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Saeid Marouf in VNL 2019

Wojciech Kulak 2019-08-09 13:35 • 579 views
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Mir Saeid Marouf Lakrani (Persian: میر سعید معروف لكرانی‎, born 23 September 1985, in Urmia) is an Iranian volleyball setter. He is the captain of the Iranian national team. He was named best setter at the 2014 World League and 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic qualifying tournaments, as well as most valuable player at the 2013 Asian Championship. He participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was voted Iranian Sportsmen of the year for (2015–16) of the Iranian calendar by an Iranian TV

National team
Marouf's first national game was for Iran boys national volleyball team in 2001 and 4 years later, he joined the Iran men's national volleyball team. In 2007, Marouf became a constant member of men's national team but due to conflicts and disagreements, Marouf decided not to continue playing for men's national team in 2011 but he ultimately returned to team in 2012 and since former captain Alireza Nadi was not invited to the team by then-head coach Julio Velasco, Marouf became the team captain ever since. Marouf In the 2013 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship was selected as the Most valuable player. He was introduced as the Best setter in at 2014 FIVB World League above Bruno Rezende and Dragan Travica.

Clubs in Iran
He started his career in his hometown volleyball club Urmia Moqavemat he has also played for Sanam Tehran, Shahrdari Urmia, Matin Varamin, Esteghlal Gonbad, Saipa Tehran, Damash Gilan, Kalleh Mazandaran. Marouf's first championship experience in Iranian Volleyball Super League was with Sanam Tehran and in 2011-2012 season he plays for Kalleh Mazandaran and he celebrates the Iranian Volleyball Super League championship with his team for the second time .He in 2014 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship tournament won the championship with Matin Varamin. in 2014 he signes a two-year contract with Shahrdari Urmia but halfway through the season he terminates the contract and subsequently joins the Zenit Kazan. Marouf in 2016 year join to Iran's most successful team Paykan Tehran.

Zenit Kazan
After years of speculation regarding his presence at a European club, on 27 December 2014 Marouf signed a one-year contract with Russian Super League champions Zenit Kazan with an option for a one-year extension. The contract was worth over 1 million dollars which made Marouf one of the world's highest-paid volleyball players in 2014

On 25 January 2015, Marouf made his debut in the Russian Super League for Zenit Kazan in a 3–0 straight-sets win over Dynamo Krasnodar

Personal life
Marouf was born in Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran in a family with a history of involvement in volleyball including his uncles Jahangir Seyyed Abbasi, Nobakht Seyyed Abbasi, Khoshbakht Seyyed Abbasi, and his former teammate Vahid Seyyed Abbasi

He at school time activated in other sports like, Cross country running, Basketball and Handball.
Saeid Marouflakrani

Saeid Marouflakrani (Marouf) Iran

Height: 189cm
Weight: 81kg
Spike: 331cm
Block: 311cm
Current club: Beijing BAIC Motors (China)


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