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    (Wikipedia) - F.C. Ararat Tehran   (Redirected from Ararat Stadium) Ararat Full name Founded Ground Ground Capacity Owner Chairman Manager League 2014–15 Website
    Football Club Ararat Tehran
    1944 refounded 2014
    Ararat Stadium Tehran Iran
    Ararat Cultural Organization
    Ara Jahanian
    Masis Hakopian
    Tehran Provincial League
    Club home page
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    Ararat FC (Persian: آرارات تهران‎) is a football team based in Tehran, Iran. Ararat FC is the football club of the multisport Ararat Club in Iran.

    • 1 Club history
      • 1.1 Establishment
      • 1.2 Drop to the lower leagues
      • 1.3 Refounding
    • 2 Season-by-season
    • 3 Head coaches
    • 4 External links
      • 4.1 Official
      • 4.2 Fan site
    • 5 References

    Club history EstablishmentArarat Tehran in 1946

    The club was established in 1944 by a group of Armenian-Iranians. They named the club after the famous mountain of the same name. The club was run by an Armenian athletic organization and was one of few clubs in Iranian football to have its own private stadium and training facilities. The club has never had spectacular results, but has always provided talented players for Iranian football. It was heavily supported by the Armenian minority in Iran, but was also loved by many non-Armenian Iranians.

    Drop to the lower leagues

    The last time the club played in the top level of Iranian football was the 1995–96 season of the Azadegan League (current IPL). Due to the poor decisions of the club management, Ararat FC has spent most of the past few years playing in the 1st Division and 2nd Division of Iran''s football leagues. Until recently the club had a policy of only employing Armenian staff and players, but with the team''s poor form in the past few years, this decision has been overturned and non-Armenians have coached the team. The players though are all Armenian-Iranians. In the 2005-06 season the club came very close to promotion into the Azadegan League, but fell short in the last few weeks of the season.

    In 2007–08 season they took the last place in their group and relegated to 3rd division but in July 2008, Iran Football Federation increased number of 2nd Division teams to 28 and Ararat still remained in 2nd Division.

    A major changes heralded for Ararat in 2008, as the terrible state of the club''s finances was revealed, they were unable to pay wages and had major debts. The club''s owner, Armenian-Iranians, were able to raise some more money, but even this soon proved to be insufficient resources to sustain the club. They finished last in the 2nd Division (group A) standings of the 2008–09 season. Thus, being relegated to 3rd Division. After the club''s relegation, Arrarat was dissolved by it''s owners.


    Arrarat was reopened on 9 October 2014 after a five years of absence. They also played a friendly match at the same day with Esteghlal XI which Arrarat won 7–0 which showed their return.


    The table below chronicles the achievements of Ararat in various competitions since 1975.

    Season Division League Position Hazfi Cup Notes
    1975–76 1 Takht Jamshid Cup 12th
    1976–77 1 Takht Jamshid Cup 12th Relegated
    1977–78 2 2nd Division 3rd Not held
    1978–79 2 2nd Division did not finish Not held
    1979–80 1 Tehran Football League Not held Not held
    1980–81 1 Tehran Football League Not held Not held
    1981–82 1 Tehran Football League 7th
    1982–83 1 Tehran Football League 12th
    1983–84 1 Tehran Football League 6th
    1984–85 1 Tehran Football League not finished
    1985–86 1 Tehran Football League 10th Relegate
    1986–87 2 Tehran Football''s 2nd Division 4th
    1987–88 2 Tehran Football''s 2nd Division 5th
    1988–89 2 Tehran Football''s 2nd Division 7th
    1989–90 2 Tehran Football''s 2nd Division 2nd Promoted
    1990–91 2 Tehran Football League 7th
    1991–92 2 Tehran Football League 5th
    1992–93 2 Tehran Football League 7th
    1993–94 2 Tehran Football League 2nd Promoted
    1994–95 1 Azadegan League 5th
    1995–96 1 Azadegan League 14th Relegated
    1997–98 2 2nd Division 7th
    1998–99 2 2nd Division 6th
    1999–2000 2 2nd Division 5th
    2000–01 2 2nd Division 9th
    2001–02 2 Azadegan League 9th First Round Relegated
    2002–03 3 2nd Division 4th
    2003–04 3 2nd Division 9th
    2004–05 3 2nd Division 2nd
    2005–06 3 2nd Division 3rd Second Round
    2006–07 3 2nd Division 7th First Round
    2007–08 3 2nd Division 14th First Round
    2008–09 3 2nd Division 9th Did not qualify Relegated
    2009–10 absence
    2014–15 4 Tehran Province league Did not qualify
    Head coaches
    External links Official
    • (Armenian) Official sports section of the Ararat Armenian Cultural Organization of Iran
    Fan site
    • (Persian) Ararat FC Fan Blog

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