Sanat Mes Kerman F.C.

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Full nameSanat Mes Kerman Football Club
Founded2 March 1998; 21 years ago
GroundShahid Bahonar Stadium
ChairmanAmjad Massoudzadeh
Head CoachFarzad Hosseinkhani
LeaguePersian Gulf Pro League
2021–22Azadegan League, 2nd (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

Mes Kerman Football Club (Persian: باشگاه فوتبال صنعت مس کرمان, Bashgah-e Futbal-e Sân't-e Mes Kârman) is an Iranian professional football team based in Kerman, Iran. They were promoted to Iran's top league, the Iran Pro League, in the 2005–06 season. They won their only domestic double in 2006–2007 season with the help of Mohammad Fakori. They have been relegated at the 2013–14 season. The team is named after and sponsored by Kerman's copper industries (Persian: مس romanized: mes).

Mes Kerman F.C. is a football section of the multisport Sanat Mes Kerman Cultural and Athletic Club, who are best known for their success in the field of cycling.



Mes Kerman Football Club was formed on 2 March 1998 by Kerman's copper industry. The national Iranian copper industry had already formed a football team in Rasfanjan a year prior. They started playing in Iran Football's 2nd Division and were promoted to the Azadegan League in 2000. Bijan Zolfagharnasab was appointed in 2000 as head coach of the club after the team was promoted to the Azadegan League.

Azadegan League (2000–2007)[edit]

They was promoted to the Azadegan League in 2000–01 season. In 2005–06 season under management of Nader Dastneshan, the club was promoted to the IPL for the 2006–07 season.

Persian Gulf Cup (2007–2014)[edit]

They started the league in 2007 with Farhad Kazemi and but he was replaced by Amir Ghalenoei halfway through the season where they finished second in the second half of the season league. Parviz Mazloomi was appointed in 2008 as the head coach and the club was promoted to the AFC Champions League for the first time in their history by finishing third in the league. Mes surprisingly progressed to the last 16 and but got knocked out by fellow countrymen Zob Ahan. In that same season the club finished ninth in the league.

Return to Azadegan League[edit]

In the 2013–14 Iran Pro League season, Mes finished bottom of the league and were relegated to the Azadegan League with one matchday left. In the same season Mes reached the 2014 Hazfi Cup Final losing 1–0 to Tractor Sazi. On 27 April 2015 after a 0–0 draw against Aluminium Hormozgan, Mes Kerman secured a spot in the Persian Gulf Pro League promotion play-off. However, they lost to Esteghlal Khuzestan to miss the qualification. Riots ensued in the stadium afterwards as Mes fans set fires to the seats. In March 2016 Mes Kerman coach Begovic was replaced with Akbar Misaghian.

Colours and crest[edit]

From the foundation of the club, the home kit includes an orange shirt, white shorts, and white or black socks. White and black colours are also seen in the kit. The away kit of the club is usually dominated with a white background.

Stadium and facilities[edit]

The club currently plays its home games at Kerman's Shahid Bahonar Stadium, but the club recently announced plans to build its own football only stadium. Construction started on July 13, 2004 for the 15,000 capacity stadium.[1]


The owner of the Mes Kerman FC is National Mes Company, one of the most important companies in Iran. The company opened in 1940, and is based close to the city of Kerman.


Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2007–08 Iran Merooj Iran Mahan Air
2010–11 Germany Uhlsport Iran Yas Travel Agency
2011–12 Iran Resalat Bank'
2013–14 Iran Technic


The table below chronicles the achievements of Mes kerman since 2001.

Final Promoted Relegated

Continental record[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2010 AFC Champions League Group D United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 4–2 2–1 2nd
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 3–1 3–1
Qatar Al-Sadd 3–1 4–1
Round of 16 Iran Zob Ahan



As of 9 August, 2022[2]

First-team squad[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Iran IRN Arman Shahdadnejad
2 DF Iran IRN Jalal Abdi
3 DF Iran IRN Hassan Moradifard
4 DF Iran IRN Ali Khalili
5 DF Iran IRN Issa Parto
6 DF Iran IRN Milad Khodaei Asl
7 FW Iran IRN Mohammad Amin Asadi
8 MF Iran IRN Parham HosseinkhaniU21
9 MF Iran IRN Mehrdad Avakh
10 FW Iran IRN Shervin Bozorg
11 MF Iran IRN Milad Poursafshekan
13 MF Iran IRN Mohammad Ghaseminejad
16 MF Iran IRN Mohammad SabouriU23
17 MF Iran IRN Alireza Ghaderi NejadU25
18 MF Iran IRN Aref ZaeynaliU25
22 GK Iran IRN Danial EslamiU23
23 MF Iran IRN Hossein Doustdar
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 MF Iran IRN Erfan RashidiU23
28 MF Iran IRN Aref Rostami
29 MF Iran IRN Amir Hossein BaniasadU23
33 DF Iran IRN Mohammad Sattari
34 DF Iran IRN Saman TouranianU21
40 DF Iran IRN Ali TahamiU25
44 DF Iran IRN Amirhossein BehzadiU21
69 MF Iran IRN Mohammad Amin Kazemian
77 GK Iran IRN Hossein ShahriyariU25
79 DF Iran IRN Mehdi NazemiU23
80 FW Iran IRN Abbas ZeraatkarU21
86 MF Iran IRN Ahmad Nasiri
88 DF Iran IRN Amirhossein Asgari

For recent transfers, see List of Iranian football transfers summer 2022.

Former players[edit]

For details on former players, see Category:Sanat Mes Kerman F.C. players.

Club officials[edit]


Name Nat From To
Bijan Zolfagharnasab Iran July 2000 July 2002
Mehdi Mohammadi Iran July 2002 Jan 2006
Nader Dastneshan Iran Jan 2006 Feb 2007
Farhad Kazemi Iran Feb 2007 Jan 2008
Amir Ghalenoei Iran Jan 2008 June 2008
Parviz Mazloomi Iran June 2008 Nov 2009
Mehdi Mohammadi * Iran Nov 2009 Dec 2009
Luka Bonačić Croatia Dec 2009 June 2010
Samad Marfavi Iran July 2010 Aug 2011
Flemming Serritslev * Denmark July 2011 Aug 2011
Miroslav Blažević Bosnia and Herzegovina Aug 2011 Feb 2012
Ebrahim Ghasempour Iran Feb 2012 Jan 2013
Luka Bonačić Croatia Jan 2013[3] June 2013
Mahmoud Yavari Iran July 2013 Sept 2013
Parviz Mazloomi Iran Sept 2013 Jan 2014
Luka Bonačić Croatia Jan 2014 Nov 2014
Akbar Misaghian Iran Nov 2014 June 2015
Vinko Begovic Croatia June 2015 June 2016
Mansour Ebrahimzadeh Iran June 2016 July 2017
Darko Dražić Croatia July 2017 June 2018
Nader Dastneshan Iran July 2018 Feb 2019
Farzad Hosseinkhani * Iran Feb 2019 Jul 2019
Mojtaba Hosseini Iran July 2019 Aug 2020
Reza Mohajeri Iran Aug 2020 June 2021
Farhad Kazemi Iran June 2021 Present
  • * = Caretaker manager

Current Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Iran Farhad Kazemi
Assistant Coach Iran Hashem Beikzadeh

Iran Ahmad Nakhaei

Goalkeeping Coach
Fitness Coach Colombia Walter Gómez
Analyzer Iran Amir Arjanghinia
Doctor Iran Mehdi Madahi
Team Director Iran Sasan Moosavi


Chairperson Tenure
Iran Mahmoud Mostaghimi
March 1998 – March 2000
Iran Abdolreza Tajalli
March 2000 – January 2002
Iran Abolhassan Mahdavi
January 2002 – March 2002
Iran Akbar Iranmanesh
March 2002 – July 2003
Iran Hamid Niknafs
July 2003 – July 2007
Iran Abdolreza Borhaninezhad
July 2007 – November 2007
Iran Ahmad Asadi
November 2007 – December 2007
Iran Fathollah Nejadzamani
December 2007 – August 2011
Iran Hamid Haj Esmaeli
August 2011 – September 2011
Iran Akbar Iranmanesh
September 2011–Present


  1. ^ استادیوم صنعت مس از امروزساخته خواهد شد (in Persian). Mes Kerman website news. Retrieved 2006-07-13.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2013-07-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ لوکا بوناچیچ سرمربی مس کرمان شد (in Persian). Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2012-12-27.

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