Amir Ghafour

Amir Ghafour (Persian: امیر غفور; born 6 June 1991) is an Iranian volleyball player who plays as an opposite spiker for Iranian club Shahdab Yazd. He is a former member of the Iranian national team.

Amir Ghafour
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Personal information
NationalityIran Iranian
Born (1991-06-06) 6 June 1991 (age 32)
Kashan, Iran
Height2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Spike371 cm (146 in)
Block350 cm (138 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOpposite spiker
Current clubIran Shahdab Yazd
Iran Barij Essence Kashan
Iran Matin Varamin
Iran Paykan Tehran
Iran Saipa Tehran
Italy Vero Volley Monza
Italy Cucine Lube Civitanova
Turkey Bursa B.B. SK
Iran Foolad Sepahan Isfahan
National team
2011–2022 Iran
Representing  Iran
Men's volleyball
FIVB World Grand Champions Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Japan
AVC Asian Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 Tehran
Gold medal – first place 2013 Dubai
Gold medal – first place 2019 Tehran


National teamEdit

He was invited to national team in 2011 and made his debut in the adult Iranian national team and participated in the Asian Championship, when Iran won inaugural gold medals. Ghafour debut national game as a fix player in 2012 Summer Olympics qualification with invitations Julio Velasco. Ghafour helped the Iran national team win the second gold medal Asian Championship in 2013 and was named Best Spiker in the tournament. Ghafour competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. He helped Iran to win a bronze medal in 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup and Iran Best scorer with 90 point.[1]

In 2023, it's announced that Amir Ghafour ended his national team career.[2]


Amir Ghafour's career began in 2009, with the Barij Essence Kashan. He after 9 consecutive years played in different Iranian teams like Paykan Tehran, and in 2019 year move to Italian SuperLega. He after having played his first season in Italy with the Vero Volley Monza, joined to the Cucine Lube Civitanova.[3][4]

Sporting achievementsEdit

Individual awardsEdit


  1. ^ Eurosport / Amir Ghafour
  2. ^ "دلنوشته‌ای به بهانه خداحافظی از تیم ملی/ غفور: والیبال زندگی‌ من است". فدراسیون والیبال ایران (in Persian). Retrieved 2023-04-05.
  3. ^ Lube Attracted to Ghafour - La Gazzetta dello Sport
  4. ^ Official / Ghafour Joined to Volley Lube

External linksEdit

Amir Ghafour at the European Volleyball Confederation