Sanat Mes Kerman F.C.

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Mes
مس
Sanat Mes FC.svg
Full name Sanat Mes Kerman Football Club
Nickname(s) Narenjiha
Founded 2 March 1998; 18 years ago
Ground Shahid Bahonar Stadium
Ground Capacity 15,430
Owner National Mes Company
Chairman Akbar Iranmanesh
Head Coach Mansour Ebrahimzadeh
League Azadegan League
2015–16 Azadegan League, 7th
Website Club home page

Mes Kerman Football Club (Persian: باشگاه فوتبال مس کرمان‎‎) is an Iranian football team based in Kerman, Iran. They were promoted to Iran's top league, the Iran Pro League, in the 2005–06 season. They won their first and only domestic double in 2006–2007 season with the help of Mohammad Fakori. They have been relegated at the 2013–14 season. The team is named after and sponsored by Kerman's copper industries.

Mes Kerman F.C. is the football club of the multisport Sanat Mes Kerman Cultural and Athletic Club who are better known for their success in the field of cycling.

History[edit]

Establishment[edit]

Mes Kerman Football Club was formed on 2 March 1998 by Kerman's copper industry. They started playing in Iran Football's 2nd Division and were promoted to the Azadegan League in 2000. Bijan Zolfagharnasab was appointed in 2000 as head coach of the club after the team was promoted to the Azadegan League.

Azadegan League (2000–2007)[edit]

They was promoted to the Azadegan League in 2000–01 season. In 2005–06 season under management of Nader Dastneshan, the club was promoted to the IPL for the 2006–07 season.

Persian Gulf Cup (2007–2014)[edit]

They started the league in 2007 with Farhad Kazemi and but he was replaced by Amir Ghalenoei halfway through the season where they finished second in the second half of the season league. Parviz Mazloomi was appointed in 2008 as the head coach and the club was promoted to the AFC Champions League for the first time in their history by finishing third in the league. Mes surprisingly progressed to the last 16 and but got knocked out by fellow countrymen Zob Ahan. In that same season the club finished ninth in the league.

Return to Azadegan League[edit]

In the 2013–14 Iran Pro League season, Mes finished bottom of the league and were relegated to the Azadegan League with one matchday left. In the same season Mes reached the 2014 Hazfi Cup Final losing 1–0 to Tractor Sazi. On 27 April 2015 after a 0–0 draw against Aluminium Hormozgan, Mes Kerman secured a spot in the Persian Gulf Pro League promotion play-off. However, they lost to Esteghlal Khuzestan to miss the qualification. Riots ensued in the stadium afterwards as Mes fans set fires to the seats. In March 2016 Mes Kerman coach Begovic was replaced with Akbar Misaghian.

Colours and crest[edit]

From the foundation of the club, the home kit includes an orange shirt, white shorts, and white or black socks. White and black colours are also seen in the kit. The away kit of the club is usually dominated with a white background.

Stadium and facilities[edit]

The club currently plays its home games at Kerman's Shahid Bahonar Stadium, but the club recently announced plans to build its own football only stadium. Construction started on July 13, 2004 for the 15,000 capacity stadium.[1]

Ownership[edit]

The owner of the Mes Kerman FC is National Mes Company, one of the most important company in Iran. The company opened in 1940, and is based close to the city of Kerman, Kerman Province.

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2007–08 Iran Merooj Iran Mahan Air
2008–09
2009–10
2010–11 Germany Uhlsport Iran Yas Travel Agency
2011–12 Iran Resalat Bank'
2012–13
2013–14 Iran Technic

Season-by-season[edit]

The table below chronicles the achievements of Mes kerman since 2001.

Final Promoted Relegated

Club honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Players[edit]

As of September 19, 2015[2]

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Iran MF Behnam Dadashvand
3 Iran DF Hadi Rekabi
4 Iran DF Abdollah Hosseini
5 Iran MF Mohammad Mokhtari
6 Iran DF Ahmad Reza Zendeh Rouh
7 Iran FW Farshid Alavi U23
8 Iran MF Farzad Hosseinkhani
11 Iran FW Milad Poursafshekan
12 Iran GK Kourosh Maleki
14 Iran MF Mohammadreza Zeynal Kheyri
16 Iran FW Ali Younesi
17 Iran DF Abbas Kazemian
20 Iran MF Milad Mohamadi U23
21 Iran FW Saeed Sadeghi U23
22 Iran MF Milad Jafari
24 Iran DF Majid Heidari
No. Position Player
32 Iran GK Hassan Rafiei U23
33 Iran MF Ali Marzban
34 Iran FW Mehran Seyedi U23
35 Iran DF Ali Khalili U21
36 Iran MF Keyvan Kadkhodazadeh U21
40 Iran MF Ehsan Poursheykhali
55 Iran MF Kian Abbaspour U21
63 Iran GK Ershad Yousefi
66 Iran DF Mohammad Hossein Heidari U23
69 Iran MF Amin Kazemian U21
74 Iran MF Ali Khorshidi U23
77 Iran MF Milad Rouzbahani
80 Iran MF Alireza Arta U21
88 Iran MF Mostafa Maz'hari U21
Iran MF Sadegh Gashni

Loan list[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Iran GK Arman Shahdadnejad (at Niroo Zamini)
Iran DF Farhad Salaripour (at Fajr Sepasi)
Iran DF Alireza Ebrahimi (at Niroo Zamini)

For recent transfers, see List of Iranian football transfers summer 2015.

Former players[edit]

For details on former players, see Category:Sanat Mes Kerman F.C. players.

Club officials[edit]

Managers[edit]

Name Nat From To
Bijan Zolfagharnasab Iran July 2000 July 2002
Mehdi Mohammadi Iran July 2002 Jan 2006
Nader Dastneshan Iran Jan 2006 Feb 2007
Farhad Kazemi Iran Feb 2007 Jan 2008
Amir Ghalenoei Iran Jan 1, 2008 June 30, 2008
Parviz Mazloomi Iran June 9, 2008 Nov 2, 2009
Mehdi Mohammadi * Iran Nov 2009 Dec 2009
Luka Bonačić Croatia Dec 10, 2009 June 30, 2010
Samad Marfavi Iran July 1, 2010 Aug 2011
Flemming Serritslev * Denmark July 25, 2011 Aug 31, 2011
Miroslav Blažević Bosnia and Herzegovina Aug 31, 2011 Feb 14, 2012
Ebrahim Ghasempour Iran Feb 15, 2012 Jan 2013
Luka Bonačić Croatia Jan 2013[3] June 2013
Mahmoud Yavari Iran July 25, 2013 Sept 14, 2013
Parviz Mazloomi Iran Sept 2013 Jan 22, 2014
Luka Bonačić Croatia Jan 23, 2014 Nov 11, 2014
Akbar Misaghian Iran Nov 11, 2014 June, 2015
Vinko Begovic Croatia June, 2015 June, 2016
Mansour Ebrahimzadeh Iran June, 2016 Present
  • * = Caretaker manager

Current Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Iran Mansour Ebrahimzadeh
Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach
Goalkeeping Coach Iran Saeid Azizian
Fitness Coach Colombia Walter Gomez
Analyzer Iran Amir Arjanghinia
Doctor Iran Mehdi Madahi
Team Director Iran Sasan Moosavi

Chairpersons[edit]

Chairperson Tenure
Iran Mahmoud Mostaghimi
March 1998 – March 20000
Iran Abdolreza Tajalli
March 2000 – January 2002
Iran Abolhassan Mahdavi
January 2002 – March 2002
Iran Akbar Iranmanesh
March 2002 – July 2003
Iran Hamid Niknafs
July 2003 – July 2007
Iran Abdolreza Borhaninezhad
July 2007 – November 2007
Iran Ahmad Asadi
November 2007 – December 2007
Iran Fathollah Nejadzamani
December 2007 – August 2011
Iran Hamid Haj Esmaeli
August 2011 – September 2011
Iran Akbar Iranmanesh
September 2011–Present

Notes[edit]

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