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The 2007–08 Persian Gulf Cup (also known as Iran Pro League) was the 25th season of Iran's Football League and seventh as Iran Pro League since its establishment in 2001. Saipa were the defending champions. The season featured 13 teams from the 2006–07 Persian Gulf Cup and three new teams promoted from the 2006–07 Azadegan League: Shirin Faraz as champions, Pegah and Sanat Naft. PAS Hamedan replaced PAS Tehran. The league started on 16 August 2007 and ended on 17 May 2008. Persepolis won the Pro League title for the first time in their history (total ninth Iranian title).

Persian Gulf Cup
Season2007–08
ChampionsPersepolis
2nd Pro League title
9th Iranian title
RelegatedSanat Naft
Shirin Faraz
Champions LeaguePersepolis
Sepahan
Saba Battery
Esteghlal (Hazfi Cup champions)
Matches played306
Goals scored721 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorerMohsen Khalili
Hadi Asghari
(18 goals)
Biggest home winRah Ahan 5–0 Paykan
(11 March 2008)
Persepolis 5–0 Shirin Faraz
(30 April 2008)
Biggest away winEsteghlal 1–4 Pegah
(11 April 2008)
Fajr Sepasi 1–4 Zob Ahan
(1 May 2008)
Saba Battery 1–4 Persepolis
(14 May 2008)
Highest scoringPaykan 4–2 Bargh Shiraz
(16 August 2007)
Persepolis 3–3 Fajr Sepasi
(21 September 2007)
Persepolis 3–3 Aboumoslem
(10 February 2008)
Esteghlal 4–2 Bargh Shiraz
(29 February 2008)
Saipa 4–2 Shirin Faraz
(3 April 2008)
Bargh Shiraz 3–3 Sepahan
(3 May 2008)
Zob Ahan 4–2 Est. Ahvaz
(17 May 2008)
Longest winning run4 matches
Persepolis
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
PAS Hamedan
Longest winless run27 matches
Shirin Faraz
Longest losing run6 matches
Shirin Faraz
Highest attendance110,000
Persepolis – Sepahan
(17 May 2008)
Lowest attendance0 (spectator ban)
Malavan – Zob Ahan
(19 September 2007)
Pegah – Shirin Faraz
(16 November 2007)
Sanat Naft – Saba Battery
(16 November 2007)
Sepahan – Pegah
(22 January 2008)
Persepolis – Sanat Naft
(22 January 2008)
Sepahan – Paykan
(10 February 2008)
Sepahan – Fajr Sepasi
(22 February 2008)
Sepahan – Zob Ahan
(5 March 2008)
Est. Ahvaz – Saba Battery
(17 March 2008)
Sepahan – Est. Ahvaz
(3 April 2008)
Sepahan – Mes Kerman
(18 April 2008)
Shirin Faraz – Pegah
(5 May 2008)
Total attendance3,303,000
Average attendance11,235

Contents

TeamsEdit

Team City Stadium Manager Nationality Past season
Aboomoslem Mashhad Samen Parviz Mazloomi   6th
Bargh Shiraz Hafezieh Mahmoud Yavari   12th
Esteghlal Tehran Azadi Firouz Karimi   4th
Esteghlal Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz Majid Jalali   2nd
Malavan Anzali Takhti Anzali Mohammad Ahmadzadeh   14th
Mes Kerman Shahid Bahonar Amir Ghalenoei   9th
Pas Hamedan Ghods Vinko Begovic   N/A
Paykan Tehran Iran Khodro Ali Asghar Modir Roosta   7th
Pegah Rasht Sardar Jangal Nader Dastneshan   Qualifier
Persepolis Tehran Azadi Afshin Ghotbi     3rd
Rah Ahan Tehran Rah Ahan Davoud Mahabadi   16th
Saba Battery Tehran Shahid Derakhshan Yahya Golmohammadi   13th
Saipa Karaj Enghelab Karaj Ali Daei   Champion
Sanat Naft Abadan Takhti Abadan Ahmad Tousi     Qualifier
Sepahan Esfahan Naghsh Jahan Jorvan Vieira     5th
Sepasi Shiraz Hafezieh Gholam Peyrovani   10th
Shirin Faraz Kermanshah Azadi Kermanshah Shahram Mehrpeyma   Qualifier
Zob Ahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr Bijan Zolfagharnasab   8th

Below is the list of coaches who left their teams after the start of the season.

Team Name Nationality
Aboomoslem Khodadad Azizi  
Esteghlal Ahvaz Firouz Karimi  
Esteghlal Nasser Hejazi  
Mes Farhad Kazemi  
Paykan Samvel Darbinyan    
Pegah Majid Jahanpour  
Rah Ahan Akbar Misaghian  
Saba Battery Mohammad Hossein Ziaei  
Sanat Naft Ebrahim Ghasempour  
Sepahan Luka Bonačić  
Shirin Faraz Marco Octavio  
Zob Ahan Zoran Đorđević  

Participating in international competitionsEdit

2008 AFC Champions League

Final classificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Persepolis 34 18 11 5 55 34 +21 59[a] Qualification for the 2009 AFC Champions League
2 Sepahan 34 17 10 7 53 38 +15 58[b]
3 Saba 34 13 13 8 41 37 +4 52
4 Aboumoslem 34 14 8 12 37 37 0 50
5 Pas 34 11 16 7 36 28 +8 49
6 Zob Ahan 34 11 15 8 39 32 +7 48
7 Paykan 34 12 10 12 41 42 −1 46
8 Bargh 34 11 14 9 43 47 −4 47
9 Est. Ahvaz 34 11 13 10 61 51 +10 46
10 Mes 34 11 12 11 36 34 +2 45
11 Saipa 34 12 9 13 33 35 −2 45
12 Rah Ahan 34 11 11 12 45 40 +5 44
13 Esteghlal 34 11 10 13 44 44 0 43 Qualification for the 2009 AFC Champions League1
14 Fajr 34 9 15 10 37 41 −4 42
15 Pegah 34 9 11 14 26 35 −9 38
16 Malavan 34 8 12 14 32 41 −9 36
17 Sanat Naft 34 9 8 17 37 46 −9 35 Relegation to the 2008–09 Azadegan League
18 Shirin Faraz 34 3 12 19 25 59 −34 21
Updated to match(es) played on 01 SEP 2018. Source: IPL Stats, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.[1]
Notes:
  1. ^ Persepolis was deducted 6 points in issued by FIFA.
  2. ^ Sepahan was deducted 3 points in issued by Iranian Football Federation.


 Champions 
Persepolis F.C.

Results tableEdit

Last updated March 17, 2008

Home \ Away ABU BGH EST ESA MLV MES PAS PAY PEG PRS RAH SAB SAP SNA SEP FJR SFZ ZOB
Aboumoslem 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–2
Bargh Shiraz 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–3 0–0 1–0 0–0
Esteghlal 1–1 4–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2
Est. Ahvaz 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–2 1–2 3–2 4–1 2–3 4–1 1–2 0–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–1
Malavan 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–1
Mes Kerman 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1
PAS Hamedan 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–1 1–2 3–2 0–1 1–3 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–1
Paykan 0–0 4–2 3–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–3 2–0 2–0
Pegah 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–0
Persepolis 3–3 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–3 5–0 2–1
Rah Ahan 2–0 2–2 0–3 2–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 5–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–1
Saba Battery 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–4 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–0
Saipa 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 4–2 1–1
Sanat Naft 2–0 1–3 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–3 0–2 2–3 2–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1
Sepahan 2–1 4–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–2
Fajr Sepasi 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–4
Shirin Faraz 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–3 2–1 0–3 0–1 0–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–1
Zob Ahan 2–1 2–1 0–1 4–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1
Source: http://www.iplstats.com/
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Player statisticsEdit

Matches playedEdit

34

AttendancesEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Persepolis 960,000 110,000 0 60,000 +78.0%
2 Esteghlal 590,000 90,000 5,000 34,706 −0.8%
3 Sanat Naft 200,000 15,000 0 12,500 n/a
4 Malavan 169,000 15,000 0 10,563 −2.1%
5 Pegah 145,000 15,000 0 9,063 n/a
6 Saipa 143,000 60,000 1,000 8,412 −21.1%
7 Mes Kerman 139,000 15,000 2,000 8,176 +18.1%
8 Est. Ahvaz 127,000 20,000 0 7,938 +26.7%
9 Saba Battery 126,000 90,000 1,000 7,412 +37.3%
10 Aboumoslem 118,000 35,000 1,000 6,941 −27.2%
11 PAS Hamedan 116,000 10,000 3,000 6,824 −14.0%
12 Sepahan 69,000 15,000 0 6,273 +3.4%
13 Bargh Shiraz 89,000 20,000 1,000 5,235 −6.0%
14 Shirin Faraz 76,000 7,000 0 4,750 n/a
15 Fajr Sepasi 73,000 20,000 1,000 4,294 −24.2%
16 Paykan 64,000 30,000 1,000 3,765 −40.5%
17 Zob Ahan 54,000 15,000 1,000 3,176 −22.5%
18 Rah Ahan 45,000 20,000 1,000 2,647 −35.0%
League total 3,303,000 110,000 0 11,235 +11.0%

Updated to games played on 17 May 2008
Source: iplstats.com
Notes:
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances
Pegah, Sanat Naft and Shirin Faraz played last season in Azadegan League
PAS Hamedan replaced PAS Tehran

Highest attendancesEdit

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
1 Persepolis 2–1 Sepahan 110,000 17 May 2008 (2008-05-17) 34 Azadi
2 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis 90,000 14 October 2007 (2007-10-14) 9 Azadi
2 Saba Battery 1–4 Persepolis 90,000 14 May 2008 (2008-05-14) 33 Azadi
4 Persepolis 0–0 Rah Ahan 85,000 16 September 2007 (2007-09-16) 5 Azadi
4 Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal 80,000 4 April 2008 (2008-04-04) 26 Azadi
6 Persepolis 3–2 Esteghlal Ahvaz 70,000 19 October 2007 (2007-10-19) 10 Azadi
6 Persepolis 1–0 Mes Kerman 70,000 4 November 2007 (2007-11-04) 12 Azadi
6 Persepolis 1–0 Saipa 70,000 18 November 2007 (2007-11-18) 14 Azadi
6 Persepolis 1–1 Bargh Shiraz 70,000 11 May 2008 (2008-05-11) 32 Azadi
10 Persepolis 2–1 Paykan 65,000 7 September 2007 (2007-09-07) 4 Azadi

Notes:
Updated to games played on 17 May 2008. Source: iplstats.com

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PERSIAN GULF PRO LEAGUE/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 30 March 2018.