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2016–17 Azadegan League

The 2016–17 Azadegan League was the 26th season of the Azadegan League and 16th as the second highest division since its establishment in 1991. The season featured 12 teams from the 2015–16 Azadegan League, three new teams relegated from the 2015–16 Persian Gulf Pro League: Malavan, Rah Ahan and Esteghlal Ahvaz and three new teams promoted from the 2015–16 League 2: Oxin Alborz and Sepidrood Rasht both as champions and Pars Jonoubi Jam. Baadraan Tehran replaced Parseh Tehran. The league started on 7 August 2016 and ended on 1 May 2017. Pars Jonoubi Jam won the Azadegan League title for the first time in their history. Pars Jonoubi Jam and Sepidrood Rasht promoted to the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Azadegan League
Season2016–17
ChampionsPars Jonoubi Jam
1st Azadegan League title
PromotedPars Jonoubi Jam
Sepidrood
RelegatedKheybar Khorramabad
Foolad Yazd
Esteghlal Ahvaz
Matches played306
Goals scored622 (2.03 per match)
Top goalscorerMohammad Abbaszadeh
(24 goals)
Biggest home winKhooneh be Khooneh 6–0 Rah Ahan
(23 September 2016)
Biggest away winEst. Ahvaz 1–5 Mes Kerman
(31 January 2017)
Highest scoringMes Rafsanjan 6–1 Kheybar Khorramabad
(7 December 2016)
Longest winning run4 matches
Malavan
Pars Jonoubi Jam
Longest unbeaten run23 matches
Pars Jonoubi Jam
Longest winless run34 matches
Esteghlal Ahvaz
Longest losing run8 matches
Esteghlal Ahvaz
Highest attendance20,000
SepidroodNassaji
(1 May 2017)
Lowest attendance0 (spectator ban)
Est. Ahvaz – Aluminium Arak
(13 August 2016)
Est. Ahvaz – Foolad Yazd
(26 August 2016)
Foolad Yazd – Iranjavan[1]
(23 November 2016)
Khooneh be Khooneh – Mes Kerman[2]
(23 November 2016)
Khooneh be Khooneh – Malavan[3]
(7 December 2016)
Foolad Yazd – Fajr Sepasi[4]
(7 December 2016)
Khooneh be Khooneh – Mes Rafsanjan[5]
(13 January 2017)
Foolad Yazd – Baadraan[6]
(13 January 2017)
Sepidrood – Est. Ahvaz[7]
(21 February 2017)
Naft MIS – Sepidrood[8]
(30 March 2017)
Nassaji – Baadraan Tehran[9]
(30 March 2017)
Khooneh be Khooneh – Gol Gohar[10]
(5 April 2017)
Nassaji – Rah Ahan[11]
(24 April 2017)
Khooneh be Khooneh – Kheybar[12]
(1 May 2017)
Total attendance771,193
Average attendance2,650

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Venue Capacity
Aluminium Arak Arak Imam Khomeini 15,000
Baadraan Tehran Tehran Kargaran 5,000
Est. Ahvaz Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 10,000
Fajr Sepasi Shiraz Hafezieh 15,000
Foolad Yazd Yazd Shahid Nassiri 6,000
Gol Gohar Sirjan Gol Gohar Sport Complex 3,200
Iranjavan Bushehr Shahid Beheshti 15,000
Kheybar Khorramabad Khorramabad Takhti Khorramabad 10,000
Khooneh be Khooneh Babol Haft-e Tir 6,000
Malavan Bandar-e Anzali Takhti Anzali 8,000
Mes Kerman Kerman Shahid Bahonar 15,430
Mes Rafsanjan Rafsanjan Shohadaye Noushabad 5,000
Naft Masjed Soleyman Masjed Soleyman Behnam Mohammadi 8,000
Nassaji Mazandaran Qaem Shahr Vatani 15,000
Pars Jonoubi Jam Jam Takhti Jam 10,000
Rah Ahan Tehran Shahid Derakhshan 8,000
Sepidrood Rasht Dr. Azodi 11,000
Oxin Alborz Karaj Enghelab 15,000

Number of teams by regionEdit

Region Number of teams Teams
1 Kerman 3 Gol Gohar, Mes Kerman, Mes Rafsanjan
2 Bushehr 2 Iranjavan, Pars Jonoubi Jam
3 Gilan 2 Malavan, Sepidrood
4 Khuzestan 2 Esteghlal Ahvaz, Naft Masjed Soleyman
5 Mazandaran 2 Khooneh be Khooneh, Nassaji Mazandaran
6 Tehran 2 Baadraan, Rah Ahan
7 Alborz 1 Oxin Alborz
8 Fars 1 Fajr Sepasi
9 Lorestan 1 Kheybar Khorramabad
10 Markazi 1 Aluminium Arak
11 Yazd 1 Foolad Yazd

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Pars Jonoubi Jam (C, P) 34 16 14 4 29 14 +15 62 Promotion to 2017-18 Persian Gulf Pro League
2 Sepidrood (P) 34 17 10 7 35 24 +11 61
3 Gol Gohar 34 16 12 6 49 34 +15 60
4 Malavan 34 15 13 6 34 27 +7 58
5 Khooneh be Khooneh 34 15 11 8 47 33 +14 56
6 Baadraan Tehran 34 14 14 6 34 21 +13 56
7 Oxin Alborz 34 13 10 11 39 29 +10 49
8 Mes Kerman 34 11 16 7 35 25 +10 49
9 Aluminium Arak 34 12 12 10 38 31 +7 48
10 Nassaji Mazandaran 34 12 10 12 44 41 +3 46
11 Mes Rafsanjan 34 11 10 13 42 32 +10 43
12 Iranjavan 34 9 11 14 39 41 −2 38
13 Naft Masjed Soleyman 34 7 16 11 33 32 +1 37
14 Fajr Sepasi 34 8 12 14 32 38 −6 36
15 Rah Ahan 34 8 12 14 31 49 −18 36
16 Kheybar Khorramabad (R) 34 8 10 16 23 41 −18 34 Relegation to 2017–18 2nd Division
17 Foolad Yazd (R) 34 6 12 16 20 42 −22 30
18 Est. Ahvaz (R) 34 0 11 23 18 68 −50 11
Updated to match(es) played on 1 May 2017. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALU BAD ESA FJR FOY GOL IRJ KHE KBK MLV MSR NFT NSJ OXI PJJ RAH MES SEP
Aluminium Arak 1–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–3 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0
Baadraan Tehran 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0
Est. Ahvaz 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–5 0–1
Fajr Sepasi 1–1 0–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 3–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–2
Foolad Yazd 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–1
Gol Gohar 3–2 0–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 5–1 0–0 3–2
Iranjavan 3–3 1–2 5–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–2 5–0 1–1 3–1
Kheybar Khorramabad 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–1
Khooneh be Khooneh 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 5–1 1–2 4–2 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 0–2 0–2 6–0 0–0 0–1
Malavan 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0
Mes Rafsanjan 0–1 1–2 3–0 2–3 5–0 3–0 1–0 6–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 4–2 0–0 0–0
Naft Masjed Soleyman 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 4–0 2–2 1–0
Nassaji Mazandaran 0–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 3–0 3–3 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 2–1
Oxin Alborz 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–2
Pars Jonoubi Jam 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1
Rah Ahan 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–0
Mes Kerman 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–1
Sepidrood 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 1 May 2017. Source: [2]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Clubs season-progressEdit

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Pars Jonoubi JamWWDDWDDLLLWWDWDWDDDWWWDDDDWWDWWWWL
SepidroodWWDLWDWWWDDWWWLWWLWDDWDLWDDWLWWDLW
Gol GoharWWDDDWWWLLWDDLWLWWDDWDDDWDWWWLLDWW
MalavanWDDWLWLWDWWWWDDLDWWWDDLDDWLDWWWLDD
Khooneh be KhoonehWWDDLDWWDWWLDDLWDDWLLLLWWLWWDWWDDW
Baadraan TehranLWDDWDLDWWLLWWDLDWDWWDLDWDDDDWWWDW
Mes KermanDDDDDDWLWDWDLDDDWWWDWWWDDDWLWLLLDL
Oxin AlborzWLWWWLWWDLDWLLLLLWDDWDWDDWLLDDLDWW
Aluminium ArakLWDWWDLLDWDDDDLWDLDLLWWWDWWLLWWDDL
Nassaji MazandaranLWDDDDWWWLLWDDWDWLWWLDLLWDWLDLLLWL
Mes RafsanjanLLLLDWLLLWDWWDDWWDLWWDWDLDLWDLLLDW
IranjavanLDDDWLWLDDLLDLWWWDLLLDDLLWWLDLWDLW
Naft Masjed SoleymanWLWDDDDDLLDLDLWDDDLWLDDDLLLWWLWDDD
Fajr SepasiDLLDLDLLDLLLLDWWDLLLDDWWLLDDDWWDWW
Rah AhanLDWDLWWLDWDDWWDDLLLLDDWDLLLLDDLWLL
Kheybar KhorramabadDLDLLLLWWDWDLLWLDDDDLLLWWWLDLLLWDL
Foolad YazdDLDDLLLWDDLDDWLLLDDLWLLLDLDWDWLWLL
Est. AhvazLLLDDDLLLDLLLDLLLDDDLLDDLDLLLLLLLL
Source: lig1.ir
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

StatisticsEdit

AttendancesEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Nassaji 155,000 15,000 0 10,333 +15.7%
2 Sepidrood 150,000 20,000 0 9,375 n/a
3 Khooneh be Khooneh 49,500 6,000 0 4,125 +21.1%
4 Malavan 61,843 8,000 1,000 3,638 −12.0%
5 Pars Jonoubi Jam 46,250 10,000 250 2,721 n/a
6 Kheybar 46,000 5,000 1,000 2,706 −63.5%
7 Gol Gohar 39,500 3,000 1,000 2,324 +16.2%
8 Aluminium Arak 35,500 5,000 500 2,088 −39.7%
9 Mes Kerman 33,600 7,000 500 1,976 +63.0%
10 Naft MIS 31,500 4,000 0 1,969 −11.8%
11 Fajr Sepasi 32,500 3,000 500 1,918 −52.5%
11 Iranjavan 32,500 3,000 1,000 1,918 +8.9%
13 Est. Ahvaz 13,900 2,000 0 927 −47.7%
14 Foolad Yazd 10,500 1,000 0 750 +94.3%
15 Mes Rafsanjan 10,800 2,000 100 675 −26.1%
16 Oxin Alborz 10,000 4,000 50 588 n/a
17 Baadraan Tehran 9,050 2,500 100 532 n/a
18 Rah Ahan 3,200 500 50 188 −94.7%
League total 771,193 20,000 0 2,650 +4.4%

Updated to games played on 1 May 2017
Source: lig1.ir
Notes:
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances
Esteghlal Ahvaz, Malavan and Rah Ahan played last season in Persian Gulf Pro League
Baadraan Tehran, Oxin Alborz, Pars Jonoubi Jam and Sepidrood played last season in League 2

Attendances by roundEdit

Team/Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Average
Aluminium Arak 2,000 A 2,000 A 3,000 A A 3,000 A 3,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 5,000 A A 1,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 2,000 A 2,000 A 500 A 500 A 500 A 1,000 2,088
Baadraan Tehran A 1,000 A 1,000 A 1,500 A 300 A 200 A 300 200 A 200 A 150 2,500 A 1,000 A 300 A 100 A 100 A 500 A A 100 A 100 A 532
Esteghlal Ahvaz A NC A NC A 1,500 A 400 A 500 A 1,000 A 500 A A 1,000 1,000 A 2,000 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 500 A 1,000 A 500 1,000 A 927
Fajr Sepasi A 2,000 A 3,000 A 500 A 3,000 500 A 500 A 1,000 A 3,000 A 2,000 2,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A A 2,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 3,000 A 1,918
Foolad Yazd 200 A 1,000 A 700 A 700 A A 200 A 1,000 A NC A NC A A NC A 400 A 800 A 800 700 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 1,000 750
Gol Gohar A 1,500 A 2,000 A 1,500 1,000 A 1,500 A 2,000 A 3,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 2,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A A 3,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A 2,324
Iranjavan A 1,000 2,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 3,000 2,000 A A 1,500 A 1,500 A 1,500 A 1,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 3,000 A 1,918
Kheybar Khorramabad A 2,000 A 5,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 1,500 A 1,500 A 3,000 1,000 A 5,000 4,000 A 5,000 A 1,000 A 2,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A A 2,000 A 2,706
Khooneh be Khooneh 6,000 A 4,000 A A 5,000 A 3,000 A 4,000 A 5,000 A NC A NC A A NC A 2,500 5,000 A 3,000 A 2,000 A 6,000 A NC A 4,000 A NC 4,125
Malavan A 1,500 A 7,000 A 3,000 A 5,000 A 1,403 1,000 A 3,000 A 1,640 A 2,000 5,800 A 2,000 A 1,500 A 2,000 A 5,000 A A 6,000 A 6,000 A 8,000 A 3,638
Mes Kerman 2,000 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 1,500 A 600 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 1,500 A 1,500 A 2,000 A 7,000 A 5,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A 500 A 1,976
Mes Rafsanjan A 1,000 A 500 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 500 A 150 A 500 A 150 A 150 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 2,000 A 1,000 A 100 A 100 A 200 A - 675
Naft Masjed Soleyman 1,500 A 2,000 A 4,000 A 3,500 A 2,000 A 1,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 2,000 A A 2,000 A 1,500 A 2,000 A 1,500 A 1,500 A NC A 2,000 A A 1,000 1,969
Nassaji Mazandaran A 6,000 A 10,000 7,000 A 8,000 A 12,000 A 15,000 A 9,000 A 10,000 A 10,000 15,000 A 12,000 A A 12,000 A 9,000 A 10,000 A NC A 10,000 A NC A 10,333
Oxin Alborz 500 A 50 A 1,000 A 300 A 300 A 200 A 200 A A 500 A A 100 A 250 A 1,000 A 400 A 400 A 500 A 4,000 200 A 100 588
Pars Jonoubi Jam 700 A A 3,000 A 2,000 A 250 A 2,000 A 1,500 A 1,800 A 2,000 A A 1,000 1,000 A 2,000 A 1,000 A 2,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A 10,000 A 10,000 2,721
Rah Ahan 300 A 100 A 100 A 50 A 150 A 500 A A 200 A 150 A A 300 A 150 A 500 A 100 A 100 A 200 100 A 100 A 100 188
Sepidrood 5,000 A 5,000 A 7,000 A 3,000 A 8,000 A A 4,000 A 8,000 A 10,000 A A 8,000 A 12,000 A 15,000 A NC A 8,000 7,000 A 15,000 A 15,000 A 20,000 9,375
Total 18,200 16,000 17,150 31,500 25,800 18,000 19,550 17,950 27,450 13,303 23,700 16,450 21,000 16,000 22,840 19,800 26,150 34,450 13,900 29,000 22,800 16,800 37,800 15,100 23,300 16,800 31,000 21,600 16,700 23,700 32,100 31,500 20,600 33,200 771,193
Average 2,022 2,000 1,906 3,938 2,867 2,000 2,172 1,994 3,050 1,478 2,633 1,828 2,333 2,286 2,538 2,829 2,906 3,828 1,986 3,222 2,533 1,867 4,200 1,678 2,913 1,867 3,444 2,400 2,386 2,963 3,567 3,500 2,575 4,743 2,650

Notes:
Updated to games played on 1 May 2017. Source: lig1.ir
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances
Baadraan Tehran played their matches against Foolad Yazd, Iranjavan, Mes Kerman and Naft MIS at Ekbatan
Esteghlal Ahvaz played their match against Mes Rafsanjan at Ghadir
Fajr Sepasi played their matches against Aluminium Arak, Baadraan Tehran, Esteghlal Ahvaz, Foolad Yazd, Iranjavan, Khooneh be Khooneh, Oxin Alborz, Pars Jonoubi Jam and Mes Kerman at Shahid Dastgheib

Highest attendancesEdit

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
1 Sepidrood 3–2 Nassaji 20,000 1 May 2017 (2017-05-01) 34 Dr. Azodi
2 Nassaji 1–2 Khooneh be Khooneh 15,000 23 October 2016 (2016-10-23) 10 Vatani
2 Nassaji 0–1 Oxin Alborz 15,000 6 January 2017 (2017-01-06) 18 Vatani
2 Sepidrood 0–0 Pars Jonoubi Jam 15,000 4 February 2017 (2017-02-04) 23 Dr. Azodi
2 Sepidrood 1–0 Mes Kerman 15,000 5 April 2017 (2017-04-05) 30 Dr. Azodi
2 Sepidrood 1–1 Iranjavan 15,000 17 April 2017 (2017-04-17) 32 Dr. Azodi
7 Nassaji 3–0 Esteghlal Ahvaz 12,000 7 October 2016 (2016-10-07) 9 Vatani
7 Nassaji 2–1 Iranjavan 12,000 19 January 2017 (2017-01-19) 20 Vatani
7 Sepidrood 1–1 Malavan 12,000 25 January 2017 (2017-01-25) 21 Dr. Azodi
7 Nassaji 0–1 Fajr Sepasi 12,000 6 February 2017 (2017-02-06) 23 Vatani

Notes:
Updated to games played on 1 May 2017. Source: lig1.ir

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit