Ministry of Sport and Youth (Iran)

The Ministry of Sport and Youth (Persian: وزارت ورزش و جوانان) is the government ministry of youth affairs and sports in the Islamic Republic of Iran.[2] It was founded in 2010 after the Physical Education Organization was dissolved.

Ministry of Sport and Youth
Agency overview
Formed29 December 2010 (2010-12-29)
Preceding agency
JurisdictionIslamic Republic of Iran
Employees7280 (2019)[1]
Minister responsible
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Owning Persepolis and Esteghlal

The Ministry of Sport and Youth owns two major clubs of Iran, Persepolis and Esteghlal. The supporters of these clubs are asking for privatization from many years ago. The Ministry of Sport and Youth also chooses the Persepolis and Esteghlal managers. In 18 June 2019, Persepolis supporters protests against Iraj Arab, managing board and the Ministry of Sport and Youth,[3] because of the possibility of ending the cooperation with their coach. Protests by supporters of Persepolis were responded by riot police.[4][5][6] Also, Supporters of Esteghlal had protested in the past.[7]


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