2015–16 Zob Ahan F.C. season

The 2015–16 season was Zob Ahan Football Club's 15th season in the Iran Pro League, and their 20th consecutive season in the top division of Iranian football. They also competed in the Hazfi Cup and AFC Champions League, and had their 45nd year in existence as a football club.

Zob Ahan Isfahan FC
2015–16 season
ChairmanSaeid Azari
ManagerYahya Golmohammadi
StadiumFoolad Shahr Stadium, Fooladshahr
IPL6th
Hazfi CupWinners
AFC Champions League2016: 1/8 Final
Top goalscorerLeague: Morteza Tabrizi (7 goals)
All: Morteza Tabrizi (10 goals)
Highest home attendance8,000 v Persepolis (7 February 2016)
Lowest home attendance350 v Malavan (26 December 2015)

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 30 May 2016.
Out for Injuries Released – Retired
No. Name Nationality Position (s) Since Date of Birth (Age) Signed From Ends Games Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Mohammad Bagher Sadeghi   GK 2014 (1989-04-01) April 1, 1989 (age 30) (Youth system)
  Saipa
2016 50 0
12 Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri   GK 2014 (1989-05-18) May 18, 1989 (age 30)   Foolad 2018 65 0
40 Peyman Salmani   GK 2012 (1994-04-18) April 18, 1994 (age 25) (Youth system) 2016 1 0
Defenders
2 Mohammad Nejad Mehdi   DF 2015 (1992-10-20) October 20, 1992 (age 27)   Padideh 2018 26 1
3 Walid Ismail   LB 2014 (1984-11-11) November 11, 1984 (age 35)   Nejmeh 2016 31 0
4 Hadi Mohammadi   DF 2014 (1991-03-08) March 8, 1991 (age 28)   Damash 2018 67 4
18 Ali Hamam   RB 2014 (1986-08-25) August 25, 1986 (age 33)   Nejmeh 2016 65 1
19 Mehrdad Ghanbari   LB 2014 (1989-11-22) November 22, 1989 (age 30)   Padideh 2018 46 3
20 Hojjat Haghverdi   DF 2014 (1993-02-03) February 3, 1993 (age 27)   Aboumoslem 2017 20 0
21 Saeb Mohebi   RB 2014 (1993-08-28) August 28, 1993 (age 26)   Caspian Qazvin 2018 9 0
26 Nima Taheri   DF 2016 (1996-11-05) November 5, 1996 (age 23) (Youth system) 2018 0 0
36 Kianoush Eghbali   DF 2015 (1996-04-06) April 6, 1996 (age 23) (Youth system) 2018 0 0
33 Vahid Mohammadzadeh   DF 2016 (1989-05-16) May 16, 1989 (age 30)   Saipa 2018 13 1
61 Hashem Beikzadeh   LB 2016 (1984-01-22) January 22, 1984 (age 36)   Saba Qom 2017 11 1
Midfielders
5 Akbar Sadeghi   DM, CM 2015 (1985-03-11) March 11, 1985 (age 34)   Padideh 2016 18 1
8 Ghasem Hadadifar   MF 2003 (1983-07-12) July 12, 1983 (age 36) (Youth system) 2016 315 18
11 Morteza Tabrizi   RM, ST 2013 (1991-01-06) January 6, 1991 (age 29)   Pas Hamedan 2017 100 20
13 Mohammad Reza Hosseini   RM 2015 (1989-09-15) September 15, 1989 (age 30)   Fajr Sepasi 2018 22 1
15 Ehsan Pahlavan   LM 2013 (1993-07-25) July 25, 1993 (age 26)   Gostaresh Foulad 2017 81 9
16 Mehdi Mehdipour   MF 2014 (1994-02-18) February 18, 1994 (age 26) (Youth system)
  Rah Ahan
2018 46 3
23 Danial Esmaeilifar   RM, RB 2014 (1993-02-26) February 26, 1993 (age 26)   Payam Sanat 2018 51 5
24 Reza Shekari   AM 2015 (1998-05-31) May 31, 1998 (age 21)   Moghavemat Tehran 2018 13 1
25 Mohammadreza Abbasi   LM 2014 (1996-07-27) July 27, 1996 (age 23) (Youth system) 2018 20 1
32 Mehran Derakhshan Mehr   MF 2015 (1998-08-10) August 10, 1998 (age 21) (Youth system) 2018 0 0
35 Kamran Momeni   MF 2015 (1995-12-01) December 1, 1995 (age 24) (Youth system) 2018 0 0
77 Ahmad Amir Kamdar   MF 2015 (1989-01-05) January 5, 1989 (age 31)   Siah Jamegan 2017 13 1
Forwards
7 Masoud Hassanzadeh   ST 2014 (1991-04-12) April 12, 1991 (age 28)   Damash 2018 56 17
9 Kaveh Rezaei   ST 2014 (1992-04-05) April 5, 1992 (age 27)   Saipa 2016 45 14
17 Marco Aurélio Iubel   ST 2016 (1986-08-07) August 7, 1986 (age 33)   Cuiabá 2016 7 0
30 Mehdi Rajabzadeh   SS 2012 (1978-06-21) June 21, 1978 (age 41)   Fajr Sepasi 2017 283 89

Iran Pro League squadEdit

As of 19 January 2016[1]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Mohammad Bagher Sadeghi
2   DF Mohammad Nejad Mehdi
3   DF Walid Ismail
4   DF Hadi Mohammadi
7   FW Masoud Hassanzadeh
8   MF Ghasem Hadadifar (Captain)
9   FW Kaveh Rezaei
11   FW Morteza Tabrizi
12   GK Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri
13   FW Mohammad Reza Hosseini
15   MF Ehsan Pahlevan U23
16   MF Mehdi Mehdipour U23
18   DF Ali Hamam
19   DF Mehrdad Ghanbari
20   DF Hojjat Haghverdi U23
No. Position Player
21   DF Saeb Mohebi U23
23   FW Danial Esmaeilifar U23
24   MF Reza Shekari U21
25   FW Mohammadreza Abbasi U21
26   DF Nima Taheri U21
28   FW Ali Khodadadi U21
30   FW Mehdi Rajabzadeh (Vice captain)
31   FW Hamidreza Jafari U21
32   MF Mehran Derakhshan Mehr U21
33   DF Vahid Mohammadzadeh
35   MF Kamran Momeni U21
36   DF Kianoush Eghbali U21
40   GK Peyman Salmani U23
61   DF Hashem Beikzadeh
77   MF Ahmad Amir Kamdar

TransfersEdit

Confirmed transfers 2015–16

SummerEdit

WinterEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverviewEdit

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Persian Gulf Pro League 6th 29 July 2015 13 May 2016
AFC Champions League Group stage 1/8 Final 23 February 2015 25 May 2016
Hazfi Cup Round of 32 Winners 11 September 2015 29 May 2016

Updated to match played 15 May 2016
Source: Competitions

Iran Pro LeagueEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
4 Tractor Sazi 30 13 12 5 43 27 +16 51
5 Naft Tehran 30 13 10 7 30 21 +9 49
6 Zob Ahan 30 11 13 6 38 26 +12 46 2017 AFC Champions League group stage[a]
7 Saba Qom 30 9 15 6 30 24 +6 42
8 Saipa 30 11 7 12 28 31 −3 40
Updated to match(es) played on 13 May 2016. Source: IPL Stats
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Zob Ahan secured qualification for the 2017 AFC Champions League through winning the 2015–16 Hazfi Cup.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
30 11 13 6 38 26  +12 46 4 8 3 17 11  +6 7 5 3 21 15  +6

Last updated: 15 May 2016.
Source: Ipl Stats

Results by roundEdit

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
GroundAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
ResultLLWWDWDWDDWDWWLWDDDDDWDLLDDWWL
Position15168654544333333333344344666666
Updated to match(es) played on 15 May 2016. Source: "Ipl".
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

AFC Champions LeagueEdit

 
Zob Ahan team image before AFC Champions League match, 1 March 2016

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZOB LEK NSR BYD
1   Zob Ahan 6 4 2 0 12 2 +10 14 Knockout stage 0–0 3–0 5–2
2   Lekhwiya 6 2 3 1 7 2 +5 9 0–1 4–0 0–0
3   Al-Nassr 6 1 2 3 5 14 −9 5 0–3 1–1 3–3
4   Bunyodkor 6 0 3 3 5 11 −6 3 0–0 0–2 0–1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Lekhwiya  0–1  Zob Ahan
Report Rajabzadeh   46'

Zob Ahan  0–0  Lekhwiya
Report
Attendance: 4,000

Bunyodkor  0–0  Zob Ahan
Report
Attendance: 4,567

Zob Ahan  5–2  Bunyodkor
Esmaeilifar   3'
Mohammadzadeh   34'
Rajabzadeh   50'
Rezaei   69'
Tabrizi   87'
Report Zouaghi   78'
Nurmatov   89'
Attendance: 4,523
Referee: Ma Ning (China)

Zob Ahan  3–0  Al-Nassr
Pahlavan   27'83'
Rezaei   74'
Report

Al-Nassr  0–3  Zob Ahan
Report Pahlavan   30'
Hassanzadeh   41' (pen.)
Beikzadeh   87'

Round of 16Edit

Al-Ain  1–1  Zob Ahan
Douglas   9' Report Abbasi   75'
Zob Ahan  0–2  Al-Ain
Report Lee Myung-joo   12'
Asprilla   62'

Al-Ain won 3–1 on aggregate.

Hazfi CupEdit

MatchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Round of 32Edit
Last 16Edit
Quarter-FinalEdit

Semi-Final (1/2 Final – Last 4)Edit

FinalEdit

Friendly matchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Pro League AFC Champions League Hazfi Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Mohammad Bagher Sadeghi 4 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
2 DF   Mohammad Nejad Mehdi 26 1 20+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 1
3 DF   Walid Ismail 26 0 18+0 0 3+0 0 4+1 0
4 DF   Hadi Mohammadi 35 1 24+0 1 6+0 0 5+0 0
5 MF   Akbar Sadeghi 18 1 14+1 1 0+0 0 3+0 0
7 FW   Masoud Hassanzadeh 28 7 11+8 6 1+4 1 2+2 0
8 MF   Ghasem Hadadifar 36 0 23+1 0 8+0 0 3+1 0
9 FW   Kaveh Rezaei 34 8 16+8 6 7+0 2 3+0 0
11 FW   Morteza Tabrizi 40 10 20+7 7 7+1 1 3+2 2
12 GK   Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri 39 0 27+0 0 8+0 0 4+0 0
13 MF   Mohammad Reza Hosseini 22 1 6+11 0 0+1 0 1+3 1
15 MF   Ehsan Pahlevan 40 7 25+4 4 8+0 3 3+0 0
16 MF   Mehdi Mehdipour 38 3 18+7 2 8+0 0 4+1 1
17 FW   Marco Aurélio Iubel 8 0 0+6 0 0+2 0 0+0 0
18 DF   Ali Hamam 34 1 23+0 1 6+0 0 5+0 0
19 DF   Mehrdad Ghanbari 11 1 5+3 1 0+1 0 2+0 0
20 DF   Hojjat Haghverdi 14 0 10+2 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
21 DF   Saeb Mohebi 4 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
23 MF   Danial Esmaeilifar 36 2 18+7 1 2+5 1 4+0 0
24 MF   Reza Shekari 13 1 0+11 0 0+1 0 0+1 1
25 MF   Mohammadreza Abbasi 15 0 3+6 0 2+3 0 0+1 0
26 DF   Nima Taheri 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 FW   Ali Khodadadi 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 FW   Mehdi Rajabzadeh 41 8 26+4 5 6+0 2 5+0 1
32 MF   Mehran Derakhshan Mehr 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 DF   Vahid Mohammadzadeh 13 1 5+1 0 6+0 1 1+0 0
35 MF   Kamran Momeni 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
36 MF   Kianoush Eghbali 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
40 GK   Peyman Salmani 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
61 DF   Hashem Beikzadeh 11 1 7+0 0 4+0 1 0+0 0
77 MF   Ahmad Amir Kamdar 13 1 5+2 1 0+6 0 0+0 0

Top scorersEdit

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Last updated on 30 May 2016
Ranking Position Nation Name Pro League Champions League Hazfi Cup Total
1 MF   Morteza Tabrizi 7 1 2 10
2 FW   Kaveh Rezaei 6 2 0 8
FW   Mehdi Rajabzadeh 5 2 1 8
3 FW   Masoud Hassanzadeh 6 1 0 7
MF   Ehsan Pahlavan 4 3 0 7
4 MF   Mehdi Mehdipour 2 0 1 3
5 MF   Danial Esmaeilifar 1 1 0 2

Friendlies and pre-season goals are not recognized as competitive match goals.

Most assistsEdit

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total assists are equal.

Last updated on 5 January 2016
Ranking Position Nation Name Pro League Champions League Hazfi Cup Total
1 FW   Mehdi Rajabzadeh 6 0 0 6
DF   Ali Hamam 4 1 1 6
2 FW   Kaveh Rezaei 3 0 1 4
MF   Ghasem Haddadifar 3 2 0 4
3 MF   Morteza Tabrizi 1 2 0 3
4 MF   Danial Esmaeilifar 2 0 0 2

Friendlies and pre-season goals are not recognized as competitive match assists.

Disciplinary recordEdit

Includes all competitive matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.

Last updated on 30 May 2016
2015–16 Iran Pro League AFC Champions League Hazfi Cup Total
Position Nation Number Name                                
1   4 Hadi Mohammadi 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
2   8 Ghasem Haddadifar 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0
3   12 Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
  18 Ali Hamam 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0
4   11 Morteza Tabrizi 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
  3 Walid Ismail 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0
5   13 Mohammad Reza Hosseini 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
  7 Masoud Hassanzadeh 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
  16 Mehdi Mehdipour 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
  61 Hashem Beikzadeh 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
6   23 Danial Esmaeilifar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
  9 Kaveh Rezaei 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
  5 Akbar Sadeghi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
  77 Ahmad Amir Kamdar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
  15 Ehsan Pahlavan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7   20 Hojjat Haghverdi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
  2 Mohammad Nejad Mehdi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
  17 Marco Aurélio Iubel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
  33 Vahid Mohammadzadeh 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
  25 Mohammadreza Abbasi 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Goals concededEdit

  • Updated on 30 May 2016
Position Nation Number Name Pro League Champions League Hazfi Cup Total Clean Sheets
GK   1 Mohammad Bagher Sadeghi 3 0 1 4 0
GK   12 Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri 27 8 4 39 20
TOTALS 30 8 5 43 20

Own goalsEdit

  • Updated on 5 January 2016
Position Nation Number Name Pro League Champions League Hazfi Cup Total
TOTALS 0 0 0 0

ClubEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Yahya Golmohammadi
Assistant Coach   Mojtaba Hosseini
Assistant Coach   Hassan Esteki
Goalkeeping Coach   Davoud Fanaei
Fitness Coach   Behzad Noshadi
Physiotherapist   Abbas Moradi
Performance Analyst   Reza Nasr Esfahani
Analyzer   Mohammad Askari
Doctor   Dr. Amir Hossein Sharifianpour
Logistics   Mahmoud Mehruyan
Team Director   Ali Shojaei

Other informationEdit

Chairman   Saeed Azari
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Foolad Shahr Stadium (20,000 / )

Updated to match played 4 January 2016
Source:[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit