Adam Matuszczyk

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Adam Matuszczyk
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Personal information
Full name Adam Matuszczyk
Date of birth (1989-02-14) 14 February 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Gliwice,[1] Poland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FC Köln
Number 8
Youth career
SpVgg Merzig
VfB Dillingen
2003–2008 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 1. FC Köln II 36 (4)
2010– 1. FC Köln 97 (5)
2012 Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 8 (1)
National team
2009–2010 Poland U21 4 (0)
2010– Poland 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:12, 19 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2014

Adam Matuszczyk[2][3][4] ([ˈadam maˈtuʂt͡ʂɨk]; born 14 February 1989) is a Polish footballer who plays for 1. FC Köln and is a member of the Poland national team. Naturally a left midfielder, he can also be deployed as a defensive midfielder.[5]

Career[edit]

Matuszczyk began his career with SpvGG Merzig and joined later to VfB Dillingen. After successful years with the youth from VfB Dillingen was scouted in summer 2003 from 1. FC Köln who was promoted to the reserve team in the season 2008–09.[4] Matuszczyk earned in the first half of the season 11 caps and was on 3 February 2009 promoted to the Fußball-Bundesliga team from 1. FC Köln.[6] He made his Bundesliga debut on 27 February 2010 against Bayer Leverkusen. His first Bundesliga goals came on 10 April when he scored twice to give Köln a 2–0 away win versus Hoffenheim. In January 2012, he was loaned to Fortuna Düsseldorf.[7]

International career[edit]

The former U-21 team player earned on 19 December 2009 his first call up for the Poland national football team for the Kings-Cup in Thailand.[8] However, he was retained by his club due to the tournament's scheduling outside of the official FIFA calendar for international matches.[9] On 4 May 2010, he was called up for the friendly games in May 2010.[10] He made his national debut on 29 May 2010 against Finland.[11] His first international goal came against the United States in October 2010.

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Total Ref.
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Total
1. FC Köln II Regionalliga West 2008–09 25 3 25 3 [12]
2009–10 11 1 11 1 [13]
1. FC Köln II totals 36 4 36 4
1. FC Köln Bundesliga 2009–10 9 2 0 0 9 2 [13]
2010–11 24 2 3 0 27 2 [14]
2011–12 9 0 1 0 10 0 [15]
1. FC Köln totals 42 4 4 0 46 4
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2. Bundesliga 2011–12 8 1 0 0 8 1 [15]
1. FC Köln 2012–13 28 1 2 0 30 1 [16]
2013–14 22 0 3 1 25 1 [17]
Bundesliga 2014–15 5 0 2 0 7 0 [18]
1. FC Köln totals 55 1 7 1 62 2
Career totals 141 10 11 1 152 11
Last updated 19 November 2014

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 9 October 2010 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States  United States 1–1 2–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Gliwice, Poland and moved to Germany in 1991 at the age of two thus he also has a German passport.[1] He is married to wife Denise with whom he has a son, Lennox.[19] He is known in Germany as Adam Matuschyk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Z FC Koln do kadry Smudy". Przegląd Sportowy (in Polish). 19 December 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Adam Matuszczyk Profile" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Adam Matuszczyk Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Matuszczyk, Adam" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "A Polish starlet making waves in Germany". IMScouting. 22 April 2010. Archived from the original on 25 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Neuer FC-Profi im Kader: Adam Matuschyk" (in German). Effzeh. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Fortuna leiht Matuschyk aus" [Fortuna loans Matuszczyk] (in German). DFL. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Smuda beschenkt Kölner vor Weihnachten" (in German). reviersport.de. 19 December 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Smuda: Niech się wykażą!". Pilka Nozna (in Polish). 14 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Smuda nominiert Kölns Matuschyk" (in German). kicker.de. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Matuszczyk: serce biło mocniej" (in Polish). tvp.pl. 29 May 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Adam Matuschyk" (in German). Fussballdaten. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "In meinem Zimmer hingen Poldi-Poster". Bild (in German). 15 April 2010. Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2010.