Sepahan Squad 2014

Full name Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Football Club
Nickname(s) Yellows
Asia's Yellow Storm
Champions
Founded 2 July 1953; 60 years ago
Ground Fooladshahr Stadium, Isfahan
 Capacity 12,000
Owner Mobarakeh Steel Company
President Mohammad Torabian
Manager Zlatko Kranjčar
League Iran Pro League
2012–13 Iran Pro League, 3rd

Club honours

  • Iran Pro League
    • Winners (4): 2002–03, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
    • Runner Up (1): 2007–08
  • Hazfi Cup
    • Winners (4): 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2012–13
  • Asian Champions League
    • Runner Up (1): 2007

Affiliated clubs

  • Tractor Sazi

Players

First-team squad

No. Position Player
1 GK Rahman Ahmadi
3 DF Shoja' Khalilzadeh
4 MF Moharram Navidkia (captain)
5 DF Hadi Aghili (vice-captain)
6 DF Mohammad-Ali Ahmadi
7 MF Hossein Papi
9 FW Mohammad Gholami
12 MF Ali Karimi 
14 FW Xhevahir Sukaj
15 MF Omid Ebrahimi
16 FW Sergio van Dijk
18 DF Hossein Moradmand 
 
No. Position Player
20 FW Mehdi Sharifi 
21 FW Radomir Đalović
23 MF Amin Jahan Alian 
28 DF Ehsan Hajsafi
32 MF Hamid Reza Kazemi 
35 GK Shahab Gordan
36 GK Mohammad Mahmoudvand
38 MF Ervin Bulku
40 DF Ali Hamoudi
45 MF Ehsan Pahlevan 
88 MF Yaghoub Karimi 
99 MF Amir Hossein Karimi 

Reserves and Academy

No. Position Player
17 MF Milad Sarlak
19 DF Ali Gholami
24 DF Armin Sohrabian
26 FW Ali Choopani
 
No. Position Player
27 GK Mehdi Amini
30 DF Ahmad Eskandari
33 DF Saeed Ghaedifar
39 DF Mohammad Roshandel

Out On Loan

No. Position Player
- DF Mohsen Irannejad (at Zob Ahan)
 
No. Position Player
- GK Mohammad Nasseri (at Gostaresh)

Past Notable players

Iran
  • Ahmadreza Abedzadeh
  • Edmond Bezik
  • Reza Enayati
  • Mohsen Garousi
  • Jalal Hosseini
  • Mahmoud Karimi
  • Rasoul Khatibi
  • Mohammad Reza Mahdavi
  • Bahram Mavaddat
  • Mehrdad Minavand
  • Mehdi Rahmati
  • Ali Shojaei
  • Abdollah Veisi
  • Mahmoud Yavari
AFC
  • Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail
  • Emad Mohammed Ridha
CAF
  • Armando Sá
  • Ibrahima Touré
CONMEBOL
  • Bruno Correa
  • Januário
UEFA
  • Armenak Petrosyan
  • Levon Stepanyan
  • Kamil Susko

Managerial staff

Current managerial staff

Position Staff
Head coach Zlatko Kranjčar
Assistant coach Mahmoud Karimi
Assistant coach Ghasem Zaghinejad
Goalkeepers coach Tonči Merdolias
Fitness trainer Luka Radman
Translator Reza Chalangar
Analyzer Manouchehr Rezaei
Physiotherapist Abbas Yousefzadeh
Doctor Mohammad Rashadi
Assistant doctor Asghar Shirkosh
Administrative manager Reza Fatahi
Executive manager Mohammad Faramarzi

Head coaches

Below is a list of Sepahan coaches from 1953 until the present day.

Name of the coach Years
Mahmoud Hariri 1953–60
Technical Commission 1960–70
Mahmoud Yavari 1970–78
Zdravko Rajkov 1978
Mahmoud Yavari 1978–80
Masoud Tabesh 1980–92
Ali Razmine 1992–93
Firouz Karimi 1993–94
Nasser Hejazi 1994–95
Mahmoud Yavari 1995–96
Rasoul Korbekandi 1996–98
Mehdi Monajati 1998–99
Hamid Nadimian 1999–01
Stanko Poklepović 2001–02
Farhad Kazemi 2002–05
Stanko Poklepović 2005
Edson Tavares July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006
Luka Bonačić March 13, 2007–Jan 15, 2008
Jorvan Vieira Feb 2, 2008–June 30, 2008
Engin Firat July 1, 2008–08
Hossein Charkhabi 2008
Farhad Kazemi 2008–09
Amir Ghalenoei July 1, 2009–June 30, 2011
Luka Bonačić June 26, 2011–Oct 14, 2011
Karim Ghanbari* June 2011–Oct 11
Zlatko Kranjčar Oct 28, 2011–

Club officials

Position Name
President Mohammad Torabian
Vice President Masoud Tabesh
Chairman of the Board Bahman Masoudi
Treasurer Ali Reza Shafiei
Trade and Marketing Manager Hamidreza Keshavarzian
Supreme Advisor Morteza Lachiani
Media and International Officer Hamed Asfa
Public Relation Hamid Bagheri
Media presenter Morteza Ramazani

Sponsorship

Period Kit manufacturer Sponsor
2006–09 Uhlsport Mobarakeh Steel Company
2009–13 Lotto Sport Italia Mobarakeh Steel Company
2013– Uhlsport Mobarakeh Steel Company

List of Sepahan records

FIFA Club World Cup participation

FIFA Club World Cup History
Year Round Score Result Scorers
2007 Play-off Sepahan 3 – 1 Waitakere United Win Emad Mohammed 3', 4'
Abdul-Wahab 47'
2007 Quarterfinals Sepahan 1 – 3 Urawa Red Diamonds Loss Karimi 80'

Top scorers in Iran Pro League

  • 2002–03 : Edmond Bezik – 13 Goals
  • 2009–10 : Emad Mohammed Ridha – 19 Goals

Top scorers by season

Season Player in League Player in whole season
2001–02 Edmond Bezik 6    
2002–03 Edmond Bezik 13    
2003–04 Rasoul Khatibi 08    
2004–05 Rasoul Khatibi 14    
2005–06 Rasoul Khatibi 10    
2006–07 Emad Mohammed Ridha 09    
2007–08 Mahmoud Karimi 09 Emad Mohammed Ridha 14
2008–09 Emad Mohammed Ridha 14 Emad Mohammed Ridha 16
2009–10 Emad Mohammed Ridha 19 Ibrahima Touré 20
2010–11 Ibrahima Touré 18 Ibrahima Touré 24
2011–12 Emad Mohammed Ridha 09 Bruno Correa 12
2012–13 Mohammad Reza Khalatbari 13 Xhevahir Sukaj 16

Players on international cups

Cup Players
1978 FIFA World Cup Ali Shojaei
Bahram Mavaddat
2006 FIFA World Cup Moharram Navidkia
Rasoul Khatibi
2007 AFC Asian Cup Hadi Aghili
2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail
Emad Mohammed Ridha
2011 AFC Asian Cup Ehsan Hajsafi
Hadi Aghili
Jalal Hosseini
Khosro Heydari
Mehdi Rahmati
Mohsen Bengar