Persepolis Football Club celebrated championship of the Persian Gulf Pro League on Wednesday at Azadi Stadium in Tehran in the presence of over 80,000 fervent fans.
The Reds cruised to championship within three weeks of the end of the league after a 2-0 away win against Machine Sazi on April 15 and a string of impressive performances that ended their league title drought since 2008.
On Wednesday, they played with Padideh and won the game 4-0 in Tehran, where they were officially crowned the champion.
Last year, Perspolis came within a touching distance of winning the league with their Croatian boss and former Team Melli head coach BrankoIvankovic, but lost to Esteqlal-e Khuzestan on goal difference, Financial Tribune reported.
In separate messages after the trophy ceremony, FIFA and the AFC congratulated the Reds on their decisive championship.
“Congratulations to Persepolis, who have won the league in Iran for the 10th time tonight, ending a drought dating back to 2008. More than 80,000 fans were there to celebrate with them,” FIFA wrote on its Instagram page.
The AFC also posted “Champ10ns! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆” to congratulate the Iranian team’s 10th championship.
Perspolis, one of the most popular teams in Asia, will add a star to their badge for their 10th title in season 2017/18.
People from all walks of life took to the streets of Tehran after the game and celebrated the historic title. Here are YJC’s photos of the night in Tehran: