|Nickname(s)||Sarv Qaamataan سرو قامتان|
|Head coach||Vladimir Alekno|
|FIVB ranking||12 (as of June 28, 2021)|
|Appearances||2 (First in 2016 )|
|Best result||5th (2016)|
|Appearances||6 (First in 1970 )|
|Best result||6th (2014)|
|Appearances||4 (First in 1991 )|
|Best result||8th (2015, 2019)|
|Appearances||18 (First in 1979 )|
|Best result||(2011, 2013, 2019)|
|World Grand Champions Cup|
|2008 Nakhon Ratchasima|
|2016 Nakhon Pathom|
|2012 Vinh Yen|
The Iran Men's National Volleyball Team is the official 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.
As of June 2021, the national team is considered as the second best team in Asia, as it ranks 11th in the FIVB World Rankings.
The national team won the Asian Volleyball Championship three times: in 2011 Tehran, 2013 Dubai and 2019 Tehran.
In its first appearance in the competition since joining the 2013 World League, Iran has been a dominant force in Group 1 of the competition, posing a challenge to any opponent. Defeating Italy and Cuba in these games, Iran introduced itself as a formidable contender.
In 2014 World League campaign, Iran's national team reached the fourth place in Group 1 after a straight-set defeat to their Italian hosts in the bronze medal match. In these games, Iran had already defeated Brazil, Italy and Poland.
Iran has also competed in the World Championship four times, with their best result obtained in 2014 Poland where they ended up in the 6th place. In those games Iran qualified from the first and second rounds with, respectively, four and five wins; their only defeat was against France.
Iran defeated Japan to win the gold medal at the Asian Games Korea in 2014. Consecutively, in 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, Iran cruised past Japan and South Korea to win the gold medal.
Iran made it to the Olympic Games for the first time in their history in 2016 as the top ranked Asian squad at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan. Iran finished at the 5th place in the competition.
The history of Iran’s volleyball dates back to around 1920 when Mir Mehdi Varzandeh brought volleyball regulations to Iran. During the World War II, forces of Allies occupied Iran, sport Contacts especially in volleyball was done with soldiers of these forces; it was a new way for familiarity with volleyball of the other countries. At that time a friendly match was fixed between the Iran and Russian Army team. In 1958 for the first time national men’s team of Pakistan was invited to Tehran, guest team had some friendly matches with national team, club teams and Army team. Iran's national team first attended at 1958 Asian Games.
Notes:Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicate 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes, respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament. B indicates that the team was represented by its B team.
|1964||Did not enter|
Did not qualify
|1949||Did not enter|
|1974||Did not enter|
|1982||Did not qualify|
|1986||Did not enter|
|1990||Did not qualify|
|2002||Did not enter|
|1965||Did not enter|
|1989||Did not qualify|
|1995||Did not qualify|
|1993||Did not qualify|
|1990||Did not enter|
|2010||Did not qualify|
|1975||Did not enter|
|1983||Did not enter|
|2017||5th place (U23)||8||6||2||20||10|
|1962||Did not enter|
|1978||Did not enter|
|1998||Did not enter|
|2014||4th place (B)||6||4||2||14||9|
|28 May 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Japan||0–3 L|
|29 May 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Russia||1–3 L|
|30 May 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Netherlands||3–0 W|
|3 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Canada||3–1 W|
|4 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Italy||3–1 W|
|5 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Bulgaria||3–0 W|
|9 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||United States||3–0 W|
|10 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Serbia||2–3 L|
|11 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Germany||2–3 L|
|15 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Australia||2–3 L|
|16 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Brazil||1–3 L|
|17 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Slovenia||1–3 L|
|21 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||France||0–3 L|
|22 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Poland||0–3 L|
|23 June 2021||2021 Nations League||Italy||Argentina||1–3 L|
|24 July 2021||2020 Olympic Volleyball Tournament||Japan||Poland||3–2 W|
|26 July 2021||2020 Olympic Volleyball Tournament||Japan||Venezuela|
|28 July 2021||2020 Olympic Volleyball Tournament||Japan||Canada|
|30 July 2021||2020 Olympic Volleyball Tournament||Japan||Italy|
|1 August 2021||2020 Olympic Volleyball Tournament||Japan||Japan|
|12 September 2021||2021 Asian Championship||Japan||Hong Kong|
|13 September 2021||2021 Asian Championship||Japan||Thailand|
|14 September 2021||2021 Asian Championship||Japan||Pakistan|
Representing Iran at the 2021 Nations League (updated on 3 June 2021).
|No.||Name||Date of birth||Height||Weight||Spike||Block||2021 club|
|2||Milad Ebadipour||17 October 1993||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)||78 kg (172 lb)||350 cm (140 in)||310 cm (120 in)||Skra Bełchatów|
|3||Reza Abedini||19 May 1991||2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)||93 kg (205 lb)||354 cm (139 in)||348 cm (137 in)||Shahdab Yazd|
|4||Saeid Marouf (C)||20 October 1985||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)||81 kg (179 lb)||331 cm (130 in)||311 cm (122 in)||Beijing BAIC Motor|
|6||Mohammad Mousavi||22 August 1987||2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)||85 kg (187 lb)||362 cm (143 in)||344 cm (135 in)||Fenerbahçe|
|7||Purya Fayazi||12 January 1993||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)||92 kg (203 lb)||335 cm (132 in)||325 cm (128 in)||Shahrdari Urmia|
|8||Mohammad Reza Hazratpour||31 March 1999||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)||87 kg (192 lb)||300 cm (120 in)||290 cm (110 in)||Shahrdari Urmia|
|9||Masoud Gholami||2 April 1991||2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)||95 kg (209 lb)||289 cm (114 in)||275 cm (108 in)||Sepahan|
|10||Amir Ghafour||6 June 1991||2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)||90 kg (200 lb)||354 cm (139 in)||334 cm (131 in)||Sepahan|
|11||Saber Kazemi||24 December 1998||2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)||87 kg (192 lb)||340 cm (130 in)||325 cm (128 in)||Foolad Sirjan|
|12||Morteza Sharifi||27 May 1999||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)||83 kg (183 lb)||340 cm (130 in)||320 cm (130 in)||Shahrdari Urmia|
|14||Mohammad Javad Manavinejad||27 November 1995||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)||90 kg (200 lb)||365 cm (144 in)||328 cm (129 in)||Stade Poitevin Poitiers|
|15||Ali Asghar Mojarrad||30 October 1997||2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)||90 kg (200 lb)||330 cm (130 in)||310 cm (120 in)||Shahrdari Varamin|
|16||Ali Shafiei||21 September 1991||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)||80 kg (180 lb)||348 cm (137 in)||345 cm (136 in)||Saipa|
|17||Meysam Salehi||17 November 1998||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)||89 kg (196 lb)||345 cm (136 in)||330 cm (130 in)||Indykpol AZS Olsztyn|
|18||Mohammad Taher Vadi||10 November 1989||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)||85 kg (187 lb)||329 cm (130 in)||315 cm (124 in)||Shahrdari Urmia|
|21||Arman Salehi||29 October 1992||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)||81 kg (179 lb)||295 cm (116 in)||280 cm (110 in)||Foolad Sirjan|
|22||Amir Hossein Esfandiar||24 January 1999||2.09 m (6 ft 10 in)||119 kg (262 lb)||330 cm (130 in)||310 cm (120 in)||Greenyard Maaseik|
|23||Bardia Saadat||12 August 2002||2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)||87 kg (192 lb)||355 cm (140 in)||328 cm (129 in)||Suwon KEPCO Vixtorm|
Note: The following list may not be complete.
|Sardar Nasrollahkhan||1958||1958 Asian Games Runners-up|
|Hossein Jabbarzadegan||1964||1966||1966 Asian Games 3rd place|
|Tadaee Korada||1974||1974 Asian Games 4th place|
|Hossein Ali Mehranpour||1989||1991|
|Ivans Bugajenkovs||1991||2007||Acted as head coach from 1991-1993 |
and as the general technical manager of all age groups from 1991-2007.
|Masoud Salehieh||1995||1995 Asian Championship 4th place|
|Hossein Ali Mehranpour||2001|
|Park Ki-won||2002||2005|| 2002 Asian Games Runners-up|
2003 Asian Championship 3rd place
|Hossein Maadani||2008||2010|| 2008 Asian Cup Champions|
2009 Asian Championship Runners-up
2010 Asian Cup Champions
2010 Asian Games Runners-up
|Julio Velasco||2011||2014|| 2011 Asian Championship Champions|
2013 Asian Championship Champions
2013 World Grand Champions Cup 4th place
|Slobodan Kovač||2014||2015|| 2014 World League 4th place|
2014 World Championship 6th place
2014 Asian Games Champions
|Raúl Lozano||2016||2016 Olympic Games 5th place|
|Igor Kolaković||2017||2020|| 2017 World Grand Champions Cup 3rd place|
2018 Asian Games Champions
2019 Nations League 5th place
2019 Asian Championship Champions
2020 Olympic Games Qualification
|Head Coach||Vladimir Alekno|
|Assistant Coach|| Tomaso Totolo |
|Fitness Coach||Mehdi Khabaz|
|U21 & B team Coach||Behrouz Ataei|
|U19 Coach||Mohammad Vakili|
|Team Manager||Amir Khosh Khabar|
Last updated: 8 August 2018
Source: [ citation needed ]
|Mohammad Vakili||2012||2012 Asian Cup Runners-up|
|Hossein Maadani||2013||2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Champions|
|Peyman Akbari||2014–2015|| 2014 Asian Cup 4th place|
2015 Asian Championship Runners-up
|Nasser Shahnazi||2016||2016 Asian Cup Champions|
|Juan Manuel Cichello||2017|
|Behrouz Ataei||2018||2018 Asian Cup Runners-up|
The team's home arena are Azadi Indoor Stadium and Azadi Volleyball Hall.
The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Iran national volleyball team.
|2000–2008|| Asics |
Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like MCI and Tourism Bank, Refah Stores other sponsors: Roamer.
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