Canada Perrin returns to Russia, join Ural Ufa
UFA, Russia, May 11, 2020 – Canada national team captain Gordon
Perrin will move back to Europe after one season playing in
South America as the 30-year-old outside hitter has signed a
one-year contract with Russia’s Ural Ufa.
Perrin, who had already lived in the country during the
2018-2019 season, when he won the Challenge Cup for Belogorie
Belgorod, has played professionally in six different countries,
having spent time in Russia, Brazil, Poland, China, Italy and
Turkey during his career.
“I’m excited to be joining Ural for the next season,” Perrin
told fivb.com. “After spending one season in Russia I feel
comfortable returning to compete in the league. It’s a top
league and it will be exciting and challenging season. The team
sounds ambitious to achieve new goals and I look forward to
being a part of that.”
Perrin played for Brazil’s Sada Cruzeiro Volei during the
2019-2020 season and took home three titles – the South American
Championship, the Brazilian Cup and the Minas Gerais State
Championships. The team also took the silver medal at the 2019
FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship.
The outside hitter has been a member of the Canadian national
team since 2011 and was part of the roster that finished fifth
at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Most recently, he helped the country
to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Games and to win the bronze medal
at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League.
Ural Ufa, which recently hired former player Igor Shulepov as
its new head coach, has also added Russian national team setter
Roman Poroshin and middle-blocker Maxim Kulikov to its roster.