Esteghlal Squad 2014

Full name Esteghlal Tehran Football Club
Nickname(s) (The Blues)
(Crown)
(SS)
Founded 26 September 1945; 68 years ago
(as Docharkheh Savaran)
Ground Azadi Stadium
Tehran, Iran
 Capacity 91,623
Owner MYAS
Chairman Ali Fatollahzadeh
Head Coach Amir Ghalenoei
League Iran Pro League
2012–13 Iran Pro League, 1st

Famous Fans

  • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, (The last Shah of Iran)
  • Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, (Mayor of Tehran)
  • Hassan Khomeini, (Politician)
  • Niki Karimi, (Actress)
  • Shabnam Gholikhani, (Actress)
  • Mahnaz Afshar, (Actress)
  • Narges Mohammadi, (Actress)
  • Pantea Bahram, (Actress)
  • Sahar Ghoreishi, (Actress)
  • Sharareh Rokham, (Actress)
  • Laleh Eskandari, (Actress)
  • Mina Lakani, (Actress)
  • Leyla Bolokat, (Actress)
  • Anahita Hemati, (Actress)
  • Amir Jafari,(Actor)
  • Shahnam Shahabi, (Actor)
  • Mojdeh Lavasani (TV Host)
  • Ali Reza Khamseh, (Actor)
  • Behzad Farahani, (Actor)
  • Homayoun Ershadi, (Actor)
  • Mohammad Reza Golzar, (Actor)
  • Bahram Radan, (Actor)
  • Dariush Arjmand, (Actor)
  • Amin Zendegani, (Actor)
  • Nima Shahrokhshahi, (Actor)
  • Poya Amini, (Actor)
  • Danial Hakimi,(Actor)
  • Shahram Abdoli, (Actor)
  • Saman Goran, (Actor)
  • Saeed Aghakhani,(Actor)
    Reza Davood Nejad, (TV Host)
  • Andi,(Singer)
  • Reza Yazdani, (Singer)
  • Ehsan Khajeh Amiri, (Singer)
  • Babak Jahanbakhsh, (Singer)
  • Behnam Safavi, (Singer)
  • Hamid Asgari, (Singer)
  • Mojtaba Kabiri, (Singer)
  • Mani Rahnama, (Singer)
  • Omid Khalili Tajrishi (TV Host)
  • Khashayar Etemadi, (Singer)
  • Morteza Pashaei,(Singer)
  • Ali Danial, (Singer)
  • Mehdi Yazdani Khoram, (Journalist)
  • Parastoo Salehi,(Actress)

Players

Current Squad

No. Position Player
1 GK Mehdi Rahmati (Captain)
2 DF Khosro Heydari
3 DF Jlloyd Samuel
4 DF Amir Hossein Sadeghi
5 DF Hanif Omranzadeh
8 MF Pejman Nouri
9 FW Arash Borhani
10 FW Siavash Akbarpour
11 FW Mohammad Ghazi
14 MF Andranik Teymourian
 
No. Position Player
16 DF Hashem Beikzadeh
19 FW Boubacar Kébé
20 MF Ahmad Jamshidian
21 GK Hossein Hosseini
22 MF Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht
27 MF Tony
32 FW Mehdi Nazari
34 MF Iman Basafa
70 DF Majid Gholamnejad
77 FW Mehrdad Oladi

Notable Players

Asia

  • Karrar Jassim
  • Hawar Mulla

Africa

  • Léonard Kweuke

America

  • Vicente Arze
  • Januário
  • Rinaldo Cruzado
  • Jlloyd Samuel

Europe

  • Goran Jerković

Players with Dual Nationality

  • Rodrigo Tosi
  • Boubacar Kébé
  • Goran Jerković
  • Pierre Karol
  • Ferydoon Zandi
  • Jlloyd Samuel

World Cup players

1978 FIFA World Cup

1998 FIFA World Cup

2006 FIFA World Cup

Olympic Players

1964 Olympics

1972 Olympics

1976 Olympics

Club Managers

Notable Managers

Name Period Trophies
Domestic International
IPL HC AL ACL
 Zdravko Rajkov 1969–76 0 1 2 1
 Mansour Pourheidari 1983–86
1989–92
1995–96
2000–02
0 2 2 1
 Nasser Hejazi 1996–99 0 0 1 0
 Amir Ghalenoie 2003–06
2008–09
2012–
3 2 0 0
 Parviz Mazloumi 2010–12 0 1 0 0

 

IPL managers

Name From To Record
P W D L Win %
Mansour Pourheidari Feb 2000 July 2002 26 13 9 4 50%
Roland Koch July 17, 2002 June 30, 2003 26 8 8 10 31%
Amir Ghalenoie July 1, 2003 July 18, 2006 86 46 30 10 53%
Samad Marfavi July 2006 Aug 2007 30 14 10 6 47%
Nasser Hejazi Aug 2007 Nov 2007 14 5 5 4 36%
Firooz Karimi Nov 2007 May 2008 20 6 5 9 30%
Amir Ghalenoie July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009 34 19 9 6 56%
Samad Marfavi July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010 34 16 11 7 47%
Parviz Mazloomi June 13, 2010 May 31, 2012 68 37 20 11 54%
Amir Ghalenoie June 1, 2012 Present 55 30 17 8 54%

 

Current Management Team

Position Name
Head coach Amir Ghalenoei
Assistant coach Majid Saleh
First team coach Sattar Hamedani
Second team coach Karim Boostani
Goalkeeper coach Hamid Babazadeh
Football academy president Asghar Hajiloo6>
Technical adviser Morteza Mohasses
Doctor Kaveh Sotoudeh
Physiotherapist Amin Noroozi
Psychologist Abbas Montazeri
Analyzer Iman Alami
Analyzer Nima Rasouli
Technical manager Mansour Pourheidari
Team Manager Mirshad Majedi

Chairmen

Chairman Tenure
 Parviz Khosravani September 1945 – June 1960
 Parviz Sheikhan June 1960 – February 1979
 Ali Abdullahi Nourozi May 1979 – May 1983
 Kazem Oliaei January 1988 – May 1996
 Ali Fathollahzadeh May 1996 – May 2003
 Hossein Gharib June 2003 – July 2005
 Kazem Oliaei July 2005 – December 2005
 Hossein Gharib December 2005 – September 2006
 Meghdad Najafnejad September 2006 – May 2007
 Ali Fathollahzadeh May 2007 – September 2008
 Amir Reza Vaezi Ashtiani September 2008 – May 2010
 Ali Nazari Juybari May 2010 – June 2010
 Ali Fathollahzadeh June 2010 – present

Achievements

Domestic

League

  • Iranian Football League (Iran Pro League since 2001):
    • Winners (8): 1970–71, 1974–75, 1989–90, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2012–13
    • Runners-up (8): 1973–74, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2010–11

Cups

  • Hazfi Cup:
    • Winners (6):, 1976–77, 1995–96, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2007–08, 2011–12
    • Runners-Up (3): 1989–90, 1998–99, 2003–04

Provincial

  • Tehran Football League:
    • Winners (11): 1949, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1983, 1985, 1991
    • Runners-Up (7): 1947, 1952, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1990, 1991
  • Tehran Hazfi Cup:
    • Winners (2): 1947, 1959

Continental

  • AFC Champions League:
    • Winners (2): 1970, 1990–91
    • Runner Up (2): 1991, 1998–99
    • Third Place (3): 1971, [[Asian Club Championship 2001-02|2001–02012-201

Unofficial titles

  • Caspian Cup:
    • Winners (1): 1996
  • Kish Quartet Competition Cup:
    • Winners (1): 1996
  • Ettehad Cup:
    • Winners (1): 1973
  • Turkmenistan President's Cup:
    • Winners (1): 1998
  • Bordoloi Trophy:
    • Winners (1): 1989
  • Milz Cup:
    • Winners (4): 1969 , 1970 , 1971, 1989
    • Runners-Up (1): 1972
  • Qatar Independence Cup:
    • Winners (1): 1991
  • Emirates Quartet Competition Cup:
    • Runners-Up (1): 1996

Statistics and records

Statistics in IPL

  • Seasons in IPL: 12 (all)
  • Best position in IPL: First (2005–06, 2008–2009, 2012–13)
  • Worst position in IPL: 13 (2007–08)
  • Most goals scored in a season: 70 (2008–09)
  • Most goals scored in a match: 6 – 0 (1 time)
  • Most goals conceded in a match: 4 – 1 (3 times)

Statistics in ACL

  • Most goals scored in a match: 8 – 0 (1 time)
  • Most goals conceded in a match: 4 – 0 (1 time)
  • Player with the most goals in a single match: Ali Jabari with 3 goals

Statistics in Hazfi Cup

  • Most goals scored in a match: 13 – 0 (1 time)
  • Most goals conceded in a match: 0 – 3 (1 time)
  • Player with the most goals in a single match: Arash Borhani with 5 goals

General statistics

Pos. Club Seasons Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Best Rank
1 Esteghlal 12 372 183 117 72 568 360 +208 666 Champions
2 Sepahan 12 372 174 111 87 561 369 +192 628 Champions
3 Persepolis 12 372 158 127 87 531 408 +123 595 Champions
4 Zob Ahan 12 372 152 121 99 461 376 +85 577 2nd
  • And The Following Table Lists Clubs By Number of Winners And Runner-up In AFC Champions League (Asian Club Championship Also Included).
Team Winners Runners-Up Years Won Years Lost
Pohang Steelers 3 0 1996–97, 1997–98, 2009
Esteghlal FC 2 2 1970, 1990–91 1991–92, 1998–99
Al-Hilal FC 2 2 1991–92, 1999–2000 1986–87, 1987–88
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 2 2 1995–96, 2010 1996–97, 2004
Al-Ittihad FC 2 1 2004, 2005 2009

Season-by-season

Season Div. Pos. Hazfi Cup Asia
2001–02 IPL 2nd Champion CL Semi-Final
2002–03 IPL 9th Quarter-Final CL Group Stage
2003–04 IPL 2nd Final
2004–05 IPL 3rd Quarter-Final
2005–06 IPL 1st Quarter-Final
2006–07 IPL 4th Round of 16 CL Disqualified
2007–08 IPL 13th Champion
2008–09 IPL 1st Round of 16 CL Group stage
2009–10 IPL 3rd Quarter-Final CL Round of 16
2010–11 IPL 2nd Semi-Final CL Group stage
2011–12 IPL 3rd Champion CL Round of 16
2012–13 IPL 1st Semi-Final CL Semi-Final

Best Goal Scorers of Esteghlal

  • Arash Borhani 99 Goals
  • Farhad Majidi 94 Goals
  • Ali Jabbari 89 Goals
  • Samad Marfavi 77 Goals

Sponsorship

  • Official shirt sponsors – Refah Bank
  • Official shirt sponsors in AFC Champions League – Tat Bank
  • Official shirt manufacturer – Uhlsport
  • Official water – Damavand Mineral Water

IPL shirt sponsors and manufacturers

Period Kit Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
2001–02 Daei SWE LG
2002–03
2003–04 Jouraban Aiwa
2004–05 Aghili Sharp
2005–06 Abi Pooshan SAGEM
2006–07 Merooj MTN Irancell
2007–08 CCC
Aghili Shahrvand Chain Stores
2008–09 Uhlsport Iran Mobile Market
2009–10
2010–11 City Bank
2011–12
2012–13 Refah Bank
2013–14 Merooj Mahan Air
2014–15
2015–16 TBD