|1||Esteghlal Khuzestan||30||57||15||12||3||33||14||+19 2|
|6||Zob Ahan||30||46||11||13||6||38||26||+12 2|
|10||Padideh Khorasan||30||39||10||9||11||30||35||-5 2|
|13||Siah Jamegan Khorasan||30||27||7||6||17||23||34||-11 2|
|15||Rah Ahan||30||25||5||10||15||24||36||-12 1|
|16||Esteghlal AHV||30||13||2||7||21||16||58||-42 5|
The Persian Gulf Pro League (Persian: لیگ برتر خلیج فارس) formerly known as Iran Pro League (IPL) (Persian: لیگ برتر فوتبال ایران), is a professional football league competition for clubs located at the highest level of the Iranian football league system. It was founded in 1970 as the Takht Jamshid Cup, but the current format was adopted in 2001. Contested by 16 teams, it is ranked by the Asian Football Confederation as the 2nd best league in Asia and the best league in Western Asia.
The Persian Gulf Pro League is the top tier of an extensive pyramid-like structure, above the Azadegan League (or 1st Division), the 2nd division, the 3rd Division and the lower local leagues. Since the creation of the league in 2001, six different teams have become league champions. Sepahan is the most successful club with five league trophies after winning the title in the recent season.