Ali Daei named as the new head coach of Saipa

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran’s Zob Ahan midfielder Reza Shekari joined Russian Premier League side FC Rostov on a three-year contract. The 20-year-old footballer is widely considered as one of the brightest youngsters in Iran. In 2015, he was named by British newspapers The Guardian as one of the 50 most exciting young talents in world football. Shekari had

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Zlatko Kranjcar signs a two-year contract extension with Sepahan

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Zlatko Kranjcar has signed a two-year contract extension with Sepahan football club on Sunday. The 60-year-old Croat was appointed as Isfahan based club in late March as a replacement for Abdollah Veisi. Kranjcar returns for a second stint in charge at the club. He was named as Sepahan coach in 2011 and won Iran

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Persepolis signs Sepahan’s Shoja Khalilzadeh and Peykan’s Godwin Mensha

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian Persepolis football team has announced the addition of two new players for the upcoming Iran Professional League (IPL) season. IPL title holder has signed contract with free agent player Shoja Khalilzadeh and Godwin Mensha. Khalilzadeh, who was a member of Sepahan in the last season, has penned a two-year contract with the Iranian popular

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Esteghlal becomes runner-up at IPL, Saba Battery relegated(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Esteghlal football team defeated Sepahan to finish runner-up in the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday. The Blues came from behind to beat Sepahan 2-1 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. Mehrdad Mohammadi gave the visiting team a lead in the 40th minute. Jaber Ansari equalized the match on the hour mark with a header and

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Sepidrood Rasht win promotion to Iran Professional League

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- After Pars Jonoubi Jam secured promotion to Iran Professional League last week, Sepidrood Rasht also sealed promotion to the top flight on Monday. The Rasht-based team defeated Nassaji Mazandaran 3-2 and finished second in the second tier Azadegan League with 61 points. Sepidrood Rasht’s fans joined the celebrations at the Azodi Stadium after the

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Esteghlal move up to2nd place, Persepolis drawS Zob Ahan, Sepahan beats Tractor(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Esteghlal football team defeated Padideh 2-1 to move up to second place in the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Saturday. In the match held in Mashhad, Moein Abbasian scored for Padideh in the 34th minute but Omid Noorafkan equalized the match with a long-range shot in the 57th minute. With nine minutes remaining, Jaber

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Pars Jonoubi Jam make history to seal promotion to IPL

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Pars Jonoubi Jam made history after sealing promotion to Iran Professional League (IPL) on Monday. In the penultimate week of the Iran First Division season, Pars Jonoubi Jam beat Esteghlal Ahvaz 2-1 in Ahvaz’s Takhti Stadium. Pars Jonoubi Jam, led by former Persepolis player and coach Mehdi Tartar, won the promotion with 62 points. “I

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Ex-Esteghlal striker Arash Borhani announces retirement

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- 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

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- 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

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- 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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