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

Esteghlal-Tractor rivalry
LocaleIran Tehran, Iran
Iran Tabriz, Iran
TeamsEsteghlal Football Club
Tractor Sport Club
First meetingTractor Sazi 1–0 Taj (Esteghlal)
(April 14, 1975)
Latest meetingTractor 1–0 Esteghlal
(February 15, 2019)
Next meetingTBA
Statistics
Meetings total41 matches
Most winsEsteghlal (17)
Top scorerFarhad Majidi (8)
Largest victoryEsteghlal 5–1 Tractor
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 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 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 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.[1]

All resultsEdit

No. Date Esteghlal vs Tractor 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 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 41 11 13 17 43 62 –19

TrophiesEdit

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

Top goal scorersEdit

  • Players are Italic are still active in football playing.
 
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
  Sajjad Shahbazzadeh Esteghlal

Hat-tricksEdit

 
Alireza Akbarpour had the first ever hat-tricks of rivalry

A hat-trick is achieved when the same player scores three or more goals in one match. Listed in chronological order.

Sequence
Player No. of
goals
Time of goals Representing Final
score
Opponent Tournament
1.   Alireza Akbarpour 4 ?', ?', ?', ?' Esteghlal 5–1 Tractor 1997–98 Azadegan League
2.   Farhad Majidi 3 52', 61', 90' Esteghlal 3–1 Tractor 2000–01 Azadegan League
3.   Saman Nariman Jahan 3 8', 56', 87' Tractor 4–1 Esteghlal 2014–15 Persian Gulf Pro League

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 / Esteghlal 13 5 3 5 38%
3   Nasser Hejazi Esteghlal 4 3 1 0 75%
4   Toni Tractor 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Esteghlal and Tractor Sazi rivalry history". fardanews.com. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2019.