Esmaeilnezhad among Players to Watch at Club World Championships


Esmaeilnezhad among Players to Watch at Club World Championships

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships take place this month and the men’s tournament begins on December 7, when some of the top players in the world will be in action in Betim, Brazil.

Amin Esmaeilnezhad is certainly the hottest item on the roster of Paykan Club of Tehran, representing Asia at the upcoming Club World Championship in Brazil.

A bit of a late bloomer, the powerful 25-year-old opposite made headlines this summer as a key player of the Iranian national team at both the Volleyball Nations League, where the squad reached the quarterfinals and he was the second-best scorer of the Preliminary Phase, and the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship.

Esmaeilnezhad was part of the squad that won the Asian Championship trophy in 2021 too, but also further back in time, he helped Iran win the Asian Cup in 2016 and the U23 Asian Championship in 2017.

As a player of Moghavemat Shahdab Yazd, Amin claimed a bronze medal at the 2022 Asian Club Championship and the national title in the 2022 Iranian league as well as the Most Valuable Player award.

He was transferred to Pas Gorgan for the start of the current season, but will play for Paykan on loan at the Club World Championship.