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The Poland Euro 2021 Qualifier Squad

Poland is back here to compete and the squad is put in group E with Sweden, Spain and Slovakia
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Poland Euro 2021 Qualifier Squad In Depth 

1.Line-up

Wojciech Szczęsny (GK) 

  • Shirt Number: 1
  • DoB : 18 April 1990 (age 31)
  • PoB : Warsaw, Poland
  • Height : 1.95 ( 6’5 )
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Current Club : Juventus
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Wojciech Tomasz Szczęsny is a goalkeeper for Serie A club Juventus as well as the Polish national team.

Szczsny began his club career with Legia Warsaw before joining Arsenal in January 2006 and making his professional debut in 2009. Following a loan spell at Brentford the following season, he went on to become the capital club's first choice goalkeeper, winning two FA Cups and sharing the Premier League Golden Glove with Petr Cech in 2013–14. In 2015, he moved on two consecutive season-long loans to Italian club Roma, where he impressed enough to win a transfer to reigning league winners Juventus in 2017.

After spending his first season mostly as a back-up to Gianluigi Buffon, during which he won a domestic double, he reclaimed the starting role from the departing Buffon the following season, capturing his second Serie A championship; his achievements also earned him a Yashin Trophy nomination in 2019. The next season, he won his third consecutive league title, as well as the Serie A Best Goalkeeper Award.

Szczsny has more than 50 caps for Poland since his debut in 2009, and was part of the squad that co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012, as well as UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 

Łukasz Skorupski (GK)

  • Shirt number : 12
  • DoB : 5 May 1991 (age 30)
  • PoB : Zabrze, Poland
  • Height : 1.87m (6’2)
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Current Club : Bologna

His professional career began with Górnik Zabrze, where he was born. Ruch Radzionków loaned him to them in February 2011. Half a year later, he returned to Górnik. Skorupski signed a four-year contract with Serie A powerhouse A.S. Roma on July 14, 2013. On January 9, 2014, Skorupski made his Roma debut in a 1–0 Coppa Italia win over Sampdoria. Skorupski made his league debut against Juventus in the last game of the season, a 0–1 defeat; he also appeared against Genoa the following season, a 0–1 defeat.

Skorupski made his European debut against Manchester City on September 30, 2014, in a 1–1 Champions League tie. Roma announced on June 22, 2018, that Skorupski has been transferred to Bologna for a rumored cost of roughly €9 million. He played for Poland's under-20 and under-21 teams. On December 14, 2012, he made his senior national team debut against Macedonia in an international friendly match in Aksu.

He was nominated to Poland's preliminary 35-man team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May of this year. He did not, however, make the final 23.

 

Lukasz Fabianski (GK)

 

  • Shirt number : 22
  • DoB : 18 April 1985 ( age 36 )
  • PoB : Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland 
  • Height : 1.90m (6’3)
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Current Club : West Ham United

Łukasz Marek Fabiański (born 18 April 1985) is a Polish goalkeeper who now plays for Premier League side West Ham United as well as the Poland national team.

Fabiaski began his career with Legia Warsaw before joining Arsenal in 2007 for £2.1 million. He was primarily employed as a back-up, however he did appear in the 2014 FA Cup Final. After his contract expired in 2014, he joined Swansea City, where he played 150 games in four years. After that, he joined West Ham for £7 million. Fabiaski has been a full international for Poland since 2006, and he has played for his country on more than 50 occasions. He was a member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008, Euro 2016 and 2018 FIFA World Cup teams.

 

Jan Bednarek (Centre Back) 

  • Shirt Number : 5
  • DoB : 12 April 1996 (age 25) 
  • PoB : Slupca, Poland 
  • Height: 1.89m (6’2)
  • Position : Centre Back
  • Current Club : Southampton

Bednarek made his Ekstraklasa debut for Lech Poznań against Piast Gliwice in 2013, when he was 17 years old, in a 2–0 win for the home side. The Polish under-21 international was a key player of the side, appearing 31 times and scoring once as Pozna lost the Polish Cup 2–1 after extra time against Arka Gdynia. For the 2015–16 season, he was loaned to Górnik czna, where he made 17 league appearances before returning to his parent club. Bednarek signed a five-year contract with Southampton on July 1, 2017, for a reported price of £5 million. On 14 April 2018, he made his Premier League debut against Chelsea, scoring Southampton's second goal in a 3–2 defeat.

After Mike Dean viewed the pitchside monitor, Bednarek scored an own goal, surrendered a penalty, and was sent off for a foul on Anthony Martial in his team's record-equaling 9–0 defeat to Manchester United on February 2, 2021. Regardless, the red card was contentious, and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjr thought Bednarek should not have been dismissed. The red card was subsequently revoked when the club filed an appeal. Bednarek made his international debut for Poland in a 3–0 win against Kazakhstan on September 4, 2017. He was chosen to Poland's preliminary 35-man roster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in May of 2018. On June 28, 2018, he made his World Cup debut for Poland, scoring the lone goal in a 1–0 victory over Japan.

 

Kamil Piatkowski 

  • Shirt Number : 2 
  • DoB : 21 June 2000 (age 20) 
  • PoB : Jaslo, Poland
  • Height : 1.91m (6’3)
  • Position : Defender
  • Current Club : FC Red Bull Salzburg 

Pitkowski earned his Poland debut against Andorra in a World Cup qualification on March 28, 2021. He was individually nominated for Ekstraklasa Young Player of the Month on the same month 

 

Pawel Dawidowicz

  • Shirt Number : 3 
  • DoB : 20 May 1995 (age 26)
  • PoB : Olsztyn, Poland
  • Height :1.89m (6’2)
  • Position: Centre back, Defensive Midfielder

For two years, Dawidowicz was a member of the Lechia Gdask senior team. He signed a five-year contract with Portuguese champions Benfica on May 20, 2014, and was assigned to the reserve squad. Dawidowicz scored his first goal for Benfica B in a Segunda Liga away victory over Farense (0–3) on March 15, 2015. After joining Verona on loan for the 2018–19 season, Dawidowicz secured a permanent agreement with the club on March 20, 2019. Prior to that, he spent one season each with VfL Bochum in Germany and Palermo in Italy from 2016 to 2018.On November 17, 2015, Dawidowicz made his senior international debut for Poland as a substitute in a 3–1 friendly win against the Czech Republic in Wrocaw, replacing Micha Pazdan for the closing minutes.

Dawidowicz has been included to Poland's preliminary 35-man World Cup roster in Russia.

He did not, however, make the final 23.

 

Michal Helik 

  • Shirt Number : 25 
  • DoB : 9 September 1995 ( age 25 )
  • PoB : Chorzow, Poland 
  • Height : 1.91 (6’3)
  • Position : Center Back 
  • Current Club: Barnsley 

Helik began his career at Ruch Chorzów, where he appeared in 46 Ekstraklasa games and scored one goal. Helik signed a deal with fellow Ekstraklasa side Cracovia on June 9, 2017, with a start date of July 1.  He played in 88 league matches for Cracovia in three seasons, scoring nine goals. Helik signed a three-year agreement with Championship club Barnsley for an unknown price on September 9, 2020.

 On October 17, 2020, he scored his first goal for Barnsley in a 2–2 tie with Bristol City.

Helik debuted for the Poland national team in a 3–3 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification tie with Hungary on 25 March 2021

 

Kamil Glik 

 

  • Shirt Number : 15 
  • DoB : 3 February 1988 (age 33)
  • PoB : Jastrzebie Zdroj, Poland 
  • Height: 1.90m (6’3)
  • Position : Centre Back
  • Current Team : Benevento

Helik began his career at Ruch Chorzów, where he appeared in 46 Ekstraklasa games and scored one goal. Helik signed a deal with fellow Ekstraklasa side Cracovia on June 9, 2017, with a start date of July 1.  He played in 88 league matches for Cracovia in three seasons, scoring nine goals. Helik signed a three-year agreement with Championship club Barnsley for an unknown price on September 9, 2020.

 On October 17, 2020, he scored his first goal for Barnsley in a 2–2 tie with Bristol City.He had the most clearances of any player in the tournament, and he scored two penalties in two penalty shootouts, one against Switzerland (5–4) and the other against eventual champions Portugal (5–3).

 

Tymoteusz Puchacz

  • Shirt number : 26 
  • DoB : 23 January 1999 (age 22)
  • PoB : Sulechow, Poland 
  • Height : 1.80m (5’11)
  • Position : Left back
  • Current Team : Union Berlin

 

Puchacz began his professional career with Lech Pozna.

On December 15, 2017, he was loaned to Zagbie Sosnowiec of the I Liga. He was loaned to GKS Katowice of the I Liga on August 31, 2018. On June 1, 2021, he made his Poland national football team debut in a friendly against Russia.

 

Maciej Rybus  

  • Shirt Number : 13
  • DoB : 19 August 1989 (age 31)
  • PoB : Lowicz, Poland 
  • Heights : 1.73m (5’8)
  • Position : Left Back
  • Current Team : Lokomotiv Moskow 

Rybus began his career at Pelikanowicz before being moved to MSP Szamotuy in the summer of 2006. He only stayed for one season before being discovered by Legia Warsaw. He made his Legia debut in an Ekstraklasa Cup match against Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski on November 15, 2007, in the 46th minute, replacing Marcin Smolinski. Legia coach Jan Urban chose to promote the young youngster to the first team after a strong showing. Rybus made his Ekstraklasa debut on November 24, 2007. During the 2007–08 season, he mostly served as a substitute, but towards the conclusion of the season, he had won a spot in the starting eleven. In December 2007, he scored his first Ekstraklasa goal against Górnik Zabrze. Rybus scored a brace in a league match against Wisa Kraków in April 2008. He joined Lyon on June 21, 2016.

He returned to Russia on July 19, 2017, and signed a three-year contract with Lokomotiv Moscow. In November 2009, he made his Poland national team debut against Romania. He scored his first goal against Canada in the next encounter.

He also competed in the 2012 UEFA European Championships for Poland.

He was nominated to Poland's preliminary 35-man team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May of this year.

 

Bartosz Bereszynski

  • Shirt Number : 18
  • DoB : 12 July 1992 (age 28)
  • PoB : Poznan, Poland
  • Heights :  1.83m (6’0)
  • Position : Right-back 
  • Current team : Sampdoria 

Bereszyski was born in Pozna and grew up playing football with TPS Winogrady Pozna, Poznaniak Pozna, Warta Pozna, and Lech Pozna. He represented Lech Pozna, Warta Pozna, and Legia Warsaw in senior football. He participated in the UEFA Europa League qualifying stages while with Lech Pozna. He was one of the rare players to willingly go from Lech to Legia, who are strong rivals. He was dubbed "Judas" by Lech supporters, who reacted violently. Bereszyski received a red card in the last round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Group stage and was suspended for the following three European games. In the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, he did not play in the second round or the first leg of the third qualification round. He had not completed his ban when he came in as a substitute in the 86th minute of the return leg against Celtic F.C. in the third round since his team forgot to include him in their squad registration for the second round game. Legia won the match 2–0 and the match on aggregate by a score of 6–1. However, after evaluating the error, UEFA decided to award Celtic a 3–0 victory. As a result, the Scottish side was declared the victors under the away goals rule. In 2013, he made his senior international debut for the Polish national team. He was nominated to Poland's preliminary 35-man team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May of this year.

 

Tomasz Kedziora 

  • Shirt Number : 4 
  • DoB : 11 June 1994 (age 26)
  • PoB : Sulechow, Poland
  • Heights : 1.83 (6’0)
  • Position: Right Defender 
  • Current Club: Dynamo Kyiv 

Tomasz Karol Kdziora began attending the UKP Zielona Góra youth academy when he was barely four years old. It's connected to Janik. At the time, he was being coached by Janek by his father, Mirosaw. In the year 2000, he began formal training with players his age.

In July 2010, he competed in the Polish Junior Championships final as a member of UKP Zielona Góra. The squad, which was coached by Tomasz Kdziora's father, won bronze.

Kdziora made his first team debut on July 12, 2012, in a 1–1 Europa League first qualifying round match with Kazakhstan side FC Zhetysu, replacing Bartosz Lusarski in the 90th minute.

Kdziora made his Ekstraklasa debut on October 27, 2012, in a 0–2 defeat to Jagiellonia Biaystok in the 9th round, replacing Hubert Wokiewicz in the 62nd minute. He injured his thigh muscle in the eighth round of the Ekstraklasa with Pogo Szczecin on September 20, 2013, and returned on December 13 for the 21st match against Zawisza in Bydgoszcz.

On May 5, 2014, he scored his first goal in the Polish top division in a 2–1 win against Zawisza Bydgoszcz in the 32nd round. On November 1, 2015, Kdziora signed a new three-year deal with the Poznan club, which runs from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2018. He won the Polish Championship with Lech Pozna in the 2014/2015 season, appearing in 35 matches, scoring three goals and providing six assists. In June 2015, Kdziora received his first senior Poland call-up for friendly against Georgia and Greece. twenty-first] However, on November 13, 2017, he made his international debut against Mexico.

He was chosen to Poland's preliminary 35-man World Cup team in Russia in May 2018. He did not, however, make it to the top 23.

 

Grzegorz Krychowiak 

  • Shirt Number : 10
  • DoB : 29 January 1990 (age 31)
  • PoB : Gryfice, Poland
  • Height: 1,86m (6’1)
  • Position : Defensive Midfielder 
  • Current Team : Lokomotiv Moscow

Grzegorz Krychowiak (born 29 January 1990) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Lokomotiv Moscow and the Poland national team.

He began his professional career with Bordeaux, then moved on to Reims before joining Sevilla for €3.5 million in 2014, where he won the UEFA Europa League in each of his two seasons there.

Since his debut for Poland in 2008, Krychowiak has gained over 70 caps for the national team, including appearances at UEFA Euro 2016 and the FIFA World Cup 2018. Krychowiak helped Poland achieve a total of 10 points in the FIFA World Cup qualifying - UEFA Group E – following the conclusion of the UEFA Euro 2016 competition. In a 1–1 tie against Slovenia, he led Poland for the first time, playing 45 minutes before being removed. Later in his career, he assisted the national team in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He was chosen to Poland's preliminary 35-man squad for the FIFA World Cup in Russia in May 2018, and he eventually made the cut to the 23-man roster. Krychowiak caused M'Baye Niang's goal to give Senegal a 2–0 lead in the 2018 World Cup match against Senegal. He scored a goal after the blunder, but Poland still lost 2–1 and was eventually eliminated from the competition. Following the World Cup, Krychowiak played three of Poland's four UEFA Nations League matches as the team placed third in Group 3. He then began the whole UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches in order to assist Poland in qualifying for the tournament.

 

Jakub Moder 

  • Shirt Number : 16 
  • DoB : 7 April 1999 (age 22)
  • PoB : Szczecinek, Poland
  • Height : 1.90m (6’3)
  • Position : Midfielder 
  • Current Club : Brighton & Hope Albion

Jakub Piotr Moder (born 7 April 1999) is a Polish professional footballer who currently plays for Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League and for the Polish national team. Szczecinek is where Moder was born. He began his career as a footballer with Fortuna Wiele before joining Warta Pozna as an academy player in 2011. Moder's contract with Lech Pozna was extended until 2023 after he returned from a loan spell at Odra Opole, and he soon established himself as a regular starter under Dariusz Uraw. In a 3–1 away win over Górnik Zabrze, he received his first assist for Lech Pozna, and he scored his first goal for the 'Kolejorz' in a 3–0 home win over Raków Czestochowa in February 2020. Moder scored a free kick from outside the area on June 20, 2020, to help Lech win 2–0 against Piast Gliwice. In June 2020, he was named the Ekstraklasa's Best Youth Player of the Month. (nine) In the 2019–20 season, Moder was a key contributor for Lech Pozna, helping the 'Kolejorz' finish second. 

Moder made his debut debut for Poland in the UEFA Nations League on September 4, 2020, coming on as a substitute for Piotr Zielinski in a 1–0 loss to the Netherlands. On his debut, he was handed the number 9 jersey in place of Robert Lewandowski. In a friendly encounter against Finland on October 7, 2020, he made his first complete appearance. He scored his first goal for Poland in a friendly match against Ukraine on November 11, 2020, only seconds after coming on as a replacement for Arkadiusz Milik. In a 2–1 away loss to England in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on March 31, 2021, he scored his second goal for his country, capitalizing on a John Stones error. On May 17, 2021, Moder was nominated to Poland's 26-man Euro 2020 squad, with the event taking place in the summer of 2021 owing to the previous year's postponement due to Coronavirus.

 

Karol Linetty 

  • Shirt Number : 8
  • DoB : 2 February 1995 (age 26)
  • PoB : Znin, Poland
  • Height : 1,76m (5’9)
  • Position : Midfielder
  • Current Team : Torino 

Karol Linetty (born February 2, 1995) is a Polish professional footballer who currently plays for Serie A side Torino and the Poland national team.

Linetty made his senior debut against Norway on January 18, 2014, scoring a goal. He was also a Euro 2016 team member. He was nominated to Poland's 23-man World Cup team in Russia in June 2018.

 

Mateusz Klich 

  • Shirt Number : 14 
  • DoB : 13 June 1990 (age 30)
  • PoB : Tarnow, Poland
  • Height : 1.83m (6’0)
  • Position : Midfielder 
  • Current Club : Leeds United 

Mateusz Andrzej Klich is a Polish professional footballer who now plays for Leeds United in the Premier League and for the Poland national team. He signed a three-year contract with Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg on June 14, 2011. Wolfsburg spent €1.5 million for Klich, making him Cracovia's most valued player ever. On September 12, 2020, Klich made his Premier League debut against Liverpool in the first match of the season, scoring his side's third goal in a thrilling 3–4 defeat to the defending champions. In Leeds' second game of the season, a 4–3 triumph at home against fellow newly promoted side Fulham, he scored again and added an assist. Klich made his Poland national team debut in a friendly match against Argentina on June 5, 2011. The match ended in a 2–1 victory for Poland. On August 14, 2013, he scored his first goal for the national team in a friendly match against Denmark.

After a four-year hiatus from the Poland national team, Klich was called to manager Jerzy Brzczek's roster for matches against Italy and Republic of Ireland on August 27, 2018, after excelling for Leeds, scoring three goals and one assist in the first five games of the 2018–19 season. Klich started for Poland in their 1–1 UEFA Nations League tie against Italy on September 7, with Klich assisting on Piotr Zieliski's first goal. In a friendly against Republic of Ireland on September 11, he came off the bench to score an 87th-minute equalizer, his second national team goal to date. In a 2–1 away loss to England in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on March 31, 2021, he scored his second goal for his country, capitalizing on a John Stones error. On May 17, 2021, Moder was nominated to Poland's 26-man Euro 2020 squad, with the event taking place in the summer of 2021 owing to the previous year's postponement due to Coronavirus. 

 

Piotr Zielinski 

  • Shirt Number : 20 
  • DoB : 20 May 1994 (age 27)
  • PoB : Zabkowice Slaskie, Poland 
  • Height: 1.80m (5’11)
  • Position : Midfielder 
  • Current team : Napoli

Piotr Sebastian Zielisk (born 20 May 1994) is a Polish professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Napoli in Italy and for the Poland national team. He played for clubs such as Zagbie Lubin, Udinese, and Empoli throughout his football career.

Zieliski was chosen to play for Poland in the 2016 UEFA Euros in France and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Pawe and Tomasz Zieliski, his two brothers, are also professional footballers. In a friendly match against Liechtenstein on June 4, 2013, Zieliski earned his senior international debut for Poland. He was chosen to Poland's preliminary 35-man roster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in May of 2018. 

 

Kacper Kozlowski 

  • Shirt Number : 6
  • DoB : 16 October 2003 
  • PoB : Koszalin, Poland
  • Height : 1.77m (5’10)
  • Position : Midfielder
  • Current Team : Pogoń Szczecin

This is the first time Kacper Kozlowski got called to serve the national team

 

Kamil Jozwiak 

  • Shirt Number : 21
  • DoB : 22 April 1998 (age 23)
  • PoB : Miedzyrzecz, Poland
  • Height : 1,76 (5’9)
  • Position : Winger 
  • Current Team : Derby County

Jówiak made his Lech Pozna debut on February 28, 2016, in a 0–2 loss against Jagiellonia Biaystok. In 2017, he was loaned to GKS Katowice. On September 16, 2020, Jówiak signed a contract with Derby County. On December 16, 2020, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Swansea City. Jówiak made his Poland national team debut against Slovenia in a Euro 2020 qualifier on November 19, 2019. In the 86th minute, he replaced Sebastian Szymaski. Jozwiak arrives at Derby with three senior caps for Poland under his belt and will be vying for a spot in their squad for the re-arranged UEFA European Championships in the summer of 2021. He was capped by his country at every level from the Under-16s to the Under-21s before making his international debut. 

 

Przemysław Płacheta 

  • Shirt Number : 17
  • DoB : 23 March 1998 (age 23)
  • PoB : Lowicz, Poland
  • Height: 1,78 (5’10)
  • Position : Left Winger
  • Current Club : Norwich City

Przemysaw Pacheta (Polish pronunciation: [pmswaf pwaxta]; born March 23, 1998) is a Polish professional footballer who currently plays as a left winger for Norwich City in the Premier League. Pacheta has represented Poland at both the U21 and senior levels on the international stage.

Pacheta represented Poland under-21s in a match versus Spain under-21s in Italy during the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. In Czesaw Michniewicz's Poland under-21 squad, he was the youngest player. In a friendly match against Ukraine in November 2020, Pacheta made his senior squad debut for Poland.

Przemyslaw Frankowski

  • Shirt Number : 19
  • DoB : 12 April 1995 (age 26)
  • PoB : Gdansk, Poland
  • Height : 1.75 (5’9)
  • Position : Midfilder
  • Current Club : Chicago Fire
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Przemysaw Frankowski (born April 12, 1995) is a Polish professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.

Frankowski made his national team debut in a 0–1 loss to Nigeria in a friendly match. In the 81st minute, he was replaced. He was chosen to Poland's preliminary 35-man roster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in May of 2018. He did not, however, make the final 23.

 

Karol Swiderski

  • Shirt Number : 11
  • DoB : 23 January 1997 (age 24)
  • PoB : Rawic, Poland
  • Height : 1,84 (6’0)
  • Position : Striker
  • Current Club : PAOK

Karol Widerski (born 23 January 1997) is a Polish striker who currently plays for PAOK in the Super League of Greece and the Poland national team.

Widerski made his U-19 squad debut in a friendly against Wales on September 5, 2015, which finished in a 1–1 tie. He scored both goals in the first of two friendly against Slovenia, which finished in a 2–2 tie. He scored three goals in the U-19 European Championship qualifier in Cyprus, which included Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Luxembourg.

Widerski was called up to the national squad for the first time on March 15, 2021, to compete in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying. In the 63rd minute, he came on as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski in the match against Andorra. In the same game, he scored his first goal for his nation in the 88th minute.

 

Dawid Kownacki

  • Shirt Number : 23
  • DoB : 14 March 1997 (age 24)
  • PoB : Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland
  • Height : 1.85 (6’1)
  • Position : Striker
  • Current Club : Fortuna Dusseldorf

Dawid Igor Kownacki (born 14 March 1997) is a Polish professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for 2. The Polish national team and Bundesliga club Fortuna Düsseldorf. He has also performed in Italy and Germany, in addition to Poland.

In June 2015, Kownacki was called up to the senior Poland team for matches against Georgia and Greece. [8] Kownacki has 33 caps and 25 goals for Poland in the Under-16, Under-17, Under-19, and Under-21 levels. In May 2018, he was nominated to Poland's preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and then to the final 23-man team.

 

Jakub Swierczok

  • Shirt Number : 24
  • DoB : 28 December 1992 (age 28)
  • PoB : Tychy, Poland
  • Height : 1.79 (5’10)
  • Position : Striker
  • Current Club : Piast Gliwice

Jakub wierczok ([jakub fjrtk]; born 28 December 1992) is a Polish striker who currently plays for Piast Gliwice in the Polish Ekstraklasa on loan from Ludogorets Razgrad. Wierczok began his career in Polonia Bytom, where he was born in Tychy. In January 2012, he signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Bundesliga team 1. FC Kaiserslautern after scoring 12 goals in 18 games in the I liga. Wierczok signed a deal with Zagbie Lubin on June 16, 2017. He was a half-season part of Zagbie's team, scoring 17 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions. Wierczok's first taste of international football was with Poland U20 in 2011. He made three appearances for the Poland U21 team in 2012. Wierczok was called up to the Poland senior squad for the first time on November 3, 2017, for friendly against Uruguay and Mexico. He made his debut against Uruguay on November 10th, replacing Kamil Wilczek for the final 23 minutes of the game.

 

Robert Lewandowski

  • Shirt Number : 9
  • DoB : 21 august 1988 (age 32)
  • PoB : Warsaw, Poland
  • Height : 1,85 (6’1)
  • Position : Striker
  • Curent club : Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski (Polish pronunciation: [rbrt lvandfskji]; born August 21, 1988) is a Polish professional footballer and the captain of the Poland national team. He plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. Lewandowski is regarded as one of the great strikers of all time, as well as one of the most successful players in Bundesliga history, thanks to his positioning, technique, and finishing. He has nearly 500 senior goals to his name for both club and country. In friendly matches against England, Belarus, and Finland, Lewandowski made three appearances for Poland's U21 squad.

In the 10th of September 2008, three weeks after his 20th birthday, he made his senior national team debut against San Marino, when he came on as a substitute and scored a goal in a 2–0 away win in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Only Wodzimierz Lubaski, who was 16 at the time, made his national team debut and scored a goal. On April 1, 2009, Lewandowski scored another qualifying goal in a 10–0 win against the same club. Lewandowski scored the opening goal of the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament against Greece in Warsaw, and was voted Man of the Match after receiving an assist from then-Borussia Dortmund colleague Jakub Baszczykowski. He appeared in all three of Poland's games in the tournament, as the co-hosts were eliminated from the group stage with only two points.

Lewandowski scored two penalties in his debut match as captain, a 5–0 triumph over San Marino in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign on March 26, 2013. Later in the season, on September 6, he scored the equalizer in a 1–1 home tie with Montenegro. Poland failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, which will be held in Brazil. Lewandowski scored his first international hat-trick in a 7–0 victory against Gibraltar in Poland's first UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier on September 7, 2014. He scored another hat-trick in Poland's 4–0 win over Georgia on June 13, 2015, with all three goals coming in the span of four minutes. He scored twice in a 2–2 draw away to Scotland on October 8, opening the scoring and equalizing with the game's final kick to eliminate the hosts. Three days later, he scored the game-winning goal in a 2–1 victory over Republic of Ireland, ensuring Poland's place in the tournament finals in France. Lewandowski finished the season with 13 goals, tied for the most in European Championships qualification with David Healy's score for Northern Ireland in UEFA Euro 2008. Lewandowski did not have a shot on target at UEFA Euro 2016 in France until the last-16 encounter against Switzerland in Saint-Étienne. He scored his team's first shot in the penalty shootout triumph that advanced them to the quarter-finals for the first time after a 1–1 draw. He completed Kamil Grosicki's cross in the 100th second of the quarter-final against Portugal at the Stade Vélodrome to open another 1–1 tie, and he scored again in the shootout, despite the Poles losing. Lewandowski has received more fouls than any other player in the competition at the time of Poland's elimination. On October 5, 2017, Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in a 6–1 win against Armenia, bringing his total to 50 goals for Poland, breaking Wodzimierz Lubaski's previous record of 48 goals to become Poland's all-time leading scorer. Lewandowski scored a goal in a 4–2 win against Montenegro on October 8, 2017, bringing his total to 51 goals for Poland. He scored 16 goals in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, a new high for a European World Cup qualifier. Lewandowski has been called up to the Polish World Cup team of 23, which will compete in Russia in 2018. In all three matches, against Senegal, Colombia, and Japan, Lewandowski played every minute. Poland did not qualify for the knockout phase, hence Lewandowski did not score.

 

Paulo Sousa 

  • DoB : 30 August 1970 
  • PoB : Viseu, Portugal
  • Height : 1.77 (5’10)
  • Position : Coach
  • Current Team : Poland’s head coach

Paulo Manuel Carvalho de Sousa (born 30 August 1970) is a retired professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder in Portugal. He is the Poland national team's head coach. He began his career with Benfica and also played for Sporting in his native Portugal, where he tallied 117 matches and three goals in five years. From then on, he mostly played in Italy and Germany, winning the Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, respectively. Injuries significantly affected his subsequent career. Sousa was named head coach of the Poland national team on January 21, 2021, by Polish Football Association president Zbigniew Boniek, who succeeded Jerzy Brzczek, who was fired immediately after completing Euro 2020 qualifying. On March 25, in his debut encounter as coach, his team drew 3–3 with Hungary in a 2022 World Cup qualification match.

 

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Harry Siuu
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