Pegah Gilan Football Club (Persian: باشگاه فوتبال پگاه گیلان) was an Iranian football club based in Rasht, Iran that participated in the Iran Pro League and Azadegan League from 2002 to 2008.

Pegah Gilan
Full namePegah Gilan Football Club
DissolvedOctober 2008
GroundDr. Azodi Stadium
LeaguePersian Gulf Cup
2007–08Persian Gulf Cup, 15th

Club history edit

The club began its life with the name, Esteghlal Rasht. They spent a number of seasons in the lower leagues of Iranian football but made it back to the top level, finishing 10th in the 2000–01 season. The next season proved to be disastrous for the team, they were managed by Nasser Hejazi, but finished 13th in the standings. They were relegated and embarrassingly lost 9–2 to Aboomoslem on the last match day of the season. The following season Pegah Dairy Co. bought the team, making it one of the few privately owned football clubs in Iran. The popular club was named as Pegah Gilan.They won promotion again that season and went back to the IPL. They stayed in the IPL for two seasons but were relegated again in the 2004–05 season. Despite finishing first in Group A standings in the Azadegan league during the 2005–06 season, they were eliminated in the playoff stage and missed out on promotion.

Success Under Nader Dastneshan edit

Pegah under Nader Dastneshan were able to beat Persepolis, Esteghlal, Saipa in 2007–08 season and even make it to the final game of Hazfi Cup but losing to Esteghlal.

Dissolution of Pegah edit

In October 2008 Pegah terminated their sports activities due to financial problems. Damash Iranian (Damash Mineral Water Company) owned by Amir Abedini took over their license. The club was named Damash Gilan.

Season-by-season edit

Year Division Position Hazfi Cup Notes
2002–03 Azadegan League 2nd Promoted to Pro League
2003–04 Pro League 9th 1/8 Final
2004–05 Pro League 16th 1/8 Final Relegated to Azadegan League
2005–06 Azadegan League 1st Promoted to 2nd Round
2006–07 Azadegan League 1st First Round Promoted to Pro League
2007–08 Pro League 15th Final

Club honors edit

Runner Up (1): 2007–08

Club managers edit

Managerial history edit

Famous players edit

External links edit

Fan sites edit