Full Name: Pegah Gilan Football Club
Founded: 5 August 2002
Chairman: Ismail Shad
Head Coach: Nader Dastneshan
Pegah Gilan is an Iranian football club based in Rasht, Gilan, Iran.
The club began its life with the name, Esteghlal Rasht. They spent a number of seasons in the lower leagues of Iranian football but made it back to the top level, finishing 10th in the 2000-01 season. The next season proved to be disastrous for the team, they were managed by Nasser Hejazi, but finished 13th in the standings. They were relegated and embarrassingly lost 7-1 to Aboomoslem on the last match day of the season. The following season Pegah Dairy Co. bought the team, making it one of the few privately owned football clubs in Iran. The club’s name was changed and was now known as Pegah Gilan.