Matey Kaziyski

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Matey Kaziyski
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Personal information
Full name Matey Iliyanov Kaziyski
Nickname The Emperor
Nationality Bulgaria Bulgarian
Born (1984-09-23) September 23, 1984 (age 32)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Spike 392 cm (154 in)
Block 345 cm (136 in)
Volleyball information
Position Outside hitter
Current club Trentino Volley
Number 1
Years Teams
Slavia Sofia
Lukoil Bourgas
Slavia Sofia
Dynamo Moscow
Itas Diatec Trentino
Halkbank Ankara
Trentino Volley
JTEKT Stings
Trentino Volley
National team
2003–2012  Bulgaria
Last updated: 9 April 2017

Matey Kaziyski (Bulgarian: Матей Казийски) (born 23 September 1984) is a Bulgarian volleyball player, a member of Bulgaria men's national volleyball team in 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.

During the match Trentino Volley-Copra Elior Piacenza in 2011.



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 back 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 was changed.[3]

Sporting achievements[edit]

CEV Champions League[edit]

FIVB Club World Championship[edit]

National championship[edit]

National team[edit]



  • 132 km speed - Attack record[5]


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