General Parviz Khosravani who founded the Taj Club

On 20 September 1945, some young athletes and students including a 23-year-old military officer Parviz Khosravaani (first manager of the club), Asghar Navaab (Bicycle Mechanic), Enayat Jananpour (National Sports Organisation staff member), Mirzaee (carpenter) and Khashaaei (bank guard) established a sports club on Ferdowsi Street, Tehran. Since the founders of the club were mostly interested in cycling, the club’s original name was Docharkhe Savaran , meaning ‘The Cyclists’ in Persian.