0521 GMT November 29, 2020
Italian volleyball club Gas Sales Piacenza announced the arrival of Iran’s national middle blocker Seyed Mohammad Mousavi.
This year is the club’s first presence in Superlega Credem Banca. It sees Lorenzo Bernardi at its helm, piacenzasera.it reported.
Born in 1987 and 203 centimeters tall, Mousavi is a player of great international experience and one of the world’s best middle blockers as attested to by a large number of individual awards he has received during his career.
In 2010, the Iranian player was selected as the best middle blocker at the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, while in 2015, he was chosen the best in his position at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup.
Giuseppe Bongiorni, the vice president of Gas Sales Piacenza, welcomed his club’s new player, saying, “Mousavi’s qualities are known to all. On the international level, he has certainly been one of the best players in his position in recent years. He is an athlete with great experience and a strong personality who will help us grow. After the addition of Michele Baranowicz, the opportunity opened up to include a foreign middle blocker in the roster.”
During his career, Mousavi has played in some of the best teams of the Iranian Volleyball Super League. In the 2019-20 season, the player moved to Poland’s Indykpol AZS Olsztyn and was selected as the best middle blocker at the end of the season with 78 blocks and the most effective player having scored 258 points.
After his European experience, Mousavi returned to his homeland and joined Saipa Alborz. At the club level, he has won 11 championships in the Iranian league and eight AVC Club Volleyball Championships during his career. The 33-year-old is also a main player in Iran’s national team having won a bronze at the World Grand Champions Cup in Japan as well as three Asian and Oceanic championships. Mousavi contributed to Iran’s qualification for 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.