Krzysztof Ignaczak

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Krzysztof Ignaczak
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Personal information
Full name Krzysztof Ignaczak
Nickname Igła
Nationality Polish
Born (1978-05-15) May 15, 1978 (age 37)
Wałbrzych, Poland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Spike 335 cm (132 in)
Block 315 cm (124 in)
Volleyball information
Position Libero
Current club Poland Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
Number 16
Career
Years Teams
1997–1998
1998–2000
2000–2003
2003–2007
2007–
Poland Chełmiec Wałbrzych
Poland Płomień Sosnowiec
Poland AZS Częstochowa
Poland BOT Skra Bełchatów
Poland Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
National team
1998–2014  Poland
Last updated: 26 May 2015

Krzysztof Ignaczak (born 15 May 1978) is a Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland men's national volleyball team in 1998-2014 and Polish club Asseco Resovia Rzeszów, a participant of the Olympic Games (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012), World Champion 2014, European Champion 2009, gold medalist of the World League 2012, silver medalist of the World Cup 2011, six-time Polish Champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2015).

Personal life[edit]

Krzysztof Ignaczak was born in Wałbrzych, Poland. He is married to Iwona. They have two children: a son, Sebastian, and a daughter, Dominika (who was born after the European Championship 2009). His best friend was volleyball player Arkadiusz Gołaś, who died in a tragic car accident in 2005. Since then Ignaczak has been playing with his shirt number - 16.

Ignaczak before the match on April 23, 2010.
Krzysztof Ignaczak as the Asseco Resovia Rzeszów player on September 25, 2011.
After winning match at Spodek in Katowice (World League 2012). In the foreground from left: Zbigniew Bartman #9, Bartosz Kurek #6, Michał Winiarski #2 and Krzysztof Ignaczak #16.

Career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

He is a five-time Polish champion - he won three titles with BOT Skra Bełchatów and two titles with his current club Asseco Resovia Rzeszów. With the team from Bełchatów, he won the Polish Cup three times. In 2012 he won the CEV Cup silver medal with Rzeszów.

National team[edit]

Krzysztof was in the Polish squad when the Polish national team won the gold medal at the European Championship 2009.[1] On September 14, 2009 he was awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta.[2] The Order was conferred on the following day by the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk. In 2011 he gained three medals with the Polish team - silver at the World Cup,[3] bronze at the European Championship and bronze at the World League[4] in Gdańsk, Poland, where he also won an award for Best Libero. On July 8, 2012, he won a gold medal at the World League 2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria.[5][6] On September 21, 2014, the Polish national team, including Ignaczak, won the title of World Champion 2014.[7][8][9] On October 27, 2014 received a state award granted by the Polish President Bronisław Komorowski - Officer's Cross of Polonia Restituta for outstanding sports achievements and to promote Polish in the world.[10]

Sporting achievements[edit]

Clubs[edit]

CEV Champions League[edit]

CEV Cup[edit]

National championships[edit]

National team[edit]

Individually[edit]

State awards[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Brazil Mario Pedreira
Best Libero of
FIVB World League

2011
2012
Succeeded by
Brazil Mario Pedreira
Preceded by
Poland Michał Winiarski
Best Receiver
Olympic Games

London 2012
Succeeded by
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