Adam Kwasnik

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Adam Kwasnik
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Kwasnik in 2008
Personal information
Full name Adam John Kwasnik
Date of birth (1983-05-31) 31 May 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Blacktown City Demons 6 (2)
2001–2002 Parramatta Power 10 (3)
2002–2004 Northern Spirit 49 (9)
2004 Manly United 4 (5)
2004–2005 Blacktown City Demons 10 (7)
2005–2008 Central Coast Mariners 62 (15)
2008–2009 Wellington Phoenix 12 (0)
2009–2014 Central Coast Mariners 74 (20)
2009 Blacktown City Demons (loan) 24 (7)
2011 Chengdu Blades (loan) 15 (5)
Total 166 (73)
National team
2002 Australia U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 October 2010

Adam Kwasnik (born 31 May 1983) is an Australian former professional association football player who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Kwasnik was part of the inaugural Central Coast Mariners squad in 2005-06, and was a substitute in the final that the Mariners lost 1-0. He was the leading Mariners goalscorer with 7 goals in a disappointing campaign in 2006-07 for the Mariners. Kwasnik was scorer of the 200th goal in the A-League on 20 January 2006. Kwasnik started in the 2008 A-League Grand Final that the Mariners lost 1-0.

'Kwas', as he is known to team mates and fans alike, is second on the Mariners all-time leading goalscorers list with 35 goals from 136. He also had his own superstition of training with one sock around his ankle and the other pulled up to his knee.

Kwasnik made the move to Wellington Phoenix for the 2008–2009 season. After a disappointing season at the Phoenix, Kwasnik signed on 9 February 2009 with his former club Central Coast Mariners for the upcoming 2009 AFC Champions League and also for the 2009–10 A-League season.[1]

Kwasnik was loaned out to Chinese Super League club and Mariners sister club Chengdu Blades during the 2010–11 off-season.[2] He debuted in the season opener against Shandong Luneng and equalized to make it 3–3. The game would finish 3–3.[3]

After injuries caused limited playing time in the Mariners' Championship winning season of 2012-13 and a new injury halted his 2013-14 season,[4] Kwasnik announced his retirement. He is currently involved with youth clinics in the Central Coast area and still associated with the Mariners.[5]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Central Coast Mariners:

Country[edit]

Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kwasnik back at Mariners from Wellington". The Age. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Chengdu Blades look to recruit Central Coast Mariners striker Adam Kwasnik". Fox Sports. 20 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Shandong Luneng - Chengdu Blades 3-3". bet365. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Central Coast on the hunt for a new striker after Adam Kwasnik's season ending injury". Daily Telegraph. 23 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "KWASNIK KICKING GOALS AFTER RETIREMENT". NBN. 24 September 2014. 

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