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

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- 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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Esteghlal move to IPL second place, Persepolis lose to Sanat Naft(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- 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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Persepolis moves top of IPL, Esteghlal beats Siahjamegan(VIDEO)

    (IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Persepolis football team defeated Naft Tehran 3-0 to move to top of the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Saturday. In the match held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, Hossein Mahini gave Persepolis a lead from the penalty spot in the 14th minute. Mehdi Taremi extended Persepolis’s lead in the 30th minute and

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Alireza Faghani to officiate 83rd Tehran derby

(IransportsPress.com) – Iran’s international referee has been selected to ref the upcoming game between Persepolis and Esteghlal. Iran’s most known referee, Alireza Faghani, alongside his assistants Reza Sokhandan and Mohammadreza Mansouri will officiate the 83rd Tehran Derby. In the past, he officiated two derbies in the 2011-12 and 2013-14 season. Faghani recently officiated the final

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Esteghlal continue to struggle in IPL, fail to beat Machine-Sazi(VIDEO)

(Iransportspress.com) – In the fifth week of the Persian Gulf Pro League, Alireza Mansourian’s Esteghlal failed to secure their first win in the 2016-17 season by drawing newly promoted Machine Sazi 1-1.  Things looked good in the first half, when Kaveh Rezaei scored the opener in the 7th minute and Esteghlal continued to create more chances in front

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Esteghlal and Inter Milan sign cooperation agreement[VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com | IRNA)- A cooperation agreement was signed on Wednesday between Iran’s Esteghlal and Italy’s Inter Milan football clubs. Under the terms of the agreement, the two clubs will cooperate on youth teams or academies for discovering and training young talented football players. Bahram Afsharzadeh, the caretaker of Esteghlal club, Shahrokh Sabokdast, a member of the

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Iranian International right back, Vouria Ghafouri joins Esteghlal FC

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Esteghlal football club has signed Sepahan defender Vouria Ghafouri on a two-year contract on Sunday. The 28-year old defender is the third signing of Esteghlal new coach Alireza Mansourian after Bakhtiar Rahmani and Farshid Esmaeili. “I’m so happy to join Esteghlal since I’ve been a Blues’ fan since I was a child. Mansourian

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Esteghlal Khuzestan top IPL table, Persepolis wins, Esteghlal beaten in Tehran

(Iransportspress.com-Tehran Times)- Persepolis football team beat Gostaresh Foolad 4-2 in the 29th week of Iran Professional League to stay on course for winning the title. Farshad Ahmadzadeh opened the scoring for Persepolis in the 31st minute while Mohammad Ansari made it 2-0 in the 42nd minute. Gostaresh’s Mohammad Ebrahimi made it 2-1 for the host

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Persepolis suffered a 2-0 defeat, Esteghlal returned to the top of IPL(Video)

(Tasnim)-With two weeks to go, Esteghlal of Tehran returned to the top of the Iran Professional League (IPL) with a win over Saipa(Video) On Thursday, Esteghlal beat Saipa 2-1 in Tehran’s Takhti Stadium. Omid Ebrahimi was on target for Esteghlal in the 52nd minute from the penalty spot but Ali Gholizadeh equalized the match 12

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