Ministry of Sport and Youth (Iran)

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Ministry of Sport and Youth
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Agency overview
Formed29 December 2010; 8 years ago (2010-12-29)
Preceding agency
JurisdictionIslamic Republic of Iran
Employees7280 (2019)[1]
Minister responsible
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The Ministry of Sport and Youth (Persian: وزارت ورزش و جوانان‎) is the government ministry of youth affairs and sports in the Islamic Republic of Iran.[2] It was founded in 2010 after the Physical Education Organization was dissolved.

Owning Persepolis and Esteghlal[edit]

The Ministry of Sport and Youth owns two major clubs of Iran, Persepolis and Esteghlal. The supporters of these clubs are asking for privatization from many years ago. The Ministry of Sport and Youth also chooses the Persepolis and Esteghlal managers. In 18 June 2019, Persepolis supporters protests against Iraj Arab, managing board and the Ministry of Sport and Youth,[3] because of the possibility of ending the cooperation with their coach. Protests by supporters of Persepolis were responded by riot police.[4][5][6] Also, Supporters of Esteghlal had protested in the past.[7]


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  1. ^ جزییات تعداد کارمندان دولت در سال ۹۷ Tasnim News
  2. ^ تشکیل وزارت ورزش و جوانان تصویب شد
  3. ^ "اختصاصی/ شعار علیه وزیر ورزش در تحمع امروز هواداران پرسپولیس مقابل ساختمان باشگاه". Footballi (in Persian). Archived from the original on 2019-06-18. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  4. ^ "ورود پلیس ضد شورش به تجمع هواداران پرسپولیس". ion (in Persian). Archived from the original on 2019-06-18. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  5. ^ "شمار هواداران ناراضی پرسپولیس افزایش یافت + عکس- اخبار ورزشی - اخبار تسنیم - Tasnim". خبرگزاری تسنیم - Tasnim (in Persian). Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  6. ^ "خشم هواداران پرسپولیس از جدایی برانکو ایوانکوویچ". رادیو فردا (in Persian). Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  7. ^ "تجمع هواداران استقلال مقابل وزارت ورزش". ایسنا (in Persian). 2018-07-14. Retrieved 2019-06-18.

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