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The rivalry between Esteghlal and Tractor Sazi is a footballing rivalry played between Iranian clubs Esteghlal and Tractor Sazi.

Esteghlal-Tractor rivalry
LocaleIran Tehran, Iran
Iran Tabriz, Iran
TeamsEsteghlal Football Club
Tractor Sazi Football Club
First meetingTractor Sazi 1–0 Taj (Esteghlal)
(April 14, 1975)
Latest meetingTractor Sazi 1–0 Esteghlal
(February 15, 2019)
Next meetingTBA
Statistics
Meetings total41 matches
Most winsEsteghlal (17)
Top scorerFarhad Majidi (8)
Largest victoryEsteghlal 5–1 Tractor Sazi
1997–98 Azadegan League
(4 August 1998 (1998-08-04))
2000–01 Azadegan League
(15 February 2001 (2001-02-15))

Contents

HistoryEdit

Tractor return to first tier and Navad TV showEdit

This rivalry started in 2009 when Tractor Sazi returned to first tier of Iranian football league after 8 years and their fans had passion about this event. for the first time a club except Esteghlal and Persepolis had too much fans in many of Iran's stadiums including Azadi, Esteghlal and Persepolis home ground. Their passion was so great that the Navad TV show arranged a vote quiz about the hottest fans in Iran and Tractor Sazi became first. Their coach Faraz Kamalvand declared on that program "Our fans are most popular fans in Iran too." This caused on other night Navad program arranged a vote quiz about the most popular fans in Iran and Tractor Sazi became third after Persepolis and Esteghlal. their fans didn't accept this result and protested and also looked Esteghlal and Persepolis as a Rival. On the other hand, with Tractor getting stronger, the rivalry between them and Tehran giants became more intense and Tractor won many times in Azadi stadium, especially against Esteghlal. In the years after that this rivalry was a bit overwhelmed by violence from both fans.

All resultsEdit

No. Date Esteghlal vs Tractor Sazi Esteghlal's goal Tractor's goal Venue Competition Comments
1 1975–Apr-14 0–1 Hossein Nourmohammadzadeh (10) Tabriz Takht Jamshid Cup 3rd
2 1975–76 2–0 ?–? Tehran Takht Jamshid Cup 3rd
3 1977–78 1–0 Hadi Naraghi (17) Tabriz Takht Jamshid Cup 5th
4 1977–78 0–0 Tehran Takht Jamshid Cup 5th
5 1991–92 2–1 Majid Namjoo Motlagh – Samad Marfavi Gholam Hossein Dinmohammadi Tehran Azadegan Cup 1st
6 1991–92 0–0 Tabriz Azadegan Cup 1st
7 1992–93 0–0 Tehran Azadegan Cup 2nd
8 1992–93 2–2 Kamyar Kardar – Abbas Sarkhab Karim Ghasemi – Javad Shalchi Tabriz Azadegan Cup 2nd
9 1996–97 1–2 Samad Marfavi Esmaeil Halali – Mohammad Taghi Takht Kiani Tabriz Azadegan League 6th
10 1996–97 1–0 Mehdi Pashazadeh Tehran Azadegan League 6th
11 1997–Dec-21 0–0 Tabriz Azadegan League 7th
12 1998–Aug-04 5–1 Alireza Akbarpour "4" – Fred Malekian Ali Baghmisheh Tehran Azadegan League 7th
13 1998–Oct-16 4–1 Alireza Akbarpour (9) – Dariush Yazdani (35) – Alireza Mansourian (86) – Atila Hejazi (90) Kourosh Barmak (13) Tabriz Azadegan League 8th
14 1999–May-13 3–2 Sirous Dinmohammadi (5)p – Farhad Majidi (8) – Seyed Ali Mousavi (34) Kourosh Barmak (44)p – Davoud Rostami (60) Tehran Azadegan League 8th
15 1999–Aug-13 3–1 Mohammad Navazi (25)p – Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht (32) – Farhad Majidi (50) Davoud Rostami (8) Tabriz Azadegan League 9th
16 2000–Jan-24 1–1 Behzad Dadashzadeh (50) Ali Zarei (30) Tehran Azadegan League 9th
17 2000–Aug-10 3–1 Farhad Majidi (52)(61)(90) Ahmad Feyz-Karimloo (75) Tabriz Azadegan League 10th
18 2001–Feb-15 5–1 Ali Samereh (5)(90) – Farzad Majidi (45) – Mojahed Khaziravi (50) – Ahmad Momenzadeh (78) Aranik Marcussian (80) Tehran Azadegan League 10th
19 2001–02 4–0 Mohammad Navazi (p) – Sirous Dinmohammadi – Yadollah Akbari – Farzad Majidi Tehran IPL 1st
20 2001–02 1–0 Faraz Fatemi Tabriz IPL 1st
21 2009–Sep-13 1–1 Farhad Majidi (25) Mohammad Ebrahimi (80) Tabriz IPL 9th
22 2010–Jan-15 2–2 Farhad Majidi (45) – Hanif Omranzadeh (70) Mehrdad Pouladi (32) – Mostafa Ekrami (50) Tehran IPL 9th
23 2010–Oct-24 1–1 Milad Meydavoudi (45) Karrar Jassim (52) Tabriz IPL 10th
24 2011–Apr-10 1–2 Seyed Mehdi Seyed-Salehi (34) Mohammad Nosrati (8) – Karrar Jassim (86) Tehran IPL 10th
25 2011–Sep-09 2–3 Farhad Majidi (19) – Mojtaba Jabbari (67) Seyed Mohsen Hosseini (42) – Ahmad Alenemeh (45+2) – Flávio Paixão (84) Tehran IPL 11th
26 2012–Jan-29 2–0 Mojtaba Jabbari (43)p (90+4)p Tabriz IPL 11th
27 2012–Oct-20 0–2 Flávio Paixão (39) – Milad Fakhreddini (90+1) Tabriz IPL 12th
28 2013–Mar-08 1–0 Javad Nekounam (31) Tehran IPL 12th
29 2013–Nov-08 1–1 Arash Borhani (2) Saeid Daghighi (66) Tabriz IPL 13th
30 2014–Apr-11 1–3 Hanif Omranzadeh (43) Farshad Ahmadzadeh (30) – Mohammad Nosrati (52) – Karim Ansarifard (74)p Tehran IPL 13th
31 2014–Sep-05 2–2 Arash Borhani (62) – Amir Hossein Sadeghi (90+5) Shahin Saghebi (75) – Édinho (86) Tabriz IPL 14th
32 2015–May-10 1–4 Omid Ebrahimi (30) Saman Nariman Jahan (8)(56)(87) – Édinho (45) Tehran IPL 14th
33 2015–Dec-13 0–0 Tabriz IPL 15th
34 2015–Dec-22 2–1 Sajjad Shahbazzadeh (29)(52) Augusto César (49) Tabriz Hazfi Cup
35 2016-May-08 2–3 Amin Hajmohammadi (14) – Sajjad Shahbazzadeh (47) Augusto César (21) – Soroush Rafiei (42) – Aloys Nong (79) Tehran IPL 15th
36 2016–Dec-09 1–2 Kaveh Rezaei (7) Farzad Hatami (56)(68) Tehran IPL 16th
37 2017-Apr-20 0–1 Mohammad Ebrahimi (87) Tabriz IPL 16th
38 2017–Aug-11 1–0 Server Djeparov (42) Tehran IPL 17th
39 2018–Jan-05 0–0 Tabriz IPL 17th
40 2018–Aug-10 3–0 Ali Abdollahzadeh (13)o.g. – Morteza Tabrizi (28) – Farshid Esmaeili (51) Tehran IPL 18th
41 2019–Feb-15 0–1 Ashkan Dejagah (52) Tabriz IPL 18th

Summary of resultsEdit

Apps Esteghlal wins Draws Tractor Sazi wins
League (before IPL) 18 10 6 2
IPL 22 6 7 9
Hazfi Cup 1 1 0 0
Total 41 17 13 11
Position Teams Matches Wins Draws Loses Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
1 Esteghlal 41 17 13 11 62 43 +19
2 Tractor Sazi 41 11 13 17 43 62 –19

TrophiesEdit

Team Domestic International Grand Total
Iranian Leagues Hazfi Cup Super Cup Domestic Total Asian Club Championship
Esteghlal 8 7 0 15 2 17
Tractor Sazi 0 1 0 1 0 1

Top goal scorersEdit

 
Farhad Majidi, top goalscorer of rivalry with 8 goals
 
Saman Nariman Jahan, Tractor's highest scorer of rivalry
Position Player Club Goals
1   Farhad Majidi Esteghlal 8
2   Alireza Akbarpour Esteghlal 5
3   Mojtaba Jabbari Esteghlal 3
  Saman Nariman Jahan Tractor Sazi
  Sajjad Shahbazzadeh Esteghlal

Most successful coachesEdit

Rank Head coach Club Matches Win Draw Lost Winning rate
1   Mansour Pourheidari Esteghlal 7 5 1 1 71%
2   Amir Ghalenoei 1 Tractor Sazi / Esteghlal 13 5 3 5 38%
3   Nasser Hejazi Esteghlal 4 3 1 0 75%
4   Toni Tractor Sazi 4 3 0 1 75%

1 Ghalenoei obtained 4 wins as the coach of Tractor Sazi and 1 win as the coach of Esteghlal.

See alsoEdit