F.C. Nassaji Mazandaran
|Full name||Football Club Nassaji Mazandaran|
|Nickname(s)||Mazandaran Tigers (Persian: ببرهای مازندران)|
|Founded||1959; 59 years ago|
|2016–17||Azadegan League, 10th|
Despite playing in the Iranian second tier, Nassaji has one of the highest average attendances in Iran. Nassaji is also the oldest club from the Caspian region of Iran and among one of the oldest in all of Iran.
Nassaji Mazandaran Company established the club in 1959. Nassaji entered the Qods Cup in 1988 and soon after they entered the top division Azadegan League in 1991 and remained a strong competitor in that division until 1995.
Nassaji stayed in 2nd division until 2001 and when Iranian Football Federation decided to start a professional league, the Azadegan league became the second highest league in Iran. In 2004 Nassaji was relegated to 2nd Division but they were promoted back to the Azadegan League at the end of the 2005–06 season. On 3 August 2006 Nasser Hejazi signed as head-coach of Nassaji on a one-year deal for the 2006–07 season.
In the 2013–14 season, Nassaji had their closest call with promotion to the Persian Gulf Pro League since their relegation from the top flight in 1995, the team finished third in Group A which was one place out of a promotion play off spot. The following season Nassaji again finished third and was two points out of a promotion play off spot.
As of January 31, 2018
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The table below chronicles the achievements of Nassaji Mazandaran since 1989.
|1990–91||2nd Division||3rd||1/16 Final|
|1995–96||2nd Division||4th||Second Round|
|1996–97||2nd Division||8th||Second Round|
|1997–98||2nd Division||7th||Not held|
|1998–99||2nd Division||5th||Second Round|
|1999–00||2nd Division||6th||Third Round|
|2000–01||2nd Division||4th||Second Round|
|2004–05||2nd Division||3rd||First Round|
|2005–06||2nd Division||2nd||Second Round|
- Rahim Dastneshan (1979–1994)
- Fereydon Asgarzadeh (1994–1995)
- Nasser Hejazi (June 2006 – June 7)
- Ebrahim Talebi (June 2007 – June 9)
- Nader Dastneshan (June 2009 – March 10)
- Reza Foruzani (March 2010 – July 11)
- Yahya Golmohammadi (July 2011 – September 12)
- Esmaeil Esmaeili (September 2012 – June 13)
- Younes Geraeili (June 2013 – December 13)
- Nader Dastneshan (December 2013 – July 2015)
- Paulo Alves (July 2015 – September 2015 )
- Kourosh Mousavi (September 2015– June 2016 )
- Mahmoud Fekri (June 2016– Present )
- Abed Mahzoun (June 2007 – June 8)
- Mehdi Parham (June 2008 – June 11)
- Arya Gorzin (June 2011 – July 11)
- Mohammad Ali Ghanbari (July 11– )
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