Esteghlal Tehran Football Club, commonly known as Esteghlal, is an Iranian football club based in capital Tehran, that competes in the Persian Gulf Pro League. Esteghlal is the most honored team in Iran because of its lots of trophies and heroes. The club was founded in 1945 as Docharkheh Savaran ( meaning 'the bikers') and previously known as Taj Tehran Football Club meaning 'the crown') between 1949 and 1979. The club is part of the multisport club Esteghlal of Iran Athletic and Cultural Company . They are the first team which got 1000 points in Persian Gulf Pro League. Read more