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Ex-Esteghlal striker Arash Borhani announces retirement

( Former Esteghlal striker Arash Borhani has announced his retirement from football after 15 years. The 33-year-old forward, who currently plays for Paykan, started his playing career in 2002 with Pas and won Iran Professional League title in his four-year term in the Tehran based team. Borhani joined Iranian popular team Esteghlal in 2007 and

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Persepolis lift Iran Professional League trophy

( Persepolis, who won Iran football league for the tenth time on Saturday with three games left, lifted the trophy in front of about 80,000 cheering fans in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. The Reds won the title after nine years after they became runner-up last season on goal difference. Persepolis thrashed Padideh 4-0 to celebrate their

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Branko Ivankovic: Persepolis deserved to win Iran’s title

( Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovis says that they deserved to be crowned Iran Professional League. The Reds defeated Machine Sazi 2-0 in Tabriz to win IPL for the third time. “This is my third championship in three different countries. I think Persepolis deserved to win the title because we are the best team in Iran

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Long-Serving Reza Enayati hangs up boots

( Former Esteghlal and the Iranian national football team’s striker made the decision to hang up his boots on Saturday. Saba striker, who is the all-time top goalscorer in the Persian Gulf Professional League, announced his retirement at the end of Esteghlal and Saba match in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. The 40-year-old forward was greeted by Esteghlal’s

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Persepolis wins IPL for the 3rd time, Esteghlal beats Saba to move to 2nd place(VIDEO)

( Persepolis football team defeated rock bottom Machine Sazi of Tabriz to end nine-year title drought in Iran Professional League (IPL) with three games left until the end of the season. In the match held in Yadeger-e Imam Stadium, Persepolis defeated the Tabriz based team 2-0. Ali Alipour opened the scoring for Persepolis just seconds

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Greek giants Look to Lure Persepolis Striker Mehdi Taremi

( According to, Greek giants, namely Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, PAOK and AEK want to sign a contract with the Iranian international striker. Taremi has played a key role in the current season for Persepolis and his goals helped the Reds lead the IPL table. Taremi also scored two vital goals for Iran national football team against

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Esteghlal move to IPL second place, Persepolis lose to Sanat Naft(VIDEO)

( Esteghlal football team defeated Foolad Khuzestan 1-0 to move second place in Iran Professional League (IPL). Mohsen Krimi scored the winning goal in the 40th minute at the Azadi Stadium. Esteghlal overtook Tractor Sazi in second place on goal difference, but still are nine points adrift of IPL leader Persepolis. TractorSazi were held to

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Kranjcar Takes Charge of Iran’s Sepahan

( Zlatko “Cico” Kranjcar has been named as new head coach of the Iranian Sepahan football team. The 60-year-old Croat took charge of the Isfahan-based club for the second stint. He has been appointed as Sepahan head coach until the end of the Iran Professional League season with an option to extend the contract. Kranjcar

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IPL Week 22nd: Persepolis, Esteghlal Victorious in Iran Professional League(VIDEO)

  ( Iranian football giants Persepolis and Esteghlal emerged victorious at 22nd Round of Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday. IPL leader Persepolis defeated Sepahan 2-1 at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in front of more than 70,000 cheering fans. Mehdi Taremi was tripped in the penalty area by Sepahan Brazilian goalkeeper Lee Oliveira in the 56th minute

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Branko Ivankovic apologizes following defeat against Esteghlal

( Branko Ivankovic has apologized to Persepolis fans following the Reds’ defeat at the hands of Esteghlal. Persepolis suffered a 3-2 defeat against their arch rivals Esteghlal in Tehran derby in front of more than 70,000 spectators at the Azadi Stadium. “I am so sorry we could not make our fans happy in the biggest

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