Rana Verona enriches its roster with the new hammer Amin Esmaeilnezhad. Born in 1997, left-handed, great physical strength: the Iranian arrives in the SuperLega for the first time, joining the offensive department of the team led by Coach Stoytchev as an opposite.

In the last season the player wore the Pas Gorgan team shirt and his performance earned him the title of best opposite of the Iranian Super League. Recognition that he too had received in 2022, when he played in the top league of his country among the ranks of Shahdab Yazd. Previously, he played for Saipa Tehran for two seasons after defending the colors of Paykan Tehran. With his national team, Esmaeilnezhad obtained the gold medal at the Asian Championships in 2021, while four years earlier, in 2017, he became champion in the Asian Championships with the Iranian U23 selection. Currently, he is busy in VNL 2023, where he is carving out a leading role.

The Iranian does not hide his happiness at having landed in one of the most competitive leagues in the world: “When I received the call from Rana Verona, I accepted without hesitation, because playing in the Italian SuperLega is the dream of all volleyball players in the world who they want to reach the highest levels. The Verona project is very ambitious and last season’s results prove it. This is my first experience outside Iran and a unique opportunity that I will try to make the most of. I know there will be a lot of work to achieve all the goals, so I’ll be ready. I can’t wait to wear this shirt and meet the new fans. Come on Verona!”.

The sporting director from Verona Gian Andrea Marchesi presents him as follows: “With the inclusion of Amin within our roster we add an undoubtedly important element in the attacking department. He is a very strong player physically and with all the credentials to integrate into the Italian championship as well. Even in VNL he is demonstrating his value and his qualities in attack, serve and block. We are satisfied with having completed this operation, because it is a profile that we have followed carefully and that we are sure he will be able to assert himself. Welcome Amin!”.

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Full name: Amin Esmaeilnezhad

Nationality: Iran

Date of birth: 12/19/1997

Role: Opposite

Height: 203cm

Weight: 93kg