Open main menu

The Naqsh-e Jahan derby is a football match played annually in of Isfahan, Iran, between the two rival professional teams of the city: Zob Ahan F.C. and Sepahan F.C.. Naqsh-e Jahan is an important square in old centrum of Isfahan.

The Isfahan derby
Other namesNaqsh e Jahan derby
LocaleIran Isfahan, Iran
TeamsSepahan
Zob Ahan
First meetingSepahan 0(5)-0(4) Zob Ahan
Jam-e Enghelab
(1972; 47 years ago (1972))
Latest meetingZob Ahan 1–2 Sepahan
2018–19 Persian Gulf Pro League
17 August 2018
Next meeting1 March 2019
StadiumsNaghsh-e Jahan
Foolad Shahr
Statistics
Meetings total64
Most wins23 Sepahan
Most player appearances38 Moharram Navidkia
Top scorer5 Mehdi Rajabzadeh
Moharram Navidkia
Largest victorySepahan 4–0 Zob Ahan (2 times)
Sepahan 0–4 Zob Ahan
Sepahan
Zob Ahan

This match is also called as Isfahan derby.

According to Iranian football journalist Afshin Afshar, the competition is one of the most popular annual football events in Iran.[1]

HistoryEdit

Esfahan derby goes back to 1973, when Zob Ahan F.C. and Sepahan F.C. faced each other in the final of Esfahan Football Tournament known by the name of Jam-e Enghelab[2] which Sepahan won 5-4 in a thrilling penalty shootout after 120 minutes of play. Sepahan's goals were scored by Masoud Tabesh, Rasoul Khorosh, Hajrasouli, Chalangar and Yazdkhasti, while Zobahan's fifth penalty by Yazdanpanah was saved by the mighty Sepahan Goalkeeper Mohammad 'Yashin-e Iran' Borzmehri. Then on the two rivals played each other annually twice in Takht Jamshid Cup seasons(1974/75, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78). Their rivalry resumed in the 1990s when they faced each other in Azadegan League seasons (1993/94, 1996/97, 1997/98) and from then on the two met each other twice a year.

TableEdit

Tournoment Matches SEP Wins Draws ZOB Wins SEP Goals ZOB Goals
IPL 36 16 9 11 46 32
Azadegan League 12 5 4 3 13 13
Hazfi Cup 5 0 3 2 5 7
Takht jamshid cup 8 2 5 1 6 4
Other tournaments 3 0 2 1 2 3
Total 64 23 23 18 73 60

All resultsEdit

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

No. Date Sepahan vs ZobAhan Sepahan   Zob Ahan   Venue Competition
1 1972 0(5)-0(4) Bagh Homayoun Stadium Jam-e Enghelab
2 10 May 1974 0-0 Bagh Homayoun Stadium Takht jamshid cup
3 22 November 1974 0-0 Bagh Homayoun Stadium Takht jamshid cup
4[3] 6 June 1975 0-0 Bagh Homayoun Stadium Takht jamshid cup
5 1976 1-2 Bagh Homayoun Stadium Takht jamshid cup
6 13 August 1976 2-1 Shahzeydi (47) Dehghan (62) Khayati (78) Bagh Homayoun Stadium Takht jamshid cup
7 26 November 1976 0-0 Bagh Homayoun Stadium Takht jamshid cup
8 7 April 1977 2-0 Veisi (65)(89) Bagh Homayoun Stadium Takht jamshid cup
9 27 September 1978 1-1 Rahimi (82) Yazdkhasti (45) Bagh Homayoun Stadium Takht jamshid cup
10 7 March 1978 0-1 Bagh Homayoun Stadium Hazfi Cup
11 7 March 1986 1-2 Nikobin (72) Najafi (22) Banirashid (43) Takhti Stadium Isfahan Hazfi Cup
12[4] 1993 0-2 - Simakani (2 goals) Takhti Stadium Azadegan League
13[4] 1994 0-3 - Simakani, Hosseini, Agha-Hassani Takhti Stadium Azadegan League
14 14 May 1995 1-1 Fakhr Mohammadi (85) Sharifi (70) 22 Bahman Stadium Naghsh-Jahan Cup
15 7 March 1995 1-2 22 Bahman Stadium Hazfi Cup
16[4] 1996 0-0 - - 22 Bahman Stadium Azadegan League
17[5] 21 April 1997 2-1 Fayazi, Kaabianpour Soltani(penalty) 22 Bahman Stadium Azadegan League
18[6] 1 August 1997 2-2 Stepanyan(44), Oghabi(68) Khatibi(18), Sahebi(35) 22 Bahman Stadium Azadegan League
19[4] 1998 0-0 22 Bahman Stadium Azadegan League
20[7][8] 18 September 1998 1-0 Mousavi(81) - 22 Bahman Stadium Azadegan League
21[9] 30 January 1999 3-0 Stepanyan(21), Dehghani(34), Momenzadeh(90) - 22 Bahman Stadium Azadegan League
22[10][11] 20 August 1999 3-0 Basirat(14,84 pen), Dehghani(32) 22 Bahman Stadium Azadegan League
23 20 January 2000 0-0 22 Bahman Stadium Azadegan League
24[12] 18 August 2000 2-1 Loveinian(31), Veysi(40) Ostovari(21) 22 Bahman Stadium Azadegan League
25 21 January 2001 0-4 - Petrossian(21), Sahebi(73,92), Ostovari(93) 22 Bahman Stadium Azadegan League
26 1 February 2002 2-0 Bezik (38), Stepanyan (45) Fooladshahr IPL 1st
27 19 May 2002 2-0 Sartipi (41), Karimi (90) Naghsh-e-Jahan IPL 1st
28 27 December 2002 1-0 Karimi (2) Fooladshahr IPL 2nd
29 11 May 2003 4-0 Bezik (17,72), Karimi (42), Navidkia (50) - Naghsh-e-Jahan IPL 2nd
30[13] 30 June 2003 1(3)-1(4) Seyed-Salehi (90) Shafiei (42) Naghsh-e-Jahan Hazfi Cup
31 13 September 2003 1-3 Bayat (31) Omidian (3), Rajabzadeh (51), Vaziri (70) Fooladshahr IPL 3rd
32 6 January 2004 2-1 Navidkia (45), Bezik (83) Rajabzadeh (25) Naghsh-e-Jahan IPL 3rd
33[14] 27 June 2004 1(5)-1(3) Khatibi Ezukam Naghsh-e-Jahan Hazfi Cup
34 19 November 2004 0-1 - Aghily (72)(OG) Naghsh-e-Jahan IPL 4th
35 10 April 2005 1-1 Khatibi (6) Fatemi (53) Fooladshahr IPL 4th
36[15] 22 September 2005 0-2 Farhadi (16), Sajedi (90+4) Fooladshahr IPL 5th
37[16] 19 January 2006 2-0 Khatibi (53), Navidkia (90+4) - Naghsh-e-Jahan IPL 5th
38[17] 17 October 2006 2-0 Bengar (20), Aghily (60) Fooladshahr IPL 6th
39[18] 28 February 2007 1-2 Nouri (42) Rajabzadeh (12), Amraei (75) Fooladshahr IPL 6th
40[19] 16 December 2007 0-1 Bengar (16)(OG) Fooladshahr IPL 7th
41[20] 5 March 2008 2-2 Mohammed (76), Hajsafi(86) Khalatbari (3), Mosalman(61) Fooladshahr IPL 7th
42[21] 18 September 2008 1-2 Hajsafi (33) Mosalman (11), Castro (71) Fooladshahr IPL 8th
43[22] 31 January 2009 1-2 Armando Sá (35) Castro*2 (5,37) Fooladshahr IPL 8th
44[23] 6 November 2009 0-0 Fooladshahr IPL 9th
45[24] 17 February 2010 0-1 Hosseini (70) Fooladshahar IPL 9th
46[25] 18 August 2010 0-1 Khalatbari (27) Fooladshahar IPL 10th
47[26] 13 February 2011 2-0 Aghily(36), Janjuš(55) Fooladshahar IPL 10th
48[26] 9 December 2011 1-1 Januário (53) Ghazi (39) Fooladshahar IPL 11th
49[26] 6 May 2012 0-0 Fooladshahar IPL 11th
50[26] 6 August 2012 4-0 Ta'mini(17), Đalović(48), Navidkia(51), Jamshidian(89) Fooladshahar IPL 12th
51 13 January 2013 4-3 Sukaj(6)(14), Ebrahimi(32), Navidkia(77) Rajabzadeh(28)(56), Pahlavan(76) Fooladshahar IPL 12th
52 27 September 2013 1-0 Ebrahimi (24) Fooladshahar IPL 13th
53 7 February 2014 1-0 Karimi (64) Fooladshahar IPL 13th
54 29 August 2014 1-1 Sharifi (56) Mosalman (60) Fooladshahar IPL 14th
55 20 February 2015 1-1 Khalatbari (24) Imani (37) Fooladshahar IPL 14th
56 7 August 2015 1-0 Karimi (73) Fooladshahar IPL 15th
57 24 November 2015 2(1)-2(4) Ghafouri (52,113) Tabrizi (2) Hosseini (110) Fooladshahar Hazfi Cup
58 2 January 2016 1-1 Khalatbari (41) Pahlavan (14) Fooladshahar IPL 15th
59 16 October 2016 0-2 Tabrizi (13)(68) Fooladshahar IPL 16th
60 5 March 2017 2-1 Djeparov (9), Hassanzadeh (26, P) Bengtson (87, P) Naghsh-e Jahan IPL 16th
61 17 August 2017 2-0 Ansari (72), Alimohammadi (94) Fooladshahar IPL 17th
62 12 January 2018 1-2 Ansari (93, P) Fakhreddini (11) Tabrizi (88) Naghsh-e Jahan IPL 17th
63 17 August 2018 2-1 Mohammadi (25) Pourghaz (27) Hosseini (71) Fooladshahar IPL 18th
64 26 March 2019 1-1 Shahbazzadeh (34) Motahari (85) Naghsh-e Jahan IPL 18th

Summary of resultsEdit

Total matchesEdit

Teams Matches Wins Draws Loses Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
Sepahan 63 23 23 18 73 60 +13
Zob Ahan 64 18 23 23 60 73 –13

TrophiesEdit

Team Domestic International Grand Total
Iranian Leagues Hazfi Cup Super Cup Domestic Total Champions League
Sepahan 5 4 0 9 0 9
Zob Ahan 0 4 1 5 0 5

Top goal scorersEdit

 
Mehdi Rajabzadeh, one of top goalscorers of rivalry
 
Moharram Navidkia, another top goalscorer of rivalry
Position Player Club Goals
1   Mehdi Rajabzadeh Zob Ahan 5
  Moharram Navidkia Sepahan
3   Edmond Bezik Sepahan 4
  Rasoul Khatibi 1 Sepahan / Zob Ahan
  Mohammad Reza Khalatbari 2 Zob Ahan / Sepahan
  Morteza Tabrizi Zob Ahan
7   Abbas Simakani Zob Ahan 3
  Reza Sahebi Zob Ahan
  Levon Stepanyan Sepahan
  Mahmoud Karimi Sepahan
  Igor Castro Zob Ahan
  Mohsen Mosalman Zob Ahan

1 Khatibi scored 3 goals as the Sepahan player and 1 goal as the Zob Ahan player.
2 Khalatbari scored 2 goals as the Zob Ahan player and 2 goals as the Sepahan player.

Notable Derby PlayersEdit

Name Club Goals Years
  Mehdi Rajabzadeh Zob Ahan 5 2010-11 2012-
  Moharram Navidkia Sepahan 5 1998-04, 2006-16
  Edmond Bezik Sepahan 4 2001-06
  Morteza Tabrizi Zob Ahan 4 2013-18
  Mohammad Reza Khalatbari Zob Ahan, Sepahan 4 2006-11, 2012–13, 2014-16
  Rasoul Khatibi Sepahan, Zob Ahan 4 2003-06, 2009
  Mohsen Mosalman Zob Ahan 3 2007-2015
  Abbas Simakani Zob Ahan 3 1990-?
  Igor Castro Zob Ahan 3 2008-12
  Levon Stepanyan Sepahan 3 1996-01, 2002–05
  Mahmoud Karimi Sepahan 3 1998-09
  Reza Sahebi Zob Ahan 3 1997-2003
  Vouria Ghafouri Sepahan 2 2014-16
  Omid Ebrahimi Sepahan 2 2010-2014
  Hadi Aghily Sepahan 2 2004-11, 2013-16
  Ehsan Hajsafi Sepahan 2 2006-2015
  Reza Ostovari Zob Ahan 2 2000-?
  Davoud Dehghani Sepahan 2 1998-?
  Ehsan Pahlevan Zob Ahan 2 2013-
  Sasan Ansari Sepahan 2 2017-
  Mohammad Reza Hosseini Zob Ahan 2 2015-

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Browsing Sports Category - Rooz Video". www.lastkick.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ User, Super. "محمد برزمهری". takhtejamshidcup.com.
  3. ^ User, Super. "ذوب آهن اصفهان". takhtejamshidcup.com.
  4. ^ a b c d http://www.mehrpress.com/athletic-news/48212-1.html
  5. ^ http://www.ettelaat.com/etbarchive/1997/04/21/P4.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.ettelaat.com/etbarchive/1997/08/01/P4.pdf
  7. ^ "Iran 1998/99". www.rsssf.com.
  8. ^ http://www.ettelaat.com/etbarchive/1998/09/21/P4.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.ettelaat.com/etbarchive/1999/02/01/P4.pdf
  10. ^ "Iran 1999/2000". www.rsssf.com.
  11. ^ http://www.ettelaat.com/etbarchive/1999/08/23/P4.pdf
  12. ^ "Iran 2000/01". www.rsssf.com.
  13. ^ http://www.jamejamonline.ir/newstext.aspx?newsnum=100004193491
  14. ^ "Iran 2003/04". www.rsssf.com.
  15. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website05-06/Week04/ZOB_SEP_04.htm
  16. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website05-06/Week19/SEP_ZOB_19.htm
  17. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website06-07/Week06/SEP_ZOB_06.htm
  18. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website06-07/Week21/ZOB_SEP_21.htm
  19. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website07-08/Week07/ZOB_SEP_7.htm
  20. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website07-08/Week24/SEP_ZOB_24.htm
  21. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website08-09/Week07/ZOB_SEP_07.htm
  22. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website08-09/Week24/SEP_ZOB_24.htm
  23. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website09-10/Week10/ZOB_SEP_10.htm
  24. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/website09-10/Week27/SEP_ZOB_27.htm
  25. ^ http://www.iplstats.com/Week05/ZOB_SEP_05.htm[permanent dead link]
  26. ^ a b c d http://www.iplstats.com/Week22/SEP_ZOB_22.htm

External linksEdit