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TEAM COMPOSITION


 IRI / Iran

 
Team manager KHOSHKHABAR Amir
Coach VELASCO Julio
Assistant coach MANUEL CICHELLO Juan
2nd assistant coach MASAJEDI Ahmad
Doctor AFROOZI Syamak
Physiotherapist
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Shahram Mahmoudi Sh.Mahmoudi 20.07.1988 198 95 347 332 Matin Varna
  2   Adel Gholami A. Gholami 09.02.1986 195 88 341 330 Kalleh
  3 Saman Faezi S.Faezi 23.08.1991 204 87 343 335 Paykan
  C 4   Mir Saeid Marouflakrani S. Marouf 20.10.1985 189 81 331 311 Matin Varna
  5 Farhad Ghaemi F. Ghaemi 28.08.1989 197 73 355 335 Barij Esans
  6   Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi Seyed 22.08.1987 203 86 362 344 Matin Varna
  7 Hamzeh Zarini H. Zarini 18.10.1985 198 98 351 330 KALLEH
  L 8   Farhad Zarif Ahangaran V. F.Zarif 03.03.1983 165 60 290 271 Kalleh
  9 Mojtaba YOUSEFI M. YOUSEFI 13.04.1988 184 70 295 275 MIZAN MASHHAD
  10   Amir Ghafour A.Ghafour 06.06.1991 202 90 354 334 Barij Esans
  11 Rahman Davoodi R. Davoodi 18.02.1988 195 95 348 328 Mizan
  12   Pourya Fayazi Damnabi P.Fayazi 12.01.1993 194 87 348 326 Shahrdari Urmia
  13 Mehdi Mahdavi M.Mahdavi 13.02.1984 191 96 330 310 Barij Esans
  14   Arash Keshavarzi A.Keshavarzi 16.02.1987 198 94 344 325 Paykan
  15 Reza Ghara R.Ghara 31.07.1991 200 87 351 331 Kalleh
  16   Armin Tashakori A. Tashakori 08.12.1986 200 94 355 335 Barij Esans
  17 Alireza Jadidi A.Jadidi 11.02.1989 202 97 343 323 Kalleh
  18   Mohammad Taher Vadi M.T.Vadi 10.10.1989 194 72 329 315 Matin Varna
  19 Arash KAMALVAND A. KAMALVAND 11.05.1989 201 91 345 325 SAIPA
  20   Alireza Mobasheri Demneh A. Mobasheri 10.06.1988 190 90 345 320 Mizan
  21 Masoud GHOLAMI M.GHOLAMI 02.04.1990 204 93 349 331 SAIPA
  22   Naser Rahimi P. N.Rahimi 27.06.1991 191 73 326 310 KALLEH
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Iran men’s team hops to continue its climb to success with its most important achievement – qualifying for the World League 2013.

After a strong 2009, Iran were runners-up at the 2010 Asian Games and qualified for the 2012 FIVB World Championship.

Under the direction of coach Julio Velasco, the team is confident of achieving success in international tournaments like the World League.

The Iran team is composed of both veterans and younger players, including several promising players, such as, Mohammad Mousavi, Amir Ghafour, Mirsaeed Marouf, and Farhad Zarif. 

 
Coach profile

In 2011, Argentine Julio Velasco was appointed head coach of the Iran men's national team.

Velasco, whose coaching career spans more three decades, has also coached Italy’s men’s and women’s national volleyball teams as well as the men’s national teams of Spain and the Czech Republic.

Under his leadership, Italy’s men’s national team won the FIVB World Championship (1990,1994), FIVB World League (1990-1992, 1994, 1995), World Cup (1995), European Championship (1989, 1993, 1995), FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (1993) and a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games  in Atlanta.