|Full name||Matey Iliyanov Kaziyski|
September 23, 1984 |
|Height||2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||93 kg (205 lb)|
|Spike||378 cm (149 in)|
|Block||355 cm (140 in)|
|Current club||Halkbank Ankara|
|Last updated: June 2010|
Matey Kaziyski (Bulgarian: Матей Казийски; born 23 September 1984 in Sofia) is a Bulgarian volleyball player.
In late 2007 Kazijski was involved in a contract dispute between his first club Slavia and the Russian Dynamo Moscow and his new club Trento. It ended with the player joining the Italian Trento in the summer of 2007.
Matey's mother and father were both Bulgarian national volleyball players. Still young he trained different sports like football, basketball and even bow shooting and horse riding. His volleyball career started in the junior team of Slavia Sofia as a setter. Subsequently he played in all positions until he finally became a spiker.
In April 2009, Kaziyski won the Men's CEV Champions League 2008–09 with Trentino Volley. He was awarded the Final Four's MVP award. In 2010 Trentino Volley defended their CEV Champions League title with a 3-1 win against Zenit Kazan.
In 2012 Kaziyski left the Bulgarian National Volleyball Team, together with coach Radostin Stoytchev, due to a scandal with Bulgarian Volleyball Federation (BFV). The player said he would not get back, until the leadership and structure of the BFV was changed.
- Slavia Sofia (1995–2002)
- Lukoil Bourgas (2002–2004)
- Slavia Sofia (2004–2005)
- Dynamo Moscow (2005–2007)
- Itas Diatec Trentino (2007–2013)
- Halkbank Ankara (2013 - present)
- 2006 FIVB World Championship "Best Server"
- 2006–07 CEV Champions League "Best Server"
- 2008–09 CEV Champions League "Most Valuable Player"
- 2010–11 CEV Champions League "Best Spiker"
- 2009 FIVB Men's Club World Championship "Best Spiker"
- 2009 FIVB Men's Club World Championship "Most Valuable Player"
- 2011 FIVB Men's Club World Championship "Best Server"
- 2006 Russian Championship - Champion, with Dynamo Moscow
- 2008 Italian Championship - Champion, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- 2009 Italian Championship - Runner-Up, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- 2008–09 CEV Indesit Champions League - , Champion, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- 2009 FIVB Club World Championship - Champion, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- 2010 Italian Cup - Champion, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- 2009–10 CEV Indesit Champions League - , Champion, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- 2010 FIVB Men's Club World Volleyball Championship - Champion, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- 2010–11 CEV Champions League - , Champion, with Trentino BetClic
- 2011 Italian Championship - Champion, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- 2011 FIVB Men's Club World Championship winner with Itas Diatec Trentino.
- 2011 Italian Super Cup - Champion, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- 2012 Italian Cup - Champion, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- 2013 Italian Championship - Champion, with Itas Diatec Trentino
- CEV. "German Friedrichshafen with sensational Champions’ League victory!". Retrieved 2010-06-05.
- "Slavia loses the Kaziyski case (in Bulgarian)".
- "An interview with Kaziyski on the FIVB site".
- Николаев, Емил. "Казийски иска титла и с националите" (in Bulgarian). Сега. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
- CEV. "TRENTINO wins CEV Indesit Champions League!". Retrieved 2010-04-04.
- topsport bg editorial board. "Казийски: Искам в националния тим, мечтае за олимпийски медал". Retrieved 2013-09-25.
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