Iran - List of Champions


The first real national football clubs league in Iran started in 1970. In addition champions for 1960 (Shahin FC), 1962 (Daraei FC) and 1967 and 1968 (both Paas) are reported but those competitions were not national. All these clubs were from Tehran.


Regional League

1970    Taj 
1971    Perspolis 
1972      not held

Takhte Jamshid League

1973    Perspolis
1974    Taj
1975    Perspolis
1976    Paas
1977    Paas
1978      not completed due to revolution

1979-1989

No national championships were held, only regional ones and
competitions for district selections in 1985 and 1989 (both
won by Tehran) as well as the Herdah-Shahrivar League 1988
(winners Perspolis).

Qods League

1989/90 Esteghlal

Azadegan League

1991    Paas
1992    Paas
1993    Saipa
1994    Saipa                       [4]
1995/96 Piroozi
1996/97 Piroozi
1997/98 Esteghlal
1998/99 Piroozi
1999/00 Piroozi
2000/01 Esteghlal

Iran Premier League

2001/02 Piroozi
2002/03 Sepahan
2003/04 Paas
2004/05 Foolad
2005/06 Esteghlal
2006/07 Saipa
2007/08 Piroozi
2008/09 Esteghlal
2009/10 Sepahan
2010/11 Sepahan
2011/12 Sepahan
2012/13 Esteghlal
2013/14 Foolad

Notes:

[1] Shahin FC were dissolved on July 6, 1967; its players moved to Perspolis
    (founded 1963).
[2] Perspolis changed name to Piroozi in 1986; however the 'old' name Perspolis
    is still used in preference to Piroozi in Iran itself.
[3] Taj changed name to Esteghlal in 1979.
[4] Esteghlal were runners-up.

Number of Titles (31; 24 since 1989)

  9  Piroozi (6 since 1989) (includes Perspolis)

  8  Esteghlal (6 since 1989) (includes Taj)

  5  Paas (3 since 1989)

  4  Sepahan (Isfahan) (4 since 1989)

  3  Saipa (3 since 1989)

  2  Foolad (Ahvaz) (2 since 1989)

NB: all clubs bar Foolad and Sepahan from Tehran;
    Saipa play home matches in Karadj since 2001, but the club's
      administration and training facilities remained in Tehran;
    Paas sold their license to Alvand Hamedan for the 2007/08
      season and dissolved


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Corrections thanks to Milad Niqui (mniqui@cs.kun.nl) and Asghar Zarei (myneda76@yahoo.com)

Prepared and maintained by Hooshyar F. Naraghi for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Hooshyar F. Naraghi
Last updated: 17 Apr 2014

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