Zbigniew Bartman

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Zbigniew Bartman
File:Zbigniew Bartman 2. 2010-05-29.jpg
Personal information
Full name Zbigniew Andrzej Bartman
Nickname Zibi
Nationality Polish
Born (1987-05-04) May 4, 1987 (age 31)
Warszawa, Poland
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Spike 363 cm (143 in)
Block 330 cm (130 in)
Volleyball information
Position Outside hitter/Opposite
Current team Qatar Al Rayan SC
Number 9
Career
Years Teams
1997–2003
2003–2004
2004–2005
2005–2006
2006–2007
2007–2008
2008–2009
2009–2009
2009–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
2014–2015
2015–2016
2016
2016
Poland Metro Warszawa
Poland MOS Wola Warszawa
Poland AZS Politechnika Warszawska
Poland Płomień Sosnowiec
Italy Marmi Lanza Verona
Turkey Halkbank Ankara
Poland Tytan AZS Częstochowa
Russia Gazprom-Jugra Surgut
Italy Prisma Volley
Poland AZS Politechnika Warszawska
Poland Jastrzębski Węgiel
Poland Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
Italy Casa Modena
Poland Jastrzębski Węgiel
China Sichuan Chengdu
France Stade Poitevin Poitiers
Qatar Al Rayan SC
National team
2008–2013  Poland (137)
Last updated: 8 May 2016

Zbigniew Andrzej Bartman (born 4 May 1987) is a Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland men's national volleyball team in 2008–2013, a participant of the 2012 Olympic Games, 2009 European Champion, a gold medalist of the 2012 World League, silver medalist of the 2011 World Cup, a bronze medalist of the 2011 World League, Polish Champion (2013).

Personal life

Zbigniew Bartman was born in Warszawa, Poland to parents Leon and Jadwiga Bartman. His father is schoolmaster of SMS PZPS Spała. He has an older sister, Katarzyna (born 1979). On July 11, 2015 he married to Joanna Michalska, who is pole vaulter.

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Bartman as the Tytan AZS Częstochowa player in season 2008/2009.
File:Zbigniew Bartman 2010-05-30.jpg
Before the match on May 30, 2010.
Michał Kubiak and Zbigniew Bartman during the match at Spodek in Katowice (World League 2012).
After the winning match at Spodek in Katowice (World League 2012). In the foreground from left: Zbigniew Bartman, Bartosz Kurek, Michał Winiarski and Krzysztof Ignaczak.
File:Zbigniew Bartman - Perugia-Modena 2013-2014.JPG
Zbigniew Bartman after the match Casa Modena - Sir Safety Perugia in season 2013/2014.

Career

Before his career as an indoor volleyball player, Bartman played beach volleyball with Michał Kubiak. They won a gold medal at the European U-18 Championship in 2004 and a silver medal at the World U-18 Championship,[1] also in 2004. Both Kubiak and Bartman gave up playing beach volleyball.

Clubs

Bartman debuted in PlusLiga in the club MOS Wola Warszawa during a match against Skra Bełchatów in 2003. In 2013/2014, he played for Italian club Casa Modena.[2] With the Italian team,he played in the semifinals of the Italian Championship, but lost in matches against Lube Banca Macerata. On July 2014, Bartman announced he would be returning to Polish club, Jastrzębski Węgiel, where he played in the 2012/2013 season.[3] His team took 4th place in 2014–15 PlusLiga. On June 19, 2015 he announced that he moved to Chinese team Sichuan Chengdu, together with Michal Lasko - one of his team mates from previous club.[4] In February 2016 Bartman decided to change club and moved to French Stade Poitevin Poitiers because of injury current players of the French club.[5]

National team

In 2009, he won a gold medal in the European Championship. He began his career as an outside hitter, but the coach of Polish national team at the time, Andrea Anastasi, persuaded him to change his position on the court to wing-spiker. On September 14, 2009 he was awarded Knight's Cross of Polonia Restituta.[6] The Order was conferred on the following day by the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk. With the Polish national team, he won two medals in 2011: silver at World Cup[7] and bronze at World League,[8] where during the Poland - Bulgaria match, he was injured. For this reason, he did not participate in European Championship, where his teammates won bronze medal. He is a gold medalist of World League 2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria.[9][10] In addition, he received an award for Best Spiker.

Sporting achievements

Beach volleyball

Clubs

FIVB Club World Championship

National championships

National team

Individually

State awards

References

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Brazil Théo Lopes
Best Spiker of
FIVB World League

2012
Succeeded by
Bulgaria Tsvetan Sokolov