List of Persepolis F.C. seasons
This is a list of seasons played by Persepolis Football Club in Iranian and Asian football, from 1963 to the most recent completed season. It details the club's achievements in major competitions, and the top scorers for each season. Top scorers in bold were also the top scorers in the Iranian league that season.
|Season||League||Hazfi Cup||Asian||Leagues Top goalscorer||Manager||Fans|
|1969–70||TFL||15||5||2||8||19||24||12||11th||ACL Group Stage||Faramarzi|
|1973–74||TJC||22||15||7||0||46||4||37||1st||Kalani & Iranpak||8|
|1975–76||TJC||30||16||12||2||36||12||42||1st||Safar Iranpak||10||Rogers / Behzadi / Vatankhah|
|1978–79||TJC||Not completed due to Iranian Revolution||Shahrokhi|
|1980–81||TFL||Not held due to start of Iran–Iraq War|
|1984–85||TFL||Not finished||Ali Parvin||9|
|1988–89||TFL||15||11||4||0||28||7||37||1st*||Semifinal||ACL Qualifying Round||Farshad Pious||13|
|1990–91||TFL||17||13||4||0||34||8||30||1st*||CWC Champions||Farshad Pious||16|
||Div 1||22||13||5||4||30||12||31||3rd||Champions||Farshad Pious||11|
|1992–93||Div 1||14||6||6||2||25||8||18||2nd||CWC Runners-up||Shirmohammadi||8||Parvin / Derakhshan|
|1993–94||Div 1||26||10||11||5||40||25||31||2nd||CWC Quarterfinals||Gede|
|1994–95||Div 1||22||11||7||4||30||16||29||4th||Farshad Pious||20||Poklepović|
|1996–97||Div 1||30||17||8||5||52||24||59||1st||ACL Third Place||Poklepović / Derakhshan|
|1997–98||Div 1||withdrew due to international commitments||ACL Fourth Place||Ivić / Matković|
|1998–99||Div 1||30||19||8||3||56||21||65||1st||Champions||Edmond Bezik||11||Parvin|
|1999–2000||Div 1||26||15||9||2||45||23||54||1st||ACL Third Place||Behnam Seraj||11|
|2000–01||Div 1||22||13||7||2||36||16||46||2nd||1/8 Finals||ACL Third Place||Behrouz Rahbarifar||9|
|2002–03||IPL||26||11||11||4||30||21||44||3rd||ACL First Round||Ansarian & Rafat||5|
|2003–04||IPL||26||10||9||7||42||28||39||5th||1/8 Final||Ali Daei||16||Begović|
|2004–05||IPL||30||16||7||7||43||27||55||4th||1/8 Final||Javad Kazemian||9||Zobel|
|2005–06||IPL||30||9||11||10||39||40||38||9th||Runners-up||11||Parvin / Haan||30,330|
|2007–08||IPL||34||18||11||5||55||34||65||1st||1/8 Final||Mohsen Khalili||18||Ghotbi||60,380|
|2008–09||IPL||34||15||10||9||50||41||55||5th||1/4 Final||ACL Round of 16||Ibrahima Touré||11||Ghotbi / Peyrovani / Vingada||47,952|
|2009–10||IPL||34||13||14||7||46||40||53||4th||Champions||Karim Bagheri||13||Kranjčar / Daei||47,826|
|2010–11||IPL||34||17||7||10||50||36||58||4th||Champions||ACL Group stage||Mohammad Nouri||9||Daei||30,769|
|2011–12||IPL||34||10||12||12||50||54||42||12th1||Quarter-Final||ACL Round of 16||Ali Karimi||11||Estili / Denizli||50,600|
|2012–13||IPL||34||12||14||8||41||31||50||7th||Runners-up||Karim Ansarifard||8||Manuel / Golmohammadi||67,980|
|2014–15||IPL||30||9||9||12||31||35||36||8th||Semi-finals||ACL Round of 16||Mehdi Taremi||7||Daei / Derakhshan / Ivanković|
* unofficial titles
1 worst title in history of club
|Champions||Runners-up||Third Place||Fourth Place||Did not qualify||not held|
|This section requires expansion. (June 2008)|
- Persepolis F.C. vs Jam Abadan
Persepolis was a weak team and played in 2nd Division at that time. Although it was a friendly match, but it was the birth of a new pole in Iranian football. 4 of Shahin players played for Persepolis at that match : Ebrahim Ashtiani, Nazem Ganjapour, Kazem Rahimi (as Captain) and Bahman Norouzi. After it rest of Shahin players joined Persepolis.
- Persepolis F.C. 0-1 Paykan F.C.
December 22, 1970
Paykan used Persepolis’ previous season players except of Aziz Asli and Mahmoud Khordbin and Persepolis played with a young line-up because of contract between Abdo and Khayami. Ali Parvin scored Paykan's victorious goal!
- Persepolis F.C. 6-0 Esteghlal
September 7, 1973
Persepolis’ the best ever result in Tehran derby. Being beaten by 6 goals of their old Rivals and enemies was so shameful for Esteghlal. Homayoun Behzadi hattricked, Iraj Soleimani Scored twice and another goal scored by Hossein Kalani.
- Persepolis F.C. 5-0 Homa F.C.
July 8, 1988
Homa was a respected team and was beaten by 5 goals. Behrouz Soltani Goalkeeper of Persepolis played as a striker and scored a goal!
- Persepolis F.C. 0 (4)-0 (2) Esteghlal
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.
- Persepolis F.C. 0-3 Esteghlal
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 F.C. 2-2 Esteghlal
December 29, 2001
One of the most exciting and heated matches in derby history. 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 spectacular 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.
- Persepolis F.C. 1-0 Fajr Sepasi
May 28, 2002
- Persepolis F.C. 2-1 Sepahan
May 17, 2008
Persepolis won Sepahan in front of over 100’000 fans and became 2007–08 IPL champion. Mohsen Khalili lead Persepolis, After a while Ehsan Hajsafi tied game and it meant Sepahan is the champion. In 90+6th min when everyone was chill, in a chancy position, Captain Karim Bagheri Sent a Pass and Sepehr Heidari's Header lead Persepolis and gave them championship.
- Persepolis 3 3-2 Esteghlal
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.
- Persepolis 4-2 Esteghlal
April 15, 2016
This derby was highly anticipated and vital for both teams as they were competing for the top spot in the Iran Pro League table. Persepolis came into this match with an excellent form and were regarded as favourites to win; however, Esteghlal was in 2nd place above their archrival on goal difference. In a highly entertaining and end-to-end game, the red-clad Persepolis netted twice in each half to beat the blue-shirted Esteghlal 4-2 in their 82nd derby in Tehran on a rainy Friday and be the new Iran Pro League table-topper in the 26th week. The league's top scorer Mehdi Taremi (2), Ramin Rezaeian, Mohsen Mosalman scored for the reds; Jaber Ansari, Omid Ebrahimi (penalty) scored for the blues. After Red's captain Hadi Norouzi had died earlier in the season due to a heart attack in his sleep, Persepolis players and fans labelled the scoreline in reference to Norouzi's shirt number of 24.
- Goal Sports Newspaper, #720,Retrieved on 2008-07-26
- Tehran football fans rise to greet Reds