that the Polish championship will be won by the club, who has Mariusz Wlazły’,
stated at the end of his playing career Paweł Papke, who had been the best
Polish opposite for years. He looked at the thin youngster on the other side of
the net and knew exactly, that the future belongs to the player born in Wieluń.
Born in 1983, 2003
Mariusz Wlazły had been one of the leaders of the Polish junior national team,
which had won the U-21 World Championship in 2003. Immediately after the
tournament in Teheran he moved to Bełchatów and started to play as the first
opposite. It was the beginning of the PGE Skra golden era and the great period
in the history of the Polish volleyball. Wlazły not only led PGE Skra to 8
Polish championship, 7 Polish Cups, 3 medals of the CEV Champions League, 3
medals of the FIVB Club World Championship but withe the national team added
2014 FIVB World Championship gold medal and silver one, one 8 years earlier.
After the tournament in 2014 Wlazły was named Best Opposite Spiker and Most
Valuable Player. He
was also awarded The best athlete in the world in 2014 in SportAccord voting.
it is not easy to find the player devoted to one club only nowadays, Mariusz
Wlazły is different than most of the stars. It has been his 15th season at the
top level and all the time he has been representing Skra. Wlazły is also the
proud father of two children.