Iranian Hazfi Cup

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Hazfi Cup (Jām-e Hazfi (means knockout cup)) is the Iranian football knockout cup competition, run by the Iranian Football Federation.

Hazfi Cup
Hazfi Cup logo.svg
Founded1975; 47 years ago (1975)
Region Iran
Number of teams100
Current championsNassaji Mazandaran (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Esteghal (7 titles)
Television broadcasters
2021–22 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 revive of the league system, the champion of Iranian league qualified for Asian Club Championship and the winner of Hazfi Cup ran for Asian Cup Winners' Cup. However, the Asian Cup Winners' Cup merged with the Asian Champions Cup in 2002-03 to form the AFC Champions League and Iran had been initially given two (and later four) slots in this competitions. The IRIFF 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]

The competition was founded in 1975 as Pahlavi Cup but after revolution continued as Hazfi Cup. Esteghal is the most successful club with seven titles.[3]

FormatEdit

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).[4]

FinalsEdit

 
The Trophy from 2011 to 2015
 
The Trophy from 2016 to present

The champions are shown in Bold.[5]

Season Location Home Away Score
1976 Amjadieh, Tehran Malavan Tractor 4–1
1977–78 Amjadieh, Tehran Taj Homa 2–0
1978–79 Not Held
1979–80
1980–81
1981–82
1982–83
1983–84
1984–85
1985–86
1986 Shiroudi, Tehran Malavan Kheybar Khoramabad 2–0
1987 Azadi, Tehran Malavan Persepolis 0–1
Azadi, Tehran Persepolis Malavan 0–0
Persepolis won 1 – 0 on aggregate
1988–89 Takhti, Anzali Malavan Shahin Ahvaz 3–1
Takhti, Ahvaz Shahin Ahvaz Malavan 4–0
Shahin Ahvaz won 5 – 3 on aggregate
1989–90 Not Held
1990–91 Azadi, Tehran Esteghlal Malavan 1–1 (a.e.t.) (5–6 pen.)
1991–92 Azadi, Tehran Persepolis Malavan 2–1
1992–93 Not Held
1993–94 Azadi, Tehran Saipa Jonoob Ahvaz 0–0
Takhti, Ahvaz Jonoob Ahvaz Saipa 1–1
Saipa won 1 – 1 on aggregate on away goal
1994–95 Takhti, Tabriz Tractor Bahman 1–0
Ekbatan, Tehran Bahman Tractor 2–0
Bahman won 2 – 1 on aggregate
1995–96 Hafezieh, Shiraz Bargh Shiraz Esteghlal 1–3
Azadi, Tehran Esteghlal Bargh Shiraz 2–0
Esteghlal won 5 – 1 on aggregate
1996–97 Azadi, Tehran Bargh Shiraz Bahman 3–3 (a.e.t.) (3–0 pen.)
1997–98 Not Held
1998–99 Azadi, Tehran Persepolis Esteghlal 2–1
1999–00 Azadi, Tehran Esteghlal Bahman 3–1
2000–01 Foolad Shahr, Isfahan Zob Ahan Fajr Sepasi 0–1
Hafezieh, Shiraz Fajr Sepasi Zob Ahan 2–1
Fajr Sepasi won 3 – 1 on aggregate
2001–02 Hafezieh, Shiraz Fajr Sepasi Esteghlal 1–2
Takhti, Tehran Esteghlal Fajr Sepasi 2–2
Esteghlal won 4 – 3 on aggregate
2002–03 Foolad Shahr, Isfahan Zob Ahan Fajr Sepasi 2–2
Hafezieh, Shiraz Fajr Sepasi Zob Ahan 2–2
Zob Ahan won 6 – 5 on penalties
2003–04 Naghsh-e-Jahan, Isfahan Sepahan Esteghlal 3–2
Azadi, Tehran Esteghlal Sepahan 0–2
Sepahan won 5 – 2 on aggregate
2004–05 Derakhshan, Robat Karim Saba Battery Aboomoslem 1–1
Samen Al-Aeme, Mashhad Aboomoslem Saba Battery 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Saba Battery won 4 – 2 on penalties
2005–06 Azadi, Tehran Persepolis Sepahan 1–1
Naghsh-e-Jahan, Isfahan Sepahan Persepolis 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Sepahan won 4 – 2 on penalties
2006–07 Derakhshan, Robat Karim Saba Battery Sepahan 0–1
Naghsh-e-Jahan, Isfahan Sepahan Saba Battery 3–0
Sepahan won 4 – 0 on aggregate
2007–08 Sardar Jangal, Rasht Pegah Esteghlal 1–0
Azadi, Tehran Esteghlal Pegah 3–0 (a.e.t.)
Esteghlal won 3 – 1 on aggregate
2008–09 Ekbatan, Tehran Rah Ahan Zob Ahan 1–0
Foolad Shahr, Isfahan Zob Ahan Rah Ahan 5–1
Zob Ahan won 5 – 2 on aggregate
2009–10 Yadegar-e Emam, Tabriz Gostaresh Foolad Persepolis 0–1
Azadi, Tehran Persepolis Gostaresh Foolad 3–1
Persepolis won 4 – 1 on aggregate
2010–11 Azadi, Tehran Persepolis Malavan 4–2
Takhti, Anzali Malavan Persepolis 1–0
Persepolis won 4 – 3 on aggregate
2011–12 Hafezieh, Shiraz Esteghlal Shahin Bushehr 0–0 (a.e.t.) (4–1 pen.)
2012–13 Azadi, Tehran Persepolis Sepahan 2–2 (a.e.t.) (2–4 pen.)
2013–14 Bahonar, Kerman Mes Kerman Tractor 0–1
2014–15 Takhti, Tehran Naft Tehran Zob Ahan 1–3
2015–16 Arvandan, Khorramshahr Esteghlal Zob Ahan 1–1 (a.e.t.) (4–5 pen.)
2016–17 Arvandan, Khorramshahr Naft Tehran Tractor 1–0
2017–18 Arvandan, Khorramshahr Esteghlal Khooneh be Khooneh 1–0
2018–19 Foolad Arena, Ahvaz Damash Gilan Persepolis 0–1
2019–20 Imam Reza, Mashhad Esteghlal Tractor 2–3
2020–21 Naghsh-e Jahan, Isfahan Foolad Esteghlal 0–0 (a.e.t.) (4–2 pen.)
2021–22 Azadi, Tehran Nassaji Mazandaran Aluminium Arak 1–0

Performance by finalistsEdit

# Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
1 Esteghal 7 6 1977, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2018 1991, 1999, 2004, 2016, 2020, 2021
2 Persepolis 6 2 1988, 1992, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2019 2006, 2013
3 Zob Ahan 4 1 2003, 2009, 2015, 2016 2001
4 Sepahan 4 2004, 2006, 2007, 2013
5 Malavan 3 4 1976, 1987, 1991 1988, 1989, 1992, 2011
6 Tractor 2 3 2014, 2020 1976, 1995, 2017
7 Bahman Karaj 1 2 1995 1997, 2000
= Fajr Sepasi 1 2 2001 2002, 2003
9 Bargh Shiraz 1 1 1997 1996
= Saba Battery 1 1 2005 2007
= Naft Tehran 1 1 2017 2015
12 Shahin Ahvaz 1 1989
= Saipa 1 1994
= Foolad 1 2021
= Nassaji Mazandaran 1 2022
16 Damash Gilan/Pegah Gilan 2 2008, 2019
17 Homa 1 1977
= Kheibar Khorramabad 1 1987
= Jonoob Ahvaz 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
  • Damash Gilan was formerly named Pegah Gilan in the Hazfi Cup.

StatisticsEdit

Winners by ProvinceEdit

Province Winners Clubs
Tehran
17
Esteghal (7), Persepolis (6), Saba Battery (1), Naft Tehran (1), Saipa (1), Bahman Karaj[a] (1)
Isfahan
8
Zob Ahan (4), Sepahan (4)
Gilan
3
Malavan (3)
East Azerbaijan
2
Tractor (2)
Fars
2
Fajr Sepasi (1), Bargh Shiraz (1)
Khuzestan
2
Shahin Ahvaz (1), Foolad (1)
Mazandaran
1
Nassaji Mazandaran (1)

Winners by CityEdit

City Winners Clubs
Tehran
16
Esteghal (7), Persepolis (6), Saba Battery (1), Naft Tehran (1), Saipa (1)
Isfahan
8
Zob Ahan (4), Sepahan (4)
Bandar-e Anzali
3
Malavan (3)
Tabriz
2
Tractor (2)
Shiraz
2
Fajr Sepasi (1), Bargh Shiraz (1)
Ahvaz
2
Shahin Ahvaz (1), Foolad (1)
Karaj
1
Bahman Karaj (1)
Qaemshahr
1
Nassaji Mazandaran (1)

Winning managersEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Before the formation of Alborz province in 2010, Karaj was one of the cities of Tehran province; Therefore, Bahman Karaj team was one of the representatives of Tehran province during the championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "تاریخچه کامل و نتایج همه فينال‌های جام حذفی" [History of Hazfi Cup]. tabnak.com (in Persian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  2. ^ "درباره جام حذفی ایران" [about Iran Hazfi Cup]. hazfi-cup.com (in Persian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  3. ^ "لیست قهرمانان جام حذفی فوتبال ایران" [List of Hazfi Cup winners all times]. hazfi-cup.com (in Persian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  4. ^ "آیین نامه جام حذفی فوتبال ایران" [Regulation of Iran Hazfi Cup]. hazfi-cup.com (in Persian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  5. ^ Niqui, Milad; Zarei, Asghar (10 February 2022). "Iran - List of Cup Finals". RSSSF.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b "رده بندی جام حذفی ایران" [Iran Hazfi Cup ranking]. hazfi-cup.com (in Persian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  7. ^ "شهرهای صاحب قهرمانی در جام حذفی هفت تایی می شوند" [cities those won Hazfi Cup]. tarafdari.com (in Persian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.

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