Sepidrood Rasht S.C.

Sepidrood Rasht Sport Club (Persian: باشگاه ورزشی سپیدرود رشت, Bashgah-e Vârzeshi-ye Sipidrod Resht) is an Iranian football club based in Rasht, Iran. They currently compete in the third flight League 2.

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Full nameSepidrood Rasht Sport Club
Nickname(s)Red Army of Gilan
The Fishes
Short nameSepidrood
Founded29 June 1968; 54 years ago (29 June 1968)
GroundSardar Jangal Stadium
OwnerAlireza Navid
ChairmanEsmail Shad
ManagerAli Nazarmohammadi
LeagueLeague 2
2020–21League 2 / Group A, 7th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Sepidrood competes against Malavan in the El Gilano[1] and also has a friendly rivalry with cross-city rival Damash Gilan.



Sepidrood Rasht Football Club is one of the oldest clubs in northern Iran founded in 1968 and is the first sports club to be based in Rasht. The team was named after the Sefīd-Rūd river which runs through the area. Sepidrood became champions of the Gilan Provincial League after the revolution three times, in 1983, 1986 and in 2003.

Lower LeaguesEdit

On 15 May 2010, Sepidrood secured promotion and thus played in the Azadegan League in the 2010–11 season for the first time in eleven years, however, the club was relegated at the end of the season.

In 2014 Despite relegating to 3rd Division, Sepidrood bought Shahrdari Langarud license and remained in Second Division. After a good 2015–16 season in which Sepidrood made the last round of the 2nd Division, the team were promoted after finishing first in Group B.

Promotion to the top flightEdit

Sepidrood started the 2016–17 season in the Azadegan League excellently, and at the halfway point of the season they were leading the league. On the second last match day of the season, Sepidrood lost to third place team Gol Gohar Sirjan 3–2 and their promotion to the top flight came into serious danger. However, on 1 May 2017 Sepidrood defeated Nassaji Mazandaran 3–2 and were promoted to the Persian Gulf Pro League and the top flight of Iranian football for the first time in their 49 year history.

Colours and badgeEdit

Since its founding, the club colors have been red and white. Sepidrood is known by its fans as the Red Army.


The owner of the club is Javad Tanzadeh (an Iranian businessman).


El GilanoEdit

The match between Sepidrood or Damash and Malavan is known as The Derby Of Gilan or El Gilano.[citation needed] This derby is one of Iran's most important and heated derbies.[citation needed]


First-team squadEdit

As of 31 July 2020 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 Iman Sadeghi
2 DF   GEO Luka Nozadze
4 MF   IRN Meysam Tohidast
5 DF   IRN Milad Sheikh Soleimani
7 MF   IRN Meysam Ferdousi
8 MF   IRN Hossein Ebrahimi
10 FW   IRN Pouya Nozhati
11 MF   IRN Mohammad Reza Mahdavi ((association football))
17 DF   IRN Amin Javadi Moghadam U23
18 FW   IRN Javad Aghaeipour U19
19 DF   IRN Mahyar noori /Captain
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF   IRN Ali Abbasi U23
27 DF   IRN Ebrahim Lotfi U19
28 FW   IRN Mehdi Mohammad Yari U23
36 MF   IRN Amirhossein Eskandari U21
40 DF   GEO Roman Chachua
77 GK   IRN Maziar Nouri


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   IRN Mohammad Amin Pournaghi U19
17 MF   IRN Amir Hossein Eskandari U21
18 MF   IRN Javad Aghaeipour U19
28 FW   IRN Mehdi Mohammad Yari U19
No. Pos. Nation Player
35 MF   IRN Hadi Dadres U19
39 MF   IRN Reza Ashouri U21
50 GK   IRN Arian Sohrabi U21


For details on seasons, see List of Sepidrood Rasht F.C. seasons

Season League Position Iranian Hazfi Cup Notes
2004–05 League 2 6th (Group 1)
2005–06 5th (Group A) did not participate
2006–07 13th (Group 2) Relegated
2007–08 3rd (Group B) Second round
2008–09 4th (1st round - Group D) Second round
2009–10 1st First stage Promoted
2010–11 Azadegan League 14th Round of 32 Relegated
2011–12 League 2 10th (Group A) did not participate
2012–13 4th (Group B)
2013–14 12th (Group B) First stage Relegated
2014–15 3rd (2nd round - Group B) First stage
2015–16 1st (2nd round - Group B) did not participate Promoted
2016–17 Azadegan League 2nd Promoted
2017–18 Persian Gulf Pro League 13th Round of 32
2018–19 15th Round of 16 Relegated
2019–20 Azadegan League 17th did not participate Relegated
2020–21 League 2 7th (Group A)

Famous playersEdit


  1. ^ "ال گیلانو", ویکی‌پدیا، دانشنامهٔ آزاد (in Persian), 2019-06-28, retrieved 2019-07-09
  2. ^ Tom Lewis, Neil Morrison, Novan Herfiyana, Karel Stokkermans (2003). "Aga Khan Gold Cup (Dhaka, Bangladesh)". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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