Persian Gulf Pro League

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Persian Gulf Pro League
Founded 1970 officially
2001 with current format
Country  Iran
Confederation AFC
Divisions 1
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Azadegan League
Domestic cup(s) Hazfi Cup
Iranian Super Cup
International cup(s) AFC Champions League
Most championships Persepolis (10 titles ~ overall)
TV partners IRIB TV3, Jame Jam 1,
Varzesh, Shoma
Website Iranleague.ir

The Persian Gulf Pro League (Persian: لیگ برتر خلیج فارس‎) formerly known as Iran Pro League (IPL) (Persian: لیگ برتر فوتبال ایران‎) is the highest level of professional football in Iran.

All-time Premier League standings[change | change source]

Since the 2001-2002 season, IPL/Persian Gulf Cup has had nine seasons completed. The table below shows the all-time statistics of all teams attended in the 9 seasons held.

Pos. Club Seasons Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Best Rank
1 Esteghlal 15 462 224 147 91 685 447 +238 8185 Champion
2 Sepahan 15 462 212 146 104 672 446 +226 7791 Champion
3 Persepolis 15 462 199 153 110 646 492 +154 7432 Champion
4 Zob Ahan 15 462 183 155 124 569 465 +104 7033 2nd
5 Foolad 14 428 169 138 121 519 443 +76 645 Champion
6 Saipa 15 462 145 161 156 529 535 -6 596 Champion
7 Saba Qom 12 384 122 149 113 446 427 +19 515 3rd
8 Malavan 14 436 121 145 170 403 502 -99 5075 7th
9 Fajr Sepasi 12 368 101 135 132 347 406 -59 438 4th
10 Tractor Sazi 8 252 106 87 59 349 265 +84 4045 2nd
11 Paykan 11 338 98 96 144 342 431 -89 390 5th
12 Rah Ahan 11 354 91 114 149 353 447 -94 387 8th
13 Mes Kerman 8 264 85 99 80 310 292 +18 354 3rd
14 Aboomoslem 9 270 83 90 97 298 304 -6 339 4th
15 Esteghlal Ahvaz 9 274 80 78 116 327 402 -75 318 2nd
16 Naft Tehran 6 192 78 67 47 230 183 +47 301 3rd
17 Pas Tehran 6 168 72 59 37 263 181 +82 2744 Champion
18 Bargh Shiraz 8 236 60 78 98 250 335 -85 258 7th
19 Damash Gilan 8 248 56 81 111 228 343 -115 2485 7th
20 Sanat Naft 5 162 43 42 77 178 251 -73 171 9th
21 Pas Hamedan 4 136 38 48 50 143 165 -22 162 5th
22 Esteghlal Khuzestan 3 90 25 38 27 94 97 -3 113 Champion
23 Shahin Bushehr 3 102 23 38 41 96 118 -22 107 13th
24 Gostaresh 3 90 23 33 34 97 105 -8 102 9th
25 Steel Azin 2 68 19 23 26 85 112 -27 80 5th
26 Shamoushak 3 86 16 26 44 64 118 -54 74 14th
27 Padideh 2 60 16 24 20 53 60 -7 72 10th
28 Shahrdari Tabriz 2 68 14 29 25 79 97 -18 71 12th
29 Aluminium Hormozgan 1 34 7 14 13 26 40 -14 35 15th
30 Payam Mashhad 1 34 9 8 17 33 52 -19 35 16th
31 Mashhad FC 1 30 7 6 17 23 34 -11 27 13th
32 Mes Sarcheshmeh 1 34 5 9 20 23 54 -31 24 18th
33 Naft Masjed Soleyman 1 30 3 13 14 19 39 -20 22 16th
34 Shirin Faraz 1 34 3 12 19 25 59 -34 21 18th
35 Shahid Ghandi Yazd 1 30 4 7 19 21 43 -22 19 16th
36 Gahar Doroud 1 34 3 10 21 24 59 -35 19 18th
37 Machine Sazi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Champions[change | change source]

Team Winners Runners-up Third Place
Sepahan 5 (2002–03, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2014–15) 1 (2007–08) 1 (2012–13)
Esteghlal 3 (2005–06, 2008–09, 2012–13) 3 (2001–02, 2003–04, 2010–11) 4 (2004–05, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2015–16)
Persepolis 2 (2001–02, 2007–08) 2 (2013–14, 2015–16) 2 (2002–03, 2006–07)
Foolad 2 (2004–05, 2013–14) 2 (2001–02, 2003–04)
Pas Tehran 1 (2003–04) 2 (2002–03, 2005–06)
Saipa 1 (2006–07) 1 (2005–06)
Esteghlal Khuzestan 1 (2015–16)
Zob Ahan 3 (2004–05, 2008–09, 2009–10) 1 (2010–11)
Tractor Sazi 3 (2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15)
Esteghlal Ahvaz 1 (2006–07)
Naft Tehran 2 (2013–14, 2014–15)