Matey Kaziyski

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Matey Kaziyski
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Personal information
Full nameMatey Iliyanov Kaziyski
NicknameThe Emperor
NationalityBulgaria Bulgarian
Born (1984-09-23) 23 September 1984 (age 37)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Height2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb)
Spike390 cm (154 in)
Block340 cm (134 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOutside hitter
Current clubItaly Trentino Volley
Number1
Career
YearsTeams
2002–2004
2004–2005
2005–2007
2007–2013
2013
2013–2014
2014
2014–2015
2015–2016
2016
2016–2018
2018
2018–2019
2019–2020
2020–2021
2021–
Bulgaria Lukoil Neftohimik Burgas
Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
Russia Dynamo Moscow
Italy Trentino Volley
Qatar Al Rayyan
Turkey Halkbank Ankara
Qatar Al Rayyan
Italy Trentino Volley
Japan JTEKT Stings
Italy Trentino Volley
Japan JTEKT Stings
Poland Stocznia Szczecin
Italy Calzedonia Verona
Japan JTEKT Stings
Italy Calzedonia Verona
Italy Trentino Volley
National team
2003–2012 Bulgaria

Matey Kaziyski (Bulgarian: Матей Казийски) (born 23 September 1984) is a Bulgarian volleyball player, member of Bulgaria men's national volleyball team during 2003–2012 and Italian club Trentino Volley, a participant of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, bronze medalist of the World Championship 2006, World Cup 2007 and European Championship 2009. He is a multiple winner of the CEV Champions League and FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship with the Italian club Trentino Volley.

Personal life[edit]

Kaziyski was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. His parents were volleyball players in Bulgarian national teams. As a child he trained different sports like football, basketball and horse riding. Kaziyski is dating Elisabetta Farrugio, former Miss Trento. In 2017 their son Aleksander was born.

Career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Kaziyski and Radostin Stoychev have been working together since 2004 in the clubs of Slavia Sofia, Dynamo Moscow, Halkbank Ankara and Trentino. Between 2008 and 2015, the Bulgarian won fifteen titles with Trentino, including four Italian Championship titles, three CEV Champions League titles and four Club World Championship titles. In 2015 he left Trentino Volley to play in the Japanese top championship. In the 2016 season, he returned to Trentino.[1][2]

National team[edit]

Kaziyski with Bulgaria team won the bronze medal in the 2006 World Championship, ranking fifth among the most productive scorers in the championship and receiving the best server award. In 2012 Kaziyski left the Bulgaria men's 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 is changed.[3]

Sporting achievements[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Record[edit]

  • 132 km/h spike speed[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Market, the final transactions and the roster for the season 2015/16 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine - trentinovolley.it - 22-07-2015
  2. ^ Bulgarian Volleyball Star Matey Kaziyski Returns to Trentino
  3. ^ Мечтае за олимпийски медал - topsport.ibox.bg - 25-09-2013
  4. ^ Sportsman Leaves Behind Interior Minister in Bulgaria's Man of Year
  5. ^ "Lightning fast spikes top 130km/h | FIVB - Headlines". www.fivb.org. Retrieved 2021-01-22.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by Best Server of
FIVB World League

2004
Succeeded by
Preceded by Best Spiker of
FIVB World League

2006
Succeeded by
Preceded by Best Server of
FIVB World Championship

2006
Succeeded by
Preceded by Best Server of
CEV Champions League

2006/2007
Succeeded by
Preceded by Most Valuable Player of
CEV Champions League

2008/2009
Succeeded by
Preceded by Most Valuable Player of
FIVB Club World Championship

2009
Succeeded by
Preceded by
-
Best Spiker of
FIVB Club World Championship

2009
Succeeded by
Preceded by Best Spiker of
CEV Champions League

2010/2011
Succeeded by
Preceded by Best Server of
FIVB Club World Championship

2011
Succeeded by
Preceded by Best Receiver of
CEV Champions League

2013/2014
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by Best Outside Spiker of
FIVB Club World Championship

2014
ex aequo Russia Sergey Tetyukhin
Succeeded by