2 teams also are directly promoted from current Azadegan league to the next pro league season and one team played against the 14th placed pro league team in a play-off.

Rules and regulations[edit]

The Iranian Football Clubs who participate in 2012–13 Iran Pro League are allowed to have up to maximum 35 players (including up to maximum 4 non-Iranian players) in their player lists, which will be categorized in the following groups:[1]

  • Up to maximum 21 adult (over 23 year old) players
  • Up to maximum 6 under-23 players (i.e. the player whose birth is after 19 July 1989).
  • Up to maximum 5 under-21 players (i.e. the player whose birth is after 19 July 1991).
  • Up to maximum 3 under-19 players (i.e. the player whose birth is after 19 July 1993).

Based on the fact that the Season is started from 19 July 2012.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team City Venue Capacity
Aluminium Bandar Abbas Khalij Fars 15,459
Damash Gilan Rasht Dr. Azodi 11,000
Esteghlal Tehran Azadi 84,412
Fajr Sepasi Shiraz Hafezieh
Dastgheib
14,560
7,000
Foolad Ahvaz Ghadir 50,199
Gahar Zagros Dorood Takhti Doorood 10,052
Malavan Anzali Takhti Anzali 8,000
Mes Kerman Kerman Shahid Bahonar 15,430
Naft Tehran Tehran Dastgerdi 8,250
Paykan Tehran Peykanshahr 30,000
Persepolis Tehran Azadi 84,412
Rah Ahan Tehran Rah Ahan 12,922
Saba Qom Qom Yadegar Emam 10,610
Saipa Karaj Enghelab Karaj 30,000
Sanat Naft Abadan Takhti Abadan 25,256
Sepahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 31,439
Tractor Sazi Tabriz Yadegar-e-Emam 66,833
Zob Ahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 31,439

Number of teams by region[edit]

Region Number of teams Teams
1 Tehran 5 Esteghlal, Naft Tehran, Paykan, Persepolis, Rah Ahan
2 Esfahan 2 Sepahan and Zob Ahan
3 Gilan 2 Damash and Malavan
4 Khuzestan 2 Foolad and Sanat Naft
5 Hormozgan 1 Aluminium
6 Fars 1 Fajr
7 Lorestan 1 Gahar Zagros
8 Kerman 1 Mes Kerman
9 Qom 1 Saba Qom
10 Alborz 1 Saipa
11 East Azerbaijan 1 Tractor Sazi

Personnel and kits[edit]

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

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor Past Season
Aluminium Iran Parviz Mazloomi Iran Mahmood Tighnavard Uhlsport Parmis Promoted
Damash Iran Afshin Nazemi (caretaker) Iran Reza Mahdavi Uhlsport Sadra Holding 7th
Esteghlal Iran Amir Ghalenoei Iran Farhad Majidi Uhlsport Refah Bank Champion
Fajr Sepasi Iran Mahmoud Yavari Iran Hossein Kazemi Majid HICE 13th
Foolad Iran Hossein Faraki Iran Bakhtiar Rahmani Uhlsport Foolad Khuzestan 14th
Gahar Zagros Iran Mohammad Mayeli Kohan Iran Majid Bajelan Uhlsport Mahab Promoted
Malavan Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Iran Pejman Nouri Uhlsport Steel Azin Iranian 12th
Mes Kerman Croatia Luka Bonačić Iran Farzad Hosseinkhani Uhlsport Resalat Bank 9th
Naft Tehran Iran Mansour Ebrahimzadeh Iran Hadi Shakouri Uhlsport NIOC 5th
Paykan Iran Firouz Karimi Iran Reza Tahmasebi Uhlsport IKCO Runna Promoted
Persepolis Iran Yahya Golmohammadi Iran Mehdi Mahdavikia Uhlsport Kavosh 15th
Rah Ahan Iran Ali Daei Iran Hossein Pashaei Daei Fars Air Qeshm 11th
Saba Qom Iran Samad Marfavi Iran Morteza Kashi Majid Lojix 4th
Saipa Iran Mojtaba Taghavi Iran Ebrahim Sadeghi Uhlsport SAIPA 8th
Sanat Naft Portugal Acácio Casimiro Iran Hossein Kaebi adidas Jondi Shapour Co. 10th
Sepahan Croatia Zlatko Kranjčar Iran Moharram Navidkia Lotto Foolad Mobarakeh 3rd
Tractor Sazi Iran Hassan Azarnia (interim) Iran Morteza Assadi Uhlsport Javanan Khayyer 2nd
Zob Ahan Iran Farhad Kazemi Iran Mohammad Salsali Uhlsport Esfahan Steel 6th
Notes
  1. Esteghlal's captain was Mehdi Rahmati before Farhad Majidi rejoins to the team.
  2. Reza Haghighi was the captain of Fajr Sepasi until his transfer to the Persepolis.
  3. From 19 January 2013 to 18 March 2013, Ali Firouzi and from 18 March 2013, Saeed Salamaat were the caretaker head coaches of Sanat Naft due to Casimiro's illness.

Managerial changes[edit]

Before the start of the season[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment
Paykan Iran Farhad Kazemi Contract expired 9 May 2012 Pre-season Iran Abdollah Veisi 1 June 2012
Damash Iran Mehdi Tartar End of caretaker spell 31 May 2012 Iran Omid Harandi 1 June 2012
Foolad Iran Majid Jalali Contract expired 31 May 2012 Iran Hossein Faraki 1 June 2012
Zob Ahan Iran Mansour Ebrahimzadeh 31 May 2012 Iran Rasoul Korbekandi 1 June 2012
Saba Iran Abdollah Veisi 31 May 2012 Iran Yahya Golmohammadi 1 June 2012
Naft Tehran Iran Hossein Faraki Signed by Foolad 31 May 2012 Iran Mansour Ebrahimzadeh 1 June 2012
Esteghlal Iran Parviz Mazloomi Sacked 31 May 2012 Iran Amir Ghalenoei 1 June 2012
Tractor Sazi Iran Amir Ghalenoei Signed by Esteghlal 31 May 2012 Portugal Toni 9 June 2012
Gahar Zagros Iran Davoud Mahabadi Resigned 19 June 2012 Iran Mehdi Tartar 24 June 2012
Persepolis Turkey Mustafa Denizli Mutual agreement 22 June 2012 Portugal Manuel José de Jesus 3 July 2012

In season[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment
Gahar Zagros Iran Mehdi Tartar Resigned 14 September 2012 17th Iran Mohammad Mayeli Kohan 27 October 2012
Damash Iran Omid Harandi Sacked 16 September 2012 11th Iran Hamid Derakhshan 18 September 2012
Saba Iran Yahya Golmohammadi Resigned 24 September 2012 7th Iran Samad Marfavi 25 September 2012
Sanat Naft Portugal José Alberto Costa Sacked 27 September 2012 17th Portugal Acácio Casimiro 7 October 2012
Malavan Iran Farhad Pourgholami Resigned 29 September 2012 9th Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh 29 September 2012
Zob Ahan Iran Rasoul Korbekandi Sacked 5 October 2012 15th Iran Farhad Kazemi 8 October 2012
Persepolis Portugal Manuel José de Jesus 10 December 2012 12th Iran Yahya Golmohammadi 10 December 2012
Mes Kerman Iran Ebrahim Ghasempour 1 January 2013 8th Croatia Luka Bonačić 1 January 2013
Paykan Iran Abdollah Veisi 27 January 2013 16th Iran Firouz Karimi 27 January 2013
Aluminium Iran Akbar Misaghian 12 February 2013 14th Iran Parviz Mazloomi 12 February 2013
Damash Iran Hamid Derakhshan 3 March 2013 13th Iran Afshin Nazemi 7 March 2013
Tractor Sazi[2] Portugal Toni 2 May 2013 2nd Iran Majid Jalali 1 June 2013

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Esteghlal (C) 34 19 10 5 42 18 +24 67 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
2 Tractor Sazi 34 18 11 5 55 32 +23 65
3 Sepahan 34 19 7 8 60 33 +27 64
4 Foolad 34 14 14 6 52 35 +17 56
5 Naft Tehran 34 14 13 7 42 29 +13 55
6 Sanat Mes 34 13 14 7 33 22 +11 53
7 Persepolis 34 12 14 8 41 31 +10 50
8 Rah Ahan 34 12 10 12 32 35 −3 46
9 Saba Qom 34 10 15 9 37 33 +4 45
10 Saipa 34 11 12 11 37 33 +4 45
11 Damash 34 11 10 13 36 43 −7 43
12 Fajr Sepasi 34 10 12 12 42 38 +4 42
13 Malavan 34 9 13 12 34 39 −5 40
14 Zob Ahan 34 9 11 14 36 40 −4 38 Qualification to relegation play-offs
15 Aluminium Hormozgan (R) 34 7 14 13 26 40 −14 35 Relegation to 2013–14 Azadegan League
16 Sanat Naft (R) 34 4 13 17 31 60 −29 25
17 Paykan (R) 34 6 7 21 26 66 −40 25
18 Gahar Zagros (R) 34 3 10 21 24 59 −35 19

Updated to games played on 10 May 2013.
Source: IPL stats.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Sepahan secured qualification for the 2014 AFC Champions League through winning the 2012–13 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[edit]

Home ╲ Away ALH DMG EST FJR FOL GZA MLV NAF PAY PRS RAH SAB SAP MES SNA SEP TRK ZOB
Aluminium Hormozgan 0–0 0–2 3–3 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0
Damash 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 5–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–0
Esteghlal 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
Fajr Sepasi 6–0 6–1 0–5 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–0
Foolad 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–3 3–2 2–1
Gahar Zagros 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 2–2 1–4 1–2 1–0
Malavan 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–1
Naft Tehran 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 4–1 3–4 1–1 1–0
Paykan 2–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–5 3–2 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–4 1–4 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–2
Persepolis 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–3 0–0 3–2 1–0 0–0 6–0 2–0 0–2 4–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–2
Rah Ahan 3–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1
Saba Qom 2–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 4–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–0
Saipa 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 0–0
Sanat Mes 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 5–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–0
Sanat Naft 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–6 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1
Sepahan 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–4 4–3
Tractor Sazi 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–3 1–1
Zob Ahan 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 6–0 0–4 3–1

Updated to games played on 10 May 2013.
Source: IPL Stats
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Positions by round[edit]

Leader
2014 AFC Champions League
Relegation to Qualification
Relegation to Azadegan League 2013-14
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
Esteghlal 4 9 5 8 9 10 10 9 8 6 4 5 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tractor Sazi 12 10 8 6 2 5 6 7 4 5 7 4 1 3 4 6 6 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2
Sepahan 6 3 2 1 3 7 2 3 2 1 1 1 5 4 2 2 1 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3
Foolad 8 14 11 11 12 13 14 15 12 11 9 9 8 8 7 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Naft Tehran 9 6 9 5 7 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 6 9 10 10 9 9 10 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Sanat Mes 15 16 17 15 14 12 13 12 11 12 12 14 11 12 12 9 9 8 7 8 11 12 9 10 9 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6
Persepolis 3 8 10 12 16 15 16 14 15 13 13 11 14 11 10 11 12 13 10 11 12 9 11 11 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
Rah Ahan 10 4 7 9 11 9 4 10 6 8 6 8 10 10 8 5 5 6 6 6 9 7 8 9 11 9 10 8 8 8 8 9 9 8
Saba Qom 1 1 4 3 5 6 7 4 7 7 10 10 9 9 11 12 13 11 11 7 7 8 6 7 7 10 8 9 10 9 10 8 8 9
Saipa 11 7 12 7 6 1 3 5 3 4 5 7 6 7 5 7 7 7 8 9 8 11 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 10 9 10 10 10
Damash 7 11 6 10 8 11 11 11 13 14 14 15 12 13 13 13 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 11
Malavan 5 5 3 2 1 4 5 6 9 9 8 6 3 2 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 10 6 8 8 9 10 9 11 11 11 11 13
Fajr Sepasi 2 2 1 4 4 3 8 2 5 3 3 3 7 5 6 8 8 10 12 12 10 10 7 8 10 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 12
Zob Ahan 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 16 16 15 15 15 14 14 15 14 14
Aluminium Hormozgan 13 12 13 14 13 16 12 13 14 16 16 13 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 14 15 15
Sanat Naft 16 13 14 17 17 17 17 17 16 17 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 16
Paykan 18 15 16 13 10 8 9 8 10 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 16 16 16 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17
Gahar Zagros 14 17 15 16 15 14 15 16 17 18 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18

Last updated: 10 May 2013
Source: Cups.ir (Persian)

Clubs season-progress[edit]

W Win
D Draw
L Lose
B Bye
W/O Withdrew
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
Aluminium Hormozgan L D D D D L W L D L D W L L W D D L W D L L W D L D D L D L W W L D
Damash D D W L W L D L L D D D W D W L W D L W D L L L W L D L W W L L W W
Esteghlal W L W D D D W W D W W L W W W L L W W D W D D W W W W D W D W D W L
Fajr Sepasi W W W L D D L W D W D D L W L D L L L D W D W D L L L W L D L D W D
Foolad D L W D L L D L W W W D W D W W W D W D W D W D W D W L W D D D L D
Gahar Zagros L L D L W D D L L D L D L L L L D D W L W L L D L L D L L L L L L L
Malavan W D W W D L D D L L W W W W L D W D D L L D L W L D L D D D L D L L
Naft Tehran D W D W L W W D W D D D L L L D L W D D W W W W D W D L W D L W W D
Paykan L D L W W W L W L L L D D L W D D L L L L L L L W L L L D L L D L L
Persepolis W L D L L D D D L W D W L W W D L D W W D W D D W W D W L D W D W L
Rah Ahan D W D L D W W L W D W L L D W W W L L L L W L D L W L W W D D L D D
Saba Qom W W L W D L D W L D L D W D L L D W D W D D W D D L D D L W D W D L
Saipa D W L W W W L D W L D L W L W D D D L D D L L D D W D L D W W L L W
Sanat Mes L L L D W W L D W D L D W D W W D W D L L D W D D W W D D D W D W W
Sanat Naft L D L L L W D D D L L D L D L D D D D D L L L D L D L W L L L W L W
Sepahan W W D W L L W D W W W D L W L W D L L W W W W D W L W W W W W D L D
Tractor Sazi D D W W W L D D W L D W W D L D W D W W W W D D W W W W L L W D W W
Zob Ahan L L L L L W L W L W D L D D L D L W D D L W D L L L D W D W D D W W

Last updated: 10 May 2013
Source: IPL Stats

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Zob Ahan as 14th-placed team faced play-off winner of 2012–13 Azadegan League, Pas Hamedan in a two-legged play-off.


21 June 2013 (2013-06-21)
20:00 CEST
Zob Ahan 4 – 2 Pas Hamedan
Heidari Goal 2'
Farhadi Goal 6'58'
Bayatinia Goal 45+1'
report Rabikhah Goal 71'
Aliabadi Goal 90+2'
Fooladshahr, Isfahan
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mohsen Torky

26 June 2013 (2013-06-26)
19:30 CEST
Pas Hamedan 1 – 1 Zob Ahan
Aliabadi Goal 4' (pen.) report Rajabzadeh Goal 30' (pen.)
Qods, Hamedan
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Saeid Mozaffarizadeh

Zob Ahan won 5–3 on aggregate and retained its Iran Pro League spot for the 2013–14 season.

Statistics[edit]

Clean sheets[edit]

Position Player Club Clean Sheets Goals Conceded
1 Iran Mehdi Rahmati Esteghlal 21 18
2 Iran Rahman Ahmadi Saipa 15 29
3 Brazil Nilson Corrêa Júnior Persepolis 14 21
4 Iran Arman Shahdadnejad Mes Kerman 13 16
5 Iran Sosha Makani Naft Tehran 11 15
6 Armenia Gevorg Kasparov Zob Ahan 8 12
Iran Hamed Lak Saba Qom 23
8 Montenegro Milan Mijatovic Mes Kerman 7 5
Iran Ershad Yousefi Foolad 22
Iran Shahab Gordan Sepahan 23
Iran Vahid Sheikhveisi Fajr Sepasi 24
Brazil Fábio Carvalho Paykan 54
13 Iran Hamed Fallahzadeh Naft Tehran 6 12
Iran Mehdi Sabeti Tractor Sazi 14
Iran Mojtaba Roshangar Aluminium 18
Brazil Luiz Fernando Aluminium 20
Iran Habib Dehghani Sanat Naft 34
Iran Shahram Mehraban Gahar 43
19 Iran Mohammad Mohammadi Rah Ahan 5 9
Iran Hassan Roudbarian Damash Gilan 22
Iran Farshid Karimi Rah Ahan 24
Iran Milad Farahani Damash Gilan 25
23 Iran Ali Hassani Sefat Malavan 4 11

Last Update: 10 May 2013

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the season: Mehdi Nazari for Fajr against Zob Ahan (19 July 2012)
  • Fastest goal of the season: 12 seconds, Gholamreza Rezaei for Persepolis against Fajr Sepasi (30 December 2012)
  • Latest goal of the season: 96 minutes and 12 seconds, Karim Ansarifard for Persepolis against Zob Ahan (19 November 2012)
  • Largest winning margin: 6 goals
    • Persepolis 6–0 Paykan (31 October 2012)
    • Fajr 6–0 Aluminium (1 March 2013)
    • Zob Ahan 6–0 Sanat Naft (5 May 2013)
  • Highest scoring game: 8 goals
    • Damash 5–3 Paykan (31 July 2012)
    • Sanat Naft 2–6 Naft Tehran (6 August 2012)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 6 goals
    • Sanat Naft 2–6 Naft Tehran (18 August 2012)
    • Fajr 6–1 Damash (15 September 2012)
    • Persepolis 6–0 Paykan (31 October 2012)
    • Fajr 6–0 Aluminium (1 March 2013)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 3 goals
    • Damash 5–3 Paykan (31 July 2012)
    • Naft Tehran 3–4 Sepahan (30 October 2012)
    • Sepahan 4–3 Zob Ahan (13 January 2013)

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Iran Rafkhaei, JalalJalal Rafkhaei Malavan Saba Qom 3–1 30 July 2012
Iran Karimi, YaghoubYaghoub Karimi Naft Tehran Sanat Naft 6–2 6 August 2012
Iran Ansari, JaberJaber Ansari Fajr Sepasi Damash Gilan 6–1 15 September 2012
Iran Ansarifard, KarimKarim Ansarifard Persepolis Paykan 6–0 31 October 2012
Iran Razaghirad, ImanIman Razaghirad Saba Qom Sanat Naft 3–2 24 January 2013
Iran Shojaei, MostafaMostafa Shojaei Mes Gahar 5–1 5 May 2013

Awards[edit]

Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper: Mehdi Rahmati (Esteghlal)
Defence: Mehrdad Jama'ati (Foolad), Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal), Amir Hossein Sadeghi (Esteghlal), Khosro Heydari (Esteghlal)
Midfield: Reza Haghighi (Perspolis), Bakhtiar Rahmani (Foolad), Moharram Navidkia (Sepahan), Yaghoub Karimi (Naft.t)
Attack: Jalal Rafkhaei (Malavan), Mohammad Reza Khalatbari (Sepahan)

Player of the Tournament[edit]

Moharram Navidkia was awarded as the best player of the season among Mehdi Rahmati and Pejman Montazeri became second and third. Saeid Ezzatollahi was also awarded as the best young player of the season and Alireza Jahanbakhsh was ranked second.

Other awards[edit]

Amir Ghalenoei was awarded as the best coach of the season, Zlatko Kranjčar becomes second and Hossein Faraki third. Saeid Mozafarizadeh awarded best referee, Fair Play Award was given to the Fajr Sepasi and Esteghlal was the team of the season. Mehdi Mahdavikia, Ali Parvin, Homayoun Behzadi and Ali Jabari were also awarded for their service to the Iranian football.

Attendances[edit]

Average home attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Esteghlal 548,000 100,000 0 34,250 0.078230757122619+7.8%
2 Tractor Sazi 409,000 50,000 2,000 24,059 -0.60858017352592−39.1%
3 Persepolis 326,000 90,000 0 21,733 -0.76971843456703−23.0%
4 Aluminium Hormozgan 125,000 20,000 2,000 7,353 n/a
5 Damash 101,000 15,000 0 6,733 -0.82867692307692−17.1%
6 Sanat Naft 103,000 15,000 1,000 6,059 -0.61675488599349−38.3%
7 Malavan 102,000 8,000 3,000 6,000 0.15651503469545+15.6%
8 Gahar Zagros 99,000 65,000 1,000 5,824 n/a
9 Foolad 92,000 20,000 1,000 5,412 0.16462233699161+16.4%
10 Fajr Sepasi 83,100 20,000 1,000 4,888 -0.6392049169609−36.0%
11 Saipa 80,500 40,000 1,000 4,735 1.1760110294118+117.6%
12 Sepahan 67,500 10,000 1,000 3,971 -0.6751105066304−32.4%
13 Sanat Mes 65,000 15,000 1,000 3,824 -0.65011900714043−34.9%
14 Saba Qom 46,000 10,000 1,000 2,706 -0.75418060200669−24.5%
15 Naft Tehran 44,000 15,000 1,000 2,588 0.25692083535697+25.6%
16 Paykan 37,000 12,000 1,000 2,176 n/a
17 Zob Ahan 36,000 8,000 1,000 2,118 -0.75−25.0%
18 Rah Ahan 33,000 7,000 1,000 1,942 -0.86890380313199−13.1%
League total 2,397,100 100,000 0 7,964 -0.8393760539629−16.0%

Updated to games played on 10 May 2013
Source: Iranleague.ir

Notes:
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances
Naft Tehran, Sanat Naft and Shahrdari Tabriz played last season in Azadegan League

Highest attendances[edit]

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
1 Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis 100,000 January 25, 2013 (2013-01-25) 23 Azadi
1 Esteghlal 1–2 Damash 100,000 May 10, 2013 (2013-05-10) 34 Azadi
3 Persepolis 0–0 Esteghlal 90,000 August 24, 2012 (2012-08-24) 6 Azadi
4 Esteghlal 1–0 Tractor Sazi 75,000 March 8, 2013 (2013-03-08) 29 Azadi
5 Gahar Zagros 1–1 Persepolis 65,000 July 30, 2012 (2012-07-30) 3 Azadi
5 Persepolis 0–2 Saba Qom 65,000 August 5, 2012 (2012-08-05) 4 Azadi
7 Esteghlal 1–1 Sepahan 60,000 April 16, 2013 (2013-04-16) 30 Azadi
8 Esteghlal 1–0 Aluminium Hormozgan 50,000 July 20, 2012 (2012-07-20) 1 Azadi
8 Tractor Sazi 2–0 Esteghlal 50,000 October 20, 2012 (2012-10-20) 12 Sahand
10 Saipa 2–1 Esteghlal 40,000 July 25, 2012 (2012-07-25) 2 Azadi

Notes:
Updated to games played on 10 May 2013. Source: Iranleague.ir

See also[edit]

Team season articles[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.guilaneno.com/%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%AD%D9%87%20%D9%86%D8%AE%D8%B3%D8%AA

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