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Malavan Bandar Anzali Football Club is an Iranian football club based in Bandar-e Anzali, Iran.
The team is known to have some of the most passionate and loyal fans in Iranian football, and is one of the most successful teams not based in Tehran.
It is attached to the Iranian Navy, and is known to have one of the best youth football programs in the country.
It currently plays in Iran's top football league, the IPL.
Malavan is the football club of the multisport Malavan Sport and Cultural Club.
Bahman Salehnia created the team in 1969 along with some young athletes from the port city of Anzali. After some time, the Iranian Navy decided to become the team's main sponsor and owner. Salehnia can be called the team's founder; he took over as the team's manger in 1973, and until 1998 remained in the position. The team has only had two coaches other than Salehnia, in the years since (Mohammad Ahmadzadeh and Nosrat Irandoost).
Salehnia was last manager of the team when he helped the team climb out of the 1st division and back into the IPL. The club has never really had great success in the league but they were able to become the best non-Tehran based club and finishing third in the 1977 and 1989. Malavan has won the Hazfi Cup on three occasions, in 1976, 1986 and 1990. In 1988 Malavan participated in Asian Club Championship but after beating Saunders SC in first round they withdrew from tournament due to the IranIraq War.
The table below chronicles the achievements of Malavan in various competitions since 2001.
Winners (3): 1976, 1986, 1990
Runner Up (3): 1987, 1988,1991
As of August 17 2007.
For details on former players, see [[:Category:Malavan players]].
Senior club staff
Club President: Saeed Pourtahmasebi
Supervisor: Hossein Gholami
General Secretary: Ali Akbar Keramati
Club Accountant: Mahmoud Basimi
Club Store Manager: Esmaeel Khabbaz Ghaziani
Director of Transport: Kamyar Karami
Manager: Mohammad Ahmadzadeh
Assistant Manager: Farhad Pourgholami
Goalkeeping Coach: Mohammad Habibi
Academy coaching staff
Under 21's Coaches: Mahmoud Pishgah Hadian, Naser Kohan Ghanbarian, Reza Vishgahi, Shazdik Foomani & Nader Ezatollahi
Under 18's Coaches: Farhad Pourgholami, Fazel Ghadiri, Reza Sotudeh, Mehdi Hasani Moghaddam & Ali Sayyad
Under 12's Coaches: Ghader Ezatollahi, Ahmad Espandar, Hamid Mohammadian, Bijan Shojaei & Mohammad Nabinia
Under 8's Coaches: Alireza Fazaeli, Mehdi Delavari & Faramarz Salehnia
Medical Doctor: Dr. A Poortahmasbi
Medical Assistant: Shahbaz Kheiri
Physiotherapist: Enayat Ettehad