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2006–07 Persian Gulf Cup

The 2006–07 Persian Gulf Cup (also known as Iran Pro League) was the 24th season of Iran's Football League and sixth 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).

Persian Gulf Cup
Season2006–07
ChampionsSaipa
1st Pro League title
3rd Iranian title
RelegatedFoolad
Rah Ahan
Champions LeagueSaipa
Sepahan (Hazfi Cup champions)
Matches played240
Goals scored561 (2.34 per match)
Top goalscorerMehdi Rajabzadeh
Daniel Olerum
(17 goals)
Biggest home winPersepolis 4–0 Est. Ahvaz
(28 September 2006)
Sepahan 4–0 Est. Ahvaz
(4 May 2007)
Biggest away winPaykan 0–4 Sepahan
(29 March 2007)
Highest scoringZob Ahan 4–3 Rah Ahan
(8 January 2007)
Longest winning run5 matches
Persepolis
Longest unbeaten run10 matches
Persepolis
Longest winless run15 matches
Rah Ahan
Longest losing run3 matches
Bargh Shiraz
Highest attendance95,000
Persepolis – Esteghlal
(3 November 2006)
Esteghlal – Persepolis
(30 March 2007)
Lowest attendance0 (spectator ban)
Esteghlal – PAS Tehran
(5 January 2007)
Persepolis – Aboumoslem
(25 January 2007)
Malavan – Foolad
(6 April 2007)
Total attendance2,378,000
Average attendance10,119

TeamsEdit

Final classificationEdit

Pos 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 Tehran 30 7 13 10 36 36 0 33[a] 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 play-offs
16 Rah Ahan (R) 30 2 14 14 30 45 −15 20
Updated to match(es) played on May 27, 2007. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ PAS had one point was subtracted after the team illegally fielded 4 foreign players in the 20th round of the competition.


 Champions 
Saipa FC

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away SAP ESA PRS EST SEP ABU PAY ZOB MES FJR PAS BGH SAB MLV FOL RAH
Saipa 0–1 2–2 3–1 4–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1
Est. Ahvaz 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0
Persepolis 2–2 4–0 2–1 2–1 3–4 3–4 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2
Esteghlal 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–1
Sepahan 1–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0
Aboumoslem 1–1 3–4 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–3
Paykan 2–0 3–2 0–2 2–1 0–4 2–2 2–1 4–2 2–2 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0
Zob Ahan 0–2 0–1 2–3 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 4–3
Mes Kerman 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 1–1
Fajr Sepasi 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–2
PAS Tehran 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–2
Bargh Shiraz 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–4 3–1
Saba Battery 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–1
Malavan 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–3 1–1 2–1
Foolad 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 3–1
Rah Ahan 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on May 27, 2007. Source: http://www.iplstats.com/
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Player statisticsEdit

AttendanceEdit

Average home attendanceEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Esteghlal 490,000 95,000 0 35,000 +4.6%
2 Persepolis 472,000 95,000 0 33,714 +11.1%
3 Malavan 151,000 15,000 0 10,786 +40.2%
4 Saipa 160,000 60,000 1,000 10,667 +128.6%
5 Aboumoslem 143,000 35,000 2,000 9,533 +29.6%
6 PAS Tehran 119,000 85,000 1,000 7,933 +105.1%
7 Mes Kerman 90,000 15,000 5,000 6,923 n/a
8 Foolad 101,000 20,000 1,000 6,733 +1.0%
9 Paykan 95,000 50,000 1,000 6,333 +78.8%
10 Est. Ahvaz 94,000 15,000 1,000 6,267 +10.6%
11 Sepahan 91,000 30,000 1,000 6,067 +17.4%
12 Fajr Sepasi 85,000 20,000 1,000 5,667 +4.9%
13 Bargh Shiraz 83,500 20,000 1,000 5,567 +13.6%
14 Saba Battery 81,000 30,000 1,000 5,400 −6.9%
15 Zob Ahan 61,500 15,000 1,000 4,100 −19.1%
16 Rah Ahan 61,100 25,000 100 4,073 +12.1%
League total 2,378,000 95,000 0 10,119 +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 attendanceEdit

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

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

ReferencesEdit