Jiri Sanak named Esteghlal assistant coach

(IranSportsPress.com – TehranTimes) Most recently, Sanak has worked at Czech Republic football team Mlada Boleslav. Sanak replaced Mick McDermott in Tehran-based team. Irish coach McDermott parted company with Esteghlal in late October. According to Iranian media, a Jamaican coach will be added to Esteghlal staff. Esteghlal German coach Winfried Schafer has already worked as Jamaica

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Persepolis Edge Past Esteghlal in Tehran Derby (Video Highlight)

(IranSportsPress.com – TehranTimes) – Persepolis striker Ali Alipour was brought down in penalty area in 22nd minute by Rouzbeh Cheshmi and converted his penalty. Esteghlal were dominant team in the second half but failed to create dangerous chance. The match was abandoned by referee Bijan Heydari in the last minutes as a result of the missile

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Tehran derby is Asia’s best derby: Winfried Schafer

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- German coach Winfried Schafer says that he thinks Tehran derby between Esteghlal and Persepolis is the most important derby in Asia. Schafer will experience his first Tehran derby in Iran Professional League in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Thursday. Schafer has already worked in Thailand national football team and Emirati clubs Al Ahli and Al

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Persepolis coach Ivankovic can’t wait for Derby clash with Esteghlal

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic says that he is counting down the minutes until the Tehran derby and cannot wait for that. Persepolis football team is scheduled to face Esteghlal on Thursday at the 80,000-seat Azadi Stadium in Tehran. “First of all, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Ebrahim

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Teymourian’s goal against Buriram among ACL quarterfinals’ spectacular goals

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- With the AFC Champions League quarterfinals fast approaching, the-AFC.com takes a look back at eight key goals from the last fourteen editions of the last eight stage. Ever since the quarterfinals were introduced at the 2004 tournament there have been some spectacular games and goals alike. Andranik Teymourian from Esteghlal has scored one of the

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Tehran derby in Bielefeld called off: report

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Tehran derby between Iranian football giants Persepolis and Esteghlal, scheduled for July 22 has been called off. The pre-season match was scheduled to be held at the Bielefeld Schüco Arena on July 22. The match was originally scheduled for July 16 but has been delayed to July 22 and finally cancelled after Persepolis reportedly

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German Football Association confirms Tehran derby in Bielefeld

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iranian football giants Persepolis and Esteghlal will play at the Bielefeld Schüco Arena on July 22. The German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed the match will be held in Bielefeld. The match was originally scheduled for July 16 but has been delayed to July 22. Iran Professional League champions Persepolis and runners-up Esteghlal could earn

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Team-Melli central defender Pejman Montazeri joins Esteghlal

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian football club Esteghlal has completed the signing of Pejman Montazeri.  The 33-year-old international defender has joined Esteghlal on a two-year contract. Montazeri started his playing career at Foolad in 2005 and joined Esteghlal after two years. He left Esteghlal in 2014 to join Qatar’s Umm-Salal and signed a contract with Al-Ahli one year

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Esteghlal and Team-Melli’s midfielder Omid Ebrahimi extends contract

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Esteghlal defensive midfielder Omid Ebrahimi has extended his contract with Esteghlal for more one season. Ebrahimi was discovered by coach Amir Ghalenoei and joined Sepahan in 2010. He became Esteghlal’s best scorer with seven goals last season. The 29-year-old defensive midfielder had also caught the attention of Sepahan football team. Furthermore, Esteghlal right-back Vouria Ghafoori

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Esteghlal ace striker Kaveh Rezaei joins Sporting Charleroi in Belgium

IranSportsPress.com- Esteghlal ace striker, kaveh Rezaei joins, Sporting Charleroi in Belgium top division. The 25 years old forward was the key factor in the Tehran giant’s success with 7 goals and 7 assists in Iran Pro League and 6 goals and 1 assist in Asian Champions League this season. Former Foolad, Saipa and Zob Ahan  striker

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