• Isfahan
  • Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan sport club\'s facilities
Geography and History of Isfahan City

Isfahan (32°38′N 51°39′E) is located in the lush plain of the Zayandeh River, central Iran, with an elevation of about 1570 meters. Royal family resided in Isfahan during the Achaemenid Empire. The city was prosperous throughout Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanid Empires.

Scattered, magnificent historical sites around Isfahan dating back to Seljuq Dynasty bear evidence to the fact that Isfahan was not only a wealthy and developed city of its time, but also a vast area surrounding the city benefited from its central role in those times. Ardestan Jame Mosque (1158 AD), Pamenar Mosque (1068 AD), Parsian Mosque (1099 AD), Gaar Mosque (1121 AD), Seen Mosque (1132 AD), Gaz Mosque (11th century) and Rahrovan Minaret (11th century), as some of the most sophisticated examples of Islamic buildings and Isfahan architecture school, indicate the excellence of design and construction, imitated for a long time by other Iranian architects.

A closer look reveals that Safavid Architecture began in the time of Shah Abbas. In this regards, Wilfred Blant comments, "the beginning of urban planning by Shah Abbas was an ambitious idea in terms of both imagination and scale, including establishment of a great capital composed of streets, palaces, courts, mosques and schools, bazaars, bathhouses, castles and gardens. In materializing this ambitious plan, a prominent man served as Shah\'s hand: Sheikh Bahayi. A scholar, philosopher, Quran commentator, jurist, astrologist, teacher, poet and engineer of his time, he could be considered an abstract of the people of that time. Isfahan was an example of nice weather among writer and poets, with its people being famous for intelligence, innovation and artistic spirit." · Isfahan has always been known as a cradle of Persian art. In the last century, various foreign historians of considered Isfahan as equal to cities such as Beijing, Venice, Rome and Florence. Due to its historical and Islamic prominence, Isfahan is titles Star of the Muslim World.


  • 33 Bridge
  • Khajou Bridge
  • Shahrestan Bridge
  • Choubi Bridge
  • Imam Mosque
  • Jame Mosque
  • Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque
  • Naqshe Jahan Square
  • Chaharbagh Seminary
  • Ali-Qapu Palace
  • Chehel Sotoun Palace
  • Monar Jonban (Shaking Minarets)
  • Toghchi Minaret
  • Gheysarie bazaar
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan sport club\'s facilities

History of Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Sports and Cultural Club

In 1953, late Mr. Mahmoud Hariri established Shahin Club in Isfahan. In 1967, the club changed its name to Sepahan, an ancient name of Isfahan City, to become the flag bearer of Sport in Isfahan Province. In the beginning of 1993, Sepahan Cement Factory took sponsorship of the club with the new name, Siman (cement) Sepahan Sports and Cultural Club. In 2000, following a long discussion between provincial officials and Foolad Mobarakeh Steel Company, the company began supporting the club with its current name, Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Sports and Cultural Club. The club currently operates in various sports fields. Football, handball, karate, chess, swimming, basketball, judo, shooting (for the disabled), volleyball, taekwondo, ping-pong, weigh lifting, gymnastics, wrestling, track and field, and mountain climbing for men, as well as handball, basketball, karate, badminton, chess, ping-pong, swimming, futsal and fitness for women. It should be noted that Iran Sports Organization announced the club as the Exemplary Club in 2000. Furthermore, Best of Iran Festival, organized by sports and press community of Iran, selected Sepahan Club as the best club of 2002. In 2003, Sepahan Football Team won the championship of Iran Premiere League, the first time that a provincial team could achieve the title. In 2005, Sepahan was selected as the Exemplary Club in handball activities. Following runners-up title in ACL 2007 and qualifying for FIFA Club World Cup 2007, the club was selected as the best Iranian Football Club of 2007 in Best of Football Festival organized by Iran Broadcasting Company. It\'s worth noting that since 2003, Sepahan Club has participated seven times in of Asian Championship League. In 2009, Sepahan was selected as the Top Brand in 100 Top Brands of Isfahan. Finally, in 2010, International Federation of Football History and Statistics, IFFHS, announced that in the first decade of the century, Sepahan had been the best Iranian club, ranking 8th and 237th in Asia and world, respectively.

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