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Iranian Super League sets off: Marouf vs. Mousavi, Vermiglio vs. Freriks…

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The 18th edition of the Iranian Super League (established in 1975, but in this format since 1997) starts on Wednesday, October 21 with 12 teams participating in a two round-robin preliminary phase.

Mousavi & Marouf

Mousavi & Marouf

After preliminary phase, eight best teams will qualify into playoff round which will be played until three wins.

Among the participants of this year’s Super League, title holders Paykan Teheran are the most prestigious team. They have 12 titles, 3 silver medals and 3 bronze medals.

Beside these achievements, Paykan hold one title from the Club World Championship (Doha in 2010) and a title of the best Asian club. Along with five other teams, Paykan will take part of the 2015 FIVB Club World Championship in Betim, Brazil.

Kalleh Sports Club are the second most honorable team among current Super League participants. Last year, they did not play in the Iranian championship because the club owners invested money in the new hall for 10,000 spectators, which is still not finished, but in progress. Kalleh have a seven-medal record, including two gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

As for the ither clubs, Matin Varamin have a new coach, Mohammad Torkashvand ex-player of Iranian national team.

Gohar Kavir Zahedan are newcomers to the Super League, with Asghar Naeeni as the coach. He is one of the three Naeeni brothers who were players of the Iranian national team in recent years. He started his professional career in this club.

Sarmayeh Bank are another rookies to the championship. The famous and experienced Iranian coach Mostafa Karkhaneh is on the helm of the team.

Several famous foreign names will play in Iran next season: Bulgarian Nikolay Nikolov and Italian Valerio Vermiglio (Paykan Teheran), Dutch Nico Freriks (Kalleh Sports Club), Bulgarian Valentin Bratoev (Shahrdari Tabriz)… Of course, let’s not forget Iranian stars like Saeid Marouf (Shahrdari Urmia VC) or Seyed Mousavi (Sarmayeh Bank).

The list of teams participating in Iranian Super League: 1. Saipa, 2. Sarmayeh Bank, 3. Paykan, 4. Urmia, 5. Tabriz, 6. Khorasan, 7. Hormozghan, 8. Matin Varamin, 9. Kalleh, 10. Ghonbad, 11. Zahedan, 12. Arman.


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BlueReDWHITE October 20, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Zygadlo in Sarmayeh as far as i remember and what happened to Oivanen?

m October 20, 2015 - 7:36 pm

you forgot to mention ‘ lukasz zygadlo’.
he’s playing with mousavi (sarmayeh)

Peggy October 20, 2015 - 8:44 pm

Lucas Zygaldo and Ivan borovnjak are both in Sarmayeh VC


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