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2009–10 Persian Gulf Cup

The 2009–10 Persian Gulf Cup (also known as Iran Pro League) was the 27th season of Iran's Football League and ninth as Iran Pro League since its establishment in 2001. Esteghlal were the defending champions. The season featured 15 teams from the 2008–09 Persian Gulf Cup and three new teams promoted from the 2008–09 Azadegan League: Steel Azin and Tractor Sazi both as champions and Shahin Bushehr. The league started on 6 August 2009 and ended on 19 May 2010. Sepahan won the Pro League title for the second time in their history (total second Iranian title).

Persian Gulf Cup
Season2009–10
ChampionsSepahan
2nd Pro League title
2nd Iranian title
RelegatedMoghavemat Shiraz
Aboumoslem
Esteghlal Ahvaz
Champions LeagueSepahan
Zob Ahan
Esteghlal
Persepolis (Hazfi Cup champions)
Matches played306
Goals scored782 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorerEmad Mohammed (19 goals)
Biggest home winPaykan 4–0 Malavan
(21 August 2009)
Moghavemat 4–0 Malavan
(7 September 2009)
Saba Qom 4–0 Shahin Bushehr
(6 October 2009)
Foolad 4–0 Rah Ahan
(4 December 2009)
Biggest away winAboumoslem 0–5 Esteghlal
(24 September 2009)
Est. Ahvaz 0–5 Sepahan
(22 December 2009)
Highest scoringMes Kerman 2–6 Steel Azin
(7 November 2009)
Est. Ahvaz 4–4 Saipa
(2 May 2010)
Longest winning run8 matches
Sepahan
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
Sepahan
Longest winless run16 matches
Aboumoslem
Longest losing run6 matches
Est. Ahvaz
Highest attendance95,000
Tractor Sazi – Moghavemat
(22 January 2010)
Lowest attendance0 (spectator ban)
Esteghlal – Sepahan
(7 August 2009)
Persepolis – Est. Ahvaz
(14 August 2009)
Paykan – Foolad
(11 December 2009)
Aboumoslem – Tractor Sazi
(4 April 2010)
Total attendance3,714,000
Average attendance12,298

Contents

Team informationEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team City Venue Capacity
Aboomoslem Mashhad Samen Al-Aeme 35,000
Est. Ahvaz Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 30,000
Esteghlal Tehran Azadi 90,000
Foolad Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 30,000
Malavan Anzali Takhti Anzali 8,000
Mes Kerman Kerman Shahid Bahonar 15,000
Moghavemat Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000
PAS Hamedan Hamedan Shahid Mofatteh 15,000
Paykan Qazvin Shahid Rajaei 5,000
Persepolis Tehran Azadi 90,000
Rah Ahan Shahr-e-Rey Rah Ahan 15,000
Saba Qom Qom Yadegar Emam Qom 15,000
Saipa Karaj Enghelab Karaj 15,000
Sepahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 20,000
Shahin Bushehr Shahid Beheshti 15,000
Steel Azin Tehran Shahid Dastgerdi 5,000
Tractor Sazi Tabriz Yadegar Emam Tabriz 70,000
Zob Ahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 20,000

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team End-season head coach Team captain Kit maker Shirt sponsor Past Season
Aboomoslem   Ali Hanteh   Saeed Khani Merooj City Credit Cooperative 15th
Est. Ahvaz   Ali Firouzi   Afshin Komaei Merooj Samsung 14th
Esteghlal   Samad Marfavi   Farhad Majidi Uhlsport Iran Furniture Market Champion
Foolad   Majid Jalali   Jalal Kameli Mofrad Daei SWE 7th
Malavan   Farhad Pourgholami   Pejman Nouri Daei SWE Anzali Free Zone 12th
Mes Kerman   Luka Bonačić   Abbas Mohammadi Merooj Mahan Air 3rd
Moghavemat   Mohammad Ahmadzadeh   Mostafa Sabri Merooj 9th
Pas Hamedan   Ali Asghar Modir Roosta   Yadollah Akbari Merooj Achilan Door 13th
Paykan   Hamid Derakhshan   Mohammad Reza Tahmasebi JEJ Liugong 8th
Persepolis   Ali Daei   Karim Bagheri Uhlsport Tehran Municipality 5th
Rah Ahan   Mehdi Tartar   Alireza Noormohammadi JEJ RAJA 11th
Saba Qom   Rasoul Korbekandi   Morteza Assadi Daei SWE Salafchegan Special Economic Zone 6th
Saipa   Mohammad Mayeli Kohan   Ebrahim Sadeghi Nahangi Saipa 10th
Sepahan   Amir Ghalenoei   Moharram Navidkia Lotto Taban Air 4th
Shahin   Mahmoud Yavari   Reza Baziari Nahangi Haffar Machine Co. Promoted
Steel Azin   Afshin Peyrovani   Ali Karimi Merooj Razi Insurance Promoted
Tractor Sazi   Faraz Kamalvand   Mohammad Nosrati Daei SWE Promoted
Zob Ahan   Mansour Ebrahimzadeh   Mostafa Salehi Nejad Merooj 2nd

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Shahin Bushehr   Hamid Kolali Fard Sacked 6 Sep 2009   Mahmoud Yavari 8 Sep 2009
Est.Ahvaz   Khodadad Azizi Resigned 19 Sep 2009   Majid Bagherinia 20 Sep 2009
Foolad   Luka Bonačić Sacked 28 Sep 2009   Majid Jalali 28 Sep 2009
Pas Hamedan   Alireza Mansourian Resigned 6 Oct 2009   Ali Asghar Modir Roosta 8 Oct 2009
Aboomoslem   Nasser Pourmehdi Sacked 29 Oct 2009   Farhad Kazemi 29 Oct 2009
Saba Qom   Mohammad Hossein Ziaei Resigned 9 Nov 2009   Rasoul Korbekandi 9 Nov 2009
Mes Kerman   Parviz Mazloomi Sacked 30 Nov 2009   Luka Bonačić 9 Dec 2009
Rah Ahan   Ernie Brandts Sacked 12 Dec 2009   Mehdi Tartar 12 Dec 2009
Malavan   Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Sacked 23 Dec 2009   Farhad Pourgholami 27 Dec 2009
Aboomoslem   Farhad Kazemi Resigned 24 Dec 2009   Parviz Mazloomi 27 Dec 2009
Persepolis   Zlatko Kranjčar Sacked 28 Dec 2009   Ali Daei 28 Dec 2009
Est.Ahvaz   Majid Bagherinia Sacked 22 Jan 2010   Mohammad Ahmadzadeh 5 Feb 2010
Est.Ahvaz   Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Resigned 9 Feb 2010   Mehdi Hasheminasab[1] 17 Feb 2010
Moghavemat   Davoud Mahabadi Resigned 26 Feb 2010   Mohammad Ahmadzadeh[2] 1 Mar 2010
Aboomoslem   Parviz Mazloomi Resigned Mar2010   Ali Hanteh Mar 2010
Est.Ahvaz   Mehdi Hasheminasab Resigned Apr 2010   Ali Firouzi Apr 2010
Steel Azin   Hamid Estili Sacked 19 Apr 2010   Afshin Peyrovani 19 Apr 2010

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sepahan 34 19 10 5 67 30 +37 67 Qualification for the 2011 AFC Champions League
2 Zob Ahan 34 16 13 5 48 29 +19 61
3 Esteghlal 34 16 11 7 49 32 +17 59
4 Persepolis 34 13 14 7 46 40 +6 53 Qualification for the 2011 AFC Champions League1
5 Steel Azin 34 13 13 8 55 49 +6 52
6 Saba 34 13 9 12 52 45 +7 48
7 Tractor Sazi 34 11 14 9 43 42 +1 47
8 Saipa 34 12 10 12 48 53 −5 46
9 Mes 34 11 9 14 55 56 −1 42
10 Foolad 34 9 15 10 31 34 −3 42
11 Paykan 34 9 14 11 40 44 −4 41
12 Malavan 34 10 11 13 31 47 −16 41
13 Shahin B. 34 9 12 13 37 37 0 39
14 Rah Ahan 34 9 11 14 36 44 −8 38
15 Pas 34 9 11 14 36 44 −8 38
16 Fajr 34 8 13 13 34 45 −11 37 Relegation to the 2010–11 Azadegan League
17 Aboumoslem 34 7 11 16 36 51 −15 32
18 Est. Ahvaz 34 7 9 18 38 60 −22 30
Updated to match(es) played on 01 SEP 2018. Source: IPL Stats, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.[3]

|} Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification:

1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Sepahan156128756554423111111111111111111111
Zob Ahan1211243333344332222222222222222232
Esteghlal6535332221111223473554433444443323
Persepolis81074677886776675745333544333334444
Steel Azin21425891068888754657775355555555555
Saba Qom57591095711755781011111211111110101010988876666
Tractor Sazi131410781010671011121012119889887667666667777
Saipa1896101112121110999111313141211121212111111121412131198888
Mes Kerman718181396899111210129121213131414141515131516161614131512129
Foolad14131516171716171817161816181617171717171716171617151314151411111310
Paykan171696411112232446366446778877789101011
Malavan12411121311111213131011911981098998886799910109912
Shahin Bushehr11151617181813131214141514141415151413131314131514121415161612151113
PAS Hamedan16171718151618161618171617161716161615151513141211111111131113131514
Rah Ahan481314141314141412141315151513141516161617161716131512121516141414
Moghavemat3323124445665567534669999101010101214161616
Aboumoslem9121415161517181716181718171818181818181818181818181818181817181717
Est. Ahvaz10118111214151515151314131081091010101012121413171717171718171818
Leader
AFC Champions League 2011 Group stage
Relegation to Azadegan League 2010-11
Source: cups.ir (in Persian)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ABU ESA EST FOL MLV MES MVT PAS PAY PRS RAH SAB SAP SEP SHB STL TRK ZOB
Aboumoslem 2–0 0–5 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 3–0 1–2
Est. Ahvaz 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 4–4 0–5 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–2
Esteghlal 3–1 2–3 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0
Foolad 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–4 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
Malavan 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–1
Mes Kerman 5–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 4–2 0–0 3–2 3–3 3–3 2–2 0–0 3–2 2–3 1–0 2–6 3–2 5–2
Moghavemat 1–1 3–2 0–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–4 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–2
PAS Hamedan 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1
Paykan 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–1
Persepolis 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1
Rah Ahan 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0
Saba Qom 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 4–2 2–1 1–1
Saipa 1–0 2–4 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1
Sepahan 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 5–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 5–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 0–1
Shahin Bushehr 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 1–12 0–0 4–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–4 1–1
Steel Azin 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 4–3 4–3 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2
Tractor Sazi 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0
Zob Ahan 3–1 5–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0

Updated to games played on 20 May 2010.
Source: IPL Stats
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2PAS Hamedan received a technical lose of 3–0 to Shahin Bushehr. The original game was finished in a 1–1 draw.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Clubs season-progressEdit

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
SepahanLWLWDWDWDDWWLWWWWWWWWDDWDWLDWLWDWD
Zob AhanWDWWDLWDWDDLDWWWWLWDWDDWLDWWDDLWDW
EsteghlalWDWDWDWWDWLDDLWLLLWDDDDWWLWWWLWWWD
PersepolisDDWWDDDLDWDDWWLWLWLWDDLWWWWWDLDDLD
Steel AzinWWLWDLLDWDDDWDWWLDLDWDWLWLWWLWDDDD
Saba QomWLWLLWWLLWWDDLLLLLWWDDWLDDWLDWWDWD
Tractor SaziLDWWLDDWDLLDWLWWDWLDDWDDDWLDWLDLWD
SaipaLWWLLDDWDWDDLLLLWWLWDDDLLLWLWWWDWD
Mes KermanDLLWWWLDDLDWLWLLLLLWLDDWLDLDWWLWDW
FooladLDLDDLDLLDDLDLWLDWDDWDDWDWWLLWWDDW
PaykanLDWWWWWWDLDDDDDLWLDWDLLLLDWDDDLLLD
MalavanDWLDLWDLDDWDWLWWLDWLDWDLWLLLDLWDLL
Shahin BushehrDLLLDDWDWLDLWDLDDDWDLDWLDWLLLWWLWL
PAS HamedanLDLLWLLDLLDDLWDWLDWLWWDWWLDDLWLDLD
Rah AhanWLLLDDDDDWLWLLDWLLLLDDWLWWDWDLLWLD
MoghavematWDWDWDDDDLDDWWLDWWLLLLDDLLLDWLLLLD
AboumoslemDDLLDDLLDDLDLDLLWWLLLDLWLWLWLWDDWL
Est. AhvazDDWLLLLDDWWDDWWLWLWLLLLLDLLLLLLDLD
Source: IPL Stats
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

StatisticsEdit