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2008–09 Persian Gulf Cup

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The 2008–09 Persian Gulf Cup (also known as Iran Pro League) was the 26th season of Iran's Football League and eighth as Iran Pro League since its establishment in 2001. Persepolis were the defending champions. The season featured 15 teams from the 2007–08 Persian Gulf Cup and two new teams promoted from the 2007–08 Azadegan League: Payam Mashhad as champions and Foolad. Damash replaced Pegah. The league started on 4 August 2008 and ended on 26 April 2009. Esteghlal won the Pro League title for the second time in their history (total seventh Iranian title).

Persian Gulf Cup
Season2008–09
ChampionsEsteghlal
2nd Pro League title
7th Iranian title
RelegatedPayam Mashhad
Damash
Bargh Shiraz
Champions LeagueEsteghlal
Zob Ahan
Mes Kerman
Sepahan
Matches played306
Goals scored777 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorerArash Borhani (21 goals)
Biggest home winEsteghlal 6–0 Est. Ahvaz
(18 September 2008)
Biggest away winRah Ahan 1–5 Esteghlal
(4 February 2009)
Highest scoringZob Ahan 6–3 Saipa
(3 October 2008)
Longest winning run6 matches
Mes Kerman
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
Mes Kerman
Longest winless run27 matches
Bargh Shiraz
Longest losing run3 matches
Bargh Shiraz
Highest attendance90,000
Persepolis – Damash
(25 September 2008)
Persepolis – Esteghlal
(3 October 2008)
Esteghlal – Persepolis
(13 February 2009)
Lowest attendance0 (spectator ban)
Persepolis – PAS Hamedan
(9 August 2008)
Total attendance2,731,000
Average attendance8,954

TeamsEdit

Team City Venue Capacity Head Coach Team Captain Past Season
Aboomoslem Mashhad Samen 35,000   Ali Hanteh   Saeed Khani 4th
Bargh Shiraz Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000   Rasoul Korbekandi   Sattar Zare 7th
Damash Gilan Rasht Sardar Jangal 15,000   Stanko Poklepović   Mohammad Reza Mahdavi 15th
Est. Ahvaz Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 30,000   Khodadad Azizi   Afshin Komaei 8th
Esteghlal Tehran Azadi 90,000   Amir Ghalenoei   Farhad Majidi 13th
Foolad Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 15,000   Majid Jalali   Ali Badavi Qualifier
Malavan Anzali Takhti Anzali 8,000   Mohammad Ahmadzadeh   Masoud Gholamalizad 16th
Mes Kerman Kerman Shahid Bahonar 15,000   Parviz Mazloomi   Farzad Hosseinkhani 10th
Moghavemat Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000   Gholam Hossein Peyrovani   Mostafa Sabri 14th
Pas Hamedan Hamedan Ghods 5,000   Vinko Begovic   Omid Khouraj 5th
Paykan Qazvin Shahid Rajaei 5,000   Ali Asghar Modir Roosta   Mohammad Reza Tahmasebi 9th
Payam Mashhad Samen 35,000   Kazem Ghiyasiyan   Mehdi Hasheminasab Qualifier
Persepolis Tehran Azadi 90,000   Nelo Vingada   Karim Bagheri Champion
Rah Ahan Rey, Iran Rah Ahan 15,000   Mehdi Tartar   Ahmad Taghavi 12th
Saba Qom Qom Yadegar Emam 15,000   Firouz Karimi   Yahya Golmohammadi 3rd
Saipa Karaj Enghelab Karaj 15,000   Mohammad Mayeli Kohan   Ebrahim Sadeghi 11th
Sepahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 25,000   Farhad Kazemi   Moharram Navidkia 2nd
Zob Ahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 25,000   Mansour Ebrahimzadeh   Mohammad Salsali 6th
  • In October 2008 Pegah Gilan terminated their sports activities due to financial problems. Damash Iranian (Damash Mineral Water Company) owned by Amir Abedini took over their license. New club named Damash Gilan.

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

Team Name Nationality
Aboomoslem Hadi Bargizar  
Damash Gilan Bijan Zolfagharnasab  
Rah Ahan Davoud Mahabadi  
Saipa Pierre Littbarski  
Sepahan Engin Firat    
Persepolis Afshin Ghotbi    
Payam Khodadad Azizi  
Aboomoslem Amir Hossein Peyrovani  
Sepahan Hossein Charkhabi  
Damash Gilan Hossein Abdi  
Bargh Shiraz Mohammad Abbasi  
Payam Abbas Chamanyan  
Persepolis Afshin Peyrovani  
Est. Ahvaz Akbar Misaghian  
Bargh Shiraz Farshad Pious  
Payam Majid Hosseinipour  
Rah Ahan Mahmoud Yavari  
Paykan Ali Asghar Modir Roosta  
Aboomoslem Ali Hanteh  

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Esteghlal 34 19 9 6 70 34 +36 66 Qualification for the 2010 AFC Champions League
2 Zob Ahan 34 19 9 6 58 42 +16 66
3 Mes 34 17 10 7 54 36 +18 61
4 Sepahan 34 14 14 6 46 34 +12 56
5 Persepolis 34 15 10 9 50 41 +9 55
6 Saba 34 12 17 5 49 36 +13 53
7 Foolad 34 13 11 10 50 41 +9 50
8 Paykan 34 13 8 13 43 42 +1 47
9 Fajr 34 11 11 12 33 37 −4 44
10 Saipa 34 10 12 12 43 50 −7 42
11 Rah Ahan 34 11 8 15 35 41 −6 41
12 Pas 34 10 10 14 40 47 −7 40
13 Malavan 34 9 13 12 31 43 −12 40
14 Est. Ahvaz 34 10 7 17 37 54 −17 37
15 Aboumoslem 34 8 11 15 34 41 −7 35
16 Payam 34 9 8 17 33 52 −19 35 Relegation to the 2009–10 Azadegan League
17 Damash 34 6 13 15 40 56 −16 31
18 Bargh 34 5 9 20 35 54 −19 24
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]


 Champions 
Esteghlal F.C.

Results tableEdit

Last updated April 26, 2009

Home \ Away ABU BGH EST ESA MLV MES PAS PAY PYM DMG PRS RAH SAB SAP SEP FOL MVT ZOB
Aboumoslem 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 4–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 4–0
Bargh Shiraz 2–2 1–4 0–3 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2
Esteghlal 2–0 1–1 6–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 5–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 5–2 2–0
Est. Ahvaz 1–3 1–0 0–3 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–2
Malavan 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–1
Mes Kerman 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 3–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–2
PAS Hamedan 2–1 1–0 2–4 5–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–3 0–3 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2
Paykan 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–2
Payam Mashhad 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–4 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–3
Damash 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–4 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1
Persepolis 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–2 2–2
Rah Ahan 3–0 3–0 1–5 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–1
Saba Qom 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0
Saipa 0–0 2–2 0–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–2 4–1 0–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–0
Sepahan 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–4 3–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–2
Foolad 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 5–1 2–2 3–0 3–0 3–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 4–1
Moghavemat 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2
Zob Ahan 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 6–3 2–1 2–2 3–1
Source: http://www.iplstats.com/
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Player statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

 
Arash Borhani
Position Player Club Goals
1   Arash Borhani[2][3][4][5][6][7] Esteghlal 20
2   Shpejtim Arifi Payam 18
3   Igor Castro Zob Ahan 16
4   Afshin Chavoshi Damash Gilan 15
5   Emad Mohammed Sepahan 14
  Fereydoon Fazli Saba Qom
6   Siavash Akbarpour Esteghlal 12
  Adriano Alvez Damash Gilan
  Davoud Haghi Rah Ahan
8   Iman Haydari Paykan 11
  Jalal Rafkhaei Malavan
  Maysam Baou Aboomoslem
  Ibrahima Touré Persepolis
  Faraz Fatemi Mes Kerman
11   Farid Abedi Bargh Shiraz 10
  Amin Motevaselzadeh Moghavemat Sepasi
  Issa Traoré Saipa
  Mohammad Reza Khalatbari Zob Ahan
  Edinho Mes Kerman
20 5 players 9
25 6 players 8
31 2 players 7
33 8 players 6
41 18 players 5
58 23 players 4
81 18 players 3
99 26 players 2
125 95 players 1
Own goals 0
Total goals 777

Last updated: 11 April 2009
Source: Iplstats.com

Top assistsEdit

Position Player Club Goals
1   Esmail Farhadi Zob Ahan 9
  Mohammad Reza Khalatbari Zob Ahan
  Ivan Petrović Persepolis
4   Hassan Ashjari Zob Ahan 8
  Mohsen Yousefi Saba Qom
  Fábio Januário Esteghlal
  Éder Luciano Mes
7   Mehdi Shiri Bargh Shiraz 7
  Khosro Heydari Esteghlal
  Javad Shirzad Pas Hamedan
12   Ali Karimi Persepolis 6
  Mohammad Parvin Saipa
  Mehrdad Karimian PAS Hamedan
  Seyed Mohammad Hosseini Zob Ahan

Last updated: 11 April 2009
Source: Iplstats.com

CardsEdit

Player        Team
  Mohammad Matouri 10 0 1 Payam Mashhad
  Mohammad Reza Khalatbari 10 1 0 Zob Ahan
  Mohsen Arzani 8 1 0 Payam Mashhad
  Alireza Jalili 9 0 0 Payam Mashhad
  Morteza Bargizar 9 0 0 Payam Mashhad
  Mohammad AghaMohammadi 9 0 0 Est. Ahvaz
  Meysam Khosravi 9 0 0 Paykan
  Adriano Alvez 9 0 0 Damash Gilan
  Mohsen Bengar 7 1 0 Sepahan
  Omid Khouraj 5 1 2 PAS Hamedan
  Hanif Omranzadeh 7 1 0 PAS Hamedan
  Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht 7 0 1 Persepolis
  Maziar Zare 8 0 0 Persepolis

Matches playedEdit

33

SponsorshipEdit

AttendancesEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Persepolis 651,000 90,000 0 40,688 −32.2%
2 Esteghlal 615,000 90,000 10,000 36,176 +4.2%
3 Mes Kerman 123,000 15,000 1,000 7,235 −11.5%
4 Malavan 116,000 15,000 3,000 6,824 −35.4%
5 Bargh Shiraz 115,000 20,000 1,000 6,765 +29.2%
6 Foolad 109,000 20,000 2,000 6,412 n/a
7 Payam Mashhad 103,000 40,000 1,000 6,059 n/a
8 Sepahan 98,000 15,000 2,000 5,765 −8.1%
9 Aboumoslem 90,000 35,000 1,000 5,294 −23.7%
10 Saipa 89,000 50,000 1,000 5,235 −37.8%
11 Moghavemat 86,000 20,000 1,000 5,059 +17.8%
12 Est. Ahvaz 85,000 20,000 1,000 5,000 −37.0%
12 Saba Qom 85,000 15,000 1,000 5,000 −32.5%
14 Zob Ahan 84,000 15,000 2,000 4,941 +55.6%
14 Rah Ahan 84,000 40,000 1,000 4,941 +86.7%
16 Paykan 68,000 12,000 1,000 4,000 +6.2%
17 Damash 67,000 15,000 1,000 3,941 n/a
18 PAS Hamedan 63,000 12,000 1,000 3,706 −45.7%
League total 2,731,000 90,000 0 8,954 −20.3%

Updated to games played on 26 April 2009
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
Paykan moved from Tehran to Qazvin
Saba Battery moved from Tehran to Qom
Damash replaced Pegah

Highest attendancesEdit

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
1 Persepolis 2–0 Damash 90,000 25 September 2008 (2008-09-25) 8 Azadi
1 Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal 90,000 3 October 2008 (2008-10-03) 9 Azadi
1 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis 90,000 13 February 2009 (2009-02-13) 26 Azadi
4 Persepolis 0–1 Mes Kerman 60,000 11 September 2008 (2008-09-11) 6 Azadi
4 Persepolis 3–2 Sepahan 60,000 26 October 2008 (2008-10-26) 12 Azadi
4 Persepolis 1–1 Saipa 60,000 9 December 2008 (2008-12-09) 18 Azadi
4 Esteghlal 2–1 Saba Qom 60,000 23 January 2009 (2009-01-23) 23 Azadi
8 Persepolis 3–1 Bargh Shiraz 55,000 22 October 2008 (2008-10-22) 11 Azadi
9 Saipa 1–1 Persepolis 50,000 4 August 2008 (2008-08-04) 1 Azadi
9 Esteghlal 2–1 Rah Ahan 50,000 27 September 2008 (2008-09-27) 8 Azadi

Notes:
Updated to games played on 26 April 2009. Source: iplstats.com

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PERSIAN GULF PRO LEAGUE/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ رحيمي مقدم: آرش برهاني گل اول استقلال را نزد
  3. ^ "Season: IPL2008-2009 Week: 10". Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
  4. ^ "Profile of Arash Borhani - IPL 2008-2009". Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
  5. ^ "Video of the goal". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
  6. ^ Iranian Premier League Stats: 2008-2009 Season
  7. ^ Arash Borhani has 12 Goals in 1/2 season: http://ffiri.ir/html/images/lig8/5.jpg Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine