Persian Gulf Pro League

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Persian Gulf Pro League
لیگ برتر خلیج فارس
crest
Organising bodyFootball League Organization
Founded2 November 2001; 21 years ago
CountryIran
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toAzadegan League
Domestic cup(s)Hazfi Cup
Iranian Super Cup
International cup(s)AFC Champions League
AFC Champions League 2
Current championsPersepolis (15th title)
(2022–23)
Most championshipsPersepolis (15 titles)
Most appearancesJalal Hosseini (494)
Top goalscorerReza Enayati (149 goals)
TV partnersIraqiya Sports
WebsiteIranLeague.ir
Current: 2023–24 Persian Gulf Pro League

The Persian Gulf Pro League (Persian: لیگ برتر خلیج فارس, Lig-e Bartar-e Xalij-e Fârs), formerly known as the Iran Premier League (Persian: لیگ برتر ایران, Lig-e bartar-e Irân), is the highest division of professional football in Iran. Each year, its top team becomes the Iranian football champion, and the two lowest finishers are relegated to Azadegan League.

Since 2013, the league comprises 16 teams. The winner and runner-up of the Persian Gulf Pro League along with the Hazfi Cup champion are automatically qualified for the AFC Champions League group stages. The third of the Persian Gulf Pro League is qualified for the AFC Champions League Play-off round. The bottom two teams in the league are relegated to Azadegan League. In the past, the format and number of teams were changed for various times.

History[edit]

To the turn of the millennium the Iranian Football Federation decided to create a new professional football league. In 2001, the Iran Premier League was founded as the new top-level football league in Iran.[1] After the Iran Pro League was established as the professional football league of Iran, Azadegan League was declared as the second-highest league in the Iranian football league system.[1] The Iran Premier League comprised 14 clubs until the 2003–04 season.

Persian Gulf Pro League champions
Season Champions Runners-up
2001–02 Persepolis Esteghlal
2002–03 Sepahan PAS Tehran
2003–04 PAS Tehran Esteghlal
2004–05 Foolad Zob Ahan
2005–06 Esteghlal PAS Tehran
2006–07 Saipa Esteghlal Ahvaz
2007–08 Persepolis Sepahan
2008–09 Esteghlal Zob Ahan
2009–10 Sepahan Zob Ahan
2010–11 Sepahan Esteghlal
2011–12 Sepahan Tractor
2012–13 Esteghlal Tractor
2013–14 Foolad Persepolis
2014–15 Sepahan Tractor
2015–16 Esteghlal Khuzestan Persepolis
2016–17 Persepolis Esteghlal
2017–18 Persepolis Zob Ahan
2018–19 Persepolis Sepahan
2019–20 Persepolis Esteghlal
2020–21 Persepolis Sepahan
2021–22 Esteghlal Persepolis
2022–23 Persepolis Sepahan

The first winner of the Iran Premier League was Persepolis, who beat Esteghlal by one point on the final match day. Esteghlal Rasht and East Azerbaijan's club Tractor had been relegated to the Azadegan League. Tractor took eight years to return to Iran's highest division

The runner-up of the 2002–03 season, PAS Tehran, became the Iranian football champion of the 2003–04 Iran Pro League. It was the last Iranian championship for PAS Tehran. PAS Tehran's professional football team was dissolved in 2007..

In 2004, the number of teams was increased from 14 to 16 teams. Foolad of Ahvaz became the first champion from Khuzestan Province. In the 2005–06 Iran Premier League Esteghlal celebrated their first championship since 2001. Shamoushak Noshahr and Shahid Ghandi (today known as Tarbiat Yazd) relegated to Azadegan League.

Persian Gulf Cup[edit]

On 12 August 2006, the Iranian Football Federation decided to give the league another name.[2] Since then, the league had been primarily known in Iran as Persian Gulf Cup (PGC). The Football Federation decided this to promote the Persian naming. The name of the Persian Gulf has been disputed by some Arab countries since the 1960s due to political and ethnic differences between Iran and Arab countries. The football Federation decided also to change the logo of the league. The final logo was selected from over 130 designs and unveiled on 14 November 2006.[3] Saipa won the 2006–07 Persian Gulf Cup. Until 2007 six different teams won the league title successively. A foreign player became the league's top goal scorer. Nigerian striker Daniel Olerum scored 17 goals in 27 matches for Aboomoslem. The winner of only two seasons before, Foolad, had to relegated to Azadegan League.

Persepolis players celebrating winning 2017–18 season

Before the start of the 2007–08 season the number of teams was increased from 16 to 18 teams. The professional football team of PAS Tehran was also dissolved before the start of the season. Instead of PAS Tehran a new club was founded in Hamadan and named PAS Hamedan. In 2008, Saba Battery was also moved from Tehran to Qom. Since then, the club is known as Saba Qom. The championship of the 2007–08 season was decided on the last matchday. Persepolis defeated Sepahan. Sanat Naft and Shirin Faraz (today known as Rahian Kermanshah) relegated to Azadegan League. The next season was dominated by Esteghlal and the two surprising teams Zob Ahan and Mes Kerman. Zob Ahan was the leading team after 75 minutes on matchday 34, before they lost their match against Foolad due to three conceded goals in the last 15 minutes with 1–4. Payam Mashhad had to relegated alongside Bargh Shiraz and Damash.

The 2009–10 Persian Gulf Cup was dominated by the two Isfahan based clubs Sepahan and Zob Ahan. Ultimately Sepahan won the league. Sepahan repeated their success by winning the 2010–11 and 2011–12 Persian Gulf Cup. Esteghlal won the 2012–13 Persian Gulf Cup and became for the eight time in their history the Iranian champion.

The League was scaled down from 18 to 16 teams before the beginning of the next season. Foolad won the 2013–14 Persian Gulf Cup. Foolad saved their championship after they defeated Gostaresh Foulad away .

Persian Gulf Pro League[edit]

Esteghlal Khuzestan celebrate their championship in 2016.

The league changed its name from Persian Gulf Cup to Persian Gulf Pro League in 2014. The Iranian Football Federation decided also to change the logos of the Persian Gulf Pro League and of the Azadegan League. The 2014–15 Persian Gulf Pro League was embossed by a championship battle between Sepahan, Tractor and Naft Tehran. Furthermore, there were strange events in the stadium, including a lot of misinformation and disturbed telecommunication. Although Sepahan secured their title with a 2–0 victory over Saipa, thousands of Tractor supporters celebrated on the pitch, believing that they won the league for the first time in club's history.[4][5]

Also the 2015–16 Persian Gulf Pro League was not decided until the last matchday. Esteghlal Khuzestan won the league in front of Persepolis and Esteghlal.[6] Persepolis missed their opportunity winning the league after eight years. However, Persepolis dominated the next season and won the 2016–17 Persian Gulf Pro League.[7] Persepolis football team claimed the Iran Professional League (IPL) and repeated the title in 2017-18 Season. The Following Season Persepolis again were champion for three times in a row.

Format[edit]

In the past, the number of teams was changed at various times. Since 2013, the league comprises 16 teams. Over the course of a season, which runs annually from July to the following May, each team plays twice against the others in the league, once at home and once away, resulting in each team competing in 30 games in total. Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. The teams are ranked in the league table by points gained, then goal difference, then goals scored and then their head-to-head record for that season.

At the end of the season, the club with the most points becomes the Iranian champion. Currently, the Champions, the Runners Up and the Hazfi Cup champions qualify automatically for the group phase of the AFC Champions League, while the third-place team enters the AFC Champions League at the Play-off round. The bottom two teams are relegated to Azadegan League. Furthermore, all teams in the Persian Gulf Pro League can participate in the Hazfi Cup.

Number of teams Period
14 2001–02 until 2003–04
16 2004–05 until 2006–07, since 2013–14
18 2007–08 until 2012–13

[edit]

Logo since 2014–present

Ranking[edit]

Updated on 7 December 2021.(Source)

Ranking Member Association Club Points 100%
2021[8] 2020[9] Mvmt Region 2018[10] 2019[11] 2020[a] 2021[12] Total
1 3 Rise +2 1 (W) Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 10.000 26.350 0.000 20.950 57.300 100.000
2 6 Rise +4 1 (E) South Korea South Korea 18.350 13.600 0.000 22.750 54.700 95.462
3 2 Fall -1 2 (E) Japan Japan 13.850 21.800 0.000 17.875 53.525 93.412
4 5 Rise +1 2 (W) Iran Iran 18.850 11.500 0.000 14.225 44.575 77.792
5 4 Fall -1 3 (W) Qatar Qatar 19.850 15.900 0.000 7.300 43.050 75.131
6 10 Rise +4 4 (W) Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 9.400 9.000 0.000 18.671 37.071 64.696

Clubs (2023–24)[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Aluminium Arak Arak Imam Khomeini 15,000
Esteghlal Tehran Azadi 78,116
Esteghlal Khuzestan Ahvaz Ghadir 38,900
Foolad Ahvaz Foolad Arena 30,655
Gol Gohar Sirjan Sirjan Shahid Qasem Soleimani 8,000
Havadar Karaj Enghelab Stadium 8,250
Malavan Bandar-e Anzali Sirous Ghayeghran 8,000
Mes Rafsanjan Rafsanjan Shohadaye Mes 10,000
Nassaji Mazandaran Mashhad Imam Reza 27,700
Paykan Shahr-e Qods Shahr-e Qods 18,000
Persepolis Tehran Azadi 78,116
Sanat Naft Abadan Takhti Abadan 8,000
Sepahan Isfahan Naghsh-e-Jahan 75,000
Shams Azar Qazvin Sardar Azadegan 15,000
Tractor Tabriz Yadegar-e Emam 66,833
Zob Ahan Fooladshahr Fooladshahr 20,000

Champions[edit]

Persian Gulf Pro League

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons
Persepolis
8
3
2001–02, 2007–08, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2022–23
Sepahan
5
4
2002–03, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2014–15
Esteghlal
4
5
2005–06, 2008–09, 2012–13, 2021–22
Foolad
2
0
2004–05, 2013–14
PAS Tehran
1
2
2003–04
Saipa
1
0
2006–07
Esteghlal Khuzestan
1
0
2015–16
Zob Ahan
0
4
Tractor
0
3
Esteghlal Ahvaz
0
1

Total

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons
Persepolis

15
10
1971–72, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2007–08, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2022–23
Esteghlal
9
10
1970–71, 1974–75, 1989–90, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2012–13, 2021–22
PAS Tehran
5
5
1976–77, 1977–78, 1991–92, 1992–93, 2003–04
Sepahan
5
4
2002–03, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2014–15
Saipa
3
0
1993–94, 1994–95, 2006–07
Foolad
2
0
2004–05, 2013–14
Esteghlal Khuzestan
1
0
2015–16
Zob Ahan
0
4
Tractor
0
3
Bahman
0
2
Homa
0
1
Esteghlal Ahvaz
0
1

All-time Pro League table[edit]

Pos. Club Seasons Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th T4 T7 Debut Since/Last App. Relegated Best
Pos.
1 Esteghlal1 22 672 337 213 122 992 587 +405 1223 4 5 8 1 1 1 18 20 2001–02 2001–02 1st
2 Persepolis2 3 4 22 672 332 208 132 957 599 +358 1191 8 3 2 3 2 1 16 19 2001–02 2001–02 1st
3 Sepahan5 22 672 310 216 146 970 619 +351 1143 5 4 2 2 3 1 1 13 18 2001–02 2001–02 1st
4 Zob Ahan6 22 672 249 229 194 788 680 +108 978 4 1 4 6 1 9 16 2001–02 2001–02 2nd
5 Foolad 21 638 241 223 174 719 626 +93 946 2 3 1 2 2 3 6 13 2001–02 2008–09 1 1st
6 Saipa 20 612 186 217 209 660 701 −41 775 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 2001–02 2020–21 1 1st
7 Tractor7 15 462 191 152 119 590 463 +127 724 3 1 3 2 1 2 7 12 2001–02 2009–10 1 2nd
8 Paykan 18 550 157 175 218 544 660 −116 646 1 2 5 0 8 2001–02 2016–17 4 5th
9 Saba Qom/Saba Battery 13 414 128 159 127 468 459 +9 543 1 2 2 1 3 6 2004–05 2016–17 1 3rd
10 Malavan8 15 466 126 157 183 424 542 −118 534 2 0 2 2001–02 2022–23 2 7th
11 Fajr Sepasi 13 400 103 147 150 357 434 −77 456 1 1 1 2001–02 2013–14 2 4th
12 Rah Ahan 11 354 107 114 133 406 421 -15 435 2001–02 2015–16 1 8th
13 Sanat Naft 12 374 102 116 156 371 478 −107 422 1 1 2002–03 2016–17 3 7th
14 Mes Kerman 9 294 89 109 96 332 329 +3 376 1 1 1 1 3 2006–07 2022–23 1 3rd
15 Naft Tehran 8 252 91 88 73 286 258 +28 361 2 3 2 5 2010–11 2017–18 1 3rd
16 Aboomoslem 9 270 83 90 97 296 304 −8 339 1 2 1 1 4 2001–02 2009–10 1 4th
17 Esteghlal Ahvaz 9 274 80 78 116 327 402 −75 318 1 1 1 2 2002–03 2015–16 2 2nd
18 Shahr Khodro15 8 240 74 80 86 218 245 −27 294 1 1 1 2 2014–15 2021–22 1 4th
19 PAS Tehran9 6 168 72 59 37 263 181 +82 274 1 2 1 1 4 5 2001–02 2006–07 1st
20 Bargh 8 236 60 78 98 252 335 −83 258 1 1 2001–02 2008–09 1 7th
21 Damash/Pegah/Esteghlal Rasht10 8 248 56 81 111 227 344 −117 248 1 1 2001–02 2013–14 4 7th
22 Esteghlal Khuzestan16 6 180 45 68 67 174 220 −46 197 1 1 1 2013–14 2023–24 1 1st
23 Gostaresh Foolad 5 150 39 60 51 147 161 −14 177 2013–14 2017–18 8th
24 Gol Gohar 4 120 45 39 36 137 130 +73 174 1 1 1 1 3 2019–20 2019–20 4th
25 Nassaji 5 150 35 61 54 136 174 −38 166 2018–19 2018–19 9th
26 PAS Hamedan 4 136 38 48 50 143 165 −22 162 1 1 2007–08 2010–11 1 5th
27 Naft Masjed Soleyman 6 180 27 75 78 116 216 −100 156 2014–15 2022–23 1 8th
28 Mes Rafsanjan 3 90 33 31 26 92 74 +18 130 1 1 2 2020–21 2020–21 5th
29 Shahin Bushehr 4 132 27 48 57 124 175 −51 129 2009–10 2019–20 2 13th
30 Aluminium Arak 3 90 23 45 22 65 71 −6 114 1 1 2020–21 2020–21 8th
31 Pars Jonoubi Jam 3 90 22 38 30 82 87 −5 104 1 1 1 2017–18 2019–20 1 5th
32 Machine Sazi 4 120 17 39 64 84 163 −79 90 2016–17 2020–21 2 11th
33 Steel Azin11 2 68 19 23 26 85 112 −27 80 1 1 2009–10 2010–11 1 5th
34 Shamoushak 3 86 16 26 44 66 118 −52 74 2003–04 2005–06 1 14th
35 Siah Jamegan 3 90 15 27 48 64 117 −53 72 2015–16 2017–18 1 13th
36 Shahrdari Tabriz 2 68 14 29 25 79 98 −19 71 2010–11 2011–12 1 12th
37 Havadar 2 60 15 22 23 42 25 −17 67 2021–22 2021–22 11th
38 Sepidrood 2 60 11 17 32 48 92 −44 50 2017–18 2018–19 1 13th
39 Aluminium Hormozgan 1 34 7 14 13 26 40 −14 35 2012–13 2012–13 1 15th
40 Payam 1 34 9 8 17 33 52 −19 35 2008–09 2008–09 1 16th
41 Mes Sarcheshmeh 1 34 5 9 20 23 54 −31 24 2011–12 2011–12 1 18th
42 Shirin Faraz12 1 34 3 12 19 25 59 −34 21 2007–08 2007–08 1 18th
43 Shahid Ghandi13 1 30 4 7 19 21 43 −22 19 2005–06 2005–06 1 16th
44 Gahar Zagros14 1 34 3 10 21 24 59 −35 19 2012–13 2012–13 1 18th
45 Shams Azar17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −3 2023–24 2023–24
2023–24 Persian Gulf Pro League
2023–24 Azadegan League
Lower leagues
Defunct teams
Founding members

Source: iplstats.com
Notes:
Only league matches; play-offs are not included in the all-time table.
1 Esteghlal was deducted one point in the 2013–14 season.
2 Persepolis was deducted six points in the 2005–06 season.
3 Persepolis was deducted six points in the 2007–08 season.
4 Persepolis was deducted one point in the 2013–14 season.
5 Sepahan was deducted three points in the 2007–08 season.
6 Zob Ahan was deducted one point in the 2005–06 season.
7 Tractor was deducted one point in the 2013–14 season.
8 Malavan was deducted one point in the 2013–14 season.
9 PAS Tehran was deducted one point in the 2006–07 season.
10 Damash was deducted one point in the 2013–14 season.
11 Steel Azin was formerly known as Ekbatan.
12 Rahian Kermanshah was formerly known as Shirin Faraz.
13 Tarbiat Yazd was formerly known as Shahid Ghandi.
14 Gahar Zagros was formerly known as Damash Lorestan.
15 Shahr Khodro was deducted six points in the 2017–18 season.
16 Esteghlal Khuzestan was deducted six points in the 2018–19 season.
17 Shams Azar was deducted six points in the 2023–24 season.

Attendances[edit]

Average league attendances[edit]

Season Average Highest attended club Club average Lowest attended club Club average
2005–06 9,179 Esteghlal 33,467 Shamoushak Noshahr 3,542
2006–07 10,119 Esteghlal 35,000 Rah Ahan 4,073
2007–08 11,235 Persepolis 60,000 Rah Ahan 2,647
2008–09 8,954 Persepolis 40,688 PAS Hamedan 3,706
2009–10 12,298 Tractor 57,647 Paykan 2,313
2010–11 9,383 Tractor 42,000 Paykan 1,941
2011–12 9,488 Tractor 39,533 Mes Sarcheshmeh 1,706
2012–13 7,964 Esteghlal 34,250 Rah Ahan 1,942
2013–14 7,631 Persepolis 29,467 Rah Ahan 1,664
2014–15 6,921[13] Tractor 27,488 Saba Qom 1,365
2015–16 8,048[14] Persepolis 47,036 Naft Tehran 1,594
2016–17 8,086[15] Persepolis 48,567 Gostaresh Foulad 1,018
2017–18 9,060[16] Persepolis 39,786 Gostaresh Foulad 817
2018–19 12,212[17] Tractor 46,963 Esteghlal Khuzestan 1,507
2019–20 8,629 Persepolis 27,556 Machine Sazi 840
2020–21 No spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran[18]
2021–22 10,572 Esteghlal 37,400 Paykan 100
2022–23 9,515 Tractor 33,375 Havadar 157

Notes:
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances.
The official game reports can be found under the match schedule on iranleague.ir. The viewer numbers are noted in these. This results in average attendance.

Highest attended season matches[edit]

Season Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
2005–06 Esteghlal 4–1 Bargh Shiraz 115,000 21 April 2006 (2006-04-21) 30 Azadi
2006–07 Esteghlal 2–1 Persepolis 95,000 3 November 2006 (2006-11-03) 8 Azadi
2007–08 Persepolis 2–1 Sepahan 110,000 17 May 2008 (2008-05-17) 34 Azadi
2008–09 Persepolis 2–0 Damash 90,000 25 September 2008 (2008-09-25) 8 Azadi
Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal 90,000 3 October 2008 (2008-10-03) 9 Azadi
Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis 90,000 13 February 2009 (2009-02-13) 26 Azadi
2009–10 Tractor 0–0 Moghavemat 95,000 22 January 2010 (2010-01-22) 24 Sahand
2010–11 Esteghlal 1–0 Persepolis 100,000 15 October 2010 (2010-10-15) 11 Azadi
2011–12 Persepolis 0–2 Esteghlal 100,000 16 September 2011 (2011-09-16) 7 Azadi
2012–13 Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis 100,000 25 January 2013 (2013-01-25) 23 Azadi
Esteghlal 1–2 Damash 100,000 10 May 2013 (2013-05-10) 34 Azadi
2013–14 Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis 100,000 6 September 2013 (2013-09-06) 8 Azadi
2014–15 Tractor 3–3 Naft Tehran 80,000[19] 15 May 2015 (2015-05-15) 30 Sahand
2015–16 Persepolis 4–2 Esteghlal 100,000[20] 15 April 2016 (2016-04-15) 26 Azadi
2016–17 Persepolis 4–0 Shahr Khodro 80,000[21] 19 April 2017 (2017-04-19) 28 Azadi
2017–18 Esteghlal 1–0 Persepolis 100,000[22] 1 March 2018 (2018-03-01) 25 Azadi
2018–19 Persepolis 0–0 Sepahan 90,000[23] 26 April 2019 (2019-04-26) 27 Azadi
2019–20 Tractor 2–4 Esteghlal 80,000[24] 1 November 2019 (2019-11-01) 9 Sahand
2020–21 No spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran[25]
2021–22 Esteghlal 0–0 Naft MIS 85,000[26] 30 May 2022 (2022-05-30) 30 Azadi
2022–23 Tractor 1–0 Sepahan 70,000[27] 7 April 2023 (2023-04-07) 25 Sahand
Sepahan 1–1 Malavan 70,000[28] 24 April 2023 (2023-04-24) 27 Naghsh-e Jahan

Records[edit]

All-Time Persian Gulf League Top Scorers[edit]

As of 30 June 2022
No. Player Goals Apps GPGR Years
1 Iran Reza Enayati 147 358 0.41 2001- 2017
2 Iran Mehdi Rajabzadeh 116 381 0.30 2001- 2018
3 Iran Arash Borhani 115 339 0.33 2002- 2017
4 Brazil Luciano Periera 101 270 0.35 2012-Present
5 Iran Fereydoon Fazli 85 178 0.47 2001–2010
6 Brazil Édinho 82 183 0.44 2008-

2017

7 Iran Jalal Rafkhaei 79 308 0.25 2005-

2016

8 Iran Mohammad Reza Khalatbari 79 426 0.18 2004-Present
9 Iran Karim Ansarifard 77 182 0.42 2007-

2014

10 Iran Mohammad Ghazi 76 340 0.22 2004-Present

Players in bold are still active in the league.

*GPGR: Goals Per Game Ratio

All-time top appearances in Iran league[edit]

As of 31 July 2021
No Player Appearance Years
1 Iran Jalal Hosseini 492[29] 2002–2022
2 Iran Mehdi Rahmati 482[29] 2001–2020
3 Iran Ebrahim Sadeghi 438[29] 2001–2017
4 Iran Mohammadreza Khalatbari 407 2003- present
5 Iran Mehdi Rajabzadeh 381[29] 2001–2018
6 Iran Morteza Asadi 380[29] 2005–2018
7 Iran Amir Hossein Sadeghi 379[29] 2003–2018
8 Iran Mohsen Bengar 372[29] 2003–2018
9 Iran Khosro Heydari 370[29] 2002–2019
10 Iran Mohammad Nouri 369[29] 2005–2021

Broadcasting and sponsorship[edit]

Broadcasting[edit]

Channel iranian
Logo of IRIB TV3, the league's TV partner

The state-owned television channel IRIB has the broadcasting rights for the most matches of the Persian Gulf Pro League, Azadegan League and Hazfi Cup. Each match of Esteghlal and Persepolis is broadcasting by IRIB TV3, IRIB's channel.

Sponsorship[edit]

The Persian Gulf Pro League has been sponsored since 2005. There have been four sponsors since the league's formation.

  • 2001–2005: no sponsor
  • 2005–2007: Zamzam
  • 2007–2009: Padideh
  • 2009–2014: Irancell
  • 2014–2016: Sun Star
  • 2016–present: Fanap

Ownership[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 2020 season did not award points for the ranking because of the cancellation of 2020 AFC Cup due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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