History of Naft Tehran FC
Naft Tehran was formed in 1977 as Sanat Naft Tehran and entered their first ever league competition with playing in Iran's second division league.
In first appearance, Naft crowned Iran's second division league champions and qualified to top division (Takht Jamshid), but the Iran Football Federation didn't allow to Sanat Naft Tehran play in top division because a family club with name Sanat Naft Abadan presented in this league. This team guided by Hamid Shirzadegan.
In 1979 the late Parviz Dehdari became the sport director of Oil Company, and with his order Sanat Naft Tehran participated in Tehran's football tournament. At the time, with the advice of Board of Tehran football, 108 teams compete in 9 groups and winner of each group could qualify for Tehran's first division. At that time Naft named as a winner of its group and qualified to Tehran's first division.
Naft Tehran participated from 1979 to 1988 in Tehran's first division competition, but due to the financial problems they dropped to second division and up to 2001played in this category of the competition.
Due to management changes in Naft's General Administration of sport, Naft once again back to the Tehran's first division competition. Of course, 75 percent of the players were oil company staff.
In 2002, Naft won the Tehran's first Division Championship and qualified for Iran's third division. After that they crowned Iran's third division league champions and advanced to the second division in 2003-04 season.
In the 2007-08 season Mehdi Dinvarzade guided Naft to the second division champions and team qualified to first devision.
In the 2008-09 season, Naft crowned Iran's first division league champions and advanced to Iran top division (Iran's Premier League). The coach of this team was Nader Dast Neshan.
Hossein faraki was the first coach of Naft Tehran in Iran's Premier League. The team stayed in the Iran's top division in the season 2009-10.
In the next season they ranked 5th in the Iran's Premier League table with Faraki.
In the season 2012-13, Mansour Ebrahimzadeh guided Naft to same place as they stand 5th in the Iran's Premier League table.
A season later, Naft made progress and ended Iran's Premier League in third place. This team guided by Yahya Gol Mohammadi. For the first time they earned a spot in the AFC Champions League qualifying play-off round.
In 2014-15season Alireza Mansourian named as Naft Tehran's coach. In his first season, Mansourian guided Naft as Cup competition runner up and his men advanced to the 2015 AFC Champions League quarter- final. At the same season they stand third in the Iran's Premier League table.