Goalball was first introduced to the world in 1946 as a rehabilitation activity for the World War II veterans. Later on, it turned out to be one of the most competitive sports across the Paralympic Movement and made its Paralympic debut in Toronto 1976. 


This sport was first introduced in 1980 to the Iranian athletes with the first national championships taking place in the same year. Team Iran made its first appearance at the Paralympic Games in 1988 in Seoul.

Goalball is currently played in 56 provincial sport clubs across the country. 

Watch the introduction to Goalball on Paralympic TV.