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Sanat Mes Kerman F.C.

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Mes Kerman Football Club (Persian: باشگاه فوتبال مس کرمان‎) is an Iranian football team based in Kerman, Iran. They were promoted to Iran's top league, the Iran Pro League, in the 2005–06 season. They won their only domestic double in 2006–2007 season with the help of Mohammad Fakori. They have been relegated at the 2013–14 season. The team is named after and sponsored by Kerman's copper industries.

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Full nameSanat Mes Kerman Football Club
Nickname(s)Narenjiha (The Oranges)
Founded2 March 1998; 21 years ago
GroundShahid Bahonar Stadium
OwnerNational Mes Company
ChairmanAmjad Massoudzadeh
Head CoachMojtaba Hosseini
LeagueAzadegan League
2018–19Azadegan League, 5th
WebsiteClub website

Mes Kerman F.C. is the football club of the multisport Sanat Mes Kerman Cultural and Athletic Club who are better known for their success in the field of cycling.



Mes Kerman Football Club was formed on 2 March 1998 by Kerman's copper industry. They started playing in Iran Football's 2nd Division and were promoted to the Azadegan League in 2000. Bijan Zolfagharnasab was appointed in 2000 as head coach of the club after the team was promoted to the Azadegan League.

Azadegan League (2000–2007)Edit

They was promoted to the Azadegan League in 2000–01 season. In 2005–06 season under management of Nader Dastneshan, the club was promoted to the IPL for the 2006–07 season.

Persian Gulf Cup (2007–2014)Edit

They started the league in 2007 with Farhad Kazemi and but he was replaced by Amir Ghalenoei halfway through the season where they finished second in the second half of the season league. Parviz Mazloomi was appointed in 2008 as the head coach and the club was promoted to the AFC Champions League for the first time in their history by finishing third in the league. Mes surprisingly progressed to the last 16 and but got knocked out by fellow countrymen Zob Ahan. In that same season the club finished ninth in the league.

Return to Azadegan LeagueEdit

In the 2013–14 Iran Pro League season, Mes finished bottom of the league and were relegated to the Azadegan League with one matchday left. In the same season Mes reached the 2014 Hazfi Cup Final losing 1–0 to Tractor Sazi. On 27 April 2015 after a 0–0 draw against Aluminium Hormozgan, Mes Kerman secured a spot in the Persian Gulf Pro League promotion play-off. However, they lost to Esteghlal Khuzestan to miss the qualification. Riots ensued in the stadium afterwards as Mes fans set fires to the seats. In March 2016 Mes Kerman coach Begovic was replaced with Akbar Misaghian.

Colours and crestEdit

From the foundation of the club, the home kit includes an orange shirt, white shorts, and white or black socks. White and black colours are also seen in the kit. The away kit of the club is usually dominated with a white background.

Stadium and facilitiesEdit

The club currently plays its home games at Kerman's Shahid Bahonar Stadium, but the club recently announced plans to build its own football only stadium. Construction started on July 13, 2004 for the 15,000 capacity stadium.[1]


The owner of the Mes Kerman FC is National Mes Company, one of the most important company in Iran. The company opened in 1940, and is based close to the city of Kerman, Kerman Province.



The table below chronicles the achievements of Mes kerman since 2001.

Final Promoted Relegated

Club honoursEdit



As of September 19, 2015[2]

First-team squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Hamid Erfani
2   DF Farhad Salaripour
5   DF Ramtin Soleymanzadeh
6   MF Alireza Alizadeh
7   MF Mohammad Soleiman Alizadeh
8   MF Milad Mohammadi
9   FW Kianoush Mirzaei
12   DF Mohammad Khalili
13   DF Nematollah Bakhshipour
14   MF Alireza Arta U21
16   GK Ramin Shakiba U23
17   MF Ehsan Poursheykhali
18   FW Hamidreza Rafiei U23
19   FW Ali Gholamrezapour
No. Position Player
20   FW Ahmad Hassanzadeh
22   MF Amin Kazemian U23
30   DF Amirhossein Taheri U21
33   MF Hossein Tahami U23
34   MF Reza Sattari
44   DF Milad Bagheri
66   MF Ahmad Ahi
69   FW Mohammad Ali Akbarkhah
70   GK Reza Heydari
73   DF Mohammad Hossein Heydari
80   MF Farzad Hosseinkhani
88   MF Mahmoud Motlaghzadeh

Loan listEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Arman Shahdadnejad (at Niroo Zamini)
  DF Farhad Salaripour (at Fajr Sepasi)
  DF Alireza Ebrahimi (at Niroo Zamini)

For recent transfers, see List of Iranian football transfers summer 2015.

Former playersEdit

For details on former players, see Category:Sanat Mes Kerman F.C. players.

Club officialsEdit


Name Nat From To
Bijan Zolfagharnasab   July 2000 July 2002
Mehdi Mohammadi   July 2002 Jan 2006
Nader Dastneshan   Jan 2006 Feb 2007
Farhad Kazemi   Feb 2007 Jan 2008
Amir Ghalenoei   Jan 1, 2008 June 30, 2008
Parviz Mazloomi   June 9, 2008 Nov 2, 2009
Mehdi Mohammadi *   Nov 2009 Dec 2009
Luka Bonačić   Dec 10, 2009 June 30, 2010
Samad Marfavi   July 1, 2010 Aug 2011
Flemming Serritslev *   July 25, 2011 Aug 31, 2011
Miroslav Blažević   Aug 31, 2011 Feb 14, 2012
Ebrahim Ghasempour   Feb 15, 2012 Jan 2013
Luka Bonačić   Jan 2013[3] June 2013
Mahmoud Yavari   July 25, 2013 Sept 14, 2013
Parviz Mazloomi   Sept 2013 Jan 22, 2014
Luka Bonačić   Jan 23, 2014 Nov 11, 2014
Akbar Misaghian   Nov 11, 2014 June 1, 2015
Vinko Begovic   June 1, 2015 June 1, 2016
Mansour Ebrahimzadeh   June 1, 2016 July 1, 2017
Darko Dražić   July 2, 2017 June 25, 2018
Mojtaba Hosseini   June 30, 2018 July 16, 2018
Nader Dastneshan   16 July, 2018 19 Feb, 2019
Farzad Hosseinkhani   20 Feb, 2018 -
  • * = Caretaker manager

Current Coaching StaffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Farzad Hosseinkhani
Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach
Goalkeeping Coach
Fitness Coach   Walter Gomez
Analyzer   Amir Arjanghinia
Doctor   Mehdi Madahi
Team Director   Sasan Moosavi


Chairperson Tenure
  Mahmoud Mostaghimi
March 1998 – March 20000
  Abdolreza Tajalli
March 2000 – January 2002
  Abolhassan Mahdavi
January 2002 – March 2002
  Akbar Iranmanesh
March 2002 – July 2003
  Hamid Niknafs
July 2003 – July 2007
  Abdolreza Borhaninezhad
July 2007 – November 2007
  Ahmad Asadi
November 2007 – December 2007
  Fathollah Nejadzamani
December 2007 – August 2011
  Hamid Haj Esmaeli
August 2011 – September 2011
  Akbar Iranmanesh
September 2011–Present


  1. ^ استادیوم صنعت مس از امروزساخته خواهد شد (in Persian). Mes Kerman website news. Retrieved 2006-07-13.[permanent dead link]
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  3. ^ "Archived copy" لوکا بوناچیچ سرمربی مس کرمان شد (in Persian). Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2012-12-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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