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Rah Ahan F.C.

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Rah Ahan Football Club is an Iranian football club based in Tehran, Iran. They currently play in the IPL.

History

Establishment

Rah Ahan was formed in 1964 by Iran's Islamic Republic of Iran Railways and to this day the club still remains in their control. Rah Ahan has a history of supplying players to Esteghlal F.C., however in recent times the number of players being transferred to Esteghlal has dramatically decreased.

Match Fixing Scandal

The club was promoted to the IPL with much controversy, after numerous allegations of match-fixing, and use of ineligible players. Sanat Naft F.C. launched complaints against the club, and Rah Ahan's presence in the IPL was not certain until the very first day of the 2005-06 season. The courts in Iran at the beginning of the 2006-07 season confirmed that Rah Ahan had been promoted unfairly and that Sanat Naft should have been promoted instead. Sanat Naft F.C. will get automatic qualification to the IPL for the 2007/08 season regardless of their league position.

Managers

Rasoul Madadnoei

Amir Aboutaleb

Parviz Aboutaleb

Ivan Kounov

Ardeshir Laroudi

Asghar Taghibeig

Mohamad Eshaghzadeh

Naser Ebrahimi

Ghasem Tabibi

Reza Vatankhah

Ahmad Tousi

Iraj Ghelichkhani

Ali Givehei

Majid Janani

Masoud Eghabli

Behrooz Tabani

Mostafa Ghanbarpour

Hamid Derakhshan

Abas Mosivand

Firouz Karimi (June 2004-February 2006)

Behrooz Tabani (March 2006-May 2006)

Abbas Razawi (June 2006-November 2006)

Akbar Misaghian (December 2006-February 2008)

Davoud Mahabadi (March 2008-October 2008)

Mahmoud Yavari (October 2008-Present)

Players

As of August 20 2007.

First-team squad

Former players

For details on former players, see [[:Category:Rah Ahan players]].

2008/2009 Transfers

In:

Out:

Famous players

Homayoun Behzadi

Behrouz Tabani

Farshad Pious

Khodadad Azizi

Nasser Mohammadkhani

Amir Ghalenoei

Hadi Asghari

Ahmad Jamshidian

Parviz Broumand

Davoud Haghi

Mehdi Tartar

Sohrab Entezari

Hamlet Mkhitaryan

Gevorg Kasparov

External links

Official

Official club website

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