Shahram Mahmoudi comes out of retirement

April 9, 2019

TEHRAN – Opposite striker Shahram Mahmoudi has confirmed he will return to Iran national volleyball team.

Mahmoudi, 30, dealt with numerous injury issues through his career, announced his retirement from national duty after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Mahmoudi was part of the Iranian volleyball team who won 2013 Asian Championship in Dubai and 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

He has been three times named Most Valuable Player in Asian Club Championship.

Now, he will join Team Melli’s training camp for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League, where Iran will kick off the prestigious tournament on May 31 with a match against Italy in the Chinese city of Jiangmen.

The VNL features five weekends, wrapping up on June 30, before the top six teams move to Chicago for the finals.