Toronto United Futsal Club recruit experienced Futsal coach Shahab Sofelmanesh

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AFC Futsal Elite Instructor, Shahab Sofelmanesh starting a new journey in Toronto, Ontario


AFC Futsal Elite Instructor, Shahab Sofelmanesh is an experienced professional Futsal coach from Iran and instructor. In 2016, he was the Technical Director at Futsal Club Toronto but now returns to Canada to provide his knowledge to aid Toronto United Futsal Club.

Toronto United Futsal Club recruit experienced Futsal coach Shahab Sofelmanesh

Shahab’s professional futsal coaching career commenced in 2003 with Iranian Premier 1st Division Clubs Shahid Mansuri, Shahr Aftab, Pushine Baft, Petroshimy, Dabiri, and Tasisat just to name a few. He won the Iranian 1st Division Championship in three different occasions with Dabiri Tabriz (2013), two-time champion with Tasisat Daryaei in (2014, 2015) in addition to winning the 2015 Asian Club Championship with Tasisat Daryaei. Shahab was also at the helm of the Iran Futsal University Student Team placing second in the Asian University Futsal Championship (AUSF) in 2012. He was also Head Coach of ID Futsal National Team (3rdPlace – World Cup Championship in 2012), Technical Consular of Iran Women National Team in 2011 and the Member of Technical Study Group – TSG – for Asian Olympic Indoor Games 2013.

Shahab’s extensive coaching curriculum also extends into the game of soccer; where he holds an AFC – A License in Football. He is also currently in the process of completing his Ph.D. in Physical Education and Sports Sciences. And, is still the Head Coach of the Lebanese National Futsal team.

On the World of Futsal with Keith Tozer, Shahab was Futsal Focus guest discussing futsal, AFC Futsal Coaching Course Program, methodology on interval training, nutrition and much more. Click on this link to listen and find out more:

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