Iran men's national volleyball team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Iran
New IRIVF logo.png
Association IRIVF
Confederation AVC
Head coach Igor Kolaković
FIVB ranking 7 (as of August 2016)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances 1 (First in 2016)
Best result 5th (2016)
World Championship
Appearances 5 (First in 1970)
Best result 6th (2014)
Asian Championship
Appearances 16 (First in 1979)
Best result Gold (2011, 2013)
iranvolleyball.com
Iran men's national volleyball team.jpg
Medal record
Asian Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 Tehran
Gold medal – first place 2013 Dubai
Silver medal – second place 2009 Manila
Silver medal – second place 2015 Tehran
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Tianjin
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Team
Silver medal – second place 1958 Tokyo Team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Team
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Bangkok Team
AVC Cup
Gold medal – first place 2008 Nakhon Ratchasima
Gold medal – first place 2010 Urmia
Gold medal – first place 2016 Nakhon Pathom
Silver medal – second place 2012 Vinh Yen

The Iran Men's National Volleyball Team is the national men's volleyball team of Iran. It is governed by the Islamic Republic of Iran Volleyball Federation (I.R.I.V.F.) and takes part in international volleyball competitions.

They are currently the strongest team in Asia. As of August 2016, Iran ranks 7th in the FIVB World Rankings. Iran has twice won the Asian Championship in 2011 Tehran and 2013 Dubai. Iran in World Championship foremost result 2014 Poland 6th place. Iran made it to the Olympic Games for the first time in their history in 2016.[1][2] They finished at the 5th place in the competitions.

History[edit]

The History of Iran’s Volleyball dates back to 1920 around ago when brought volleyball regulations to Iran.

Tournament records[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Iran men's national volleyball team results.
Iran national volleyball team in Rio, Brazil 2016. Olympic games

Notes: Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicate 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes, respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament. Team B indicates that the team was represented by its B team.

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Japan 1964 Did not enter
or
Did not qualify
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984
South Korea 1988
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016 5th place 6 2 4 8 12
Total 1/14 6 2 4 8 12

World Championship[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Czechoslovakia 1949 Did not enter
Soviet Union 1952
France 1956
Brazil 1960
Soviet Union 1962
Czechoslovakia 1966
Bulgaria 1970 21st place 11 4 7 16 24
Mexico 1974 Did not enter
Italy 1978
Argentina 1982 Did not qualify
France 1986 Did not enter
Brazil 1990 Did not qualify
Greece 1994
Japan 1998 19th place 3 0 3 0 9
Argentina 2002 Did not enter
Japan 2006 21st place 5 0 5 2 15
Italy 2010 19th place 3 1 2 5 7
Poland 2014 6th place 12 7 5 26 21
Total 5/18 34 12 22 49 76

World Cup[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Poland 1965 Did not enter
East Germany 1969
Japan 1977
Japan 1981
Japan 1985
Japan 1989 Did not qualify
Japan 1991 11th place 8 1 7 5 23
Japan 1995 Did not qualify
Japan 1999
Japan 2003
Japan 2007
Japan 2011 9th place 11 5 6 16 25
Japan 2015 8th place 11 4 7 16 24
Total 3/12 30 10 20 37 72

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Japan 1993 Did not qualify
Japan 1997
Japan 2001
Japan 2005
Japan 2009 5th place 5 1 4 8 14
Japan 2013 4th place 5 3 2 10 10
Japan 2017 Qualified
Total 2/6 10 4 6 18 24

World League[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Japan 1990 Did not enter
Italy 1991
Italy 1992
Brazil 1993
Italy 1994
Brazil 1995
Netherlands 1996
Russia 1997
Italy 1998
Argentina 1999
Netherlands 2000
Poland 2001
Brazil 2002
Spain 2003
Italy 2004
Serbia and Montenegro 2005
Russia 2006
Poland 2007
Brazil 2008
Serbia 2009
Argentina 2010 Did not qualify
Poland 2011
Bulgaria 2012
Argentina 2013 9th place 10 5 5 20 21
Italy 2014 4th place 16 7 9 28 32
Brazil 2015 7th place 12 6 6 25 21
Poland 2016 8th place 9 4 5 15 22
Brazil 2017 Qualified (Group 1)
Total 4/27 47 22 25 88 96

Asian Championship[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Australia 1975 Did not enter
Bahrain 1979 6th place 6 3 3 12 10
Japan 1983 Did not enter
Kuwait 1987 10th place 5 2 3 7 10
South Korea 1989 8th place 8 3 5 15 13
Australia 1991 7th place 7 3 4 11 12
Thailand 1993 5th place 6 3 3 9 10
South Korea 1995 4th place 7 4 3 6 14*
Qatar 1997 6th place 5 2 3 8 11
Iran 1999 5th place 6 4 2 13 10
South Korea 2001 5th place 6 4 2 14 10
China 2003 3rd place 7 5 2 16 12
Thailand 2005 6th place 5 3 2 12 10
Indonesia 2007 5th place 9 5 4 17 18
Philippines 2009 Runners-up 8 7 1 22 10
Iran 2011 Champions 8 8 0 24 2
United Arab Emirates 2013 Champions 7 7 0 21 1
Iran 2015 Runners-up (Team B) 8 6 2 20 9
Total 16/18 108 69 39
  • Without two First win, Lack of information

Asian Games[edit]

Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Japan 1958 Runners-up 4 3 1 9 6
Indonesia 1962 Did not enter
Thailand 1966 3rd place 8 5 3 16 14
Thailand 1970 5th place 7 3 4 11 14
Iran 1974 4th place 5 2 3 7 9
Thailand 1978 Did not enter
India 1982
South Korea 1986
China 1990
Japan 1994 5th place 9 5 4 16 16
Thailand 1998 Did not enter
South Korea 2002 Runners-up 6 4 2 12 10
Qatar 2006 6th place 3 1 2 6 7
China 2010 Runners-up 9 8 1 25 4
South Korea 2014 Champions 8 8 0 24 2
Total 9/15 59 39 20 126 82

AVC Cup[edit]

Main article: AVC Cup
Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
Thailand 2008 Champions 6 5 1 16 8
Iran 2010 Champions 6 6 0 18 6
Vietnam 2012 Runners-up (Team B) 6 5 1 16 7
Kazakhstan 2014 4th place (Team B) 6 4 2 14 9
Thailand 2016 Champions (Team B) 6 6 0 18 5
Total 5/5 30 26 4 82 35

Other tournaments[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

Previous matches[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent Result
2016
13 May 2016 Friendly Match  France  France 1–3 L
14 May 2016 Friendly Match  France  France 0–3 L
22 May 2016 Friendly Match  Japan  China 3–2 W
25 May 2016 Friendly Match  Japan  Poland 3–1 W
28 May 2016 2016 Olympic Qualification  Japan  Australia 3–0 W
29 May 2016 2016 Olympic Qualification  Japan  Canada 3–2 W
31 May 2016 2016 Olympic Qualification  Japan  France 0–3 L
1 June 2016 2016 Olympic Qualification  Japan  Japan 3–1 W
2 June 2016 2016 Olympic Qualification  Japan  China 3–2 W
4 June 2016 2016 Olympic Qualification  Japan  Poland 3–1 W
5 June 2016 2016 Olympic Qualification  Japan  Venezuela 3–2 W
17 June 2016 2016 World League  Brazil  Brazil 0–3 L
18 June 2016 2016 World League  Brazil  United States 1–3 L
19 June 2016 2016 World League  Brazil  Argentina 3–2 W
23 June 2016 2016 World League  Serbia  Bulgaria 3–1 W
24 June 2016 2016 World League  Serbia  Brazil 1–3 L
25 June 2016 2016 World League  Serbia  Serbia 1–3 L
1 July 2016 2016 World League  Iran  Serbia 3–2 W
2 July 2016 2016 World League  Iran  Italy 0–3 L
3 July 2016 2016 World League  Iran  Argentina 3–2 W
29 July 2016 Friendly Match  Brazil  Brazil 1–3 L
31 July 2016 Friendly Match  Brazil  Brazil 0–3 L
3 August 2016 Friendly Match  Brazil  Cuba 3–1 W
7 August 2016 2016 Olympic Games  Brazil  Argentina 0–3 L
9 August 2016 2016 Olympic Games  Brazil  Poland 2–3 L
11 August 2016 2016 Olympic Games  Brazil  Cuba 3–0 W
13 August 2016 2016 Olympic Games  Brazil  Egypt 3–0 W
15 August 2016 2016 Olympic Games  Brazil  Russia 0–3 L
17 August 2016 2016 Olympic Games  Brazil  Italy 0–3 L
22 September 2016 2016 AVC Cup  Thailand  Australia 3–1 W
23 September 2016 2016 AVC Cup  Thailand  Japan 3–0 W
24 September 2016 2016 AVC Cup  Thailand  South Korea 3–0 W
26 September 2016 2016 AVC Cup  Thailand  Thailand 3–1 W
27 September 2016 2016 AVC Cup  Thailand  Japan 3–2 W
28 September 2016 2016 AVC Cup  Thailand  China 3–1 W

Forthcoming matches[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent
2017
2 June 2017 2017 World League  Italy  Italy
3 June 2017 2017 World League  Italy  Brazil
4 June 2017 2017 World League  Italy  Poland
9 June 2017 2017 World League  Iran  Belgium
10 June 2017 2017 World League  Iran  Serbia
11 June 2017 2017 World League  Iran  Argentina
16 June 2017 2017 World League  Poland  United States
17 June 2017 2017 World League  Poland  Poland
18 June 2017 2017 World League  Poland  Russia
Indonesia 2017 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship
24 July–1 August
11 August 2017 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship qualification (AVC)  Iran  South Korea
12 August 2017 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship qualification (AVC)  Iran  China
13 August 2017 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship qualification (AVC)  Iran Winner of Central Asia Zonal Round
14 August 2017 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship qualification (AVC)  Iran  Qatar
12 September 2017 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup  Japan  Italy
13 September 2017 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup  Japan  United States
15 September 2017 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup  Japan  Brazil
16 September 2017 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup  Japan  Japan
17 September 2017 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup  Japan  France

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Iran volleyball team members Oc-2015

The following is the Iranian roster at the 2016 Olympic Games[3]

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2016 club
1 Mahmoudi, ShahramShahram Mahmoudi 20 July 1988 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 332 cm (131 in) Iran Sarmayeh Bank Tehran
2 Ebadipour, MiladMilad Ebadipour 17 October 1993 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 310 cm (120 in) Iran Shahrdari Urmia
4 Marouf, SaeidSaeid Marouf (C) 20 October 1985 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 311 cm (122 in) Iran Shahrdari Urmia
5 Ghaemi, FarhadFarhad Ghaemi 28 August 1989 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Iran Paykan Tehran
6 Mousavi, MohammadMohammad Mousavi 22 August 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 362 cm (143 in) 344 cm (135 in) Iran Sarmayeh Bank Tehran
7 Zarini, HamzehHamzeh Zarini 18 October 1985 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 330 cm (130 in) Iran Kalleh Mazandaran
9 Gholami, AdelAdel Gholami 9 February 1986 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 341 cm (134 in) 330 cm (130 in) Iran Sarmayeh Bank Tehran
10 Ghafour, AmirAmir Ghafour 6 June 1991 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 334 cm (131 in) Iran Paykan Tehran
12 Mirzajanpour, MojtabaMojtaba Mirzajanpour 7 October 1991 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 348 cm (137 in) Iran Paykan Tehran
15 Sharifat, MostafaMostafa Sharifat 16 September 1987 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 332 cm (131 in) 313 cm (123 in) Iran Matin Varamin
19 Marandi, MehdiMehdi Marandi 12 May 1986 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 280 cm (110 in) Iran Paykan Tehran

Head coaches[edit]

Note: The following list may not be complete.

A Team[edit]

Name From To notes
Pakistan Sardar Nasrollahkhan[4] 1958 1958 Asian Games Runners-up
Iran Fereydoon Sharifzadeh 1958 1963
Iran Hossein Jabbarzadegan 1964 1966 1966 Asian Games 3rd place
Czechoslovakia Miloslav Ejem 1970 1972
Japan Tadaee Korada 1974 1974 Asian Games 4th place
South Korea Park Sung 1979
Iran Yadollah Kargarpisheh 1979 1981
Iran Farough Fakhredini 1987
Iran Masoud Salehieh 1987 1989
Iran Hossein Ali Mehranpour 1989 1991
Iran Mohammad Heidarkhan 1991
Latvia Bugajenkovs, IvansIvans Bugajenkovs 1993
Japan Fumihiko Matsumoto 1994
Iran Masoud Salehieh 1995 1995 Asian Championship 4th place
Iran Mehdi Saberpour 1997
Japan Fumihiko Matsumoto 1998
Iran Mostafa Karkhaneh 1999 2001
Iran Hossein Ali Mehranpour 2001
South Korea Ki-won, ParkPark Ki-won 2002 2005 2002 Asian Games Runners-up
2003 Asian Championship 3rd place
Serbia Milorad Kijac 2006
Serbia Gajić, ZoranZoran Gajić 2007 2008
Iran Maadani, HosseinHossein Maadani 2008 2010 2008 AVC Cup Champions
2009 Asian Championship Runners-up
2010 Asian Games Runners-up
2010 AVC Cup Champions
Argentina Velasco, JulioJulio Velasco 2011 2014 2011 Asian Championship Champions
2013 World Grand Champions 4th place
2013 Asian Championship Champions
Serbia Kovač, SlobodanSlobodan Kovač 2014 2015 2014 World League 4th place
2014 Asian Games Champions
Argentina Lozano, RaúlRaúl Lozano 2016 2016 Olympic Games 5th place
Montenegro Kolaković, IgorIgor Kolaković 2017

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach Montenegro Igor Kolaković[5]
Assistant Coach Iran Peiman Akbari
Fitness coach Argentina Andrés Esper
Analyzer Iran Navid Moshajari
Physiotherapist Iran Siamak Afrouzi
U23 & B team Coach Argentina Juan Manuel Cichello
U21 manager Iran Behrouz Ataei
U19 manager Iran Reza Vakili
Team manager Iran Amir Khosh Khabar

Last updated: 16 November 2015
Source:[citation needed]

B Team[edit]

Name From–To notes
Iran Reza Vakili 2012 2012 AVC Cup Runners-up
Iran Maadani, HosseinHossein Maadani 2013 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Champions
Iran Peiman Akbari 2014–2015 2014 AVC Cup 4th place
2015 Asian Championship Runners-up
Iran Nasser Shahnazi[6] 2016–2017 2016 AVC Cup Champions
Argentina Juan Manuel Cichello 2017–

Notable squads[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Azadi stadium with Iranian fans

The team's home arena are Azadi Indoor Stadium and Azadi Volleyball Hall.

Kit providers[edit]

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Iran national volleyball team.

Period Kit provider
2001–2008 Asics
Mikasa
Ideal
2008– Merooj

Sponsorship[edit]

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like MCI and Tourism Bank, other sponsors: Roamer.

References[edit]

External links[edit]