El Gilano

Gilan Derby or Classic Gil is a three-way derby between soccer teams in Rasht and Anzali in Gilan province. These matches are one of the most sensitive sporting events in Iran. The first derby occurred in 1976, with the confrontation between Sepidrud and Malavan in the first round of the Hazfi Cup. This game ended in favor of the students of Bahman Salehnia with two goals from Ghafour Jahani and Aziz Espandar.

Malavan-Sepidrood rivalry
LocaleIran Anzali, Iran
Iran Rasht, Iran
TeamsMalavan
Sepidrood
First meetingMalavan 2–1 Sepidrood
(1975)
Latest meetingSepidrood 1–1 Malavan
2019–20 Azadegan League
Next meetingTBA
Statistics
Meetings total40 matches
Most winsMalavan (16)
Top scorerMohammad Ahmadzadeh (10)
Largest victorySepidrood 1–3 Malavan
2017–18 Hazfi Cup
(9 September 2017 (2017-09-09))
Damash-Malavan rivalry
LocaleIran Rasht, Iran
Iran Anzali, Iran
TeamsDamash
Malavan
Latest meetingDamash 0–0 Malavan
2019–20 Azadegan League
Next meetingTBA
Statistics
Meetings total26 matches
Most winsBoth (8)
Top scorerJalal Rafkhaei (5)
Largest victoryMalavan 3–0 Damash
2004–05 Iran Pro League
2013–14 Iran Pro League

HistoryEdit

At first, the city is facing a battle between Malavan's Whites and Sepidrood's Reds. The two rooted teams in Iran's football, which are the culmination of the two teams' participation in the Gilan League, were not yet launched in Iran. Due to the loss of Sepidrood and the continuous and long-running presence of Rasht's representative in the lower classes of Iranian football for many years, the friendly and sometimes official meetings of the two teams have not attracted a certain attraction and sensitivity as before. But still the old soccer fans of Guilan know these two clubs as traditional rivals of Gilan Derby.

In the past few years, with the start of the Pro League in Iran, Damash team, previously playing with the two other Names of Esteghlal Rasht and Pegah Gilan, represented Rasht in Gilan Derby, but with Sepidrood returning to first tier in 2016 and Malavan's falling from the Pro League in the same year, the competition continued in its traditional form.

Gilan football fans have always been attracted by their full participation in the competition. The presence of three old and rooted clubs in Gilan province has increased the sensitivity of the game among the people.

The highest number of spectators in the tournament is due to the return of the Sepidrood and Malavan teams at Azodi Stadium in Rasht, in the category of a football in Iran in 1396. According to the official statistics of the organization, 25,000 Gilani fans (15,000 capacity) were close to the observer.

Malavan vs Sepidrood ResultsEdit

No. Season Malavan vs Sepidrood Malavan's goal Sepidrood's goal Venue Competition Comments
1 1976 2–1 Ghafour Jahani – Aziz Espandar Hossein Kamyab Anzali Hazfi Cup
2 1979 0–1 Hamidreza Mansouri Rasht Friendly Enghelab Cup
3 1982 1–2 Ahmad Espandar Hamidreza Mansouri – Rasoul Haghdoust Rasht Friendly Damparvari Cup
4 1982–83 0–2 Mehrdad Houshangi – Hamidreza Mansouri Rasht Gilan Province League
5 1982–83 0–0 Anzali Gilan Province League
6 1983–84 0–0 Rasht Gilan Province League
7 1983–84 2–1 Mohammad Ghadir Bahri 70'(p.) – Sirous Ghayeghran 118' Mohammad Ahmadpour Anzali Gilan Province League
8 1984–85 0–0 Rasht Gilan Province League
9 1984–85 0–0 Anzali Gilan Province League
10 1985–86 0–2 Hajipour – Rasoul Haghdoust Anzali Gilan Province League
11 1985–86 0–1 Hajipour Rasht Gilan Province League
12 1986–87 2–0 Hamid Mohammadian – Ahmad Espandar Anzali Gilan Province League
13 1986–87 1–1 Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Seyed Ali Mohammadi Rasht Gilan Province League
14 1987 2–0 Mohammad Ahmadzadeh (2) Rasht Friendly
15 1987–88 0–0 Hamid Mohammadian – Ahmad Espandar Anzali Gilan Province League
16 1987–88 2–0 Sirous Ghayeghran (2) Rasht Gilan Province League
17 1988–89 1–1 Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Iraj Amali Rasht Gilan Province League
18 1988–89 1–0 Gholam Mohammadvand Anzali Gilan Province League
19 1989–90 2–1 Mohammad Ahmadzadeh – Hamid Mohammadian Hamidreza Mansouri Anzali Gilan Province League
20 1989–90 2–0 Mohammad Ahmadzadeh – Nader Ezzatollahi Rasht Gilan Province League
21 1990 1–1 Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Hamidreza Mansouri Rasht Gilan Super Cup
22 1990–91 2–1 Mohammad Ahmadzadeh – Hamid Mohammadian Ali Barari Anzali Gilan Province League
23 1990–91 1–1 Sirous Ghayeghran Siavash Naseh Rasht Gilan Province League
24 1990–91 2–1 Mohammad Ahmadzadeh – Gholam Mohammadvand Issa Hashemi Anzali Local League
25 1990–91 1–1 Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Siavash Naseh Rasht Local League
26 1991–92 0–0 Rasht Gilan Province League
27 1991–92 0–0 Anzali Gilan Province League
28 1992–93 1–0 Fazel Ghadiri Rasht Gilan Province League
29 1992–93 1–1 Hossein Davoudi Siavash Naseh Anzali Gilan Province League
30 1991–92 1–2 Abdollah Pandidan Hamid Rostami – Iraj Khali Rasht Gilan Province League
31 1991–92 2–0 Ebrahim Badpasand – Payan Rafat Anzali Gilan Province League
32 1995 0–1 Mohammadreza Gholipour Rasht Exhibition Khazar Intern. Cup
33 1996 0–0
Pen.
Rasht Exhibition Khazar Intern. Cup
34 2009–10 2–1 Mehrdad Oladi (2) Milad Gohari Anzali Hazfi Cup Round of 32
35 2016–17 1–0 Hossein Shanani Anzali Azadegan League
36 2016–17 1–1 Hossein Shanani Milad Ghorbanzadeh Rasht Azadegan League
37 2017–18 3–1 Pejman Nouri 31', Babak Moradi 99'(p.), Mohammadreza Naghdipour 114' Hossein Ebrahimi 88'(p.) Rasht Hazfi Cup Round of 32
38 2018–19 0–1 Mohammad Gholami 57'(p.) Anzali Hazfi Cup Round of 32
39 2019-Nov-05 2–1 Mahyar Zahmatkesh 40', Hadi Habibinejad 81' Mahyar Nouri 42' Anzali Azadegan League
40 2020-Jul-06 1–1 Mohammad Ali Akbarkhah 35' Babak Abdollahzadeh 45' Rasht Azadegan League

Summary of resultsEdit

Apps Malavan wins Draws Sepidrood wins
Official Matches 35 15 15 5
Friendlies and Exhibitions 5 1 1 3
Total 40 16 16 8
Position Teams Matches Wins Draws Loses Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
1 Malavan 40 16 16 8 40 28 +12
2
Sepidrood
40
8
16
16
28
40
–12

TrophiesEdit

Team Iranian Leagues Hazfi Cup Gilan Province League Gilan Province Cup Grand Total
Malavan 0 3 0 0 3
Sepidrood 0 0 2 1 3

Top goal scorersEdit

Position Player Club Goals
1   Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Malavan 10
2   Hamidreza Mansouri Sepidrood 5
3   Hamid Mohammadian Malavan 4
  Sirous Ghayeghran Malavan
5   Ahmad Espandar Malavan 3
  Siavash Naseh Sepidrood

Damash vs Malavan ResultsEdit

No. Season Damash vs Malavan Damash's goal Malavan's goal Venue Competition Comments
9 1991 2–1 ? ? – ? Anzali Azadegan League
10 1997 3–2 ? – ? – ? ? – ? Anzali Azadegan League
11 2001–02 1–2[1] Atila Hejazi 45' Bijan Hosseini 35' – Seyed Mehdi Hosseini 72' Rasht IPL 1st
12 2001–02 1–1[1] Rahmat Feyzi Moghaddam 14' Pejman Nouri 45' Anzali IPL 1st
13 2004–05 2–2[1] Amirhossein Salami Bakhsh 23' – Jurkovic 78' Hassan Ashjari 20' – Seyed Jalal Hosseini 28' Rasht IPL 4th
14 2004–05 0–3[1] Ali Ghorbani 44', 55' – Mohammad Gholamin 79' Anzali IPL 4th
15 2007–08 0–0[1] Rasht IPL 7th
16 2007–08 1–1[1] Hossein Ebrahimi 8' Maziar Zare 28' Rasht IPL 7th
17 2008–09 1–2[1] Adriano Alves 85' Mehran Jafari 60' – Seyed Jalal Rafkhaei 68' Rasht IPL 8th
18 2008–09 1–1[1] Afshin Chavoshi 82' Seyed Jalal Rafkhaei 90' Anzali IPL 8th
19 2011–12 1–0[1] Jahangir Asgari 24' Anzali IPL 11th
20 2011–12 0–0[1] Rasht IPL 11th
21 2012–13 0–0 Rasht IPL 12th
22 2012–13 1–3 Saeid Hallafi 90+7' Seyed Jalal Rafkhaei 10', 90+4' – Mohammad Nozhati 77' Anzali IPL 12th
23 2013–14 0–1 Saeid Salarzadeh 67' Anzali IPL 13th
24 2013–14 0–3 Seyed Jalal Rafkhaei 22' – Siamak Kouroshi 29' – Shahin Saghebi 83' Rasht IPL 13th
25 2019-Aug-28 1–1 Jaber Nasiri 90' Ali Amiri 58'(p.) Anzali Azadegan League
26 2019-Jan-19 0–0 Rasht Azadegan League

Summary of resultsEdit

 
Jalal Rafkhaei, top goalscorer of rivalry with 5 goals
Position Teams Matches Wins Draws Loses Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
1 Malavan 26 8 10 8 28 22 +6
2 Damash 26 8 10 8 22 28 –6

TrophiesEdit

Team Iranian Leagues Hazfi Cup Grand Total
Malavan 0 3 3
Damash 0 0 0

Summary of total resultsEdit

Position Teams Matches Wins Draws Loses Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
1 Malavan 66 24 26 16 68 50 +18
2 Rasht Teams 66 16 26 24 50 68 –18

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "داربی گیلان؛سابقه نبرد رشت - انزلی در لیگ برتر" [Gilan derby; history of Damash-Malavan battle in the Premier League] (in Persian). Goal.com. 29 August 2012. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2020.