The traditional rival of this club is Persepolis. These two clubs are the most popular and proud Iranian football teams in the city of Tehran. The International Federation for Football History and Statistics has announced the club’s third largest Asian football club in the twentieth century after Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal and Yokohama Marinus of Japan. The Federation also set up Esteghlal Football Club with 610 points in the 279th World Club in the first decade of the 21st century. Accordingly, after the Sepahan Club in 233rd place, Tehran’s Independence Team is the second-best Iranian football club in Tehran. During the years (2010-2001).