Ukrainian, with Polish citizenship, Jurij Gladyr is the new blocker who will wear the blue-white shirt on the team of Juan Manuel Cichello for this first season in SuperLega.
Debuting in the Italian championship, Gladyr, thirty-four years old (in July) and 2.05 m tall is a very experienced athlete: member of the Ukrainian national team, nine years in the Polish PlusLiga, last year in Turkey with Fenerbahçe Istanbul.
After three championships won in his homeland, the Ukrainian champion went to the Polish PlusLiga. In 2008 he played for AZS Politechnika Warszawska and it was on this occasion that he showed the potential that earned him his transfer in the following season (2009/2010) to the club of Zaska Kędzierzyn-Koźle with whom he played for seven seasons, until 2015/2016.
His career took flight and not a season passed without winning a title.
Altogether he has won four championships, three silver medals, one bronze and he has raised the Polish Cup twice. Many of these achievements were won with Zaska.
In 2011 during the Polish Cup he was awarded the title of Best Blocker of the competition.
The last season with Zaska, before signing with Bełchatów, was that of the 200 points in 88 sets and of the 25 points in the final match for the gold medal, with a 75% attack effectiveness.
With the colours of PGE Skra Bełchatów he scored 101 points in just 43 sets.
His last year in Turkey was with Fenerbahce Instabul of Veljko Basic, one of the most titled clubs in the Turkish league, for several years at the top of the table. He ranked in first position in the classification of blockers of the season and first among the best hitters with 61 winning services.
2017/2018 Fenerbahçe Istanbul
2016/2017 PGE Skra Bełchatów
2015/2016 ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2014/2015 ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2013/2014 ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2012/2013 ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2011/2012 ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2010/2011 ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2009/2010 ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2008/2009 AZS Politechnika Warszawska
2007/2008 Lokomotiv Kiev
2005/2006 Azot Cherkassy
2004/2005 Azot Cherkassy
2016/2017 Silver Medal Polish Championship, with PGE Skra Bełchatów
2015/2016 Gold Medal Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2013/2014 Polish Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2012/2013 Silver Medal Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2012/2013 Polish Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2011/2012 Bronze Medal Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2010/2011 Silver Medal Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2010/2011 Silver Medal CEV Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2007/2008 Gold Medal Ukrainian Championship, with Lokomotiv Kiev
2005/2006 Gold Medal Ukrainian Championship, with Azot Cherkassy
2004/2005 Gold Medal Ukrainian Championship, with Azot Cherkassy
2011 Polish Cup – Best Blocker