2006–07 Persian Gulf Cup

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Persian Gulf Cup
Season 2006–07
Champions Saipa
1st Pro League title
3rd Iranian title
Relegated Foolad
Rah Ahan
Champions League Saipa
Sepahan (Hazfi Cup champions)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 561 (2.34 per match)
Top goalscorer Mehdi Rajabzadeh
Daniel Olerum
(17 goals)
Biggest home win Persepolis 4–0 Est. Ahvaz
(28 September 2006)
Sepahan 4–0 Est. Ahvaz
(4 May 2007)
Biggest away win Paykan 0–4 Sepahan
(29 March 2007)
Highest scoring Zob Ahan 4–3 Rah Ahan
(8 January 2007)
Longest winning run 5 matches
Persepolis
Longest unbeaten run 10 matches
Persepolis
Longest winless run 15 matches
Rah Ahan
Longest losing run 3 matches
Bargh Shiraz
Highest attendance 95,000
Persepolis – Esteghlal
(3 November 2006)
Esteghlal – Persepolis
(30 March 2007)
Lowest attendance 0 (spectator ban)
Esteghlal – PAS Tehran
(5 January 2007)
Persepolis – Aboumoslem
(25 January 2007)
Malavan – Foolad
(6 April 2007)
Total attendance 2,378,000
Average attendance 10,119

2006–07 Persian Gulf Cup (also known as Iran Pro League) was the 24th season of Iran's Football League and 6th as Iran Pro League since its establishment in 2001. Esteghlal were the defending champions. The season featured 14 teams from the 2005–06 Iran Pro League and two new teams promoted from the 2005–06 Azadegan League: Mes Kerman as champions and Paykan as runner-up. The league started on 9 September 2006 and ended on 28 May 2007. Saipa won the Pro League title for the first time in their history (total third Iranian title).

Teams[edit]

Participating in international competitions[edit]

2007 AFC Champions League

Final classification[edit]

Last updated May 27, 2007

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1. Saipa (C) 30 15 11 4 45 31 +14 56 AFC Champions League 2008
Group stage
2. Est. Ahvaz 30 16 6 8 33 28 +5 54
3. Persepolis 30 14 11 5 49 33 +16 53
4. Esteghlal 30 14 10 6 39 30 +9 52
5. Sepahan 30 14 7 9 41 28 +13 49 AFC Champions League 2008
Group stage
(as cup winner)
6. Aboomoslem 30 11 10 9 40 36 +4 43
7. Paykan 30 11 8 11 37 42 -5 41
8. Zob Ahan 30 10 9 11 39 42 -3 39
9. Mes Kerman 30 8 12 10 35 39 -4 36
10. Fajr Sepasi 30 7 13 10 29 32 -3 34
11. PAS Tehran1 30 7 13 10 36 36 0 33 Disbanded
12. Bargh 30 8 9 13 35 45 -10 33
13. Saba Battery 30 7 11 12 28 31 -3 32
14. Malavan 30 7 11 12 21 30 -9 32
15. Foolad (R) 30 5 13 12 24 33 -9 28 Relegation
to Azadegan League
16. Rah Ahan (R) 30 2 14 14 30 45 -15 20

1 PAS actually has 34 points, but one point was subtracted after the team illegally fielded 4 foreign players in the 20th round of the competition.

Champions
Saipa FC

Results table[edit]

Last updated May 27, 2007

Home ╲ Away ABU BGH EST ESA MLV MES PAS PAY PRS RAH SAB SAP SEP FOL FJR ZOB
Aboumoslem 1–0 1–1 3–4 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 3–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–1
Bargh Shiraz 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–4 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–4 1–1 2–2
Esteghlal 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–2 3–2 2–1
Est. Ahvaz 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1
Malavan 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–3 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0
Sanat Mes 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1
PAS Tehran 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Paykan 2–2 1–3 2–1 3–2 1–1 4–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–4 0–1 2–2 2–1
Persepolis 3–4 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 3–4 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 3–1
Rah Ahan 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2
Saba Battery 1–1 3–0 2–3 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2
Saipa 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–2 2–2 1–0 2–1
Sepahan 1–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0
Foolad 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–1
Fajr Sepasi 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0
Zob Ahan 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–2 2–3 4–3 1–0 0–2 2–1 3–0 1–1

Source: http://www.iplstats.com/
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Player statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

17
13
11
10
9
8

Goal assistants[edit]

8
7
6

Cards[edit]

Player Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svgRed card.svg Red card.svg Team
Iran Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh 9 1 2 Saba Battery
Iran Mohammad Matouri 12 0 0 Bargh Shiraz
Iran Saber Mirghorbani 10 0 0 Mes Kerman
Iran Ahmad Momenzadeh 10 0 0 Saipa
Iran Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht 9 1 0 Persepolis
Iran Reza Niknazar 9 1 0 Malavan
Iran Majid Noormohammadi 8 0 1 Aboomoslem
Iran Mohsen Bayat 9 0 0 Saba Battery
Iran Gholamreza Rezaei 9 0 0 Fajr Sepasi
Iran Maziar Zare 9 0 0 Malavan

Matches played[edit]

30

Attendances[edit]

Average home attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Esteghlal 490,000 95,000 0 35,000 0.045806316670153+4.5%
2 Persepolis 472,000 95,000 0 33,714 0.11146276332707+11.1%
3 Malavan 151,000 15,000 0 10,786 0.40223608944358+40.2%
4 Saipa 160,000 60,000 1,000 10,667 1.2856224555389+128.5%
5 Aboumoslem 143,000 35,000 2,000 9,533 0.29577273345114+29.5%
6 PAS Tehran 119,000 85,000 1,000 7,933 1.0514610809413+105.1%
7 Sanat Mes 90,000 15,000 5,000 6,923 n/a
8 Foolad 101,000 20,000 1,000 6,733 0.0098995050247488+0.9%
9 Paykan 95,000 50,000 1,000 6,333 0.78797289666855+78.7%
10 Est. Ahvaz 94,000 15,000 1,000 6,267 0.10587612493383+10.5%
11 Sepahan 91,000 30,000 1,000 6,067 0.17418231081866+17.4%
12 Fajr Sepasi 85,000 20,000 1,000 5,667 0.049444444444444+4.9%
13 Bargh Shiraz 83,500 20,000 1,000 5,567 0.13612244897959+13.6%
14 Saba Battery 81,000 30,000 1,000 5,400 -0.93103448275862−6.8%
15 Zob Ahan 61,500 15,000 1,000 4,100 -0.8091572922834−19.0%
16 Rah Ahan 61,100 25,000 100 4,073 0.12111202862648+12.1%
League total 2,378,000 95,000 0 10,119 0.10240766968079+10.2%

Updated to games played on 28 May 2007
Source: iplstats.com

Notes:
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances
Mes Kerman and Paykan played last season in Azadegan League

Highest attendances[edit]

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
1 Persepolis 2–1 Esteghlal 95,000 November 3, 2006 (2006-11-03) 8 Azadi
1 Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis 95,000 March 30, 2007 (2007-03-30) 23 Azadi
2 PAS Tehran 1–1 Persepolis 85,000 October 27, 2006 (2006-10-27) 7 Azadi
2 Esteghlal 1–1 Esteghlal Ahvaz 85,000 April 27, 2007 (2007-04-27) 27 Azadi
5 Esteghlal 1–2 Saipa 65,000 May 20, 2007 (2007-05-20) 29 Azadi
6 Saipa 2–2 Persepolis 60,000 March 2, 2007 (2007-03-02) 21 Azadi
7 Persepolis 2–2 Saipa 55,000 October 17, 2006 (2006-10-17) 6 Azadi
7 Persepolis 1–1 PAS Tehran 55,000 March 17, 2007 (2007-03-17) 22 Azadi
9 Paykan 0–2 Persepolis 50,000 October 2, 2006 (2006-10-02) 5 Azadi
9 Persepolis 2–1 Sepahan 50,000 February 9, 2007 (2007-02-09) 18 Azadi

Notes:
Updated to games played on May 28, 2007. Source: iplstats.com

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