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The 2014–15 Azadegan League was the 24th season of the Azadegan League and 14th as the second highest division since its establishment in 1991. The season featured 16 teams from the 2013–14 Azadegan League, three new teams relegated from the 2013–14 Persian Gulf Cup: Fajr Sepasi, Damash and Mes Kerman and four new teams promoted from the 2013–14 2nd Division: Shahrdari Ardabil and Etka Gorgan both as champions and Foolad Novin and Shahrdari Tabriz. Tarbiat Yazd replaced Yazd Louleh. The league started on 4 October 2014 and ended on 22 April 2015. Foolad Novin won the Azadegan League title for the first time in their history. Siah Jamegan and Esteghlal Ahvaz promoted to the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Azadegan League
Season2014–15
ChampionsFoolad Novin
1st Azadegan League title
PromotedSiah Jamegan Khorasan
Esteghlal Ahvaz
RelegatedNiroye Zamini
Naft va Gaz Gachsaran
Tarbiat Yazd
Shahrdari Tabriz
Rahian Kermanshah
Shahrdari Bandar Abbas
Etka Gorgan
Matches played253
Goals scored475 (1.88 per match)
Top goalscorerIssa Alekasir
(11 goals)
Biggest home winSanat Naft 4–1 Parseh
(23 October 2014)
Rahian Kermanshah 3–0 Sh. Bandar Abbas
(8 November 2014)
Mes Kerman 3–0 Fajr Sepasi
(19 November 2014)
Biggest away winGol Gohar 1–3 Mes Rafsanjan
(10 October 2014)
Highest scoringParseh 4–3 Etka Gorgan
(10 October 2014)
Niroye Zamini 4–3 Naft va Gaz Gachsaran
(21 October 2014)
Aluminium Hormozgan 5–2 Sh. Ardabil
(25 November 2014)

Contents

Start of seasonEdit

ChangesEdit

  • Two fewer teams participate in the 2014–15 Azadegan League, compared to the previous year.

TeamsEdit

Group AEdit

Team City Venue Capacity Head Coach
Aluminium Bandar Abbas Persian Gulf 20,000   Majid Namjoo-Motlagh
Esteghlal Ahvaz Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 30,000   Daroush Yazdi
Fajr Sepasi Shiraz Hafezieh 6,000   Ali Kalantari
Foolad Novin Ahvaz Foolad 5,000   Koroush Mousavi
Giti Pasand Isfahan Foolad Shahr 20,000   Vahik Torosian
Iranjavan Bushehr Shahid Beheshti 15,000   Gholamreza Delgarm
Mes Kerman Kerman Shahid Bahonar 15,430   Akbar Misaghian
Naft Gachsaran Gachsaran Naft Gachsaran 2,000   Abbas Chamanyan
Nassaji Qa'em Shahr Vatani 15,000   Nader Dastneshan
Niroo Zamini Tehran Takhti Tehran 30,000   Ali Rozbahani
Shahrdari Ardabil Ardabil Ali Daei 20,000   Mehdi Dinvarzadeh
Tarbiat Yazd Yazd Nassiri 6,000   Mahmoud Amiri

Group BEdit

Team City Venue Capacity Head Coach
Damash Rasht Dr. Azodi 11,000   Omid Harandi
Etka Gorgan Karim Abad 15,000   Saket Elhami
Foolad Yazd Yazd Nassiri 6,000   Dinko Jeličić
Gol Gohar Sirjan Imam Ali 2,000   Ghasem Shahba
Mes Rafsanjan Rafsanjan Shohada 10,000   Vinko Begović
Parseh Tehran Tehran Kargaran 5,000   Bahman Abedini
Pas Hamedan Hamedan Qods 10,000   Davoud Mahabadi
Rahian Kermanshah Kermanshah Azadi 7,000   Ahmad Sanjari
Sanat Naft Abadan Takhti Abadan 22,000   Carlos Manuel
Siah Jamegan Mashhad Samen 35,000   Reza Mohajeri
Shahrdari Bandar Abbas Bandar Abbas Takhti Bandar Abbas 10,000   Hamidreza Farzaneh
Shahrdari Tabriz Tabriz Bagh Shomal 20,000   Mehdi Pashazadeh

StandingsEdit

Group AEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Foolad Novin (C) (P) 22 12 6 4 36 19 +17 42 2015–16 Persian Gulf Pro League
2 Mes Kerman (Q) 22 10 6 6 23 18 +5 36 Azadegan League 2014–15 Play Off
3 Nassaji Mazandaran 22 9 7 6 23 20 +3 34
4 Aluminium Hormozgan 22 8 8 6 21 18 +3 32
5 Fajr Sepasi 22 7 9 6 22 17 +5 30
6 Sh. Ardabil 22 8 6 8 24 23 +1 30
7 Giti Pasand 22 7 8 7 26 22 +4 29
8 Iranjavan 22 7 8 7 19 21 −2 29
9 Est. Ahvaz (R) 22 8 5 9 15 19 −4 29 Relegation Play Off
10 Niroye Zamini (R) 22 7 7 8 16 17 −1 28 Relegation to 2015–16 Iran Football's 2nd Division
11 Naft va Gaz Gachsaran (R) 22 6 7 9 22 28 −6 25
12 Tarbiat Yazd (R) 22 2 5 15 8 33 −25 11

Updated to games played on 28 April 2015.
Source: [1]
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.

Group BEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Siah Jamegan (P) 21 11 6 4 25 15 +10 39 2015–16 Persian Gulf Pro League
2 Mes Rafsanjan (Q) 21 10 7 4 20 12 +8 37 Azadegan League 2014–15 Play Off
3 PAS Hamedan 21 10 7 4 19 13 +6 37
4 Parseh Tehran 21 9 7 5 26 22 +4 34
5 Sanat Naft 21 9 6 6 22 17 +5 33
6 Damash 21 6 9 6 19 20 −1 27
7 Gol Gohar 21 5 9 7 18 20 −2 24
8 Foolad Yazd 21 5 9 7 16 21 −5 24
9 Sh. Tabriz 21 4 10 7 21 20 +1 22 Relegation Play Off
10 Rahian Kermanshah (R) 21 5 7 9 12 16 −4 22 Relegation to 2015–16 Iran Football's 2nd Division
11 Sh. Bandar Abbas (R) 21 3 7 11 12 24 −12 16
12 Etka Gorgan (R) 11 1 2 8 10 20 −10 5

Updated to games played on 29 April 2015.
Source: [2]
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.

Azadegan League Play-offEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mes Rafsanjan 0–1 Mes Kerman 0–0[1] 0–1

Mes Kerman as 2nd-placed team of Group A will faced Mes Rafsanjan as 2nd-placed team of Group B in a two-legged Play-off.


Mes Rafsanjan0 – 0Mes Kerman
Report
Shohadaye Noushabad, Rafsanjan
Attendance: 4,000
Mes Kerman1 - 0Mes Rafsanjan
Bagheri   73' Report
Attendance: 8,000

Mes Kerman won 1–0 on aggregate and receives its place in the relegation Play-off of the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Relegation Play-off (Persian Gulf Pro League)Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Esteghlal Khuzestan 3–0 Mes Kerman 1–0 2–0

Esteghlal Khuzestan as 14th-placed team will faced Play-off winner of 2014–15 Azadegan League, Mes Kerman in a two-legged Play-off.


Esteghlal Khuzestan1 – 0Mes Kerman
Momeni   90+5'
Attendance: 2,500
Mes Kerman0 - 2Esteghlal Khuzestan
Diawara   56'
Diawara   79'
Attendance: 15,000

Esteghlal Khuzestan won 3–0 on aggregate and retained its place in the next edition of the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Relegation Play-off (Azadegan League)Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Shahrdari Tabriz 3–3 (a) Esteghlal Ahvaz 1–0 2–3

Esteghlal Ahvaz as 9th-placed team of Group A will faced Shahrdari Tabriz as 9th-placed team of Group B in a two-legged Play-off.


Shahrdari Tabriz1 – 0Esteghlal Ahvaz
Gharedaghi   40' Report
Attendance: 1,000
Esteghlal Ahvaz3 – 2Shahrdari Tabriz
Sinak   44'
Vadadi   88'
Mirghorbani   90'
Report Ashoubi   22'
Ranjbari   54'
Attendance: 2,000

3–3 on aggregate. Shahrdari Tabriz won on away goals.

FinalEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Foolad Novin 1–0 Siah Jamegan

Siah Jamegan as winner of Group A will faced Foolad Novin as winner of Group B in a final.


Foolad Novin1 – 0Siah Jamegan
Janfaza   28' Report
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Saeid Rahimi Moghadam

Foolad Novin become champions of the league for the first time in their history.

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