Piotr Gacek

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Piotr Gacek
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Personal information
Full name Piotr Marcin Gacek
Nationality Polish
Born (1978-09-16) September 16, 1978 (age 38)
Grodków, Poland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Spike 328 cm (129 in)
Block 305 cm (120 in)
Volleyball information
Position Libero
Number 3
Career
Years Teams
1993–1998
1998–2002
2002–2003
2003–2004
2004–2008
2008–2010
2010–2014
2014–2017
SKS Mechanik Nysa
AZS Opole
GTPS Gorzów Wielkopolski
NKS Nysa
AZS Częstochowa
PGE Skra Bełchatów
ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
Lotos Trefl Gdańsk
National team
2005–2010
2015–2016
 Poland
Last updated: 14 April 2017

Piotr Marcin Gacek (born 16 September 1978) is a former Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland men's national volleyball team in 2005–2010 and 2015–2016, European Champion 2009, silver medalist of the World Championship 2006, double Polish Champion (2009, 2010).

Personal life[edit]

Gacek was born in Grodków, Poland. Married twice, his first wife was Agata. On September 27, 2008 he married to Karolina. In August 2010 his wife gave birth to their daughter Zofia.[1]

Career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

His first professional club was SKS Mechanik Nysa and then he played for PGE Skra Bełchatów. With the club from Bełchatów he achieved the titles of Polish Champion (2009, 2010). In 2010-2014 he played for Polish club ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle.[2][3] He won with this club from Kędzierzyn-Koźle the silver medal of CEV Cup 2011, silver (2011), bronze medal (2012) of Polish Championships and two Polish Cups in 2013 and 2014. In 2014 he moved to Lotos Trefl Gdańsk. On April 19, 2015 Lotos Trefl Gdańsk, including Gacek, achieved the Polish Cup 2015.[4][5] Then he won silver medal of the Polish Championship.[6] In May 2015 he signed a two-year contract with Lotos Trefl Gdańsk.[7]

Gacek ended up sporting career on April 13, 2017 after last match of the 2016–17 PlusLiga at Ergo Arena. He was chosen Most Valuable Player of the match with Cerrad Czarni Radom.[8][9]

National team[edit]

Piotr Gacek was in the Polish squad when the Polish national team won the gold medal of the European Championship 2009.[10] On September 14, 2009 he was awarded Knight's Cross of Polonia Restituta.[11]

He announced his retire from national team on June 5, 2016.

Sporting achievements[edit]

Clubs[edit]

CEV Cup[edit]

National championships[edit]

National team[edit]

Individually[edit]

  • 2006 Polish Championship - Best Libero
  • 2008 Polish Cup - Best Defender
  • 2009 Polish Cup - Best Receiver
  • 2013 Polish Cup - Best Receiver
  • 2015 Polish Cup - Best Receiver

State awards[edit]

References[edit]