Iran Pro League - History - Iran Pro League - Persian Gulf Cup

On August 12, 2006, the Iranian Football Federation decided to change the name of the league once again. The name of the league now is the Persian Gulf Cup. This was done to promote the name of the Persian Gulf, instead of the many variations which some nations and organizations use which Iran disputes. The league logo was also changed, with the winner being selected from over 130 designs and unveiled on November 14, 2006. Saipa was the 6th team to win the 6th new edition of the league which meant 6 different teams won 6 leagues in the row. But in 2008 Persepolis regained the title after 6 years by the dramatic win again the rival Sepahan on the 96th minute of the final match and become the first team that won two titles in the new edition of the Iranian League. The next season Esteghlal did the same thing and won the league for second time on the final match day. Sepahan's dominance started in 2009-10 season where they won the league before the final match day and the same thing happened in the next season. But in 2011-12 they had a more difficult job to repeat the glory and they won it on the final match day for the third time in a row which is a new record in the history of the Iranian League.

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