2015–16 Azadegan League

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Azadegan League
Season2015–16
ChampionsPaykan
2nd Azadegan League title
PromotedPaykan
Machine Sazi
Sanat Naft
RelegatedPAS Hamedan
Shahrdari Ardabil
Sanaye Giti Pasand
Damash
Aluminium Hormozgan
Matches played380
Goals scored796 (2.09 per match)
Top goalscorerHamid Kazemi
(16 goals)
Biggest home winParseh 5–0 Pas Hamedan
(14 February 2016)
Sanat Naft 5–0 Sh. Ardabil
(3 May 2016)
Biggest away winIranjavan 0–3 Kheybar
(30 November 2015)
Highest scoringFoolad Yazd 3–5 Parseh
(14 January 2016)
Longest winning run6 matches
Fajr Shiraz
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
Paykan
Naft MIS
Longest winless run18 matches
Aluminium Hormozgan
Longest losing run9 matches
Aluminium Hormozgan
Highest attendance15,500
Machine SaziMes Rafsanjan
(10 May 2016)
Lowest attendance0 (spectator ban)
Naft MIS – Paykan
(4 September 2015)
Naft MIS – Mes Kerman
(16 September 2015)
Kheybar – Aluminium Arak
(28 September 2015)
Kheybar – Khooneh be Khooneh
(12 October 2015)
Nassaji – Damash
(29 February 2016)
Nassaji – Parseh Tehran
(11 April 2016)
Total attendance761,770
Average attendance2,539

The 2015–16 Azadegan League was the 25th season of the Azadegan League and 15th as the second highest division since its establishment in 1991. The season featured 15 teams from the 2014–15 Azadegan League, two new teams relegated from the 2014–15 Persian Gulf Pro League: Paykan and Naft Masjed Soleyman and two new teams promoted from the 2014–15 League 2: Aluminium Arak as champions and Kheybar Khorramabad. Khooneh be Khooneh replaced Bahman Shiraz while Machine Sazi replaced Shahrdari Tabriz. The league started on 17 August 2015 and ended on 16 May 2016. Paykan won the Azadegan League title for the second time in their history. Paykan, Machine Sazi and Sanat Naft promoted to the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team City Venue Capacity
Aluminium Arak Arak Imam Khomeini 15,000
Aluminium Hormozgan Bandar Abbas Persian Gulf 20,000
Damash Gilan Rasht Dr. Azodi 11,000
Fajr Sepasi Shiraz Hafezieh 15,000
Foolad Yazd Yazd Shahid Nassiri 6,000
Giti Pasand Isfahan Daneshgah Azad 9,000
Gol Gohar Sirjan Gol Gohar Sport Complex 3,200
Iranjavan Bushehr Shahid Beheshti 15,000
Kheybar Khorramabad Khorramabad Takhti Khorramabad 10,000
Khooneh be Khooneh Babol Haft-e Tir 6,000
Machine Sazi Tabriz Bagh Shomal 20,000
Mes Kerman Kerman Shahid Bahonar 15,430
Mes Rafsanjan Rafsanjan Shohadaye Noushabad 5,000
Naft Masjed Soleyman Masjed Soleyman Behnam Mohammadi 8,000
Nassaji Mazandaran Qaem Shahr Vatani 15,000
Parseh Tehran Tehran Kargaran 5,000
PAS Hamedan Hamedan Qods 8,000
Paykan Tehran Shahre Qods 25,000
Sanat Naft Abadan Takhti Abadan 22,000
Shahrdari Ardabil Ardabil Ali Daei
Takhti Ardabil
20,000
3,000

Number of teams by region[edit]

Region Number of teams Teams
1 Kerman 3 Gol Gohar, Mes Rafsanjan, Sanat Mes
2 Tehran 2 Parseh, Paykan
3 Khuzestan 2 Naft Masjed Soleyman, Sanat Naft
4 Mazandaran 2 Khooneh be Khooneh, Nassaji Mazandaran
5 East Azerbaijan 1 Machine Sazi
6 Bushehr 1 Iranjavan
7 Isfahan 1 Giti Pasand
8 Gilan 1 Damash
9 Hormozgan 1 Aluminium Hormozgan
10 Fars 1 Fajr Sepasi
11 Hamedan 1 PAS Hamedan
12 Markazi 1 Aluminium Arak
13 Lorestan 1 Kheybar Khorramabad
14 Ardabil 1 Shahrdari Ardabil
15 Yazd 1 Foolad Yazd

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Paykan (C, P) 38 18 16 4 50 29 +21 70 Promotion to 2016–17 Persian Gulf Pro League
2 Machine Sazi (P) 38 16 15 7 53 36 +17 63
3 Sanat Naft (P) 38 16 14 8 51 38 +13 62
4 Fajr Sepasi 38 16 12 10 39 28 +11 60
5 Mes Rafsanjan 38 14 16 8 44 35 +9 58
6 Khooneh be Khooneh 38 14 16 8 39 34 +5 58
7 Mes Kerman 38 14 13 11 37 33 +4 55
8 Nassaji Mazandaran 38 14 11 13 39 40 −1 53
9 Aluminium Arak 38 10 20 8 47 41 +6 50
10 Naft Masjed Soleyman 38 10 18 10 39 39 0 48
11 Gol Gohar 38 9 20 9 35 34 +1 47
12 Kheybar Khorramabad 38 11 14 13 42 46 −4 47
13 Iranjavan 38 11 12 15 42 54 −12 45
14 Foolad Yazd 38 10 14 14 31 38 −7 44
15 Parseh Tehran 38 8 18 12 44 47 −3 42
16 PAS Hamedan (R) 38 10 12 16 34 40 −6 42 Relegation to 2016–17 2nd Division
17 Sh. Ardabil (R) 38 9 13 16 43 49 −6 40
18 Giti Pasand (R) 38 8 15 15 26 41 −15 39
19 Damash (R) 38 8 13 17 29 43 −14 37
20 Aluminium Hormozgan (R) 38 6 14 18 32 51 −19 32
Updated to match(es) played on 19 May 2016. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Paykan F.C.Fajr Sepasi F.C.Paykan F.C.Fajr Sepasi F.C.Paykan F.C.Fajr Sepasi F.C.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALU ALH DMG FJR FOY SGP GOL IRJ KHE KBK MST MSR NFT NSJ PAT PAS PAY MES SNA SHA
Aluminium Arak 3–3 4–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 3–2 3–0 4–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–0
Aluminium Hormozgan 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–5
Damash 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0
Fajr Sepasi 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 5–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–0
Foolad Yazd 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–5 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–0
Giti Pasand 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0
Gol Gohar 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–2
Iranjavan 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–1
Kheybar Khorramabad 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–3 3–3
Khooneh be Khooneh 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0
Machine Sazi 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–3 2–2 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1
Mes Rafsanjan 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 3–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–2
Naft Masjed Soleyman 3–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
Nassaji Mazandaran 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–4 2–1
Parseh Tehran 1–1 3–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 5–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–0
PAS Hamedan 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–1
Paykan 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–1
Mes Kerman 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–1
Sanat Naft 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–2 5–0
Sh. Ardabil 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–3 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 4–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 May 2016. Source: [2]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Clubs season-progress[edit]

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Aluminium ArakDDDDWLDLWWDWDWDWDDLLDDLLDDWDWDDDDDLWLW
Aluminium HormozganLDWLLWDDLDDDLDLDDDLLLDDLWDLLLLLLLLLWWD
DamashLWLWLLDLDDWLWDDLDLWLLLLWWDDDDLLLWLDLDD
Fajr SepasiWDDWDWWWWWWLDDWWDDLWLWDDLLLLWDLDDWWLWL
Foolad YazdWDLDDLDLLWDLLDWWDDLLLLDDLDDDLWLWLWDWWW
Giti PasandLDLWWDLWDLDLDDWLWDDLDWDLLWDDLLDLWLDDLL
Gol GoharDDLWDWLLLWWLLDDDLDLWDDDDDWLWDDDWDDDDDW
IranjavanLDLWLWDLDDWLWLDDLDWWLWWWLDWDLLDDLDWLLL
KheybarWDDLWDDWLLLWLDDLWDLDWWDWWDLLDDLWDWLWDL
Khooneh be KhoonehLDWLWDWWWWDLWDDWDWLLWDWWDLWLDLDDLDDDDD
Machine SaziWDWDDDDWLDLWLWDDLDWWLWWWDDLDWWWDWWDDWL
Mes RafsanjanDDDDLDLWLLDWDWDWWDDLWLDWLWDWWDWDWWDDLW
Mes KermanWLWLWLWDWWLDWDDWDDWWDWDLDLWDLDWLWDLDLL
Naft MISDDLLLWWWLDDLWLDDDDWWDDDDDDDLWWWDLLDLDL
NassajiWDDWLDLWDLLWDWDLWDWWDLLLWWWDLWLWWLDDLW
Parseh TehranLDDDLLDDWDLWLLLDLDWDWDWLLWLWDDDDLWDDDD
PAS HamedanDLDLWDDLWLDLWLDLDDLWWLLDLLWLDWWLDLDLWW
PaykanWDWWWWDLWDDWDDDWDDWWWLDWWDDLWDWDLDDWWD
Sanat NaftWDDDDDWDWDDWLDDLLWWLDWLLWLWWWDDDWWWWDW
Sh. ArdabilDWWLDLLLLDDWWDLLWLLLDLWDWDLLLDDWDLWLDD
Source: lig1.ir
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

Attendance[edit]

Average home attendance[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Nassaji 116,100 15,000 0 8,931 n/a
2 Kheybar 103,800 10,000 0 7,414 n/a
3 Fajr Sepasi 64,550 8,000 3,000 4,034 n/a
4 Sanat Naft 65,300 15,000 200 3,628 n/a
5 Machine Sazi 52,450 15,500 150 3,497 n/a
6 Aluminium Arak 48,500 5,000 2,000 3,464 n/a
7 Khooneh be Khooneh 54,500 5,000 500 3,406 n/a
8 Damash 43,750 8,250 500 2,917 n/a
9 Naft MIS 31,264 5,100 0 2,233 n/a
10 Sh. Ardabil 34,390 6,000 500 2,149 n/a
11 Gol Gohar 32,000 3,000 1,000 2,000 n/a
12 Iranjavan 31,700 3,500 700 1,761 n/a
13 PAS Hamedan 17,500 3,000 900 1,346 n/a
14 Mes Kerman 20,600 7,000 50 1,212 n/a
15 Mes Rafsanjan 14,600 2,000 200 913 n/a
16 Aluminium Hormozgan 10,000 2,000 100 667 n/a
17 Foolad Yazd 6,178 1,500 150 386 n/a
18 Paykan 6,300 1,000 50 371 n/a
19 Giti Pasand 6,249 1,500 50 368 n/a
20 Parseh Tehran 2,039 300 49 120 n/a


League total 761,770 15,500 0 2,539 n/a

Updated to games played on 16 May 2016
Source: lig1.ir
Notes:
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances
Not all matches are included in average attendances
Naft MIS and Paykan played last season in Persian Gulf Pro League
Aluminium Arak, Kheybar Khorramabad and Khooneh Be Khooneh played last season in League 2

Highest attendance[edit]

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
1 Machine Sazi 3–0 Mes Rafsanjan 15,500 10 May 2016 (2016-05-10) 37 Sahand
2 Nassaji 1–1 Machine Sazi 15,000 16 November 2015 (2015-11-16) 15 Vatani
2 Sanat Naft 2–1 Fajr Sepasi 15,000 16 May 2016 (2016-05-16) 38 Takhti Abadan
4 Nassaji 1–0 Khooneh be Khooneh 14,500 4 September 2015 (2015-09-04) 4 Vatani
5 Nassaji 1–4 Sanat Naft 12,100 20 January 2016 (2016-01-20) 22 Vatani
6 Nassaji 0–2 Fajr Sepasi 12,000 13 October 2015 (2015-10-13) 10 Vatani
7 Nassaji 1–1 PAS Hamedan 10,000 16 September 2015 (2015-09-16) 6 Vatani
7 Kheybar Khorramabad 1–2 Fajr Sepasi 10,000 23 November 2015 (2015-11-23) 16 Takhti Khorramabad
7 Nassaji 1–0 Mes Kerman 10,000 14 February 2016 (2016-02-14) 26 Vatani
7 Machine Sazi 1–0 Nassaji 10,000 18 April 2016 (2016-04-18) 34 Bagh Shomal

Notes:
Updated to games played on 16 May 2016. Source: lig1.ir

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