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 IRI / Iran - Team Composition

Team manager AMINPOUR Taherali
Head coach CVETKOVIC Jovica
Assistant coach VAKILI F. Reza
Doctor NOROUZI Gholamreza
Therapist / trainer KRGOVIC Ivan
Journalist HAMIDI Jamshid
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Mohammad Reza Hosseini Pouya M.R. Hosseini 23/08/1994 194 83 320 313 Saipa
  3   Saman Faezi S.Faezi 23/08/1991 204 87 343 335 SAIPA
  C 4 Farhad Salafzoon F. Salafzoon 6/12/1992 200 81 320 313 SAIPA
  6   Hamed Bagherpour K. H.Bagherpour K. 2/03/1991 198 90 319 313 Bank Keshavarzi
  7 Purya Fayazi D. P. Fayazi 12/01/1993 195 92 335 325 SHAHRDARI URMIA
  9   Armin Sadeghyani A.Sadeghyani 14/02/1993 190 77 320 310 ERTEASHAT
  10 Amir Ghafour A.Ghafour 6/06/1991 202 90 354 334 BURSA
  11   Mojtaba Mirzajanpour M. M.Mirzajanpour 7/10/1991 205 93 355 348 SHAHRDARI VARAMIN
  13 Hamed Tariverdi V. H.Tariverdi 5/11/1992 191 86 318 313 Saipa
  14   Seyed Pouya Habibi S.P.Habibi 27/12/1991 199 89 333 320 PERSPOLIS
  15 Saeid Shirood Gh. S.Shirood 24/03/1991 195 85 328 321 Matin Varna
  16   Porya Mirzaei P.Mirzaei 19/05/1991 196 92 322 315 BARGH
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

About two decades ago, Iranian Volleyball teams were unable to finish on the podium and move up the rankings despite benefiting from talented players oozing with potential.
Things started to change when M.R.Yazdanikhorram took charge of the Volleyball Federation of Iran. He focused on youngsters and bringing them along.
From this time on, a period of improvement began for Iranian Junior and Youth Volleyball Teams. Their first title came in 1998 when they finished first in the Asian Championship. They continued their success with a first-place finish in 2001, silver in 2003, and gold in 2005, 2007 and 2008.
In the world championships too, they improved from 4th in 1991, to 2nd in 2001, 3rd in 2003 and 1st in 2007. Now under their ambitious head coach Jovica Cvetkovic and M. R. Davarzani, the motivated and prosperous president of Iran Volleyball Federation, the team continues to dream big.
Coach profile

Born:  Sept. 25, 1957
POB: Bavaniste, Yugoslavia
Nationality: Serbian
Languages: Serbian, English, French, Russian
Marital status: Married, two children                                     

Playing Experience:

1971-1976: Player for club team “Bavaniste” Bavaniste

1976-1984: Player for club team “Partizan” Belgrade

1978: Yugoslavian championship winner

1981: Yugoslavian Cup championship winner

1981-1982: Played 49 games for Yugoslavian National Team
1984-1986: Player for club team “Smederevo” Smederevo

Coaching Experience:                 

1986-1987: Head coach and player for “Pozarevac” Pozarevac 

1987-1990: Head coach and player for “Martigues” Martigues, France

1990-1995: Head coach of “Smederevo," leading the team to the semifinals of the Yugoslavian championships three times and the finals of the Yugoslavian Cup three times

1995-1999: First coach for the Yugoslavian National Men's Team, taking an active part in producing results of the national team, including fifth place at the University Games in Japan in 1995, third place at the Atlanta Olympics and World Cup in 1996, silver at the European Championship and World League in 1997, silver at the World Championship and World League in 1998, and bronze at the 1999 European Championship

1995-1997: Head coach of “Pozarevac"

1997-2000: Head coach of “Red Star“ Belgrade, winning the Yugoslavian Cup and reaching the CEV Cup semifinals in 1998 and the European Cup semifinals in 1999. Two-time playoff finalist in Yugoslavian championship

1999-2000: Head coach of "Bambi" Pozarevac.

2000-2001: Head coach of  "Martigues"

2001-2003: Head coach of  "Borac" Starcevo

2004-2005: Head coach for the Iranian National Men's Junior Team, finishing second at the 2004 Asian Junior Championship, fifth at the World Men's U-21 Championship, first at the Iran Junior Championship in 2004-2005, and first at the Tehran Championship in 2004-2005.

2005-2006: Head coach of “Barq” Tehran

2006-2007: Head coach of "Spartak" Subotica,Serbia

2007- present: Head coach of Iranian National Youth Boy’s Men’s Team, winning the 2007 Asian Youth Championship and the 2007 World Youth Championship, as well as the Asian Youth Championship in 2008 in Sri Lanka 

2007-2009: Head coach of “Petroshimi” Mahsar

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