Michał Ruciak

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Michał Ruciak
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Personal information
Full name Michał Zygmunt Ruciak
Nickname Rucek
Nationality Polish
Born (1983-08-22) August 22, 1983 (age 33)
Świnoujście, Poland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Spike 336 cm (132 in)
Block 318 cm (125 in)
Volleyball information
Position Outside hitter
Current team Espadon Szczecin
Number 16
Career
Years Teams


1999–2002
2003–2004
2004–2008
2008–2015
2015–2016
2016–
Maraton Świnoujście
Morze Bałtyk Szczecin
SMS PZPS Spała
Skra Bełchatów
Indykpol AZS Olsztyn
ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
Transfer Bydgoszcz
Espadon Szczecin
National team
2004–  Poland
Last updated: 6 February 2017

Michał Zygmunt Ruciak (born 22 August 1983) is a Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland men's national volleyball team and Polish club Espadon Szczecin, a participant of the Olympic Games London 2012, European Champion 2009 and gold medalist of the World League 2012, silver medalist of the World Cup 2011, bronze medalist of the European Championship 2011 and the World League 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Michał Ruciak was born in Świnoujście, Poland. On September 22, 2007 he married to Justyna (née Terlecka). They have two sons: Rafał (born on June 2, 2008) and Filip (born on March 18, 2011). In 2014 he separated from his wife and he started dating with new girlfriend Paulina. In 2016 he married to Paulina.

Ruciak during the match with Lotos Trefl Gdańsk on October 14, 2012.

Career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

He began to play with Maraton Świnoujście, later moving to Morze Szczecin, Skra Bełchatów and AZS Olsztyn. In 2008 moved to ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle. After 7 seasons in ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, he left this club in April 2015.[1]

National team[edit]

Michał Ruciak was in the Polish squad when the Polish national team won the gold medal of European Championship 2009.[2] On September 14, 2009 he was awarded Knight's Cross of Polonia Restituta.[3] The Order was conferred on the following day by the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk. He won with Polish team three medals in 2011 - silver at World Cup[4] and two bronzes at World League[5] and European Championship.[6] He is a gold medalist of World League 2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria.[7][8]

Sporting achievements[edit]

Clubs[edit]

CEV Cup[edit]

National championship[edit]

National team[edit]

Individually[edit]

  • 2014 Polish Cup - Best Receiver

State awards[edit]

References[edit]

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