2019–20 Persian Gulf Pro League

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The 2019–20 Persian Gulf Pro League (formerly known as Iran Pro League) are the 37th season of Iran's Football League and 19th as Persian Gulf Pro League since its establishment in 2001. Persepolis are the defending champions. The season featured 14 teams from the 2018–19 Persian Gulf Pro League and two new teams promoted from the 2018–19 Azadegan League: Shahin Bushehr and Gol Gohar Sirjan.

Persian Gulf Pro League
Season2019–20
Dates23 August 2019 – 11 May 2020
Matches played158
Goals scored333 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorerIssa Alekasir(10 goals)
Best goalkeeperPayam Niazmand (13 clean sheets)
Biggest home winEsteghlal 5–0 Sanat Naft (5 November 2019)
Sepahan 5–0 Shahin (19 December 2019)
Biggest away winShahin 0–5 Persepolis
(25 October 2019)
Highest scoringPaykan 6–2 Machine Sazi
(20 September 2019)
Longest winning runPersepolis (7 matches)
Longest unbeaten runNaft Masjed Soleyman
Sepahan (15 matches)
Longest winless runShahin Bushehr (17 matches)
Longest losing runShahin Bushehr (6 matches)
Highest attendance80,000
Tractor 2–4 Esteghlal
(1 November 2019)
Lowest attendance100
Machine Sazi 4–2 Shahin Bushehr
(26 September 2019)
Total attendance1,320,200
Average attendance8,629

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Esteghlal Tehran Azadi 78,116
Foolad Ahvaz Foolad Arena 30,655
Gol Gohar Sirjan Sirjan Imam Ali 8,000
Machine Sazi Tabriz Qasem Soleimani 12,000
Naft Masjed Soleyman Masjed Soleyman Behnam Mohammadi 8,000
Nassaji Mazandaran Qaemshahr Vatani 15,000
Pars Jonoubi Jam Jam Takhti Jam 15,000
Paykan Shahr-e Qods Shahre Qods 18,000
Persepolis Tehran Azadi 78,116
Saipa Tehran Dastgerdi 8,250
Sanat Naft Abadan Takhti Abadan 8,000
Sepahan Isfahan Naghsh-e-Jahan 75,000
Shahin Bushehr Bushehr Shahid Mahdavi 15,000
Shahr Khodro Mashhad Imam Reza 27,700
Tractor Tabriz Yadegar-e Emam 75,000
Zob Ahan Fooladshahr Fooladshahr 15,000

Number of teams by regionEdit

Region Number of teams Teams
Tehran 4 Esteghlal, Persepolis, Paykan, Saipa
Khuzestan 3 Foolad, Sanat Naft, Naft Masjed Soleyman
Bushehr 2 Pars Jonoubi, Shahin Bushehr
East Azarbaijan 2 Tractor, Machine Sazi
Isfahan 2 Sepahan, Zob Ahan
Kerman 1 Gol Gohar Sirjan
Mazandaran 1 Nassaji
Razavi Khorasan 1 Shahr Khodro

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
Esteghlal   Farhad Majidi   Voria Ghafouri   Uhlsport
Foolad   Javad Nekounam   Ayoub Vali   Uhlsport
Gol Gohar   Majid Jalali   Mehran Golzari   Merooj
Machine Sazi   Ahad Sheykhlari   Aziz Maeboodi   Merooj
Naft MIS   Mehdi Tartar   Abbas Asgari   Merooj
Nassaji   Mahmoud Fekri   Mohammad Abbaszadeh   Merooj
Pars Jonoubi   Human Afazeli   Mohammad Nouri   Uhlsport
Paykan   Hossein Faraki   Arman Ghasemi   Yousef Jame
Persepolis   Yahya Golmohammadi   Jalal Hosseini   Uhlsport
Saipa   Ebrahim Sadeghi   Roozbeh Shahalidoost   Start
Sanat Naft   Behnam Seraj   Hossein Baghlani   Merooj
Sepahan   Amir Ghalenoei   Rasoul Navidkia   Uhlsport
Shahin Bushehr   Mišo Krstičević   Milad Saremi   Uhlsport
Shahr Khodro   Mojtaba Sarasiaei
  Stefano Cusin
  Reza Nasehi   Uhlsport
Tractor   Saket Elhami   Masoud Shojaei   Adidas
Zob Ahan   Miodrag Radulović   Ghasem Haddadifar   Talash

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment
Nassaji   Majid Jalali Resigned 17 May 2019 Pre-season   Mohammad Reza Mohajeri 20 June 2019
Sanat Naft   Paulo Sérgio Signed with Al-Taawoun 22 May 2019   Dragan Skočić 1 July 2019
Foolad    Afshin Ghotbi Contract expired 1 June 2019   Javad Nekounam 1 June 2019
Tractor   Georges Leekens 1 June 2019   Mustafa Denizli 13 June 2019
Pars Jonoubi Jam   Mehdi Tartar 1 June 2019   Faraz Kamalvand 8 June 2019
Naft MIS   Firouz Karimi 1 June 2019   Mehdi Tartar 29 June 2019
Esteghlal   Farhad Majidi End of caretaker role 10 June 2019   Andrea Stramaccioni 13 June 2019
Machine Sazi   Mohammad Reza Mohajeri Mutual Consent 15 June 2019   Rasoul Khatibi 15 June 2019
Persepolis   Branko Ivanković Signed with Al-Ahli 19 June 2019   Gabriel Calderón 1 July 2019
Gol Gohar Sirjan   Vinko Begović Sacked 4 October 2019[1] 15th   Majid Jalali 16 October 2019
Shahin Bushehr   Abdollah Veisi Resigned 10 October 2019[2] 16th   Mišo Krstičević[3] 12 November 2019
Esteghlal   Andrea Stramaccioni 6 December 2019[4] 1st   Farhad Majidi 2 January 2020[5]
Tractor   Mustafa Denizli Sacked 7 December 2019[6] 8th   Saket Elhami 10 December 2019[7]
Pars Jonoubi Jam   Faraz Kamalvand Resigned 14 December 2019[8] 13th   Human Afazeli 28 December 2019[9]
Zob Ahan   Alireza Mansourian Mutual Consent 18 December 2019 11th   Miodrag Radulović 14 January 2020
Machine Sazi   Rasoul Khatibi Signed with Aluminium 3 January 2020 9th   Ahad Sheykhlari 6 January 2020
Persepolis   Gabriel Calderón Resigned 12 January 2020 1st   Yahya Golmohammadi 13 January 2020
Shahr Khodro   Yahya Golmohammadi Signed with Persepolis 13 January 2020 6th   Mojtaba Sarasiaei
  Stefano Cusin 1
14 January 2020
Sanat Naft   Dragan Skočić Signed with Iran national football team 6 February 2020 6th   Behnam Seraj 16 February 2020
Nassaji   Mohammad Reza Mohajeri   Mahmoud Fekri 25 February 2020
1.^ Cusin became the official co-manager because Sarasiaei did not have AFC A-Licence. [10]

Foreign playersEdit

The number of foreign players is restricted to four per Persian Gulf Pro League team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team can use four foreign players on the field in each game, including at least one player from the AFC country.
In bold: Players that have been capped for their national team.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player Former Players
Esteghlal   Nikolay Bodurov   Hrvoje Milić   Cheick Diabaté
Foolad   Chimba   Moussa Coulibaly   Ayanda Patosi   Anas Bani Yaseen
Gol Gohar Sirjan   Godwin Mensha   Jefferson Tavares
  Kevin Jansen
  Uroš Delić
Machine Sazi   Eduardo Mancha   Jefferson de Jesus
Naft MIS
Nassaji
Pars Jonoubi Jam   Fernando de Jesus   Magno Batista   Kakhaber Kakashvili
Paykan   Aram Ayrapetyan   Marko Vukčević
Persepolis   Božidar Radošević   Anthony Stokes   Christian Osaguona   Bashar Resan   Júnior Brandão
Saipa
Sanat Naft
Sepahan   Kiros   Giorgi Gvelesiani   Vladimir Koman   Muhsen Al-Ghassani
Shahin Bushehr   Maksime Kvilitaia   Luka Gadrani
Shahr Khodro   Myroslav Slavov   Carlos Chavarría
Tractor   Okacha Hamzaoui   Yuri Matias   Willyan Mimbela   Mazola
  Kévin Fortuné
  Yukiya Sugita
Zob Ahan   Darko Bjedov   Ivan Marković   Mehdi Khalil   Ebiabowei Baker
  Macauley Chrisantus

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Persepolis 21 15 2 4 31 10 +21 47 Qualification for AFC Champions League group stage
2 Sepahan 21 9 10 2 30 15 +15 37
3 Tractor 20 11 4 5 25 18 +7 37 Qualification for AFC Champions League preliminary round 2
4 Esteghlal 20 10 6 4 39 22 +17 36
5 Shahr Khodro 21 10 5 6 19 16 +3 35
6 Foolad 20 9 6 5 18 12 +6 33
7 Sanat Naft 20 8 6 6 20 22 −2 30
8 Naft Masjed Soleyman 20 5 12 3 15 12 +3 27
9 Machine Sazi 21 6 6 9 21 29 −8 24
10 Nassaji Mazandaran 21 5 8 8 22 27 −5 23
11 Zob Ahan 21 5 7 9 18 24 −6 22
12 Gol Gohar 21 3 10 8 12 19 −7 19
13 Saipa 20 4 7 9 19 27 −8 19
14 Pars Jonoubi Jam 20 2 11 7 15 20 −5 17
15 Shahin Bushehr 21 3 7 11 16 37 −21 16 Relegation to Azadegan League
16 Paykan 20 3 5 12 27 37 −10 14
Updated to match(es) played on 27 February 2020. Source: IPL Table, IranLeague
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.[11]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away EST FOL GOL MST MIS NSJ PJJ PAY PRS SAP SNA SEP SHB SHK TRC ZOB
Esteghlal 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 5–0 4–1 1–0 2–1
Foolad 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0
Gol Gohar 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–0
Machine Sazi 1–0 2–3 0–0 0–3 2–2 1–0 0–0 4–2 0–1 2–0 2–1
Naft MIS 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Nassaji 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 4–3 1–3 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–4
Pars Jonoubi Jam 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 0–0
Paykan 2–2 1–2 6–2 2–3 0–1 1–0 1–3 0–2 2–3 2–1
Persepolis 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–0
Saipa 0–4 0–0 0–0 4–3 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–1
Sanat Naft 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 1–1
Sepahan 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–3 0–0 5–0 2–0 2–0
Shahin Bushehr 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–5 1–1 0–3 0–0
Shahr Khodro 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1
Tractor 2–4 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–1
Zob Ahan 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 2–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 27 February 2020. Source: IPL Stats
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Persepolis58424764434443311111111
Tractor106542223355889833332
Esteghlal121211151411877433111554434
Sepahan11231112222122222224
Shahr Khodro221133311112345665555
Foolad13131399645567565778876
Sanat Naft65786456678656444667
Naft MIS91091112878886777687788
Machine Sazi471014101011111110109989999999
Zob Ahan1111121213141414141412111210101111121010
Nassaji836555999111112111212101010121110
Saipa3436791212121213131313141312111112
Pars Jonoubi Jam14141478121013131314141414131213131313
Gol Gohar7981315151515151515151515151515151514
Shahin Bushehr1616161616161616161616161616161616161615
Paykan15151510111313101099101011111414141416
Leader : 2021 AFC Champions League Group stage
2021 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off round
Relegation to 2020-21 Azadegan League
Updated to match(es) played on 27 February 2020. Source: IranProLeague Stats

Season statisticsEdit

As of 27 February 2020

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Issa Alekasir Sanat Naft 10
2   Mehdi Ghaedi Esteghlal 9
  Shahriar Moghanlou Paykan
4   Cheick Diabaté Esteghlal 8
  Amir Arsalan Motahari Zob Ahan / Esteghlal
  Mohammad Nouri Pars Jonoubi
  Mehdi Torabi Persepolis
  Hossein Maleki Shahin Bushehr

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Ali Alipour Persepolis Shahin Bushehr 5–0 (A) 25 October 2019
  Cheick Diabaté Esteghlal Tractor 4–2 (A) 1 November 2019
  Kiros Stanlley Sepahan Shahin Bushehr 5–0 (H) 19 December 2019

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Club Assists
1   Mehdi Ghaedi Esteghlal 6
2   Saeed Vasei Paykan 5
  Ali Alipour Persepolis
  Mehdi Torabi
  Moein Abbasian Saipa
  Milad Jahani Sanat Naft
  Mohammad Reza Hosseini Sepahan
8   Vouria Ghafouri Esteghlal 4
  Ali Karimi
  Masoud Shojaei Tractor

Clean SheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean Sheets
1   Payam Niazmand Sepahan 13
2   Mehdi Rahmati Shahr Khodro 10
  Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri Tractor
4   Shahab Gordan Foolad 8
5   Hamed Lak Machine Sazi 6
  Sosha Makani Naft MIS
  Alireza Haghighi Nassaji
  Božidar Radošević Persepolis
  Alireza Beiranvand

ScoringEdit

AttendancesEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Persepolis 248,000 57,000 8,000 27,556 −30.2%
2 Esteghlal 211,000 65,000 9,000 26,375 −7.3%
3 Tractor 219,000 80,000 2,000 21,900 −52.8%
4 Sepahan 172,000 45,000 7,000 19,111 −6.9%
5 Nassaji 79,000 15,000 3,000 7,182 −29.8%
6 Shahr Khodro 73,000 23,000 2,000 8,111 −42.2%
7 Sanat Naft 64,500 12,000 1,500 6,450 +97.4%
8 Foolad 47,000 25,000 1,000 5,875 −27.5%
9 Shahin Bushehr 41,000 10,000 2,000 4,100 −21.2%
10 Gol Gohar 40,500 5,000 2,000 4,050 +239.8%
11 Naft MSJ 32,000 6,000 1,000 3,556 −26.8%
12 Pars Jonoubi Jam 27,200 6,000 500 2,720 −40.1%
13 Zob Ahan 21,500 5,000 500 2,150 −22.7%
14 Saipa 18,300 8,000 200 1,830 −22.8%
15 Paykan 17,800 10,000 100 1,780 −16.9%
16 Mashin Sazi 8,400 4,000 100 840 −54.1%
League total 1,320,200 80,000 100 8,629 −29.3%

Updated to games played on 23 February 2020
Source: [1]
Notes:
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances:
- Esteghlal, Naft MSJ and Persepolis each were fined one spectator ban match
- The matches between Esteghlal vs Zob Ahan and Shahr Khodro vs Naft MSJ played without spectators due to Coronavirus prevention
- The match between Sepahan and Persepolis did not played due to sepahan's late arriving
Gol Gohar and Shahin Bushehr played last season in Azadegan League

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 Average
Esteghlal A 20000 A 57000 A N A 15000 A 20000 A A 65000 A 10000 15000 P 9000 A C N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 26375
Foolad 6000 A 5000 A 4000 A A 2000 A 25000 A 1000 A 1000 A A P A 3000 A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5875
Gol Gohar 5000 A 3000 A 5000 A 5000 A 4000 A 3500 A 3000 A 5000 A 3000 A 4000 A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4050
Machine Sazi 4000 A 700 A 100 A 100 200 A 600 A 100 A 2000 A A 500 A 100 A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 840
Naft MSJ 1000 A 5000 A N A 3000 A 3000 4000 A 6000 A 2000 A A 5000 A 3000 A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3556
Nassaji A 6000 A 8000 A 7000 8000 A 4000 A 15000 A 8000 A 7000 7000 A 6000 A 3000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7182
Pars Jam A 3000 A 5000 3000 A 1000 A 2000 A 3000 A 500 A 3000 6000 A 700 A A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2720
Paykan 300 A A 200 A 100 A 300 A 200 A 6000 A 10000 A A 300 100 A 300 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1780
Persepolis 25000 A 12000 A 20000 A N A 16000 A 8000 40000 A 30000 A A 40000 A 57000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 27556
Saipa A 500 500 A 6000 A 2000 A 200 A 200 A 200 A 8000 300 A A 400 A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1830
Sanat Naft A 5000 A 6000 A 1500 A 5000 A A 12000 A 3000 A 7000 12000 A 8000 A 5000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 6350
Sepahan A 25000 A 10000 A 15000 A 20000 A 30000 A 45000 A A 10000 7000 A 10000 A X N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 19111
Shahin Bushehr 7000 A 2000 A A 2000 A 10000 A 5000 A 2000 A 3000 A A 3000 A 1000 6000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4100
Shahr Khodro A 7000 A 15000 A 23000 A 3500 A 8000 A 2000 A 7000 A 5000 A 2500 A C N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8111
Tractor A 50000 A 17000 A 25000 A A 80000 A 20000 A 4000 A 2000 10000 A 7000 A 4000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 21900
Zob Ahan 2000 A 3000 A 5000 A 1000 A 500 A 500 A 5000 2000 A A 500 A 2000 A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2150
Total 50300 116500 31200 118200 43100 73600 20100 56000 109700 92800 62200 102100 88700 57000 52000 62300 N/A 43300 70500 19300 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 71422
Average 6288 14563 3900 14775 6157 10514 2871 7000 13713 11600 7775 12763 11088 7125 6500 7788 N/A 5413 8813 3860 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8737

Notes:
Updated to games played on 23 February 2020. Source: [2]
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances
A=Away
N=Spectator Ban
C=No spectator due to CoronaVirus prevention
X=Not played

Highest attendancesEdit

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
1 Tractor 2–4 Esteghlal 80000 1 November 2019 (2019-11-01) 9 Yadegar-e Emam Stadium
2 Esteghlal 1–0 Shahr Khodro 65000 5 December 2019 (2019-12-05) 13 Azadi Stadium
3 Esteghlal 0–1 Persepolis 57000 22 September 2019 (2019-09-22) 4 Azadi Stadium
Persepolis 2–2 Esteghlal 57000 6 February 2020 (2020-02-06) 19 Azadi Stadium
5 Tractor 1–0 Persepolis 50000 30 August 2019 (2019-08-30) 2 Yadegar-e Emam Stadium
6 Sepahan 2–2 Esteghlal 45000 30 November 2019 (2019-11-30) 12 Naghsh-e Jahan Stadium
7 Persepolis 1–0 Nassaji 40000 27 December 2019 (2019-12-27) 12 Azadi Stadium
Persepolis 2–0 Tractor 40000 26 January 2020 (2020-01-26) 17 Azadi Stadium
9 Sepahan 2–0 Tractor 30000 5 November 2019 (2019-11-05) 10 Naghsh-e Jahan Stadium
Persepolis 2–1 Gol Gohar 30000 10 December 2019 (2019-12-10) 14 Azadi Stadium

Notes:
Updated to games played on 7 February 2020. Source: [3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "بگوویچ از هدایت گل‌گهر برکنار شد".
  2. ^ "کریمیان جانشین ویسی تا انتخاب سرمربی جدید".
  3. ^ "توافق نهایی با سرمربی جدید شاهین شهرداری‌بوشهر".
  4. ^ "قرارداد استراماچونی و استقلال فسخ شد".
  5. ^ "فرهاد مجیدی سرمربی استقلال شد".
  6. ^ "Tractor Parts Company with Mustafa Denizli".
  7. ^ "ابقای الهامی در تراکتور قطعی شد/ ادامه کار سهرابی به‌عنوان سرپرست".
  8. ^ "کمالوند از پارس جنوبی جم جدا شد".
  9. ^ "هومن افاضلی سرمربی تیم پارس جنوبی شد".
  10. ^ سرخابی سابق و یک ایتالیایی در کادر فنی در کادر شهرخودرو
  11. ^ "PERSIAN GULF PRO LEAGUE/2019-20". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 30 January 2020.