Shahin Bushehr F.C.
|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
|Head Coach||Mohammad Ahmadzadeh|
|2015–16||Group A, 4th|
|Website||Club home page|
Shahin Shahrdari Bushehr Football Club (Persian: باشگاه فوتبال شاهین شهرداری بوشهر) 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)
Ekrami founded the club with help of some young students under the motto
|“||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 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. League attendance dropped and other clubs including Pas, Rah Ahan, and Oghab tried to sign Shahin players.
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
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.
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
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
The club currently plays its home games at Bushehr's Shahid Beheshti Stadium with a 15,000 capacity.
|Rasoul Hasanpour||29 September 1974||5 September 1994|
|Ahmad Tourani||5 September 1994||3 January 1995|
|Hamid Kololi Fard||3 January 1995||4 February 2006|
|Reza Vatankhah||1 March 2006||1 November 2006|
|Naeim Saadavi||1 November 2006||17 February 2007|
|Hamid Kololi Fard||17 February 2007||14 May 2007|
|Naeim Saadavi||5 June 2007||29 November 2007|
|Nosrat Irandoost||2 December 2007||30 May 2008|
|Hamid Kololi Fard||1 June 2008||1 September 2009|
|Mahmoud Yavari||1 September 2009||14 May 2010|
|Hamid Estili||16 June 2010||6 April 2011|
|Akbar Misaghian*||6 April 2011||22 June 2011|
|Hamid Derakhshan||22 June 2011||5 October 2011|
|Firouz Karimi||6 October 2011||6 February 2012|
|Hamid Derakhshan||13 February 2012||3 April 2012|
|Asghar Kamyab*||3 April 2012||18 July 2012|
|Hamid Kololi Fard||18 July 2012||11 November 2012|
|Ali Hanteh||11 November 2012||20 November 2012|
|Masoud Palizdan||20 November 2012||21 July 2013|
|Mehdi Ghanbari||21 July 2013||31 December 2013|
|Abdolreza Baziyari||31 December 2013||4 September 2015|
|Asghar Kamyab||4 September 2015||1 September 2016|
|Mohammad Ahmadzadeh||1 September 2016||Present|
- * = Caretaker
The table below chronicles the achievements of Shahin Bushehr in various competitions since 1993.
|1999–00||3||Bushehr Province League||3rd|
|2000–01||3||Bushehr Province League||1st||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|