2018–19 Azadegan League

The 2018–19 Azadegan League was the 28th season of the Azadegan League and 18th as the second highest division since its establishment in 1991. The season featured 12 teams from the 2017–18 Azadegan League, two new teams relegated from the 2017–18 Persian Gulf Pro League: Siah Jamegan and Naft Tehran and two new teams promoted from the 2017–18 League 2: Karoon Arvand Khorramshahr and Shahin Bushehr both as champions. Navad Urmia replaced Gostaresh Foulad, while Sorkhpooshan Pakdasht replaced Esteghlal Jonoub. Oxin Alborz changed their name into Gol Reyhan. The league started on 10 August 2018 and ended on 30 April 2019. Gol Gohar won the Azadegan League title for the first time in their history. Gol Gohar and Shahin Bushehr promoted to the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Azadegan League
Season2018–19
ChampionsGol Gohar
1st Azadegan League title
PromotedGol Gohar
Shahin Bushehr
RelegatedShahrdari Mahshahr
Siah Jamegan
Naft Tehran
Matches played240
Goals scored490 (2.04 per match)
Top goalscorerPeyman Ranjbari (14 goals)
Biggest home winSorkhpooshan Pakdasht 6–0 Navad Urmia
(19 August 2018)
Biggest away winQashqai 1–4 Mes Rafsanjan
(12 August 2018)
Highest scoringSorkhpooshan Pakdasht 6–0 Navad Urmia
(19 August 2018)
Mes Kerman 4–2 Baadraan
(30 April 2019)

TeamsEdit

Before the start of competition Naft Tehran was relegated to League 2 following financial problems [1]

Stadia and locationsEdit

[2]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Aluminium Arak Arak Imam Khomeini 15,000
Baadraan Tehran Tehran Kargaran 5,000
Fajr Sepasi Shiraz Hafezieh 15,000
Gol Gohar Sirjan Gol Gohar Sport Complex 3,200
Karun Arvand Khorramshahr Khorramshahr Stadium 15,000
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
Navad Urmia Urmia Shahid Bakeri 15,000
Gol Reyhan Alborz Karaj Enghelab 15,000
Qashqai Shiraz Hafezieh 15,000
Shahin Shahrdari Bushehr Shahid Beheshti 15,000
Shahrdari Mahshahr Bandar-e Mahshahr Shohada Mahshahr 3,000
Shahrdari Tabriz Tabriz Sahand 66,833
Sorkhpooshan Pakdasht Pakdasht Shahid Dastgerdi 8,250

Number of teams by regionEdit

Region Number of teams Teams
1 Kerman 3 Gol Gohar, Mes Kerman, Mes Rafsanjan
2 Khuzestan 2 Shahrdari Mahshahr, Karun Arvand
3 Fars 2 Fajr Sepasi, Qashqai
4 Tehran 2 Baadraan, Sorkhpooshan
5 Alborz 1 Gol Reyhan Alborz
6 Bushehr 1 Shahin Bushehr
7 East Azerbaijan 1 Shahrdari Tabriz
8 Gilan 1 Malavan
9 Markazi 1 Aluminium Arak
10 Mazandaran 1 Khooneh be Khooneh
11 West Azerbaijan 1 Navad Urmia

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer
Aluminium Arak   Faraz Kamalvand   Hamed Basiri   Yousef Jame
Baadraan   Farhad Kazemi   Karim Eslami   Start
Fajr Sepasi   Davoud Mahabadi   Milad Safaei   Olympic Sport
Gol Gohar   Vinko Begović Various   Yousef Jame
Gol Reyhan   Mojtaba Hosseini   Merooj
Karun Arvand   Human Afazeli   Mohsen Bengar   Merooj
Khooneh Be Khooneh   Akbar Misaghian   Reza Nasehi   Merooj
Malavan   Mohammad Ahmadzadeh   Pejman Nouri   Merooj
Mes Kerman   Farzad Hosseinkhani   Farzad Hosseinkhani   Merooj
Mes Rafsanjan   Mišo Krstičević   Mohsen Varzkar   Merooj
Navad Urmia   Vahid Bayatloo   Mohammad Zeynali   Yousef Jame
Qashqai   Mehdi Farvardin   Hadi Khadem   Olympic Sport
Shahin Bushehr   Abdollah Veisi   Milad Saremi
Shahrdari Mahshahr   Mehdi Pashazadeh   Sajjad Ghanavati   Nahangi
Shahrdari Tabriz   Heydar Jafari   Rasoul Pirzadeh   Yousef Jame
Sorkhpooshan   Mahmoud Fekri   Amirhossein Feshangchi   Yousef Jame

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Gol Gohar (C, P) 30 15 13 2 47 26 +21 58 Promotion to 2019–20 Persian Gulf Pro League
2 Shahin Bushehr (P) 30 14 12 4 34 17 +17 54
3 Gol Reyhan Alborz 30 13 9 8 30 19 +11 48
4 Aluminium Arak 30 12 12 6 27 23 +4 48
5 Mes Kerman 30 12 11 7 38 22 +16 47
6 Sorkhpooshan Pakdasht 30 11 10 9 48 38 +10 43
7 Baadraan Tehran 30 11 10 9 35 32 +3 43
8 Qashqai 30 11 7 12 28 34 −6 40
9 Fajr Sepasi 30 9 11 10 26 24 +2 38
10 Mes Rafsanjan 30 9 9 12 40 42 −2 36
11 Malavan 30 10 11 9 29 28 +1 35[a]
12 Khooneh be Khooneh 30 7 10 13 22 30 −8 31
13 Navad Urmia 30 7 10 13 23 40 −17 31
14 Sh. Tabriz 30 6 10 14 27 45 −18 28
15 Karun Arvand Khorramshahr 30 6 10 14 17 36 −19 28
16 Sh. Mahshahr (R) 30 5 10 15 19 34 −15 25 Relegation to 2nd Division
17 Siah Jamegan (E) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to 3rd Division
18 Naft Tehran (E) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: [3]
(C) Champion; (E) Eliminated; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Malavan was deducted 6 points in issued by FIFA.
  • Naft Tehran and Siah Jamegan refused to attend 2 matches and relegated to 2 lower divisions.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALU BAD FJR GOL GRA KAR KBK MLV MES MSR NVD QSH SHN SHM SHT SRP
Aluminium Arak 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–1
Baadraan Tehran 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–2
Fajr Sepasi 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–2
Gol Gohar 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–2
Gol Reyhan 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 4–1 2–1 2–0
Karun Arvand 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0
Khooneh be Khooneh 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–3 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–1
Malavan 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1
Mes Kerman 0–0 4–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 5–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–3
Mes Rafsanjan 4–1 1–0 4–3 4–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 3–3
Navad Urmia 1–0 0–3 2–2 0–4 0–0 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–0
Qashqai 0–0 1–0 0–2 3–3 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 0–1 2–1 4–2 2–1
Shahin Bushehr 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–2
Sh. Mahshahr 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–1
Sh. Tabriz 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–3 2–2
Sorkhpooshan 3–0 1–2 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 6–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 5–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Position Player Club Goals
1   Peyman Ranjbari Gol Gohar 16
2   Shahriar Moghanlou Malavan 15
3   Akbar Saghiri Mes Rafsanjan 14
4   Farzad Mohammadi Navad Urmia 10
5   Mohammad Mehri Qashqai 9
6   Mehrdad Avakh Gol Gohar 8
  Bahman Salari Shahin Bushehr

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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