Saeid Azari’s Athletic and Management CV

1980: Began his professional athletic weightlifting career

Athletic Achievements in Weightlifting:

1981-1986; Champion in National Teens Games 44-90 kg
1987-1990; Champion in National Youth Games
1988-1989; Champion in National Army Games
1989; Champion in Asian Youth Games
1990;Appearing in Iran Junior National Team; World Junior Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1991-1996; Appearing in Iran Senior National Team
1991-1996; Champion in National Senior Games
1991-1995; Champion in National Universidad Games
1992-1995; Champion in National League Games
1992-1996; Vice-champion and Champion titles in Asian Senior Games in Japan, China, Iran and South Korea
1993; Champion in ECO Games
1994; Holder of Asian Seniors Record for Snatch_ Anzali City
1994; Champion in Namjoo World Games


1991; Started his coaching career; started his academic bachelor education in Esfahan University
1992-1995; Champion of Universidad Games as a member of Esfahan University Weightlifting Team
1995; Sub-division League Champion as a player of Esfahan Province Stars Team
1997; Vice-champion of National Weightlifting League with Esfahan Zobahan Team
1998; Champion of National Weightlifting League with Esfahan Zobahan Team
2000; Champion of National Weightlifting League with Esfahan Zobahan Team
2001 – 2004; Vice-champion of National Weightlifting League with Esfahan Zobahan Team
2002- 2003; Coach of Iran National Team from


2004; appointed as President of Zobahan Cultural and Sports Club by Masoud Abka, the former Managing Director of Esfahan Steel Company (ESCO)
2004; Vice-champion title in Iranian Pro-league; Champion titles in most of Zobahan Teams, both for men and women
2004 – 2009; Zobahan achieved several winning titles in national leagues.
2008-2009; Most outstanding success; Qualification of 7 teams of Zobahan Club to Asian and/or World Games. Some success highlights are as follows:

1) Vice-champion of National Football League in a very tight challenge with Esteghlal Tehran losing the title only by goal count.
2) Champion of National Knock-out Football Tournament (Hazfi Cup)
3) Vice-champion of National Basketball League
4) Champion of National Handball League
5) Champion of National Sitting-volleyball League
6) Vice-champion of National Basketball League
7) Vice-champion of Track and Field senior League
8) Champion of Track and Field junior League

1) Champion of National Handball, Volleyball & Karate
2) Vice-champion of Table-tennis and Swimming

During the five years of management, Zobahan Club achieved so many glories and victories that have remained unrepeated ever since and actions were taken which have hardly been seen in any other club in Iran.

1) Introducing over 50 players to Iran national teams in various fields every year
2) Developing underlying structures
3) Given Award of Efficiency by DNV Institute as well as High-standard qualification ISO certificates
4) Training sport-related skilled human resources
5) Standardizing setting of sport sites in accordance with the rules and regulations of relevant authorities.
6) Constructing and equipping the sport locations and stadiums such as Great Stadium of “Isar” and women stadium of “Hejab” in the city of Fooladshahr.
7) Designing and constructing the exclusive camp of “Mellat” for training sessions of Football senior Team in accordance with the regulations and specifications of AFC
8) Acquiring the A-grade from AFC for standardization of the “Great Stadium of Fooladshahr” to host ACL Games for Zobahan
9) Training athletes in basic levels of all Zobahan Teams, most of which are now members of Zobahan senior teams or appearing brilliantly in other clubs. Has been the only club president in Iran who has managed to acquire the champion title of Knock-out Tournament and vice-champion of Pro-league both at the very same year; while according to most football specialists and experts, Zobahan well deserved the 1st grade and could have won the title.

2009; Awarded the “Best Athletic Manager of the Year” by Sports Experts and Media.
2009; Resignation from Zobahan Club
2010; Appointed as President of Nassaji-Mazandaran Club
2011; Appointed as President of Esteel Azin Club
2011 – 2013; Worked as the sport specialist and advisor in the department of “Education Management and Human Resources Development” of “Esfahan Steel Company”
2013; Re-appointed as President of Zobahan Cultural and Sports Club