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Iranian Azadegan League

Iran

Iranian Azadegan League

Iranian Azadegan League
Iranian Azadegan League
Iranian Azadegan League
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Current Season : 2020-2021
Established : 1991
Sport : Soccer
Location : Iran
Website : lig1.ir
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Iranian Azadegan League

The Azadegan League (Persian: ليگ آزادگان‎), also known as League 1 (Persian: لیگ یک‎), is the second highest division of professional football in Iran. It was the top-level football league in Iran from its foundation in 1991 until 2001, when the Persian Gulf Pro League was established. Each year, the top finishing teams in the Azadegan League are promoted to the Persian Gulf Pro League, and the lowest finishing teams are relegated to League 2. Since 2016, the league comprises 18 teams. The winner and the runner-up of the Azadegan League are automatically promoted to the Persian Gulf Pro League. The bottom three teams in the league are relegated to League 2. In the past, the format and number of teams were changed for various times. Persepolis is the most successful club with four titles.