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Ararat Stadium (Արարատ մարզադաշտ; ورزشگاه آرارات) is a football stadium with 10,000 seats built in 1971 and located in the Ararat Sports Complex in the Vanak neighbourhood of Tehran, Iran.
Armen Tahmazyan (Արմեն Թահմազյան, آرمن طهماسیان زرنه, born 5 June 1990 in Isfahan) is an Iranian-Armenian football defender, who currently plays for Ararat Tehran.
Armenians (հայեր, hayer) are an ethnic group native to the Armenian Highlands.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
The Azadegan League (ليگ آزادگان), also known as League 1 (لیگ یک), is the second highest division of professional football in Iran.
The team captain of an association football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Esteghlal Football Club (Persian:باشگاه فوتبال استقلال, meaning independence) until 1979 known as Taj Football Club (Persian: تاج, meaning Crown) is an Iranian professional football club based in Tehran that plays in the Persian Gulf Pro League.
Garnik Mehrabian is a retired Iranian Armenian football player and coach of Los Angeles-based amateur side Pyunik F.C.
Hassan Habibi (حسن حبیبی, born February 7, 1939) is a retired Iranian association football player and manager.
Hazfi Cup (جام حذفی lit. "The Elimination Cup"), or The Shield, is the Iranian football knockout cup competition, run by the Iranian Football Federation.
Iran (ایران), also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran (جمهوری اسلامی ایران), is a sovereign state in Western Asia. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th-most-populous country. Comprising a land area of, it is the second-largest country in the Middle East and the 17th-largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural center. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BCE. It was first unified by the Iranian Medes in the seventh century BCE, reaching its greatest territorial size in the sixth century BCE, when Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Empire, which stretched from Eastern Europe to the Indus Valley, becoming one of the largest empires in history. The Iranian realm fell to Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE and was divided into several Hellenistic states. An Iranian rebellion culminated in the establishment of the Parthian Empire, which was succeeded in the third century CE by the Sasanian Empire, a leading world power for the next four centuries. Arab Muslims conquered the empire in the seventh century CE, displacing the indigenous faiths of Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism with Islam. Iran made major contributions to the Islamic Golden Age that followed, producing many influential figures in art and science. After two centuries, a period of various native Muslim dynasties began, which were later conquered by the Turks and the Mongols. The rise of the Safavids in the 15th century led to the reestablishment of a unified Iranian state and national identity, with the country's conversion to Shia Islam marking a turning point in Iranian and Muslim history. Under Nader Shah, Iran was one of the most powerful states in the 18th century, though by the 19th century, a series of conflicts with the Russian Empire led to significant territorial losses. Popular unrest led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy and the country's first legislature. A 1953 coup instigated by the United Kingdom and the United States resulted in greater autocracy and growing anti-Western resentment. Subsequent unrest against foreign influence and political repression led to the 1979 Revolution and the establishment of an Islamic republic, a political system that includes elements of a parliamentary democracy vetted and supervised by a theocracy governed by an autocratic "Supreme Leader". During the 1980s, the country was engaged in a war with Iraq, which lasted for almost nine years and resulted in a high number of casualties and economic losses for both sides. According to international reports, Iran's human rights record is exceptionally poor. The regime in Iran is undemocratic, and has frequently persecuted and arrested critics of the government and its Supreme Leader. Women's rights in Iran are described as seriously inadequate, and children's rights have been severely violated, with more child offenders being executed in Iran than in any other country in the world. Since the 2000s, Iran's controversial nuclear program has raised concerns, which is part of the basis of the international sanctions against the country. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, an agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1, was created on 14 July 2015, aimed to loosen the nuclear sanctions in exchange for Iran's restriction in producing enriched uranium. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, NAM, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power, and its large reserves of fossil fuels – which include the world's largest natural gas supply and the fourth-largest proven oil reserves – exert considerable influence in international energy security and the world economy. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the third-largest number in Asia and eleventh-largest in the world. Iran is a multicultural country comprising numerous ethnic and linguistic groups, the largest being Persians (61%), Azeris (16%), Kurds (10%), and Lurs (6%).
Iranian-Armenians (իրանահայեր iranahayer) also known as Persian-Armenians (պարսկահայեր parskahayer), are Iranians of Armenian ethnicity who may speak Armenian as their first language.
The Iranian football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for football clubs in Iran.
The Iranian Revolution (Enqelāb-e Iran; also known as the Islamic Revolution or the 1979 Revolution), Iran Chamber.
Iranian football's 2nd division (ليگ دسته دوم ایران) is the third-highest football division overall in the Iranian football league system.
Iranian football's 3rd division (ليگ دسته سوم ایران) is the fourth-highest football division overall in the Iranian football league system.
Mansour Amirasefi (منصور امیرآصفی) (July 7, 1933 – March 6, 2010) was an Iranian football player and manager.
Mehdi Dinvarzadeh (Persian: مهدی دینورزاده) is a retired Iranian footballer and football coach.
Mount Ararat (Ağrı Dağı; Մասիս, Masis and Արարատ, Ararat) is a snow-capped and dormant compound volcano in the extreme east of Turkey.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
The Persian Gulf Pro League (لیگ برتر خلیج فارس), formerly known as the Iran Pro League (لیگ برتر فوتبال ایران), is the highest division of professional football in Iran.
A sports club or sporting club, sometimes athletics club or sports society or sports association, is a group of people formed for the purpose of playing sports.
The Takht Jamshid Cup (جام تخت جمشید) was a national football league based in Iran which lasted from 1973 to 1978.
Tehran (تهران) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province.
Tehran Provincial League, formerly known as Tehran Clubs Championship is the premier football league of Tehran Province and is 5th in the Iranian football pyramid after the 3rd Division.
Vazgen Safarian (Վազգեն Սաֆարեան; وازگن صفریان; born 1954 in Tehran) is a retired Iranian Armenian football player who played for Ararat Tehran and Perspolis FC.
Category:Takht Jamshid Cup Iran Category:1975–76 in Iranian football.
Category:Takht Jamshid Cup Iran Category:1976–77 in Iranian football.
The following is the standings of the Iran Football's 2nd Division 1977-78 football season.
The 1978–79 Iran Football's 2nd Division was not completed due to disruptions caused by the Iranian Revolution.
Shahid Espandi Cup (جام شهید اسپندی) was a nationwide football tournament in Iran that was played in 1979 in a format of 5 Groups for the group stage followed by a second round and then semi-finals and final.
The following is the final results of the Azadegan League's 1995/96 football season.
Iran Football's 2nd Division 1996–1997 season..
Iran Football's 2nd Division 1997-1998 season was played in four groups of ten teams each.
Iran Football's 2nd Division 1998-1999 season was played in four groups of nine teams each.
Iran Football's 2nd Division 1999-2000 season was played in three groups of nine or ten teams each.
Iran Football's 2nd Division 2000–01 season was played in three groups of nine teams each.
Category:Azadegan League seasons Iran Category:2001–02 in Iranian football leagues.
The following is the standings of the Iran Football's 2nd Division 2002-03 football season.
The following is the standings of the Iran Football's 2nd Division 2003-04 football season.
During the 2004–05 season, League 2, which is in fact the third tier of the Iranian football league system, was organised in two groups each of ten teams.
The 2005–06 season in the second division of Iranian football ended with promotion to the Azadegan League for Pegah Tehran, Nassaji Mazandaran, Etka Gorgan and Shahrdari Tabriz.
The following is the standings of the Iran Football's 2nd Division 2006-07 football season.
The following is the standings of the Iran Football's 2nd Division 2007–08 football season.
The following is the standings of the Iran Football's 2nd Division 2008–09 football season.
The following is the standings of the 3rd Division's 2009/10 football season.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.