Aluminium Arak F.C.

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Aluminium Arak Football Club (Persian: باشگاه فوتبال آلومینیوم اراک‎), commonly known as Aluminium Arak, is an Iranian football club based in Arak, Markazi, that competes in the Azadegan League. The club was founded as PAS Arak Football Club in 2001. The club is part of Aluminium Arak Sport and Cultural Club.

Aluminium Arak
آلومینیوم اراک
Aluminium Arak Logo.png
Full nameAluminium Arak Football Club
Founded2001; 19 years ago (2001) as PAS Arak Football Club
GroundImam Khomeini
Capacity15,000
OwnerIRALCO
ChairmanHamid Mehrabi
Head CoachRasoul Khatibi
LeaguePersian Gulf Pro League
2019–20Azadegan League, 2nd (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

The football team plays their home games at the Imam Khomeini Stadium which has a seating capacity of 15,000. The club is owned and supported by the IRALCO (Iranian Aluminium Company).

HistoryEdit

EstablishmentEdit

The club was founded as PAS Arak Football Club in 2001. They played their first year in Azadegan League and were relegated at the end of the season.

Sanaye ArakEdit

In 2002 the club changed their name to Sanaye Arak Football Club. Although they did not participate in 2002–03 Iran 2nd Division they were able to play next season in Azadegan League. Sanaye Arak played six years in Azadegan League. Prior to the start of the 2007–08 season, Sanaye Arak moved from their old stadium to the new Imam Khomeini Stadium, which the club shares today with Shahrdari Arak. In 2008 Sanaye Arak was bought by the Iranian Aluminium Company (IRALCO).

Difficult yearsEdit

Due to financial problems, Sanaye Arak was bought by the Iranian Aluminium Company (IRALCO) in 2008. They changed the name to Aluminium Arak Football Club. They finished fourth in that season. Only one year later Aluminium Arak terminated their sports activities due to financial problems.

After Aluminium Arak terminated their sports activities, Shensa took over the club. The club was known as Shensa Arak Football Club in 2009–10 Azadegan League. They finished 11th in that season.

Only one year later again, Hamyari Arak took over Shensa and named the club Hamyari Arak Football Club. They finished 11th in the 2010–11 Azadegan League season.

Shahrdari ArakEdit

In 2011 Municipality of Arak took over the club and named it Shahrdari Arak Football Club. After relegated at the end of the 2012–13 Azadegan League season, Shahrdari Arak finished 13th in 2013–14 Iran 2nd Division. Although the Iranian Aluminium Company (IRALCO) bought the club again in 2014, Shahrdari Arak were able to play in the 2015–16 League 3 season as an own club.

Aluminium ArakEdit

In summer 2014 the Iranian Aluminium Company (IRALCO) bought the club again. They finished first in 2014–15 League 2 and comes back to Azadegan League. They finished ninth in the 2015–16 Azadegan League season.

Aluminum impressed in the 2016–17 Hazfi Cup, as they defeated Persian Gulf Pro League side Paykan 1–0, before losing to five time Persian Gulf Pro League champions Sepahan. They finished the 2016–17 Azadegan League season on place nine.

Name historyEdit

  • PAS Arak Football Club (2001–2002)
  • Sanaye Arak Football Club (2002–2008)
  • Aluminium Arak Football Club (2008–2009)
  • Shensa Arak Football Club (2009–2010)
  • Hamyari Arak Football Club (2010–2011)
  • Shahrdari Arak Football Club (2011–2014)
  • Aluminium Arak Football Club (2014–present)

CrestEdit

StadiumEdit

Aluminium Arak plays their home games at the Imam Khomeini Stadium which has a seating capacity of 15,000. The stadium was opened in 2007 and is owned by the Iran Physical Education Organization. It is also the home venue of local rival Shahrdari Arak.

SeasonsEdit

The table below chronicles the achievements of Aluminium Arak in various competitions since 2001.

Season Division League Position Hazfi Cup Notes
2001–02 2 Azadegan League 9th (Group B)
Not qualified
Relegated
2002–03 3 League 2 Did not enter Promoted
2003–04 2 Azadegan League 14th
2004–05 2 Azadegan League 7th Quarter-final
2005–06 2 Azadegan League 5th (Group A) Did not enter
2006–07 2 Azadegan League 8th (Group B) Round of 32
2007–08 2 Azadegan League 10th (Group B) Round of 16
2008–09 2 Azadegan League 4th (Group A) 2nd round
2009–10 2 Azadegan League 11th (Group B) 3rd round
2010–11 2 Azadegan League 10th (Group A) 3rd round
2011–12 2 Azadegan League 4th (Group A) Round of 32
2012–13 2 Azadegan League 13th (Group A) Did not enter Relegated
2013–14 3 League 2 13th (Group B) 4th round
2014–15 3 League 2 1st (Group A)
Did not enter
Promoted
2015–16 2 Azadegan League 9th
2016–17 2 Azadegan League 9th Round of 16
2017–18 2 Azadegan League 13th 2nd Round
2018–19 2 Azadegan League 4th 2nd Round
2019–20 2 Azadegan League 2nd 2nd Round Promoted

Notes:
The Persian Gulf Pro League was formerly known as Iran Pro League (IPL) and Persian Gulf Cup (PGC)
The Azadegan League was the highest division between 1991 and 2001
The League 2 was formerly known as Iran 2nd Division
The League 3 was formerly known as Iran 3rd Division

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Runners-up (1): 2019–20
Winners (1): 2014–15

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 7 March 2020 [1]

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 Sajjad Beiranvand
2 DF   IRN Amirhossein Jeddi
3 DF   IRN Mehdi Ghoreishi
4 DF   IRN Ramtin Soleimanzadeh
6 MF   IRN Mehdi Hosseini
7 MF   IRN Abbas Yahya Beigi
8 MF   IRN Mahmoud Ghaed Rahmati
9 FW   IRN Ali Zeynali
10 MF   IRN Meysam Aghaei
11 MF   IRN Peyman Miri
12 GK   IRN Mohammadreza Ghavidel
13 FW   IRN Mohammad Alinejad
16 DF   IRN Mohammad Khan Ahmadi
17 FW   IRN Saeid Kheradmand
18 DF   IRN Amir Mansourian
19 FW   IRN Abolfazl Akashe
20 DF   IRN Meysam Majidi (Captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 DF   IRN Mohammad Shahmohammadi
23 FW   IRN Mehdi Arabi
26 DF   IRN Mehdi Ebrahimi U25
27   IRN Reza Dastjani
37 MF   IRN Ali Mirzaei U23
40 FW   IRN Hamed Pakdel
43 DF   IRN Yazdan Yousefi U23
47 GK   IRN Amir Reza Hassanpour U23
60 MF   IRN Mohammadreza Zeynalkheiri
70 DF   IRN Mohammad Ashtiani
77 MF   IRN Amir Nouri
78 FW   IRN Milad Ghorbanzadeh
93 MF   IRN Shahin Akhavi
99 FW   IRN Nima Doroudi U23
FW   IRN Milad Poursafshekan
  IRN Mehdi Sajjadi U23

CoachesEdit

Coaches since 2002Edit

No. Coach from until
1   Hossein Kazerani July 2002 June 2003
2   Mansour Pourheidari July 2003 June 2006
3   Faraz Kamalvand July 2007 March 2008
4   Naser Ebrahimi March 2008 June 2008
5   Javad Zarincheh July 2008 June 2009
6   Castro Flore September 2009 October 2009
7   Savio Sousa October 2009 June 2010
8   Yaghoub Vatani July 2010 June 2011
9   Nader Dastneshan July 2011 June 2012
10   Ali Hanteh July 2012 September 2012
11   Hamid Jafari September 2012 November 2012
12   Abolfazl Ghadamian November 2012 January 2013
13   Mohammad Navazi January 2013 February 2013
14   Asghar Sharafi February 2013 April 2013
15   Mehdi Pashazadeh September 2014 June 2015
16   Gholamreza Delgarm July 2015 January 2016
17   Davoud Mahabadi January 2016 January 2017
18   Mehdi Pashazadeh January 2017 June 2017
19   Hamed Basiri July 2017 July 2018
20   Mohammad Rabiei July 2018 November 2018
21   Faraz Kamalvand November 2018 April 2019
22   Mahmoud Fekri April 2019 December 2019
23   Rasoul Khatibi January 2020

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "بازیکنان تیم آلومینیوم اراک". www.footba11.co.