2017–18 Azadegan League

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Azadegan League
Season 2017–18
Champions Naft Masjed Soleyman
1st Azadegan League title
Promoted Naft Masjed Soleyman
Nassaji Mazandaran
Relegated Iranjavan
Saba Qom
Rah Ahan
Matches played 306
Goals scored 673 (2.2 per match)
Top goalscorer Farshid Padash
Shahin Majidi
(17 goals)
Biggest home win Oxin Alborz 8–0 Saba Qom
(29 March 2018)
Biggest away win Rah Ahan 1–7 Fajr Sepasi
(11 March 2018)
Rah Ahan 0–6 Nassaji Mazandaran
(29 April 2018)
Highest scoring Rah Ahan 1–7 Fajr Sepasi
(11 March 2018)
Oxin Alborz 8–0 Saba Qom
(29 March 2018)
Longest winning run 4 matches
Baadraan
Naft MIS
Longest unbeaten run 19 matches
Malavan
Longest winless run 25 matches
Saba Qom
Longest losing run 10 matches
Saba Qom
Highest attendance 23,000[1]
Rah Ahan – Nassaji
(29 April 2018)
Lowest attendance 0 (spectator ban)
Mes Kerman – Rah Ahan[2]
(21 January 2018)
Total attendance 697,444
Average attendance 2,287

The 2017–18 Azadegan League was the 27th season of the Azadegan League and 17th as the second highest division since its establishment in 1991. The season featured 13 teams from the 2016–17 Azadegan League, two new teams relegated from the 2016–17 Persian Gulf Pro League: Saba Qom and Machine Sazi and three new teams promoted from the 2016–17 League 2: Shahrdari Tabriz and Shahrdari Mahshahr both as champions and Bargh Jadid Shiraz. The league started on 7 August 2017 and ended on 29 April 2018. Naft Masjed Soleyman won the Azadegan League title for the first time in their history. Naft Masjed Soleyman and Nassaji Mazandaran promoted to the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Aluminium Arak Arak Imam Khomeini 15,000
Baadraan Tehran Tehran Kargaran 5,000
Bargh Jadid Shiraz Shiraz Hafezieh 15,000
Fajr Sepasi Shiraz Hafezieh 15,000
Gol Gohar Sirjan Gol Gohar Sport Complex 3,200
Iranjavan Bushehr Shahid Beheshti 15,000
Khooneh be Khooneh Babol Haft-e Tir 6,000
Malavan Bandar-e Anzali Takhti Anzali 8,000
Machine Sazi Tabriz Bonyan Diesel 12,000
Mes Kerman Kerman Shahid Bahonar 15,430
Mes Rafsanjan Rafsanjan Shohadaye Noushabad 5,000
Naft Masjed Soleyman Masjed Soleyman Behnam Mohammadi 8,000
Nassaji Mazandaran Qaem Shahr Vatani 15,000
Oxin Alborz Karaj Enghelab 15,000
Rah Ahan Tehran Ekbatan 12,000
Saba Qom Qom Yadegar-e Emam Qom 10,610
Shahrdari Mahshahr Bandar-e Mahshahr Shohada Mahshahr 3,000
Shahrdari Tabriz Tabriz Sahand 66,833

Number of teams by region[edit]

Region Number of teams Teams
1 Kerman 3 Gol Gohar, Mes Kerman, Mes Rafsanjan
2 East Azerbaijan 2 Machine Sazi, Shahrdari Tabriz
3 Fars 2 Bargh Jadid Shiraz, Fajr Sepasi
4 Khuzestan 2 Naft Masjed Soleyman, Shahrdari Mahshahr
5 Mazandaran 2 Khooneh be Khooneh, Nassaji Mazandaran
6 Tehran 2 Baadraan, Rah Ahan
7 Alborz 1 Oxin Alborz
8 Bushehr 1 Iranjavan
9 Gilan 1 Malavan
10 Markazi 1 Aluminium Arak
11 Qom 1 Saba Qom

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Naft Masjed Soleyman (C) (P) 34 18 11 5 46 25 +21 65 Promotion to Persian Gulf Pro League
2 Nassaji Mazandaran (P) 34 19 7 8 49 26 +23 64
3 Khooneh be Khooneh 34 17 13 4 39 17 +22 64
4 Fajr Sepasi 34 18 7 9 48 25 +23 61
5 Baadraan Tehran 34 15 14 5 54 32 +22 59
6 Malavan 34 13 16 5 39 26 +13 55
7 Gol Gohar 34 13 13 8 47 35 +12 52
8 Mes Kerman 34 15 7 12 37 33 +4 52
9 Oxin Alborz 34 13 12 9 40 27 +13 51
10 Mes Rafsanjan 34 11 15 8 38 29 +9 48
11 Sh. Mahshahr 34 11 8 15 41 42 −1 41
12 Bargh Jadid Shiraz 34 10 11 13 30 34 −4 41
13 Aluminium Arak 34 8 15 11 29 34 −5 39
14 Sh. Tabriz 34 10 8 16 36 45 −9 38
15 Machine Sazi 34 8 13 13 27 32 −5 37
16 Iranjavan (R) 34 8 9 17 33 49 −16 33 Relegation to League 2
17 Saba Qom (R) 34 1 9 24 24 90 −66 12
18 Rah Ahan (R) 34 2 4 28 15 71 −56 10

Updated to games played on 29 April 2018.
Source: lig1.ir
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALU BAD BJS FJR GOL IRJ KBK MST MLV MES MSR NFT NSJ OXI RAH SAB SHM SHT
Aluminium Arak 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0 0–0 2–1 0–0
Baadraan Tehran 3–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 7–0 1–2 1–1
Bargh Jadid Shiraz 0–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–4 1–0
Fajr Sepasi 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 6–1 2–1 3–1
Gol Gohar 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 5–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 5–1 3–2 5–2
Iranjavan 2–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 2–1
Khooneh be Khooneh 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 3–0 1–0
Machine Sazi 1–2 2–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2
Malavan 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–0
Mes Kerman 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–2
Mes Rafsanjan 2–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 7–0 1–0 0–0
Naft Masjed Soleyman 2–2 3–3 3–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1
Nassaji Mazandaran 1–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
Oxin Alborz 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 8–0 1–0 1–0
Rah Ahan 1–2 0–4 0–0 1–7 0–4 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–6 1–2 0–1 0–4 1–2
Saba Qom 1–4 2–3 1–1 0–1 2–2 3–4 1–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–6 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1
Sh. Mahshahr 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 3–1 3–1 4–2
Sh. Tabriz 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 4–1 3–1 2–1

Updated to games played on 29 April 2018.
Source: lig1.ir
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Clubs season-progress[edit]

WWin
DDraw
LLose
Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Naft Masjed SoleymanWWWWDLWDWWWWDWWDDDWWLDLWDWLDWWWDLD
Nassaji MazandaranWLWWDWLWWDWLWLLDWWLWLWLDDWWDWWWDWW
Khooneh be KhoonehDDWLLWWDDWDWDDWWDLWWWDWWWDDDWWLWDW
Fajr SepasiLLWLWWDLDWDWLWWDWDWLWDWWDWWWLWWLLW
Baadraan TehranWWDWDWDDLLDWWWWDWDWDDDWDLWDDLWDWWL
MalavanWLDDWLLDWDWLDDDWWDWDDDWDDDDWWDWWLW
Gol GoharDWWLDDDWLLDWDWLLLDWDWLWDDWWDDDWWLW
Mes KermanWDWWLDDWLLWLWLLWWLLWLDWWDLWWLWDWDL
Oxin AlborzDWLWLWWLDDDWWLWLWDLWWWLDDDDDWLLLDW
Mes RafsanjanDDLWDDWWDWLLLWDLDWDWDWWDLDLDDLWDWD
Sh. MahshahrWWWLDLDDDWLLLLLLWWLWDLWLWLDDDLWLWL
Bargh Jadid ShirazLWLWWDWWWDDWDLLWDDDLLLLDWLLLDLDLWL
Aluminium ArakDDLLDWDDLLDLWWWLLWDLDDDLWDDDDWLWDL
Sh. TabrizLLWLDDLLLDDLDLWWLWWLWDLWDLWDWLLLWL
Machine SaziLWLDDLWLDDLWLWDDLDLDWWDLLDDLDLLDWW
IranjavanLLLDDLLDWDDWWDLWLLLLLWLLLLDWLWDDLW
Saba QomDLLDDDLDWDLLLLLDLLLLDLLDLLLLLLLLLL
Rah AhanLLLLDLLLLLDLLLDLLLDLLLLLWWLLLLLLLL
Source: lig1.ir

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Iran Farshid Padash Shahrdari Mahshahr 14
2 Iran Shahin Majidi Fajr Sepasi 12
Iran Shahin Shafiei Oxin Alborz 12
4 Iran Oveis Kordjahan Iranjavan 11
5 Iran Rouhollah Bagheri Khooneh be Khooneh 10

Notes:
Updated to games played on 29 March 2018. Source: dsport.ir

Attendances[edit]

Average home attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Nassaji 220,000 15,000 8,000 12,941 +25.2%
2 Naft MIS 95,000 10,000 3,000 5,588 +183.8%
3 Khooneh be Khooneh 77,000 6,000 3,000 4,529 +9.8%
4 Fajr Sepasi 54,000 5,000 1,500 3,176 +65.6%
5 Sh. Mahshahr 42,400 3,000 900 2,494 n/a
6 Malavan 38,677 4,000 1,000 2,275 −37.5%
7 Iranjavan 30,700 3,000 200 1,806 −5.8%
8 Bargh Jadid Shiraz 28,727 6,000 150 1,690 n/a
9 Rah Ahan 25,750 23,000 50 1,515 +705.9%
10 Mes Kerman 23,700 5,000 0 1,481 −25.1%
11 Gol Gohar 15,400 2,000 100 906 −61.0%
12 Aluminium Arak 12,400 2,000 100 729 −65.1%
13 Baadraan Tehran 6,545 2,000 100 385 −27.6%
14 Oxin Alborz 6,350 1,000 50 374 −36.4%
15 Sh. Tabriz 5,640 1,000 100 332 n/a
16 Mes Rafsanjan 5,565 2,000 50 327 −51.6%
17 Saba Qom 5,240 1,500 50 308 −85.9%
18 Machine Sazi 4,200 500 150 247 −82.3%
League total 697,444 23,000 0 2,287 −13.7%

Updated to games played on 29 April 2018
Source: lig1.ir
Notes:
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances
Machine Sazi and Saba Qom played last season in Persian Gulf Pro League
Bargh Jadid Shiraz, Shahrdari Mahshahr and Shahrdari Tabriz played last season in League 2

Attendances by round[edit]

Team/Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Average
Aluminium Arak 2,000 A 1,000 A 500 A 500 A A 500 A 1,000 A 1,000 A 1,000 A A 500 A 1,000 A 500 A 1,000 500 A 100 A 1,000 A 200 A 100 729
Baadraan Tehran A 200 A 150 A 175 A 500 A 500 A 2,000 A 120 A A 300 200 A 500 A 100 A 150 A 200 A 150 A 100 A 200 1,000 A 385
Bargh Jadid Shiraz A 1,500 A 327 500 A 400 A 1,500 A 5,000 A 6,000 A 4,000 A 3,000 1,500 A 3,000 A A 700 A 300 A 500 A 150 A 200 A 150 A 1,690
Fajr Sepasi 4,000 A 2,000 A A 1,500 A 2,000 A 1,500 A 2,000 A 2,000 A 3,000 A A 2,500 A 4,000 5,000 A 3,500 A 4,000 A 5,000 A 5,000 A 5,000 A 2,000 3,176
Gol Gohar 2,000 A 2,000 A 500 A 2,000 A 1,000 A 500 A A 1,000 A 1,500 A A 200 A 100 A 1,000 A 1,500 A 1,000 A 200 200 A 500 A 200 906
Iranjavan 2,000 A 2,000 A 2,000 A A 2,000 A 3,000 A 2,000 A 1,500 A 1,500 A A 1,500 A 2,000 A 2,000 1,500 A 2,000 A 1,000 A 1,500 A 3,000 A 200 1,806
Khooneh be Khooneh 3,000 A 5,000 A 4,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A A 3,500 A 3,000 A 4,000 A A 3,500 A 6,000 A 5,000 A 6,000 A 5,000 5,000 A 6,000 A 6,000 A 6,000 4,529
Machine Sazi A 300 A 150 A 200 A 150 A 200 A 200 A 300 A 250 A 300 A 150 A 300 A 500 A 250 A 500 A 150 A 150 A 150 247
Malavan 3,000 A 3,000 A 3,500 A 1,637 A 3,500 A 1,190 A 3,000 A A 4,000 A A 1,000 A 1,500 A 1,350 A 2,000 A 1,500 A 1,500 A 4,000 2,000 A 1,000 2,275
Mes Kerman A 1,500 A 3,000 A 1,500 A 1,000 5,000 A 1,000 A 1,500 A 1,500 A 1,500 1,000 A NC A 1,000 A 500 A A 1,000 A 1,000 A 1,500 A 200 A 1,481
Mes Rafsanjan A 200 A 200 A 215 A 200 A 2,000 A 500 300 A 200 A 150 500 A 250 A 150 A 300 A 100 A 150 A A 100 A 50 A 327
Naft Masjed Soleyman 6,000 A A 5,000 A 3,000 A 5,000 A 5,000 A 6,000 A 5,000 A 8,000 A A 5,000 4,000 A 5,000 A 3,000 A 5,000 A 6,000 A 6,000 A 8,000 A 10,000 5,588
Nassaji Mazandaran A 12,000 A 15,000 A 15,000 A 12,000 A 15,000 10,000 A 12,000 A 15,000 A 10,000 8,000 A 15,000 A 13,500 A 10,000 A 12,500 A A 15,000 A 15,000 A 15,000 A 12,941
Oxin Alborz A 1,000 A 200 A 200 1,000 A 500 A 500 A 300 A 200 A 300 300 A 150 A 50 A A 150 A 150 A 150 A 300 A 1,000 A 374
Rah Ahan 100 A 100 A 150 A 150 A 200 A 150 A 200 A 500 150 A A 100 A 50 A 300 A 100 A 150 A 300 A 50 A A 23,000 1,515
Saba Qom A 1,000 A 150 A 300 A 150 A 200 A 120 A 120 300 A 150 100 A 50 A 1,500 A 200 A 200 A 150 A 500 A A 50 A 308
Shahrdari Mahshahr A 900 3,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A 2,000 A 3,000 A 1,500 A 3,000 A 2,500 2,000 A A 3,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A 3,000 A 2,000 A 1,500 A 3,000 A 2,494
Shahrdari Tabriz 500 A 300 A 340 A 300 A 300 A 200 A 150 A 150 A 100 A 100 A 300 A 500 A 1,000 A 500 A 300 A 300 A 300 A 332
Total 22,600 18,600 18,400 24,177 14,400 22,090 11,987 23,000 17,000 27,900 21,540 17,320 24,950 14,040 24,850 23,400 18,000 13,900 14,400 23,100 17,950 26,600 14,350 19,650 15,050 24,750 12,800 18,050 20,600 20,450 22,950 25,050 20,750 42,650 697,444
Average 2,511 2,067 2,044 2,686 1,600 2,454 1,498 2,556 1,889 3,100 2,393 1,924 2,772 1,560 2,761 2,600 2,000 1,544 1,600 2,888 1,994 2,956 1,594 2,183 1,672 2,750 1,422 2,006 2,272 2,272 2,550 2,783 2,306 4,739 2,287

Notes:
Updated to games played on 29 April 2018. Source: lig1.ir
Matches with spectator bans are not included in average attendances
Baadraan Tehran played their match against Shahrdari Tabriz at Shohada Shahr-e Qods
Bargh Jadid Shiraz played their matches against Gol Gohar, Iranjavan, Khooneh be Khooneh, Machine Sazi, Malavan, Mes Kerman, Mes Rafsanjan, Nassaji and Shahrdari Mahshahr at Shahid Dastgheib
Fajr Sepasi played their matches against Aluminium Arak, Bargh Jadid Shiraz, Khooneh be Khooneh, Machine Sazi, Mes Kerman, Naft MIS, Nassaji, Oxin Alborz, Shahrdari Mahshahr and Shahrdari Tabriz at Shahid Dastgheib
Gol Gohar played their matches against Aluminium Arak, Fajr Sepasi, Khooneh be Khooneh, Malavan, Naft MIS, Saba Qom and Shahrdari Mahshahr at Imam Ali
Gol Gohar played their matches against Mes Kerman, Nassaji and Shahrdari Tabriz at Bandar Abbas
Machine Sazi played their match against Fajr Sepasi at Sahand
Rah Ahan played their match against Khooneh be Khooneh at Kargaran
Rah Ahan played their match against Nassaji at Takhti Tehran
Saba Qom played their matches against Bargh Jadid Shiraz, Iranjavan, Mes Kerman, Nassaji and Rah Ahan at Shahid Heydariyan
Mes Kerman played their match against Rah Ahan at Sirjan
Shahrdari Tabriz played their matches against Bargh Jadid Shiraz, Fajr Sepasi, Iranjavan, Malavan, Mes Rafsanjan, Nassaji and Shahrdari Mahshahr at Shahid Tavana sports complex

Highest attendances[edit]

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
1 Rah Ahan 0–6 Nassaji 23,000 29 April 2018 (2018-04-29) 34 Takhti Tehran
2 Nassaji 1–0 Khooneh be Khooneh 15,000 2 September 2017 (2017-09-02) 4 Vatani
2 Nassaji 2–1 Malavan 15,000 24 September 2017 (2017-09-24) 6 Vatani
2 Nassaji 1–1 Bargh Jadid Shiraz 15,000 26 October 2017 (2017-10-26) 10 Vatani
2 Nassaji 0–1 Naft MIS 15,000 27 November 2017 (2017-11-27) 15 Vatani
2 Nassaji 1–0 Aluminium Arak 15,000 21 January 2018 (2018-01-21) 20 Vatani
2 Nassaji 4–1 Baadraan Tehran 15,000 29 March 2018 (2018-03-29) 29 Vatani
2 Nassaji 1–0 Machine Sazi 15,000 10 April 2018 (2018-04-10) 31 Vatani
2 Nassaji 2–0 Fajr Sepasi 15,000 23 April 2018 (2018-04-23) 33 Vatani
10 Nassaji 1–0 Shahrdari Mahshahr 13,500 3 February 2018 (2018-02-03) 22 Vatani

Notes:
Updated to games played on 29 April 2018. Source: lig1.ir

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