Paweł Zagumny

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Paweł Zagumny
Paweł Zagumny 2010-07-09.jpg
Personal information
Full name Paweł Lech Zagumny
Nickname Guma
Nationality Polish
Born (1977-10-18) October 18, 1977 (age 37)
Jasło, Poland
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Spike 330 cm (130 in)
Block 320 cm (130 in)
Volleyball information
Position Setter
Current club Poland ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
Number 5
Years Teams

Poland MKS MDK Warszawa
Poland AZS Politechnika Warszawska
Poland Czarni Radom
Poland Morze Bałtyk Szczecin
Italy Sempre Volley
Poland Indykpol AZS Olsztyn
Greece Panathinaikos Athens
Poland ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
National team
1996-2014  Poland
Last updated: October 15, 2014

Paweł Lech Zagumny [ˈpavɛw zaˈɡumnɨ] ( ) (born 18 October 1977 in Jasło, Poland) is a Polish volleyball player, a member of Polish national team in 1996-2014 and Polish club ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, a participant of the Olympic Games (Atlanta 1996, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012), World Champion 2014, European Champion 2009, gold medalist of the FIVB World League 2012, silver medalist of the World Championship 2006 and World Cup 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Paweł Zagumny was born in Jasło, Poland. He is Hanna and Lech Zagumny's son, his father is a former volleyball player and a coach. Zagumny has sister Agnieszka. On July 19, 2003 married to Oliwia Brochocka-Zagumny. They have two children - a daughter Wiktoria (born 2004) and a son Mikołaj (born 2010).[1]

Paweł Zagumny as the AZS Olsztyn player in season 2005/2006.
As the AZS Olsztyn player in season 2005/2006.
As the AZS Olsztyn player in season 2005/2006.
Paweł Zagumny with Łukasz Kadziewicz and Michał Bąkiewicz during the match of IV Memorial of Hubert Jerzy Wagner.
During the match AZS Olsztyn vs AZS Częstochowa in season 2006/2007.
During the match AZS Olsztyn vs AZS Częstochowa in season 2006/2007.
During the match of FIVB World League 2007.
Paweł Zagumny before the match of the FIVB World League 2012 at Spodek in Katowice.
During a match - ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle vs Lotos Trefl Gdańsk on October 14, 2012.



He began to play in 1992 with MKS MDK Warszawa volleyball junior club. His talent was quickly seen and in 1995 at age 18 he was transferred to professional team Czarni Radom, where he played for 2 years. With Zagumny Czarni Radom club won Poland Championship in 1996 and got second place in 1997. Next, he played for Bosman Morze Szczecin for 3 years. In 2000 he was transferred to Italian club Edilbasso Padua, where he stayed for three years. Afterwords he came back to Poland, playing for Mlekpol AZS Olsztyn. Zagumny is widely considered as the best setter in the world.[citation needed]

National team[edit]

In 2006 he was awarded the best setter of FIVB World Championships in Japan, where Polish national team won silver medal. In 2007 he was awarded the best setter of FIVB World League in Poland, Katowice. In 2008 he was awarded the best setter of Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. Zagumny was in the Polish squad when the Polish national team won the gold medal of European Championship 2009.,[2] where was awarded Best Setter. On September 14, 2009 he was awarded The Order of Polonia Restituta.[3] The Order was conferred on the following day by the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk. In 2011 the gained silver medal at World Cup.[4] On July 8, 2012 won a gold medal of World League 2012 in Sofia, Bulgary.[5][6] On September 21, 2014 won a title of World Champion 2014.[7][8][9]

Sporting achievements[edit]

CEV Cup[edit]

National championship[edit]

National team[edit]

FIVB World Junior Championship[edit]

  • Gold medal with cup.svg 1997

CEV European Junior Championship[edit]

  • Gold medal with cup.svg 1996

FIVB World Championship[edit]

FIVB World Cup[edit]

FIVB World League[edit]

CEV European Championships[edit]


For his sporting achievements, he received:

  • 2006 baretka Złotego Krzyża Zasługi Golden Cross of Merit
  • 2009 Ribbon Bachelor Polonia Restituta


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Preceded by
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Grbić
Best Setter of
FIVB World Championship

Succeeded by
Serbia Nikola Grbić
Preceded by
Bulgaria Andrey Zhekov
Best Setter of
FIVB World League

Succeeded by
United States Lloy Ball
Preceded by
Brazil Ricardo Garcia
Best Setter of
Olympic Games

Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Bulgaria Georgi Bratoev
Preceded by
Russia Vadim Khamuttskikh
Best Setter of
European Championship

Succeeded by
Italy Dragan Travica