F.C. Rayka Babol

Rayka Babol Football Club (Persian: باشگاه فوتبال رایکا بابل‎, Bashgah-e Futbal-e Raika Babal) is an Iranian football club based in Babol, Iran.[1][2]

Rayka Babol
رایکا بابل
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Full nameFootball Club Rayka Babol
Nickname(s)Rikahay Babol (Boys of Babol)
Founded1 January 2011, Renamed: 2 August 2019
GroundHaft-e Tir Stadium
Capacity10,000
OwnerPeyman Moniri
Ali Akbar Jafarnezhad
ChairmanAkbar Parhizkar
ManagerPirouz Ghorbani
LeagueAzadegan League
2019–20Azadegan League, 13th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

In 2012, Mazani chain store company from Babol, Khooneh Be Khooneh bought Bahman's certificate to take part in 3rd Division Football League. Previously, Khooneh Be Khooneh had successful experiences with their team in wrestling. With Farshad Pious as their manager they got their first promotion in their first season.[3]

After appointing Hamid Derakhshan midway through the season as manager in their first season at second tier of Iranian football, the team went on a disastrous run and missed out on promotion. However at the end of the season, Alireza Marzban the coach of Azadegan League champions Paykan announced he had taken over as manager.[4] In 2016–17 season following high hopes with Marzban as the coach, after suffering from some weak results, specially their 3-0 defeat against their rival Baadraan, club and manager decided to take separate ways from about middle of the season. Then Levon Stepanyan and Alireza Emamifar took over and co-managed the team against Pars Jonoubi Jam and Sepidrood as caretakers.[5] After a little while Nader Dastneshan managed the team for the rest of the season and failed to promote to upper division.[6]

In 2017-18, they've chosen former Team Melli's captain and assistant manager Javad Nekounam as their manager. Being under Carlos Queiroz for few months, Nekounam started his first season as manager with brilliant vision and strong ideas. He got great results with the team in the league and led them through Hazfi Cup's semi-final.[7][8] Just after losing the first game of his season with Khooneh Be Khooneh, he resigned from his position and soon after losing his second game of the season he left the club. He later signed by other Mazani club Nassaji and later led them into Persian Gulf Pro League after 24 years.[9][10] Later club replaced Nekounam with Croatian coach Dragan Skočić. Although Skočić got great results with the team and even went on unbeaten streak for 11 games and also led the team through Hazfi Cup's final, he failed to promote the team in the last week because of goal difference head to head with Nassaji in the table after Nassaji crushed Rah Ahan 6-0 in Tehran.[11][12]

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Runners-up (1): 2017–18

Season-by-SeasonEdit

The table below shows the achievements of the club in various competitions.

Season League Position Hazfi Cup Notes
2013–14 3rd Division 2nd Fourth Round Promote
2014–15 2nd Division 4th Fourth Round
2015–16 Azadegan League 6th Didn't enter
2016–17 Azadegan League 6th Third Round
2017–18 Azadegan League 3rd Runners-up
2018–19 Azadegan League 12th Third Round
2019–20 Azadegan League 13th Didn't enter
2020–21 Azadegan League
Notes

First-team squadEdit

As of December 17, 2020[13]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   IRN Saeed Ebrahimpoor
4 DF   IRN Javad Shafiei
3 DF   IRN Shahin Abbasian
13 FW   IRN Mehrdad Ghaseminezhad
7 MF   IRN Saeed Heydari
9 MF   IRN Hossein Rasuli
6 MF   IRN Amin Rezaei
22 GK   IRN Abolfazl Darbishvand
78 FW   IRN Hoomaan Asadi
No. Pos. Nation Player
77 DF   IRN Reza Nabizadeh
17 FW   IRN Mohammad Shadkam
11 FW   IRN Ali Khosronezhad
8 DF   IRN Hadi Kheyri
12 GK   IRN Sohrab Polgardani
67 MF   IRN Sayad Kokabi
70 DF   IRN Amir Hossein Nadem
10 MF   IRN Mohammad Razipoor
97 FW   IRN Meysam Karimi

Current managerial staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Pirouz Ghorbani
Assistant coach   Ali Ashourizad
Assistant coach   Mehran Barzegar
Fitness coach
Goalkeeper coach   Hamid Sajjadi
Team manager   Ebrahim Mahmoudi

Managerial historyEdit

As of 2 May 2018.

 
Seasons Manager Nationality
2012–2013 Mohammad Ghorbanian  
2013–2014 Farshad Pious  
2014 Morteza Kermani Moghaddam *  
2014–2015 Farhad Kazemi  
2015–2016 Akbar Misaghian  
2016 Hamid Derakhshan  
2016 Hossein Rahmani *  
2016–2017 Alireza Marzban   
2017 Levon Stepanyan *
Alireza Emamifar *
 
 
2017 Nader Dastneshan  
 
Seasons Manager Nationality
2017 Hossein Rahmani *  
2017–2018 Javad Nekounam  
2018 Dragan Skočić  
2018 Ali Nazarmohammadi  
2018–2019 Akbar Misaghian  
2019 Mehran Najafi  
2019 Hossein Mesgar Saravi  
2019 Hadi Shakouri  
2019 Ali Nazarmohammadi  
2019–2020 Rahman Rezaei  
2020 Ali Nazarmohammadi  
2020–2021 Nader Dastneshan  
2021– Pirouz Ghorbani  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://fckhoonehbekhooneh.com/?p=894
  2. ^ http://tabarinews.ir/index.php/athletic/item/1089
  3. ^ صعود خونه‌به‌خونه بابل به لیگ دسته دوم فوتبال
  4. ^ علیرضا مرزبان سرمربی خونه به خونه مازندران شد
  5. ^ رسمی؛ قطع همکاری خونه به خونه با علیرضا مرزبان/ دو دستیار سرمربی موقت شدند
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ نکونام سرمربی خونه به خونه شد
  8. ^ نکونام! چقدر شبیه کی‌روش هستی؟
  9. ^ جواد نکونام از خونه به خونه جدا شد
  10. ^ نساجی پس از 26 سال لیگ برتری شد
  11. ^ اسکوچیچ، بازنده بزرگ روز آخر لیگ یک
  12. ^ اسکوچیچ سرمربی خونه به خونه شد
  13. ^ "اسامی بازیکنان جدید". Archived from the original on 2015-08-04. Retrieved 2015-08-03.