Naft Masjed Soleyman F.C.

Naft Masjed Soleyman Football Club (Persian: باشگاه فوتبال نفت مسجدسلیمان‎, Bashgah-e Futbal-e Nuft Misjid Siliman) (also named Naft M.I.S or Naft MIS) is an Iranian football club based in Masjed-Soleyman, Iran. They currently compete in the Persian Gulf Pro League as they were promoted at the end of 2017–18 season. Naft Masjed-Soleyman is owned by the NISOC.

Naft Masjed Soleyman
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Naft Masjed Soleyman Logo
Full nameNaft Masjed Soleyman Football Club
Nickname(s)The Zagros Lions (شیرهای زاگرس - Shirhay Zagres)
Founded1965; 54 years ago
GroundBehnam Mohammadi Stadium
Capacity8,000
OwnerNISOC
Chairmanmohamad nazari
ManagerMahmoud Fekri
LeaguePersian Gulf Pro League
2020–21Persian Gulf Pro League, 13th
WebsiteClub website

Behnam Mohammadi Stadium is the club's home stadium and underwent renovations in 2014 to meet Persian Gulf Pro League standards.

HistoryEdit

EstablishmentEdit

When oil was discovered in Masjed Soleyman, there was a rush of workers to the city. The Team was established in 1965 as F.C. Corona Masjed-Soleyman and was composed of Persian, British and Armenian engineers working for the National Iranian Oil Company.[1] The team garnished it first taste of victory in 1973 when it won the Khuzestan Provincial Cup.[2] Before the revolution the most popular team in the city was Taj Masjed Soleyman. After the revolution Taj was dissolved and Naft became the most popular team in Masjed Soleyman.

Lower leaguesEdit

Naft was promoted to the Azadegan League in 2010 after a successful season in the 2nd Division. In the 2013–14 season Naft Masjed Soleyman finished first in the table with 12 wins and 7 draws and were promoted to the Persian Gulf Pro League. Naft Masjed Soleyman became the first team from the city of Masjed Soleyman to compete in the best league of Iran.

Persian Gulf Pro LeagueEdit

 
Designed shirt in season 2014–15. The letters MIS are short for the city name.

Before the start of the season, the National Iranian Oil Company improved the Behnam Mohammadi Stadium to meet 2014–15 Persian Gulf Pro League conditions. In their Persian Gulf Pro League (PGPL) match Naft tied 0–0 against Saipa. Naft won its first ever PGPL match in a 2–1 victory against Foolad on 3 October 2014. At the end of the season Naft finished last in the league and was relegated to the Azadegan League.

Naft Masjed Soleyman made it back to the Persian Gulf Pro League in April 2018 after finishing as champions of the Azadegan League.

Season-by-seasonEdit

The table below chronicles the achievements of Naft Masjed-Soleyman in various competitions since 2009.

Season League Position Hazfi Cup Notes
2009–10 2nd Division 1st Second Round Promoted
2010–11 Azadegan League 4th 1/8 Final
2011–12 8th Third Round
2012–13 3rd 1/16 Final
2013–14 1st 1/8 Final Promoted
2014–15 Persian Gulf Pro League 16th 1/8 Final Relegated
2015–16 Azadegan League 10th Did not enter
2016–17 13th 1/8 Final
2017–18 1st 1/16 Final Promoted

HonoursEdit

First team squadEdit

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 Ahmad Gouhari
2 DF   IRN Mojtaba Moghtadaei
3 DF   IRN Sirvan Ghorbani
4 DF   IRN Mostafa Naeijpour
5 DF   IRN Behrooz Norouzifard
6 DF   IRN Saeed Karimi U23
7 MF   IRN Abbas Bouazar
8 MF   IRN Sajjad Jafari U23
9 MF   IRN Farid Karimi
10 FW   IRN Abbas Asgari
11 MF   IRN Mohammad Bolboli
(on loan from Esteghlal) U23
14 FW   IRN Amirhossein Bagherpour
16 FW   IRN Mohammad Mehdi Ahmadi
17 MF   IRN Farzin Kah Safar U23
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   IRN Mohammad Mehdi Mohebi
21 GK   IRN Farhad Kermanshahi
23 MF   IRN Mehdi Tahmasebi U21
28 MF   IRN Nima Entezari U25
33 DF   IRN Meysam Tohidast
42 MF   IRN Fardin Rabet
(on loan from Esteghlal)
70 FW   IRN Mehdi Izadi
77 FW   IRN Sasan Hosseini
80 FW   IRN Mehdi Niyayesh Pour
88 MF   IRN Mehran Amiri
90 FW   IRN Emad Mirjavan
99 MF   IRN Mohammad Mashayekh
MF   IRN Moslem Mojademi

For recent transfers, see List of Iranian football transfers winter 2018–19.

Current managerial staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Mahmoud Fekri
Assistant coach   Hanif Omranzadeh
  Saeid Lotfi
Fitness coach   hamzeh hadadi
Goalkeeper coach   Dariush Sadeghi
Team manager   nemat rezaee.

AchievementsEdit

 
Naft Masjed Soleyman players celebrating promotion to the PGL in the last fixture of 2017–18 season

DomesticEdit

LeagueEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ naftfc.ir
  2. ^ naftfc.ir

External linksEdit