Full name Rah Ahan Football Club Tehran
Nickname(s) Locomotive Runners (Persian: لوكوموتيورانان)
Ground Rah Ahan Stadium, Ekbatan, Tehran
Chairman Mohammad Hassan Ansarifard
Manager Mahmoud Yavari
Rah Ahan Football Club (Persian: راه آهن) is an Iranian football club based in Tehran, Iran. They currently play in the IPL.
Rah Ahan was formed in 1964 by Iran's Islamic Republic of Iran Railways and to this day the club still remains in their control. Rah Ahan has a history of supplying players to Esteghlal F.C., however in recent times the number of players being transferred to Esteghlal has dramatically decreased.
Match Fixing Scandal
The club was promoted to the IPL with much controversy, after numerous allegations of match-fixing, and use of ineligible players. Sanat Naft F.C. launched complaints against the club, and Rah Ahan's presence in the IPL was not certain until the very first day of the 2005-06 season. The courts in Iran at the beginning of the 2006-07 season confirmed that Rah Ahan had been promoted unfairly and that Sanat Naft should have been promoted instead. Sanat Naft F.C. will get automatic qualification to the IPL for the 2007/08 season regardless of their league position.