Jun 1, 2024, 9:03 PM

Persepolis FC become champions of Iran league

Persepolis FC become champions of Iran league

TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) – The Tehranian Persepolis football club won the title Persian Gulf Pro League (PGLP) after defeating Mes Rafsanjan on Saturday.

Persepolis edged Mes 1-0 with their Georgian player Giorgi Gvelesiani scoring the only goal of the match in the minute of 86th through an overhead kick.

The Reds traditional rival Esteghlal (known as the Blues in Iran but in today's match the whites) became vice-champions despite their 2-0 victory over Paykan in match that was held exactly at the time of as Persepolis vs Mes match. The Blues were only one point behind Persepolis.

Persepolis FC become champions of Iran league

Paykan also were relegated from PGPL as the second team. Sanat Naft had previously been relegated from the League, Tehran Times reported.

Foolad and Esteghlal Khuzestan escaped from relegation with wins over Nassaji (1-0) and Havadar (3-1), respectively.

Malavan were held to a 1-1 draw by Aluminum in Anzali, Gol Gohar lost to Zob Ahan 2-1 in Sirjan, Sepahan defeated Shams Azar 4-1 and already-relegated Sanat Naft lost to Tractor 3-0.

Persepolis won the PGPL for the ninth time. The Reds claimed the title in the inaugural edition, dating back to 2002. Persepolis waited six years to win the title once again. They dramatically won the league under leadership of Afshin Ghotbi in 2008.

Persepolis waited longer (nine years) to win the title for the third time. They came first in 2017 under guidance of Branko Ivankovic and also were crowned champions in 2018 and 2019 under the Croatian manager.

Persepolis also won 2020 and 2021 editions with Iranian coach Yahya Golmohammadi. Persepolis’ archrivals Esteghlal won the title in 2022 but the Reds won their eighth title a year later with Golmohammadi.


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