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    * Tehran derby *

    شهرآورد تهران


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    (Wikipedia) - Tehran derby Tehran derby شهرآورد تهران Persepolis vs Esteghlal City or region Teams involved First contested Number of meetings Most wins Most player appearances Top scorer Most recent meeting Next meeting Largest victory
    Tehran (Iran)
    Persepolis & Esteghlal
    Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis Friendly (5 April 1968)
    Official: 73 Friendlies: 5
    Esteghlal (24)
    Ali Parvin (20)
    Safar Iranpak (7)
    Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis 2013–14 Iran Pro League (Round 23: 17 January 2014)
    Esteghlal Persepolis 2014–15 Iran Pro League (Round 15: 21 December 2014)
    Persepolis 6–0 Esteghlal 1973–74 Takht Jamshid Cup (6 September 1973)

    Tehran derby (or the شهرآورد تهران as it is known in the Persian world), is a football match between the two prominent Tehran clubs Esteghlal Tehran and Persepolis Tehran of Iran. Along with the Isfahan, Mashhad, Gilan,Tabriz, Ahvaz and Shiraz derbies, it is widely considered the major crosstown derbies in Iranian league, and also in the world. This match was declared as the most important derby in Asia and 22nd most important derby in the world in June 2008 by World Soccer magazine. Despite being a derby between two teams from Tehran, the match has been played in other Iranian cities as well. Taking place at least twice during the year via the league fixtures, this cross-town rivalry has extended to the Hazfi Cup, as well as in minor tournaments and friendlies. The highest scoring match between the two teams to this date, was the famous 6–0 victory for Persepolis in the 1973 derby which is always remembered and referred to by reds fans. The most consecutive number of games that was won by one of the two teams belongs to Esteghlal, who won in 4 back to back matches against Persepolis in the Iran Pro League (IPL) and the Hazfi Cup during 2010-2012 seasons.

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    History

    The first derby match between the teams took place on April 5, 1968, at Amjadieh Stadium, where the game finished as a scoreless draw. At the time, Esteghlal was known as Taj SC. Both clubs were relatively young but Persepolis had a solid fan base, because of its close association to the once popular Shahin club. The rivalry between Shahin and Taj was transferred to its current stage when the Shahin club had to cease operations due to poor relations with the IFF.

    Over time, the rivalry became more heated and club fans began attaining collective identities. By the mid-1970s Persepolis was seen as a working class club, while Taj was viewed as a club close to the ruling establishment and supported by the upper class of Iranian society. Persepolis fans outnumbered Esteghlal fans by large numbers at the time and still do.

    Because of the sensitive nature of the matches, fan violence has occurred several times. In minor cases fans break chairs or throw garbage at the field, but more notable cases of violence have involved physical fights between opposing teams and fans, storming of the field by fans, as well as significant destruction of public property.

    Ever since 1995, federation officials have invited foreign referees to officiate the game to ease fan and player suspicions of referee bias. This occurred after the events of the 38th derby (see below).

    Azadi Stadium has been the stadium where most of the matches took place, but Amjadieh Stadium (now Shiroudi) in Tehran, Azadi Stadium in Bandar Abbas and Sahand Stadium in Tabriz have all hosted the game at least once.

    Notable matches TAJ defender Saeed Baghvardani comes to the rescue of goalkeeper Nasser Hejazi when he heads out a humdinger by Persepolis striker Safar Iranpak (fourth left). Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran, May 1975. List of matches Iranian League Season Date Home team Score Away team Home goal scorers Away goal scorers
    1969–70 03-08-1969 Esteghlal 3–1 Persepolis Monshizadeh 8'', A. Jabbari 44'', Haghverdian 88'' Ganjapour 72''
    06-02-1970 Persepolis 0–3 Esteghlal Gh. Mazloomi 9''
    1970–71 17-01-1971 Persepolis 0–3 Esteghlal Kalani 2'' Mojdehi 7''
    18-06-1971 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis Gh. Mazloomi 30'' Iranpak 90+1''
    1971–72 04-02-1972 Persepolis 4–1 Esteghlal Kalani 43'', 90+3'', Iranpak 56'', Khordbin 75'' A. Jabbari 75''
    23-03-1972 Esteghlal 0–2 Persepolis Iranpak 50'', Kalani 89''
    1972–73 01-03-1973 Persepolis 0–2 Esteghlal A. Jabbari 40'' 87''
    14-06-1973 Esteghlal 1–0 Persepolis Adelkhani 3''
    1973–74 06-09-1973 Persepolis 6–0 Esteghlal Behzadi 50'' 86'' 90+2'', Soleimani 45'' 56'', Kalani 32''
    08-12-1973 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis Jabbari 70'' Behzadi 46''
    1974–75 25-05-1974 Esteghlal 1–0 Persepolis Rowshan 88'' -
    18-12-1974 Persepolis 2–1 Esteghlal Iranpak 50'', Hajrahimipour 62'' Gh. Mazloomi 60''
    1975–76 05-05-1975 Esteghlal 3–1 Persepolis Gh. Mazloomi 11'' 62'', Mojdehi 47'' Iranpak 53''
    17-10-1975 Persepolis 2–0 Esteghlal Fatahi 22'', Hajrahimipour 38'' -
    1976–77 17-03-1976 Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal Khordbin 85'' Mojdehi 20''
    24-09-1976 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis Naraghi 26'' Parvin 40''
    1977–78 07-05-1977 Persepolis 0–3 Esteghlal Asheri 45'', Rowshan 83'', Maraghechian 88''
    08-12-1977 Esteghlal 1–2 Persepolis Rowshan 85'' Iranpak 15'' 34''
    1995–96 28-07-1995 Persepolis 1–3 Esteghlal Kermani Moghaddam 49'' Akhtar 7'', Varmazyar 16'', Taghavi 36''
    29-12-1995 Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis
    1996–97 18-10-1996 Persepolis 1–0 Esteghlal Bezik 87''
    11-07-1997 Esteghlal 0–3 Persepolis Bezik 30'', Mahdavikia 71'', Taherzadeh 87''
    1998–99 13-11-1998 Persepolis 1–0 Esteghlal Hasheminasab 45''
    22-03-1999 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis Hasheminasab 3'' Malekian 43''
    1999–00 24-09-1999 Persepolis 0–0 Esteghlal
    27-02-2000 Esteghlal 0–2 Persepolis Hasheminasab 7'', Rafat 80''
    2000–01 27-02-2000 Persepolis 2–2 Esteghlal Behrouz Rahbarifar 57'' (pen.), Karimi 89'' Navazi 67'', Hasheminasab 86''
    23-02-2001 Esteghlal 1–0 Persepolis A. Akbarpour 72''
    2001–02 19-03-2002 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis Navazi 38'' (pen.) R. Jabbari 25''
    09-05-2002 Persepolis 0–0 Esteghlal
    2002–03 10-01-2003 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis Samereh 1'' Ansarian 70'' (pen.)
    17-07-2003 Persepolis 2–1 Esteghlal Golmohammadi 11'', Abolghasempour 50'' A. Akbarpour 63''
    2003–04 17-10-2003 Esteghlal 2–1 Persepolis Samereh 8'', Fekri 57'' Traoré 70''
    02-02-2004 Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal Kavianpour 50'' Seyedabbasi 3''
    2004–05 22-10-2004 Persepolis 0–0 Esteghlal
    25-02-2005 Esteghlal 3–2 Persepolis Enayati 53'', Fekri 87'', Ghorbani 90+3'' Rezaei 67'', Entezari 84''
    2005–06 05-11-2005 Persepolis 0–1 Esteghlal Enayati 56''
    10-03-2006 Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis
    2006–07 11-03-2006 Esteghlal 1–2 Persepolis Sadeghi 16'' Madanchi 22'', Oladi 71''
    30-03-2007 Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal Nikbakht 13'' Alizadeh 43''
    2007–08 14-10-2007 Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal Khalili 64'' Ravankhah 17''
    03-04-2007 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis Ravankhah 5'' Khalili 28''
    2008–09 03-10-2008 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis Borhani 47'' Karimi 87''
    13-02-2009 Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal Zare 90+4'' (pen.) M. Jabbari 56''
    2009–10 10-02-2009 Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis Majidi 55'' Kolahkaj 49''
    03-04-2010 Persepolis 2–1 Esteghlal Norouzi 37'', Bagheri 87'' Majidi 16''
    2010–11 15-10-2010 Persepolis 0–1 Esteghlal Majidi 90+1''
    30-03-2011 Esteghlal 1–0 Persepolis Borhani 43''
    2011–12 16-09-2011 Esteghlal 0–2 Esteghlal Majidi 15'', Jabbari 87''
    02-02-2012 Esteghlal 2–3 Persepolis Meydavoudi 32'', Zandi 50'' Zayed 81'' 83'' 90+2''
    2012–13 24-08-2012 Persepolis 0–0 Esteghlal
    25-01-2013 Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis
    2013–14 06-09-2013 Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis
    17-01-2014 Persepolis 0–0 Esteghlal
    2014–15 21-12-2014 Esteghlal TBP Persepolis
    22-05-2015 Persepolis TBP Esteghlal
    Official elimination derbies
      Season Competition Home team Score Away team Home goal scorers Away goal scorers Round Winner
    1969 Super Cup Persepolis 0–0 Esteghlal NA None
    1981 Tehran League Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis NA None
    1983 Tehran League Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal Fariba 87'' Fathabadi 10'' NA None
    1983 Tehran League Persepolis 0–1 Esteghlal P. Mazloomi 59'' Final Esteghlal
    1986 Tehran League Persepolis 3–0 Esteghlal Bayani 12'' (pen.) 52'', Mohammadkhani 62'' Final Persepolis
    1987 Tehran League Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis Final None
    1988 Tehran League Persepolis 1–1 Esteghlal Pious 46'' Mokhtarifard 60'' Final None
    1989 Hazfi Cup Esteghlal 0–0 (2–4) Persepolis Quarter-final Persepolis
    1989 Tehran League Persepolis 1–0 Esteghlal Abedian 18'' Final Persepolis
    1990 Qods League Esteghlal 2–1 Persepolis Sarkhab 46'', Marfavi 72'' Mirahmadian 12'' Final Esteghlal
    1991 Tehran League Esteghlal 1–1 Persepolis Bayani 62'' (pen.) Pious 75'' NA None
    1992 Tehran League Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis NA None
    1992 Azadegan League Persepolis 0–2 Esteghlal Marfavi 8'', Varmazyar 15'' NA Esteghlal
    1992 Azadegan League Persepolis 0–1 Esteghlal Marfavi 48'' Semi-final Esteghlal
    1993 Tehran Super Cup Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis NA None
    1995 Azadegan League Esteghlal 2–2 Persepolis Varmazyar 79'', Akhtar 87'' Pious 51'', Dadashzadeh 56'' Semi-final Esteghlal
    1995 Azadegan League Esteghlal 0–0 Persepolis Semi-final Esteghlal
    1999 Hazfi Cup Esteghlal 1–2 Persepolis Bakhtiarizadeh 50'' Hasheminasab 12'' (pen.), Peyrovani 85'' Final Persepolis
    2011 Hazfi Cup Esteghlal 3–0 (a.e.t) Persepolis M. Jabbari 95'' 99'' (pen.), Sharifat 107'' Quarter-final Esteghlal
    Friendlies
      Year Home team Score Away team Home goal scorers Away goal scorers Winner
    1968 Persepolis 0–0 Esteghlal None
    1970 Esteghlal 3–2 Persepolis Ghorab 73'', Haghverdian 87'', Mojdehi 88'' Parvin 7'', Kalani 23'' Esteghlal
    1979 Persepolis 0–1 Esteghlal Fathabadi 42'' Esteghlal
    1980 Persepolis 0–0 Esteghlal None
    2011 Persepolis 2–2 Esteghlal Norouzi 6'' (pen.), 46'' Borhani 33'', Omranzadeh 70'' None
    Biggest wins in official competitions

    Criteria: the winning team scored three goals or above with two or more goal difference from the defeated team.

    Esteghlal Persepolis Head to head

    As of 17 January 2014, there have been 76 competitive first-class meetings between the two teams since the first league meeting in 1970, of which Esteghlal has won 24 and Persepolis 18.

    Matches Esteghlal wins Draws Persepolis wins Esteghlal goals Persepolis goals Iran Pro League Hazfi Cup Tehran League Takhte-Jamshid Cup Qods Cup Azadegan League Azadegan Cup Velayat Cup Friendlies Grand total
    Tournament
    26 6 16 4 24 21
    3 1 1 1 4 2
    7 1 5 2 3 5
    18 8 4 6 22 25
    2 1 0 0 2 1
    10 2 4 4 7 11
    7 3 4 0 5 0
    1 0 1 0 2 2
    4 2 2 0 4 2
    78 24 37 17 74 73
    Trophies Team Domestic International Grand Total Iranian League Provincial League Hazfi Cup Domestic Total Champions League Cup Winners'' Cup Super Cup Club World Cup International Total
    Esteghlal 8 17 6 31 2 0 0 0 2 33
    Persepolis 9 9 5 23 0 1 0 0 1 24
    Goal scorersSafar Iranpak, top goalscorer in derbies, pictured in 1969Ali Parvin from Persepolis and Hassan Rowshan from Taj (Esteghlal) before a match in the 1970sPlayer Club(s) League Cup Other Total
    Safar Iranpak Persepolis 7 0 0 7
    Hossein Kalani Persepolis 5 0 1 6
    Ali Jabbari Esteghlal 5 0 0 5
    Gholam Hossein Mazloomi Esteghlal 5 0 0 5
    Mehdi Hasheminasab Persepolis, Esteghlal 4 1 0 5
    Homayoun Behzadi Persepolis 4 0 0 4
    Farhad Majidi Esteghlal 4 0 0 4
    Masoud Mojdehi Esteghlal 3 0 1 4
    Mojtaba Jabbari Esteghlal 2 2 0 4
    Éamon Zayed Persepolis 3 0 0 3
    Arash Borhani Esteghlal 2 0 1 3
    Sadegh Varmazyar Esteghlal 1 2 0 3
    Shahrokh Bayani Persepolis, Esteghlal 1 2 0 3
    Hadi Norouzi Persepolis 1 0 2 3
    Samad Marfavi Esteghlal 0 3 0 3
    Ali Karimi Persepolis 2 0 0 2
    Mahmoud Khordbin Persepolis 2 0 0 2
    Edmond Akhtar Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
    Ali Samereh Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
    Alireza Akbarpour Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
    Mohammad Navazi Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
    Reza Enayati Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
    Mohsen Khalili Persepolis 2 0 0 2
    Mahmoud Fekri Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
    Edmond Bezik Persepolis 2 0 0 2
    Esmaeil Hajrahimipour Persepolis 2 0 0 2
    Omid Ravankhah Esteghlal 2 0 0 2
    Iraj Soleimani Persepolis 2 0 0 2
    Karo Haghverdian Esteghlal 1 0 1 2
    Ali Parvin Persepolis 1 0 1 2
    Nasser Mohammadkhani Persepolis 1 1 0 2
    Gholamreza Fathabadi Persepolis, Esteghlal 1 1 0 2
    Nazem Ganjapour Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Jahangir Fattahi Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Nader Mirahmadian Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Morteza Kermani Moghaddam Persepolis 0 1 0 1
    Mehdi Mahdavikia Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Payan Rafat Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Behrouz Rahbarifard Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Reza Jabbari Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Ali Ansarian Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Yahya Golmohammadi Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Behnam Abolghasempour Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Issa Traoré Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Hamed Kavianpour Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Sheys Rezaei Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Sohrab Entezari Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Mehrzad Madanchi Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Mehrdad Oladi Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Maziar Zare Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Adel Kolahkaj Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Karim Bagheri Persepolis 1 0 0 1
    Ahmad Monshizadeh Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Reza Adelkhani Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Hadi Naraghi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Moharam Asheri Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Saeid Maragehchian Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Fred Malekian Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
    Mohammad Taghavi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Davoud Seyed Abbasi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Pirouz Ghorbani Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Amir Hossein Sadeghi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Milad Meydavoudi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Fereydoun Zandi Esteghlal 1 0 0 1
    Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
    Abbas Sarkhab Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
    Jafar Mokhtarifar Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
    Parviz Mazloomi Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
    Behtash Fariba Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
    Behnam Taherzadeh Persepolis 0 1 0 1
    Behzad Dadashzadeh Persepolis 0 1 0 1
    Afshin Peyrovani Persepolis 0 1 0 1
    Esmaeil Sharifat Esteghlal 0 1 0 1
    Javad Ghorab Esteghlal 0 0 1 1
    Hanif Omranzadeh Esteghlal 0 0 1 1
    Hat-tricks

    A hat-trick is achieved when the same player scores three or more goals in one match. Listed in chronological order.

    Sequence Player No. of goals Time of goals Representing Final score Opponent Tournament
    70001000000000000001. Behzadi, HomayounHomayoun Behzadi 3 50'', 86'', 92'' Persepolis 6–0 Esteghlal 12th derby
    70002000000000000002. Zayed, ÉamonÉamon Zayed 3 82'', 83'', 91'' Persepolis 3–2 Esteghlal 74th derby
    Playing for both teams

    Over the years, a number of players have played for both of the heavily supported clubs. Switching sides often angers fans, and players who have done so are heavily booed and mocked in and out of the stadium. When Mehdi Hasheminasab joined Esteghlal, Persepolis fans booed and swore at him so loudly that he covered his face with his hands to hide his tears.

    The following players have played for both teams:

    • Ahmadreza Abedzadeh
    • Akbar Eftekhari
    • Ali Alizadeh
    • Ali Akbarian
    • Ali Ansarian
    • Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht
    • Amir Mousavinia
    • Behzad Dadashzadeh
    • Dariush Mostafavi
    • Davoud Seyed Abbasi
    • Ebrahim Taghipour
    • Faraz Fatemi
    • Farzad Ashoubi
    • Farzad Hatami
    • Gholam Vafakhah
    • Gholamreza Fathabadi
    • Hadi Tabatabaei
    • Hawar Mulla Mohammed
    • Jacques Elong Elong
    • Javad Allahverdi
    • Mehdi Salehpour
    • Mahmoud Kalhor
    • Majid Namjoo-Motlagh
    • Maysam Baou
    • Mehdi Hasheminasab
    • Mehdi Seyed-Salehi
    • Mehdi Shiri
    • Mehrdad Oladi
    • Mehrdad Pouladi
    • Meysam Hosseini
    • Mohammad Ghazi
    • Mohammad Mohammadi
    • Mohammad Reza Mahdavi
    • Parviz Ghelichkhani
    • Pejman Nouri
    • Reza Ahadi
    • Saeid Azizian
    • Shahrokh Bayani
    Referees IPL referees Season Leg 1 Leg 2
    2001-02 Pasquale Rodomonti Paulo Costa
    2002-03 Roberto Rosetti Vladimir Hrinak
    2003-04 Paulo Costa Mustafa Çulcu
    2004-05 Florian Meyer Valentin Valentinovich Ivanov
    2005-06 Wolfgang Stark Saad Kamil Al-Fadhli
    2006-07 Alfonso Pérez Burrull Felix Brych
    2007-08 Eduardo Iturralde González Bernardino González Vázquez
    2008-09 Saad Kamil Al-Fadhli Mohsen Torky
    2009-10 Mohsen Torky Saeid Mozaffari Zadeh
    2010-11 Masoud Moradi Mohsen Torky
    2011-12 Mohsen Torky Alireza Faghani
    2012–13 Mohsen Torky Mohsen Ghahremani
    2013–14 Alireza Faghani Saeid Mozaffari Zadeh
    Other notable referees Gallery Notes
  • ^ The original match was 1–0 until 82'' when Persepolis players ground out. Football Federation declares the match 3–0 in favor of Esteghlal.
  • ^ The original match was 1–1 until 75'' when Persepolis players ground out. Football Federation declares the match 3–0 in favor of Esteghlal.
  • ^ No extra time or penalty kicks.
  • ^ The original match was 2–2 until 72'' when Persepolis fans stormed into the ground. Football Federation declares the match 3–0 in favor of Esteghlal.
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