Shahin Bushehr F.C.

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Shahin Bushehr
شاهین بوشهر
Full name Shahin Shahrdari Bushehr Football Club
Nickname(s) Omide Bushehr(Bushehr trust) , shahiniha(the hawks)
Founded 1 May 1942; 75 years ago
Ground Shahid Beheshti Stadium
Ground Capacity 15,000
Owner Bushehr Municipality
Chairman Mohammad Dameshghi
Head Coach Mohammad Ahmadzadeh
League 2nd Division
2015–16 Group A, 4th
Website Club home page
Current season

Shahin Shahrdari Bushehr Football Club (Persian: باشگاه فوتبال شاهین شهرداری بوشهر‎‎)[1] is an Iranian football club based in Bushehr, Iran.Shahin means hawk or falcon in Persian language. They compete in the 2nd Division and hold home games at Shahid Beheshti Stadium.


Shahin F.C. (1942–1967)[edit]

Shahin F.C. was established in 1942 by Dr.Abbas Ekrami, a teacher.[citation needed]

Shahin F.C.
Many of the players shown in this photo went on to play for Persepolis.

Ekrami founded the club with help of some young students under the 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).[3] The conflict between them became worse and on July 9, 1967, two days after Shahin's 3–0 win against Tehranjavan F.C., the Iran Sports Organization declared Shahin F.C. as dissolved.[3] League attendance dropped and other clubs including Pas, Rah Ahan, and Oghab tried to sign Shahin players.


Shahin's former emblem

After years of history and competing in different levels of the Iranian football league system, including a 1994–95 appearance in the top division and several years in the second level, Shahin Bushehr was renamed Shahin Pars Jonoubi Bushehr in 2007 and promoted to IPL in 2009. The club is now owned by Pars Special Economic Energy Zone, based in Asalouyeh, Bushehr Province.

Promotion to the Iran Pro League[edit]

The club achieved promotion to the Iran Pro League after a 3–2 aggregate playoff victory against Tabriz's Shahrari Tabriz, joining Tractor Sazi in the 2009–2010 edition of the Iran Pro League. In the 2009–2010 season, Shahin Bushehr set a new record in the top flight: they did not get any red cards in their matches.


In the 2011–12 season, the Shahin were finalists in the Hazfi Cup but lost to Esteghlal, in the same season the team was relegated to the Azadegan League. Shahin's downward trend continued the following year as they were relegated to the 2nd Division. They again were relegated in 2014, this time to the 3rd Division.

Municipality Takeover[edit]

Following a take over by the municipality in the summer of 2015, the club was renamed to Shahin Shahrdari Bushehr and bought the rights of Bahman Shiraz in the 2nd Division. After this takeover Shahin became one of the favourites to be promoted to the Azadegan League. Shahin started the 2015–16 well and advanced to the final group phase, however Shahin finished fourth in Group A and missed out on promotion by four points.

Colours and crest[edit]

The common home kit includes a white shirt, black shorts, and white socks. Red and Yellow colours are also seen in the kit. The away kit of the club is commonly with a red background.

Stadium and facilities[edit]

The club currently plays its home games at Bushehr's Shahid Beheshti Stadium with a 15,000 capacity.

Former players[edit]

Club managers[edit]

Name Nat From To
Rasoul Hasanpour Iran 29 September 1974 5 September 1994
Ahmad Tourani Iran 5 September 1994 3 January 1995
Hamid Kololi Fard Iran 3 January 1995 4 February 2006
Reza Vatankhah Iran 1 March 2006 1 November 2006
Naeim Saadavi Iran 1 November 2006 17 February 2007
Hamid Kololi Fard Iran 17 February 2007 14 May 2007
Naeim Saadavi Iran 5 June 2007 29 November 2007
Nosrat Irandoost Iran 2 December 2007 30 May 2008
Hamid Kololi Fard Iran 1 June 2008 1 September 2009
Mahmoud Yavari Iran 1 September 2009 14 May 2010
Hamid Estili Iran 16 June 2010 6 April 2011
Akbar Misaghian* Iran 6 April 2011 22 June 2011
Hamid Derakhshan Iran 22 June 2011 5 October 2011
Firouz Karimi Iran 6 October 2011 6 February 2012
Hamid Derakhshan Iran 13 February 2012 3 April 2012
Asghar Kamyab* Iran 3 April 2012 18 July 2012
Hamid Kololi Fard Iran 18 July 2012 11 November 2012
Ali Hanteh Iran 11 November 2012 20 November 2012
Masoud Palizdan Iran 20 November 2012 21 July 2013
Mehdi Ghanbari Iran 21 July 2013 31 December 2013
Abdolreza Baziyari Iran 31 December 2013 4 September 2015
Asghar Kamyab Iran 4 September 2015 1 September 2016
Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Iran 1 September 2016 Present
  • * = Caretaker

Club Chairman[edit]

  • Iran Alireza Nemati
  • Iran Mohammad Dameshghi


The table below chronicles the achievements of Shahin Bushehr in various competitions since 1993.

Season Div. League Position Hazfi Cup Notes
1993–94 2 2nd Division 3rd Promoted
1994–95 1 Azadegan League 12th Relegated
1995–96 2 2nd Division 7th
1996–97 2 2nd Division 5th
1997–98 2 2nd Division 8th
1998–99 2 2nd Division 7th
1999–00 3 Bushehr Province League 3rd
2000–01 3 Bushehr Province League 1st Promoted
2001–02 3 2nd Division 8th
2002–03 3 2nd Division 6th Promoted
2003–04 3 2nd Division 2nd Promoted
2004–05 2 Azadegan League 7th First Round
2005–06 2 Azadegan League 4th First Round
2006–07 2 Azadegan League 9th First Round
2007–08 2 Azadegan League 8th First Round
2008–09 2 Azadegan League 2nd Third Round Promoted
2009–10 1 Iran Pro League 13th 1/8 Final
2010–11 1 Iran Pro League 14th 1/8 Final
2011–12 1 Iran Pro League 17th Final Relegated
2012–13 2 Azadegan League 12th 1/16 Final Relegated
2013–14 3 2nd Division 14th Did not qualify Relegated
2014–15 4 3rd Division 11th Did not qualify Replaced
2015–16 3 2nd Division 4th/Group A Did not qualify


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  2. ^ تاریخچه باشگاه شاهين (in Persian). 
  3. ^ a b "40 سال بعد از انحلال تاريخي شاهين" (in Persian). Retrieved 2007-07-05. 

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