2008–09 Persian Gulf Cup

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Persian Gulf Cup
Season2008–09
ChampionsEsteghlal
2nd Pro League title
7th Iranian title
RelegatedPayam
Damash
Bargh Shiraz
Champions LeagueEsteghlal
Zob Ahan
Mes Kerman
Sepahan
Matches played306
Goals scored777 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorerArash Borhani (21 goals)
Biggest home winEsteghlal 6–0 Est. Ahvaz
(18 September 2008)
Biggest away winRah Ahan 1–5 Esteghlal
(4 February 2009)
Highest scoringZob Ahan 6–3 Saipa
(3 October 2008)
Longest winning run6 matches
Mes Kerman
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
Mes Kerman
Longest winless run27 matches
Bargh Shiraz
Longest losing run3 matches
Bargh Shiraz
Highest attendance90,000
Persepolis – Damash
(25 September 2008)
Persepolis – Esteghlal
(3 October 2008)
Esteghlal – Persepolis
(13 February 2009)
Lowest attendance0 (spectator ban)
Persepolis – PAS Hamedan
(9 August 2008)
Total attendance2,731,000
Average attendance8,954

The 2008–09 Persian Gulf Cup (also known as Iran Pro League) was the 26th season of Iran's Football League and eighth as Iran Pro League since its establishment in 2001. Persepolis were the defending champions. The season featured 15 teams from the 2007–08 Persian Gulf Cup and two new teams promoted from the 2007–08 Azadegan League: Payam Mashhad as champions and Foolad. Damash replaced Pegah. The league started on 4 August 2008 and ended on 26 April 2009. Esteghlal won the Pro League title for the second time in their history (total seventh Iranian title).

Teams[edit]

Team City Venue Capacity Head Coach Team Captain Past Season
Aboomoslem Mashhad Samen 35,000 Iran Ali Hanteh Iran Saeed Khani 4th
Bargh Shiraz Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000 Iran Rasoul Korbekandi Iran Sattar Zare 7th
Damash Gilan Rasht Sardar Jangal 15,000 Croatia Stanko Poklepović Iran Mohammad Reza Mahdavi 15th
Est. Ahvaz Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 30,000 Iran Khodadad Azizi Iran Afshin Komaei 8th
Esteghlal Tehran Azadi 90,000 Iran Amir Ghalenoei Iran Farhad Majidi 13th
Foolad Ahvaz Takhti Ahvaz 15,000 Iran Majid Jalali Iran Ali Badavi Qualifier
Malavan Anzali Takhti Anzali 8,000 Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Iran Masoud Gholamalizad 16th
Mes Kerman Kerman Shahid Bahonar 15,000 Iran Parviz Mazloomi Iran Farzad Hosseinkhani 10th
Moghavemat Shiraz Hafezieh 20,000 Iran Gholam Hossein Peyrovani Iran Mostafa Sabri 14th
Pas Hamedan Hamedan Ghods 5,000 Croatia Vinko Begovic Iran Omid Khouraj 5th
Paykan Qazvin Shahid Rajaei 5,000 Iran Ali Asghar Modir Roosta Iran Mohammad Reza Tahmasebi 9th
Payam Mashhad Samen 35,000 Iran Kazem Ghiyasiyan Iran Mehdi Hasheminasab Qualifier
Persepolis Tehran Azadi 90,000 Portugal Nelo Vingada Iran Karim Bagheri Champion
Rah Ahan Rey, Iran Rah Ahan 15,000 Iran Mehdi Tartar Iran Ahmad Taghavi 12th
Saba Qom Qom Yadegar Emam 15,000 Iran Firouz Karimi Iran Yahya Golmohammadi 3rd
Saipa Karaj Enghelab Karaj 15,000 Iran Mohammad Mayeli Kohan Iran Ebrahim Sadeghi 11th
Sepahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 25,000 Iran Farhad Kazemi Iran Moharram Navidkia 2nd
Zob Ahan Esfahan Foolad Shahr 25,000 Iran Mansour Ebrahimzadeh Iran Mohammad Salsali 6th
  • In October 2008 Pegah Gilan terminated their sports activities due to financial problems. Damash Iranian (Damash Mineral Water Company) owned by Amir Abedini took over their license. New club named Damash Gilan.

Below is the list of coaches who left their teams after the start of the season.

Team Name Nationality
Aboomoslem Hadi Bargizar Iran
Damash Gilan Bijan Zolfagharnasab Iran
Rah Ahan Davoud Mahabadi Iran
Saipa Pierre Littbarski Germany
Sepahan Engin Firat Turkey Germany
Persepolis Afshin Ghotbi Iran United States
Payam Khodadad Azizi Iran
Aboomoslem Amir Hossein Peyrovani Iran
Sepahan Hossein Charkhabi Iran
Damash Gilan Hossein Abdi Iran
Bargh Shiraz Mohammad Abbasi Iran
Payam Abbas Chamanyan Iran
Persepolis Afshin Peyrovani Iran
Est. Ahvaz Akbar Misaghian Iran
Bargh Shiraz Farshad Pious Iran
Payam Majid Hosseinipour Iran
Rah Ahan Mahmoud Yavari Iran
Paykan Ali Asghar Modir Roosta Iran
Aboomoslem Ali Hanteh Iran

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Esteghlal 34 19 9 6 70 34 +36 66 Qualification for the 2010 AFC Champions League
2 Zob Ahan 34 19 9 6 58 42 +16 66
3 Mes 34 17 10 7 54 36 +18 61
4 Sepahan 34 14 14 6 46 34 +12 56
5 Persepolis 34 15 10 9 50 41 +9 55
6 Saba 34 12 17 5 49 36 +13 53
7 Foolad 34 13 11 10 50 41 +9 50
8 Paykan 34 13 8 13 43 42 +1 47
9 Fajr 34 11 11 12 33 37 −4 44
10 Saipa 34 10 12 12 43 50 −7 42
11 Rah Ahan 34 11 8 15 35 41 −6 41
12 Pas 34 10 10 14 40 47 −7 40
13 Malavan 34 9 13 12 31 43 −12 40
14 Est. Ahvaz 34 10 7 17 37 54 −17 37
15 Aboumoslem 34 8 11 15 34 41 −7 35
16 Payam 34 9 8 17 33 52 −19 35 Relegation to the 2009–10 Azadegan League
17 Damash 34 6 13 15 40 56 −16 31
18 Bargh 34 5 9 20 35 54 −19 24
Updated to match(es) played on 01 SEP 2018. Source: IPL Stats, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.[1]


 Champions 
Esteghlal F.C.

Results table[edit]

Last updated April 26, 2009

Home \ Away ABU BGH EST ESA MLV MES PAS PAY PYM DMG PRS RAH SAB SAP SEP FOL MVT ZOB
Aboumoslem 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 4–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 4–0
Bargh Shiraz 2–2 1–4 0–3 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2
Esteghlal 2–0 1–1 6–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 5–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 5–2 2–0
Est. Ahvaz 1–3 1–0 0–3 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–2
Malavan 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–1
Mes Kerman 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 3–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–2
PAS Hamedan 2–1 1–0 2–4 5–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–3 0–3 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2
Paykan 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–2
Payam Mashhad 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–4 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–3
Damash 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–4 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1
Persepolis 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–2 2–2
Rah Ahan 3–0 3–0 1–5 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–1
Saba Qom 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0
Saipa 0–0 2–2 0–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–2 4–1 0–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–0
Sepahan 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–4 3–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–2
Foolad 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 5–1 2–2 3–0 3–0 3–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 4–1
Moghavemat 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2
Zob Ahan 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 6–3 2–1 2–2 3–1
Source: http://www.iplstats.com/
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Player statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Arash Borhani
Position Player Club Goals
1 Iran Arash Borhani[2][3][4][5][6][7] Esteghlal 20
2 Germany Shpejtim Arifi Payam 18
3 Brazil Igor Castro Zob Ahan 16
4 Iran Afshin Chavoshi Damash Gilan 15
5 Iran Fereydoon Fazli Saba Qom 14
Iraq Emad Mohammed Sepahan
6 Iran Siavash Akbarpour Esteghlal 12
Brazil Adriano Alvez Damash Gilan
Iran Davoud Haghi Rah Ahan
8 Iran Maysam Baou Aboomoslem 11
Iran Faraz Fatemi Mes Kerman
Iran Iman Haydari Paykan
Iran Jalal Rafkhaei Malavan
Senegal Ibrahima Touré Persepolis
11 Iran Farid Abedi Bargh Shiraz 10
Brazil Edinho Mes Kerman
Iran Mohammad Reza Khalatbari Zob Ahan
Iran Amin Motevaselzadeh Moghavemat Sepasi
Mali Issa Traoré Saipa
20 5 players 9
25 6 players 8
31 2 players 7
33 8 players 6
41 18 players 5
58 23 players 4
81 18 players 3
99 26 players 2
125 95 players 1
Own goals 0
Total goals 777

Last updated: 11 April 2009
Source: Iplstats.com

Top assists[edit]

Mohammad Reza Khalatbari (left) and Ivan Petrovć (right)
Position Player Club Goals
1 Iran Esmail Farhadi Zob Ahan 9
Iran Mohammad Reza Khalatbari Zob Ahan
Serbia Ivan Petrović Persepolis
4 Iran Hassan Ashjari Zob Ahan 8
Brazil Fábio Januário Esteghlal
Brazil Éder Luciano Mes
Iran Mohsen Yousefi Saba Qom
7 Iran Khosro Heydari Esteghlal 7
Iran Mehdi Shiri Bargh Shiraz
Iran Javad Shirzad Pas Hamedan
12 Iran Seyed Mohammad Hosseini Zob Ahan 6
Iran Ali Karimi Persepolis
Iran Mehrdad Karimian PAS Hamedan
Iran Mohammad Parvin Saipa

Last updated: 11 April 2009
Source: Iplstats.com

Cards[edit]

Player Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svgRed card.svg Red card.svg Team
Iran Mohammad Matouri 10 0 1 Payam Mashhad
Iran Mohammad Reza Khalatbari 10 1 0 Zob Ahan
Iran Mohsen Arzani 8 1 0 Payam Mashhad
Iran Alireza Jalili 9 0 0 Payam Mashhad
Iran Morteza Bargizar 9 0 0 Payam Mashhad
Iran Mohammad AghaMohammadi 9 0 0 Est. Ahvaz
Iran Meysam Khosravi 9 0 0 Paykan
Brazil Adriano Alvez 9 0 0 Damash Gilan
Iran Mohsen Bengar 7 1 0 Sepahan
Iran Omid Khouraj 5 1 2 PAS Hamedan
Iran Hanif Omranzadeh 7 1 0 PAS Hamedan
Iran Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht 7 0 1 Persepolis
Iran Maziar Zare 8 0 0 Persepolis

Matches played[edit]

33

Sponsorship[edit]

Team Shirt manufacturers

Team Kit Manufacturer
Esteghlal Uhlsport
Persepolis
Rah Ahan
Sepahan
Aboomoslem Merooj
Esteghlal Ahvaz
Foolad
Mes Kerman
Moghavemat
Paykan
Payam
Damash Gilan
Saba
Zob Ahan
Bargh Daei SWE
Malavan
PAS Hamedan Nahangi
Saipa

Attendances[edit]

Average home attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Persepolis 651,000 90,000 0 40,688 −32.2%
2 Esteghlal 615,000 90,000 10,000 36,176 +4.2%
3 Mes Kerman 123,000 15,000 1,000 7,235 −11.5%
4 Malavan 116,000 15,000 3,000 6,824 −35.4%
5 Bargh Shiraz 115,000 20,000 1,000 6,765 +29.2%
6 Foolad 109,000 20,000 2,000 6,412 n/a
7 Payam 103,000 40,000 1,000 6,059 n/a
8 Sepahan 98,000 15,000 2,000 5,765 −8.1%
9 Aboumoslem 90,000 35,000 1,000 5,294 −23.7%
10 Saipa 89,000 50,000 1,000 5,235 −37.8%
11 Moghavemat 86,000 20,000 1,000 5,059 +17.8%
12 Est. Ahvaz 85,000 20,000 1,000 5,000 −37.0%
12 Saba Qom 85,000 15,000 1,000 5,000 −32.5%
14 Zob Ahan 84,000 15,000 2,000 4,941 +55.6%
14 Rah Ahan 84,000 40,000 1,000 4,941 +86.7%
16 Paykan 68,000 12,000 1,000 4,000 +6.2%
17 Damash 67,000 15,000 1,000 3,941 n/a
18 PAS Hamedan 63,000 12,000 1,000 3,706 −45.7%
League total 2,731,000 90,000 0 8,954 −20.3%

Updated to games played on 26 April 2009
Source: iplstats.com
Notes:
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances
Pegah, Sanat Naft and Shirin Faraz played last season in Azadegan League
Paykan moved from Tehran to Qazvin
Saba Battery moved from Tehran to Qom
Damash replaced Pegah

Highest attendances[edit]

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
1 Persepolis 2–0 Damash 90,000 25 September 2008 (2008-09-25) 8 Azadi
1 Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal 90,000 3 October 2008 (2008-10-03) 9 Azadi
1 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis 90,000 13 February 2009 (2009-02-13) 26 Azadi
4 Persepolis 0–1 Mes Kerman 60,000 11 September 2008 (2008-09-11) 6 Azadi
4 Persepolis 3–2 Sepahan 60,000 26 October 2008 (2008-10-26) 12 Azadi
4 Persepolis 1–1 Saipa 60,000 9 December 2008 (2008-12-09) 18 Azadi
4 Esteghlal 2–1 Saba Qom 60,000 23 January 2009 (2009-01-23) 23 Azadi
8 Persepolis 3–1 Bargh Shiraz 55,000 22 October 2008 (2008-10-22) 11 Azadi
9 Saipa 1–1 Persepolis 50,000 4 August 2008 (2008-08-04) 1 Azadi
9 Esteghlal 2–1 Rah Ahan 50,000 27 September 2008 (2008-09-27) 8 Azadi

Notes:
Updated to games played on 26 April 2009. Source: iplstats.com

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PERSIAN GULF PRO LEAGUE/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 4 May 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ رحيمي مقدم: آرش برهاني گل اول استقلال را نزد
  3. ^ "Season: IPL2008-2009 Week: 10". Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
  4. ^ "Profile of Arash Borhani - IPL 2008-2009". Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
  5. ^ "Video of the goal". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
  6. ^ Iranian Premier League Stats: 2008-2009 Season
  7. ^ Arash Borhani has 12 Goals in 1/2 season: http://ffiri.ir/html/images/lig8/5.jpg Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine