Iranian Hazfi Cup

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Hazfi Cup (Persian: جام حذفی, romanizedJām-e Hazfi, lit.'knockout cup') formerly known as Pahlavi Cup (Persian: جام پهلوی, romanizedJām-e Pahlavi) is an Iranian knockout football competition held annually by the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran.

Hazfi Cup
Organising bodyFootball Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI)
Founded1976; 48 years ago (1976) (as Pahlavi Cup)
Region Iran
Number of teams100
Qualifier forAFC Champions League Elite
Domestic cup(s)Iranian Super Cup
Current championsSepahan (5th title)
Most successful club(s)Esteghlal
Persepolis
(7 titles each)
Television broadcasters
2023–24 Hazfi Cup

The Iranian football league was not held during the 1980s, hence the winner of Hazfi Cup represented Iran in the Asian Club Championship. After the revival of the league system, the champion of Iranian league qualified for Asian Club Championship and the winner of Hazfi Cup for Asian Cup Winners' Cup. The Asian Cup Winners' Cup merged with the Asian Champions Cup in 2002–03 to form the AFC Champions League and Iran was initially given two (and later four) slots in this competitions. The FFIRI decided to award one of Iran's AFC Champions League spots to the winner of the Hazfi Cup, and since then, the winners of Hazfi Cup have always been allocated a spot in the AFC Champions League.[1][2] Since 2024 and with the rebranding of the Asian club competitions, the FFIRI decided to send the winner of the Hazfi cup to the AFC Champions League Elite Qualifying play-off.

The competition was founded in 1976 as Pahlavi Cup but after the revolution continued as Hazfi Cup. Esteghal and Persepolis are the most successful clubs with seven titles each.[3]

Format

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The rules for the final were exactly the same as the one for the previous knockout rounds. The tie was contested over two legs with away goals deciding the winner if the two teams were level on goals after the second leg. If the teams could still not be separated at that stage, then extra time would have been played with a penalty shootout (taking place if the teams were still level after that). Since the 2011–12 season, the final is always held as a single match.[4]

Finals

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The Trophy from 2011 to 2015
 
The Trophy from 2016 to present
Key
  Qualified to the AFC Champions League Elite, and predecessor competitions.
  Qualified to the Asian Cup Winners' Cup.
Year Winners Scores Runners-up Venue
1976 Malavan (1) 4–1 Tractor Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran
1977–78 Taj (1) 2–0 Homa Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran
1979–1985 Not held due to Iranian Revolution and Iran–Iraq War
1986 Malavan (2) 2–0 Kheybar Shahid Shiroudi Stadium, Tehran
1987 Persepolis (1) 1–0 Malavan Azadi Stadium, Tehran
0–0 Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Persepolis won 1–0 on aggregate
1988–89 Shahin Ahvaz (1) 1–3 Malavan Takhti Stadium, Bandar-e Anzali
4–0 Takhti Stadium, Ahvaz
Shahin Ahvaz won 5–3 on aggregate
1989–90 Not held
1990–91 Malavan (3) 1–1 (a.e.t.) (6–5 pen.) Esteghlal Azadi Stadium, Tehran
1991–92 Persepolis (2) 2–1 Malavan Azadi Stadium, Tehran
1992–93 Not held
1993–94 Saipa (1) 0–0 Jonoob Azadi Stadium, Tehran
1–1 Takhti Stadium, Ahvaz
Saipa won 1–1 on aggregate on away goal
1994–95 Bahman (1) 0–1 Tractor Takhti Stadium, Tabriz
2–0 Ekbatan Stadium, Tehran
Bahman won 2–1 on aggregate
1995–96 Esteghlal (2)[a] 3–1 Bargh Hafezieh Stadium, Shiraz
2–0 Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Esteghlal won 5–1 on aggregate
1996–97 Bargh (1) 3–3 (a.e.t.) (3–0 pen.) Bahman Azadi Stadium, Tehran
1997–98 Not held
1998–99 Persepolis (3) 2–1 Esteghlal Azadi Stadium, Tehran
1999–00 Esteghlal (3) 3–1 Bahman Azadi Stadium, Tehran
2000–01 Fajr Sepasi (1) 1–0 Zob Ahan Foolad Shahr Stadium, Fuladshahr
2–1 Hafezieh Stadium, Shiraz
Fajr Sepasi won 3–1 on aggregate
2001–02 Esteghlal (4) 2–1 Fajr Sepasi Hafezieh Stadium, Shiraz
2–2 Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Esteghlal won 4–3 on aggregate
2002–03 Zob Ahan (1) 2–2 Fajr Sepasi Foolad Shahr Stadium, Fuladshahr
2–2 (6–5 pen.) Hafezieh Stadium, Shiraz
Zob Ahan won 4–4 on aggregate on Penalty shootout
2003–04 Sepahan (1) 3–2 Esteghlal Naghsh-e-Jahan Stadium, Isfahan
2–0 Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Sepahan won 5–2 on aggregate
2004–05 Saba Battery (1) 1–1 Aboomoslem Shahid Derakhshan Stadium, Robat Karim
1–1 (a.e.t.) (4–2 pen.) Samen Stadium, Mashhad
Saba Battery won 2–2 on aggregate on Penalty shootout
2005–06 Sepahan (2) 1–1 Persepolis Azadi Stadium, Tehran
1–1 (a.e.t.) (4–2 pen.) Naghsh-e-Jahan Stadium, Isfahan
Sepahan won 2–2 on aggregate on Penalty shootout
2006–07 Sepahan (3) 1–0 Saba Battery Shahid Derakhshan Stadium, Robat Karim
3–0 Naghsh-e-Jahan Stadium, Isfahan
Sepahan won 4–0 on aggregate
2007–08 Esteghlal (5) 0–1 Pegah Sardar Jangal Stadium, Rasht
3–0 Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Esteghlal won 3–1 on aggregate
2008–09 Zob Ahan (2) 0–1 Rah Ahan Ekbatan Stadium, Tehran
5–1 Foolad Shahr Stadium, Fuladshahr
Zob Ahan won 5–2 on aggregate
2009–10 Persepolis (4) 1–0 Gostaresh Foolad Yadegar-e Emam Stadium, Tabriz
3–1 Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Persepolis won 4–1 on aggregate
2010–11 Persepolis (5) 4–2 Malavan Azadi Stadium, Tehran
0–1 Takhti Stadium, Bandar-e Anzali
Persepolis won 4–3 on aggregate
2011–12 Esteghlal (6) 0–0 (a.e.t.) (4–1 pen.) Shahin Bushehr Hafezieh Stadium, Shiraz
2012–13 Sepahan (4) 2–2 (a.e.t.) (4–2 pen.) Persepolis Azadi Stadium, Tehran
2013–14 Tractor (1) 1–0 Mes Kerman Shahid Bahonar Stadium, Kerman
2014–15 Zob Ahan (3) 3–1 Naft Tehran Takhti Stadium, Tehran
2015–16 Zob Ahan (4) 1–1 (a.e.t.) (5–4 pen.) Esteghlal Arvandan Stadium, Khorramshahr
2016–17 Naft Tehran (1) 1–0 Tractor Arvandan Stadium, Khorramshahr
2017–18 Esteghlal (7) 1–0 Khooneh be Khooneh Arvandan Stadium, Khorramshahr
2018–19 Persepolis (6) 1–0 Damash Shohada-ye Foolad Stadium, Ahvaz
2019–20 Tractor (2) 3–2 Esteghlal Imam Reza Stadium, Mashhad
2020–21 Foolad (1) 0–0 (a.e.t.) (4–2 pen.) Esteghlal Naghsh-e Jahan Stadium, Isfahan
2021–22 Nassaji (1) 1–0 Aluminium Arak Azadi Stadium, Tehran
2022–23 Persepolis (7) 2–1 Esteghlal Azadi Stadium, Tehran
2023–24 Sepahan (5) 2–0 Mes Rafsanjan Azadi Stadium, Tehran

Performance by finalists

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# Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
1 Esteghal 7 7 1977, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2018 1991, 1999, 2004, 2016, 2020, 2021, 2023
2 Persepolis 7 2 1988, 1992, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2019, 2023 2006, 2013
3 Sepahan 5 2004, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2024
4 Zob Ahan 4 1 2003, 2009, 2015, 2016 2001
5 Malavan 3 4 1976, 1987, 1991 1988, 1989, 1992, 2011
6 Tractor 2 3 2014, 2020 1976, 1995, 2017
7 Bahman 1 2 1995 1997, 2000
Fajr Sepasi 1 2 2001 2002, 2003
9 Bargh 1 1 1997 1996
Saba[b] 1 1 2005 2007
Naft Tehran 1 1 2017 2015
12 Shahin Ahvaz 1 1989
Saipa 1 1994
Foolad 1 2021
Nassaji 1 2022
16 Damash[c] 2 2008, 2019
17 Homa 1 1977
Kheybar 1 1987
Jonoob 1 1994
Aboomoslem 1 2005
Rah Ahan 1 2009
Gostaresh Foolad 1 2010
Shahin Bushehr 1 2012
Mes Kerman 1 2014
Khooneh be Khooneh 1 2018
Aluminium Arak 1 2022
Mes Rafsanjan 1 2024

Statistics

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Winners by Province

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Province Winners Clubs
Tehran
18
Esteghal (7), Persepolis (7), Bahman[d] (1), Saba[e] (1), Naft Tehran (1), Saipa (1)
Isfahan
9
Sepahan (5), Zob Ahan (4)
Gilan
3
Malavan (3)
East Azerbaijan
2
Tractor (2)
Fars
2
Fajr Sepasi (1), Bargh (1)
Khuzestan
2
Shahin Ahvaz (1), Foolad (1)
Mazandaran
1
Nassaji (1)

Winners by City

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City Winners Clubs
Tehran
17
Esteghal (7), Persepolis (7), Saba[e] (1), Naft Tehran (1), Saipa (1)
Isfahan
9
Sepahan (5), Zob Ahan (4)
Bandar-e Anzali
3
Malavan (3)
Tabriz
2
Tractor (2)
Shiraz
2
Fajr Sepasi (1), Bargh (1)
Ahvaz
2
Shahin Ahvaz (1), Foolad (1)
Karaj
1
Bahman (1)
Qaemshahr
1
Nassaji (1)

Winning managers

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See also

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Notes

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  1. ^ Taj changed its name to Esteghlal in 1979.
  2. ^ Saba was formerly named Saba Battery in the Hazfi Cup.
  3. ^ Damash was formerly named Pegah in the Hazfi Cup.
  4. ^ Bahman held its home matches in Karaj. Before the formation of Alborz province in 2010, Karaj was one of the cities of Tehran province; Therefore, Bahman team was one of the representatives of Tehran province during the championship.
  5. ^ a b Saba Battery moved to Qom (Capital of Qom province) in 2008 and its name was changed to Saba. however Saba team was one of the representatives of Tehran city and province during the championship.

References

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  1. ^ "تاریخچه کامل و نتایج همه فينال‌های جام حذفی" [History of Hazfi Cup]. tabnak.com (in Persian). Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  2. ^ "درباره جام حذفی ایران" [about Iran Hazfi Cup]. hazfi-cup.com (in Persian). Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  3. ^ "لیست قهرمانان جام حذفی فوتبال ایران" [List of Hazfi Cup winners all times]. hazfi-cup.com (in Persian). Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  4. ^ "آیین نامه جام حذفی فوتبال ایران" [Regulation of Iran Hazfi Cup]. hazfi-cup.com (in Persian). Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b "رده بندی جام حذفی ایران" [Iran Hazfi Cup ranking]. hazfi-cup.com (in Persian). Archived from the original on 20 May 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  6. ^ "شهرهای صاحب قهرمانی در جام حذفی هفت تایی می شوند" [cities those won Hazfi Cup]. tarafdari.com (in Persian). Archived from the original on 12 February 2024. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
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