Persepolis Athletic and Cultural Club
|Full name||Persepolis Athletic and Cultural Club|
|Founded||1963 (1942 as Shahin)|
|Based in||Tehran, Iran|
|President||Iraj Arab (acting)|
|Departments of Persepolis|
Persepolis Athletic and Cultural Club (Persian:باشگاه فرهنگی ورزشی پرسپولیس تهران) is an Iranian multisport club based in Tehran, Iran. It was established by Ali Abdo. The club is most known for its football team, Persepolis F.C. which competes in the Iran Pro League. It also fields teams in Futsal, Taekwondo, Volleyball, and Wrestling. Persepolis Athletic and Cultural Club also owns and operates Persepolis University, Persepolis TV and Radio, Persepolis Energy Drink and Persepolis Restaurants.
- 1 History
- 2 Chairpersons
- 3 Ownership
- 4 Divisions
- 5 University
- 6 Football
- 7 Futsal
- 8 Weightlifting
- 9 Taekwondo
- 10 Swimming
- 11 Track and Field
- 12 Bowling
- 13 Volleyball
- 14 Handball
- 15 Basketball
- 16 Judo
- 17 Chess
- 18 Wheelchair Basketball
- 19 Goalball
- 20 References
- 21 External links
Shahin F.C. (1942–1967)
|“||اول اخلاق، دوم درس، سوم ورزش
First ethics, second education, third sports.
|— Shahin F.C. Motto|
Shahin produced many talented players like Parviz Dehdari, Masoud Boroumand, Homayoun Behzadi, Jafar Kashani, Hossein Kalani, Hamid Shirzadegan, and many more that played for Team Melli. These talents made Shahin popular in the 1960s but its very popularity was viewed as a threat by the Iran Football Federation and the Keihan Varzeshi newspaper (Iran's most important sports publication at the time). The conflict between them became worse and on 9 July 1967, two days after Shahin's 3–0 win against Tehranjavan F.C., the Iran Sports Organization declared Shahin F.C. as dissolved. League attendance dropped and other clubs including Pas, Rah Ahan, and Oghab tried to sign Shahin players.
Establishment early years (1963–1969)
Persepolis F.C. started the 1968 season with Parviz Dehdari as manager. Despite the efforts to sign and disperse Shahin players to various clubs, Parviz Dehdari and Masoud Boroumand transferred the popularity of Shahin to Persepolis F.C. by taking most Shahin Players to join Persepolis. The team was initially quite weak, and participated in the 2nd division of the country. The best player on the team then was Mahmoud Khordbin.
The club, using four Shahin players, had a friendly match with Jam Abadan, a respected team at the time. After the match the remainder of the Shahin players joined Persepolis. That year no league competition was held, as many teams had been dissolved, so a 44-team tournament was held, and Persepolis, along with Pas, Taj, and Oghab finished top of the group.
|1||Ali Abdo||December 1963–January 1975||Iranian Football League|
|2||Mostafa Makri||January 1975–February 1979||Iranian Football League|
Runner-up: 76-77, 77-78
Tehran Hazfi Cup
|3||Firouz Aminiyan||April 1979–October 1980|
|4||Heydar Boustani||October 1980–September 1981||Tehran Provincial League|
|–||Akbar Diyani||September 1981–December 1981|
|5||Mohammad Reza Rezayian||December 1981–December 1986||Tehran Provincial League|
Tehran Hazfi Cup
Tehran Provincial League
|–||Mohammad Ali Deghatpour||December 1986–February 1987|
|6||Abbas Vakil||February 1987–June 1988||Hazfi Cup|
17th of Shahrivar league
Tehran Provincial League
Winner: 1987, 1988
Tehran Hazfi Cup
|–||Mohammad Hossein Eslami||June 1988–April 1989|
|–||Kazem Rahimi||April 1989–June 1990||Iranian Football League|
|7||Abbas Ansarifard||June 1990–November 1993||Iranian Football League|
Asian Cup Winners' Cup
Tehran Super Cup
|8||Amir Abedini||November 1993–January 2001||Iranian Football League|
96-97, 98-99, 99-00
Runner-up: 93-94, 2000–01
|9||Abbas Ansarifard||January–May 2001|
|–||Ali Parvin||May–October 2001*|
|10||Ali Mirzaei||October 2001–June 2002||Iranian Football League|
|11||Akbar Ghamkhar||June 2002–June 2004|
|–||Hojatollah Khatib||June 2004–December 2005*|
|12||Mohammad Hassan Ansarifard||December 2005–June 2007||Hazfi Cup|
|13||Habib Kashani||June 2007–June 2008||Iranian Football League|
|14||Dariush Mostafavi||June 2008–January 2009|
|15||Abbas Ansarifard||January 2009–October 2009|
|16||Habib Kashani||October 2009–September 2011||Hazfi Cup|
|17||Mohammad Rouyanian||September 2011–January 2014||Hazfi Cup|
|–||Ali Parvin||January 2014–April 2014*||Iranian Football League|
|18||Alireza Rahimi||April 2014–September 2014|
|–||Behrouz Montaghami||September 2014–November 2014*|
|19||Hamid Reza Siasi||November 2014–June 2015|
|20||Ali Akbar Taheri||June 2015–November 2017||Iranian Football League|
Iranian Super Cup
|21||Hamid Reza Garshasbi||November 2017–December 2018||Iranian Football League|
Iranian Super Cup
AFC Champions League
|22||Iraj Arab||December 2018–present*|
*as Interim Chairman.
|Physical Education Organization||1980–1986|
|Physical Education Organization||1989–1993|
|Ministry of Industries and Mines||1993–2002|
|Physical Education Organization||2002–2011|
|Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports||2011–2014|
| Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance* 
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
|Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports||2015–present|
It is first Iranian sport university which opened in 2013. Dariuosh Soudi was appointed as the first president of the university and Mehdi Mahdavikia was the first student of this university. This university has 600 students and accepts students in thirteen different fields.
Some fields provided by the university:
- Football Coaching
- Futsal Coaching
- Sport Reporting
- Match Commentary
Persepolis Football Club who play in Iran Pro League. According to the AFC, Persepolis is Asia's number one supported club team. Only Dalian Shide and Al-Hilal have similar support in Asia. Persepolis is the most successful football club in Iran with the record of 11 titles in Iranian domestic football league as well as 5 domestic cup titles. Persepolis has also won an Asian Cup Winners' Cup. The current manager is Branko Ivankovich.
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Persepolis Futsal Club is a futsal team that play's in the Iran Futsal's 1st Division, the second tier league in Iran. The team formerly played in the Super League, but after it ceased operations for a year, it was given a placement in the 2013–14 1st Division season. In 2014 Persepolis Futsal Club was again promoted to the Iranian Futsal Super League.
Persepolis WFSC is a women's futsal team the plays in the Iranian Women's Super League.
On 16 August 2012, under the approval of chairman Mohammad Rouyanian the Persepolis Weightlifting Team was established. Behdad Salimi the gold medallist at the 2012 Olympics became the team's first signing.
Persepolis' taekwondo team was founded recently, they have won one Iranian domestic championship.
The Persepolis Swimming Team was founded after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The team has won the national competition once in its history.
Track and Field
With the name of Abdo Bowling Club, it was one of Persepolis' first teams and was created by founder Ali Abdo. After the Iranian Revolution the team was dissolved.
Persepolis VC is one of the oldest volleyball teams in Iran, it has currently ceased operations due to lack of funds.
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- پرسپولیس، باشگاه هزار مدیر! (گزارش) (in Persian). varzesh3.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2014-05-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- (in Persian) Official club website