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 39)
Jasło, Poland
Hometown Warszawa, 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
Number 5
Years Teams

MKS MDK Warszawa
AZS Politechnika Warszawska
Czarni Radom
Morze Bałtyk Szczecin
Sempre Volley
Indykpol AZS Olsztyn
Panathinaikos Athens
ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
AZS Politechnika Warszawska
National team
1996–2014  Poland (427)
Last updated: 9 April 2017

Paweł Zagumny [ˈpavɛw zaˈɡumnɨ] (born 18 October 1977) is a former Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland men's national volleyball team in 1996–2014, a participant of the Olympic Games (Atlanta 1996, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012), 2014 World Champion, 2009 European Champion, a gold medalist of the 2012 World League, silver medalist of the 2006 World Championship and 2011 World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

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

Zagumny as the AZS Olsztyn player in season 2005/2006.
As the AZS Olsztyn player in season 2005/2006.
Zagumny with Kadziewicz and 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 of FIVB World League 2007.
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. In 2010 went to Polish club ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle. He achieved with this club two Polish Cups (2013, 2014) and two silver (2011, 2013) and bronze (2012) medal of Polish Championship. In April 2015 he announced that he is going to leave ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle.[2] In May 2015 he signed a contract with AZS Politechnika Warszawska.[3]

He ended up club career on April 9, 2017 after last match of the season 2016–17 as ONICO AZS Politechnika Warszawska player. The official thanks for his club career was held the day before at Torwar Hall with almost 5,000 fans.[4] His shirt number 5 in ONICO AZS Politechnika Warszawska was reserved until 2022.

National team[edit]

In 2006 he was awarded the best setter of FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship 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.,[5] where was awarded Best Setter. On September 14, 2009 he was awarded The Order of Polonia Restituta.[6] 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.[7] On July 8, 2012 won a gold medal of World League 2012 in Sofia, Bulgary.[8][9] On September 21, 2014 won a title of World Champion 2014.[10][11][12] On October 27, 2014 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.[13] After winning title of 2014 World Champion he announced that the finale was his last match in national team.

On September 11, 2016 was organized all-star match in Katowice, which was Zagumny's official farewell to Polish national team and its supporters (12,000 fans at Spodek).[14][15] In the match Poland vs. the Rest of world took part the most titled and the best players in the history of Polish and world volleyball. Zagumny played 427 matches in Polish national team.


After season 2016/2017 he was announced the sports director of the ONICO Warszawa.

Sporting achievements[edit]


CEV Cup[edit]

National championship[edit]

National team[edit]


State awards[edit]


External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dawid Murek
Poland captain
2002 – 2004
Succeeded by
Piotr Gruszka
Preceded by
Piotr Gruszka
Poland captain
July 2010 – October 2010
Succeeded by
Piotr Gruszka
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
CEV European Championship

Succeeded by
Italy Dragan Travica