|Full name||Arkadiusz Gołaś|
May 10, 1981|
|Died||September 16, 2005
|Height||2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
|Last updated: 1 April 2014|
Arkadiusz Gołaś (born May 10, 1981 in Przasnysz, Poland - died September 16, 2005 in Griffen, Austria) was a Polish volleyball player, Olympic athlete, and a member of the Polish national team between 2001 and 2005.
Arkadiusz died in a tragic car accident in Griffen near Klagenfurt in Austria on the A2 motorway. His wife, Agnieszka, was driving, and she survived. Their car hit a concrete wall. They were on their way to Macerata, where Arkadiusz was due to begin playing his first season at the club Lube Banca Macerata. His final game was as a representative of the Polish national team on September 8, 2005, in the match Poland - Portugal, which Poland won 3-0.
|UKS Olimp Ostrołęka||Poland||1991||1996|
|MKS MOS Wola Warszawa||Poland||1996||2000|
|Lube Banca Macerata||Italy||2005||2005|
- 2000/2001 Polish Championship, with AZS Częstochowa
- 2001/2002 Polish Championship, with AZS Częstochowa
- 2002/2003 Polish Championship, with AZS Częstochowa
- 2003/2004 Polish Championship, with AZS Częstochowa
FIVB World Cadet Championship
After his death, his best friend from the Polish national team - Krzysztof Ignaczak took over wearing the shirt bearing number 16, to honor his memory. The silver medal won by the Polish national team in the World Championship 2006 was dedicated to him. A sport hall in Ostrołęka has been named after him. Since 2006 it has been the venue for the annual Memorial of Arkadiusz Gołaś. Sebastian Świderski, who was a player in Italian club Lube Banca Macerata in 2007-2010 played with Arkadiusz's number 16 on his shirt. Since 2013, the next Polish volleyball player to sign a contract with this club, Bartosz Kurek, has been playing with Gołaś's number 16 on his shirt.
In 2006 he was posthumously awarded:
Golden Cross of Merit for his sports achievements.
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