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Andrzej Wrona
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Personal information
Full name Andrzej Zdzisław Wrona
Nickname Wronka
Nationality Polish
Born (1988-12-27) 27 December 1988 (age 35)
Warsaw, Poland
Height 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Spike 355 cm (140 in)
Block 340 cm (134 in)
Volleyball information
Position Middle blocker
Current club Projekt Warsaw
Number 8
Career
Years Teams
2007–2010
2010–2013
2013–2016
2016–
AZS Częstochowa
Delecta Bydgoszcz
Skra Bełchatów
Projekt Warsaw
National team
2013–2019  POL (38)
Honours
Men's volleyball
Representing  Poland
FIVB World Championship
Gold 2014 Poland
FIVB Nations League
Bronze 2019 Chicago

Andrzej Zdzisław Wrona (born 27 December 1988) is a Polish professional volleyball player who plays as a middle blocker for Projekt Warsaw. He is a former member of the Poland national team and the 2014 World Champion.

Career

Club

He debuted in PlusLiga in the 2007/2008 season, when he played for Wkręt-Met Domex AZS Częstochowa. With this club, he won a silver medal at the Polish Championship and Polish Cup in 2007/2008. In the next three seasons, he played for Delecta Bydgoszcz, where he was the primary player. His high level of play was the reason that he moved to one of the top Polish clubs, PGE Skra Bełchatów in 2013. He won a title of Polish Champion 2014 with PGE Skra Bełchatów. On October 8, 2014 his team won Polish SuperCup. On May 6, 2015 he won with PGE Skra Bełchatów bronze medal of Polish Championship. In May 2015 he extended the contract with PGE Skra Bełchatów until the end of the season 2016/2017. On February 7, 2016 he played with PGE Skra and won the 2016 Polish Cup after beating ZAKSA in the final. In April 2016 he was a member of the same team which won a bronze medal in the 2015–16 PlusLiga championship.

National team

He was first appointed to the Polish national team by Andrea Anastasi in 2012. He debuted in a PolandSerbia friendly match. He played in the Polish national team at World League 2013. On September 21, 2014 won a title of World Champion 2014. On October 27, 2014 received a state award granted by the Polish President Bronisław Komorowski – Gold Cross of Merit for outstanding sports achievements and worldwide promotion of Poland.

Honours

Club

  • Domestic
    • 2007–08 Simple gold cup.svg Polish Cup, with AZS Częstochowa
    • 2013–14 Gold medal with cup.svg Polish Championship, with PGE Skra Bełchatów
    • 2014–15 Simple gold cup.svg Polish SuperCup, with PGE Skra Bełchatów
    • 2015–16 Simple gold cup.svg Polish Cup, with PGE Skra Bełchatów

Individual awards

  • 2019: Polish Championship – Best blocker

State awards

  • 2014: Ribbon Gold Cross of Merit
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