FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship


 IRI / Iran

Team manager POUR AROJI Ali
Coach AKBARI Payman
Assistant coach EBRAHIMI Reza
2nd assistant coach MOJARADI Keyvan
Physiotherapist MOHAMMADI FARD Ali
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  2 Milad Ebadipour Ghara H. Milad 17.10.1993 196 78 350 310 PGE Skra Belchatow
  3   Saman Faezi S.Faezi 23.08.1991 204 87 343 335 SAIPA
  C 4 Hamed Bagherpour K. H.Bagherpour K. 02.03.1991 198 90 319 313 Bank Keshavarzi
  6   Farhad Salafzoon F. Salafzoon 06.12.1992 200 81 320 313 SAIPA
  8 Soheil Ahmadi S. Ahmadi 26.02.1991 197 86 326 318 Mizan Mashhad
  9   Sajad Dehnavi S.Dehnavi 02.04.1993 198 89 337 332 Mizan Mashhad
  10 Saeid Shirood Gh. S.Shirood 24.03.1991 195 85 328 321 Matin Varna
  11   Mojtaba Mirzajanpour M. M.Mirzajanpour 07.10.1991 205 93 355 348 SHAHRDARI VARAMIN
  13 Hamed Tariverdi V. H.Tariverdi 05.11.1992 191 86 318 313 Saipa
  L 15   Naser Rahimi P. N.Rahimi 27.06.1991 191 73 326 310 KALLEH
  16 Rasoul Najafi R.Najafi 23.07.1991 196 85 325 317 Vezarat Defa
  17   Reza Ghara R.Ghara 31.07.1991 200 87 351 331 SARMAYEH BANK
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Iran are aiming to be fully prepared for U23 World Championship. The team started a joint camp with the Iran senior men’s team under coach Julio Velasco four months ago and after two months trained under the full supervision of Peyman Akbari and his coaching staff. The team has a number of outstanding players who have already experienced international competitions at youth and junior levels. 

Coach profile

Peyman Akbari coached the Peykan Club for three years before becoming coach of Iran’s Under-23 team. He has a Master’s in Physical Education from Tehran Azad University and is a university instructor in physical science.

As a player, he was with the Iran Junior team for two years and played for the senior team for 14 years, including seven as captain. With Iran, he won a gold medal in the Central Asian Championship, and a silver and bronze medal in the Asian Championship. As a coach with Peykan, he won gold in the Iran Super League in 2010 and at the Asian Club Championship the following year, and was twice voted Best Coach in the Iran league. He also won gold with the Iran Under-23 team at the Central Asian Championship.