Mariusz Wlazły

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Mariusz Wlazły
Mariusz Wlazły 2013 02.jpg
Personal information
Full name Mariusz Łukasz Wlazły
Nickname Mario, Szampon
Nationality Polish
Born (1983-08-04) 4 August 1983 (age 33)
Wieluń, Poland
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Spike 360 cm (140 in)
Block 329 cm (130 in)
Volleyball information
Position Opposite
Current club PGE Skra Bełchatów
Number 2 (club), 10 (national team)
Career
Years Teams
1997–2001
2001–2003
2003–
2015
WKS Wieluń
SPS Zduńska-Wola
PGE Skra Bełchatów
Al-Arabi Doha
National team
2005–2010
2013–2014
 Poland (155)
Last updated: 12 January 2017

Mariusz Łukasz Wlazły (born 4 August 1983) is a Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland men's national volleyball team and Polish club PGE Skra Bełchatów, a participant of the 2008 Olympic Games, 2014 World Champion, a silver medalist of the 2006 World Championship, eight-time Polish Champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014). Wlazły won the best athlete in the World award in 2014 according to SportAccord.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Mariusz Wlazły was born in Wieluń, Poland. On June 17, 2006 Mariusz married to Paulina (née Drewicz). On January 13, 2009, his wife gave birth to their first child, a son named Arkadiusz. On November 23, 2015 his second son was born.[2] In February 2017 he graduated the Academy of Management and Administration in Opole with master's degree in sports marketing.[3][4]

As the server in the match of PGE Skra Bełchatów with Lotos Trefl Gdańsk on 30 September 2011.
Wlazły during the match PGE Skra Bełchatów vs Lotos Trefl Gdańsk on 17 March 2013.
During the match with Cerrad Czarni Radom on 29 October 2014.

Career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Wlazły has played in PGE Skra Bełchatów for over 10 years. During this time he has won eight titles of Polish Champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014) and six times won Polish Cup (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012). With PGE Skra he won the bronze medal at the 2007-08 Indesit Champions League and also was individually awarded "Best Spiker".[5] He won the bronze medal at the CEV Champions League 2009/2010, playing with Skra Bełchatów and was awarded "Best Scorer".[6] Mariusz win the silver medal and the Most Valuable Player award in the CEV Champions League 2011/2012.[7] He has two silver medals from the Club World Championships from 2009 and 2010 and one bronze medal from the 2012. He won his 8th title of Polish Champion 2014 with PGE Skra Bełchatów.[8] On 8 October 2014 his team won ENEA Polish SuperCup 2014.[9] His club played in Final four of 2014–15 CEV Champions League, but lost with Asseco Resovia Rzeszów, Berlin Recycling Volleys and did not achieve any medal. On 6 May 2015 he won with PGE Skra Bełchatów bronze medal of Polish Championship.[10] In May he signed a contract with Qatari club Al-Arabi Doha on the duration of the Emir Cup (only 2 matches). All money earned on this contract went to his foundation for student's scholarships.[11] After the end of the tournament he returned to representing PGE Skra Bełchatów. On February 7, 2016 he played with PGE Skra and won the 2016 Polish Cup after beating ZAKSA in the final.[12] In April 2016 he was a member of the same team which won a bronze medal in the 2015–16 PlusLiga championship.[13]

National team[edit]

He was a member of the Polish national team U21, which won the title of U21 World Champion 2003. He made his debut in the senior squad during 2004 summer season and by FIVB World League 2005 he had already established himself as one of the most important players of the national team. In 2006, he won second place at FIVB World Championship held in Japan. During that tournament he was nominated for the Most Valuable Player award, losing only to Brazilian star Giba. In 2010 he gave up playing for Polish national team because of a conflict with management.

On 8 April 2014, Wlazły was appointed to the Polish national team after 4 years of absence, by head coach Stephane Antiga. On 16 August 2014 he was appointed to squad at World Championship held in Poland.[14][15] On 21 September 2014 the team, including Wlazły, won a title of World Champion 2014. He received two individual awards for Best Opposite Spiker and Most Valuable Player at the Championship.[16][17][18][19] On the day of winning the gold medal, Wlazły announced his retirement from the Polish national team.[20] On 27 October 2014 he 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.[21] He was runner-up in Polish Sportspersonality of the Year 2014 and Poland men's national volleyball team took title of the Best Team 2014 in the same competition. He was awarded The best athlete in the world in 2014 via SportAccord.

Sporting achievements[edit]

Clubs[edit]

CEV Champions League[edit]

FIVB Club World Championship[edit]

National championships[edit]

National team[edit]

Individually[edit]

State awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SportAccord: Mariusz Wlazły sportowcem roku 2014
  2. ^ Mariusz Wlazły został wczoraj drugi raz ojcem. Dziś odebrał medal „Zasłużony dla Ziemi Wieluńskiej” - radiozw.com.pl - 24-11-2015
  3. ^ WSZiA. Gwiazdy z dyplomami - nto.pl - 23-02-2017
  4. ^ Mamy sportowców z wykształceniem wyższym - doxa.fm - 23-02-2017
  5. ^ CEV. "KAZAN takes Indesit European Champions' League title to Russia". Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  6. ^ CEV. "TRENTINO BetClic outclasses Dinamo MOSCOW in final match". Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  7. ^ "Zenit KAZAN shatters PGE Skra dreams of home glory". CEV. 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  8. ^ PGE Skra mistrzem Polski - plusliga.pl - 27-04-2014
  9. ^ ENEA Super Puchar w piłce siatkowej 2014 dla PGE Skry Bełchatów - plusliga.pl - 08-10-2014
  10. ^ PGE Skra z brązowym medalem - plusliga.pl - 06-05-2015
  11. ^ Mariusz Wlazły w Katarze - plusliga.pl - 10-05-2015
  12. ^ POLISH CUP M: Venture of all time - Skra win trophy after annulling 3-8 in tie-break! - worldofvolley.com - 07-02-2016
  13. ^ BRĄZOWA PGE SKRA! - skra.pl - 26-04-2016
  14. ^ FIVB Mistrzostwa świata w piłce siatkowej mężczyzn Polska 2014. Trener Antiga ogłosił skład - plusliga.pl - 17-08-2014
  15. ^ Polish team named for the FIVB Men's World Championship Poland 2014 - fivb.org - 17-08-2014
  16. ^ Poland win second World Championship title at home - fivb.org - 21-09-2014
  17. ^ Poland put an end to the reign of Brazil - fivb.org - 21-09-2014
  18. ^ FIVB MŚ Polska 2014: Polska ze złotym medalem - plusliga.pl - 21-09-2014
  19. ^ Poland in dreamland and in Dream Team - poland2014.fivb.org - 21-09-2014
  20. ^ Mariusz Wlazły zakończył reprezentacyjną karierę - sport.interia.pl - 21-09-2014
  21. ^ "Dziękuję za chwile wzruszenia i dumy" - prezydent.pl - 27-10-2014
  22. ^ Postanowienie Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 23 października 2014 r. o nadaniu orderów i odznaczeń - isap.sejm.gov.pl - 23-10-2014

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Awards
Preceded by
Italy Alessandro Paparoni
Best Spiker of
CEV Champions League

2007/2008
Succeeded by
Czech Republic Martin Lebl
Preceded by
Germany Jochen Schöps
Best Scorer of
CEV Champions League

2009/2010
Succeeded by
Russia Maxim Mikhaylov
Preceded by
Cuba Osmany Juantorena
Most Valuable Player of
CEV Champions League

2011/2012
Succeeded by
Sweden Marcus Nilsson
Preceded by
Russia Maxim Mikhaylov
Best Opposite Spiker of
FIVB World Championship

2014
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by
Brazil Murilo Endres
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Championship

2014
Succeeded by
TBD