Adrian Mierzejewski

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Adrian Mierzejewski
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Personal information
Full name Adrian Mierzejewski
Date of birth (1986-11-04) 4 November 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Olsztyn, Poland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al Nassr FC
Number 18
Youth career
Tempo 25 Olsztyn
Naki Olsztyn
Stomil Olsztyn
2003 Naki Olsztyn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Stomil Olsztyn 3 (0)
2004–2009 Wisła Płock 72 (9)
2007 Zagłębie Sosnowiec (loan) 14 (1)
2009–2011 Polonia Warsaw 69 (11)
2011–2014 Trabzonspor 84 (10)
2014– Al Nassr FC
National team
Poland U23 3 (0)
2010– Poland 31 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2013

Adrian Mierzejewski (Polish pronunciation: [aˈdrijan mʲɛʐɛˈjɛfskʲi]; born 6 November 1986) is a Polish football player who plays for Al Nassr FC and Poland national team, as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Olsztyn, Mierzejewski began his career at local side Tempo 25 Olsztyn, then he moved to Naki Olsztyn.[1]

On 31 May 2003 he made his II liga debut for Stomil Olsztyn, in a game against Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, when he came on as a substitute for Marcin Kubsik in 79th minute.[2] Mierzejewski ended the 2002–03 season with three league appearances, all as a substitions.[3] After the season he returned to Naki Olsztyn.

Wisła Płock[edit]

In 2004 Mierzejewski signed a five-year contract with Wisła Płock for a fee of 15 000 złotys.[4][5] He made his Ekstraklasa debut on 15 May 2004 in a match against Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski, when he came on as a subtition for Dariusz Romuzga 86th.[6] He made his first league on start on 8 June 2004 in a 1–1 draw with GKS Katowice. Mierzejewski played 45 minutes and was replaced by Klaudiusz Ząbecki.[7] He ended the 2003–04 season with three league appearances.[8]

On 10 November 2004 he scored his first goal for Wisła in a 5–1 win over Kujawiak Włocławek in the Polish Cup.[9] On 1 May 2005 Mierzejewski scored his first Ekstraklasa goal in a game against Górnik Łęczna which Wisła lost 2–3.[10] Mierzejewski ended the 2004–05 season with 18 appearances and four goals in all competitions.[11]

On 11 August 2005 he made his debut in European competition playing in a UEFA Cup second qualifying round match against Grasshopper.[12] Mierzejewski ended the 2005–06 season with 27 appearances and two goals in all competitions.[13] He also won the Polish Cup with Wisła. Homever, he didn't play in the final.[1]

After six appearances for Wisła in the 2006–07 season,[14] on 23 February 2007 he was loaned for six months to Zagłębie Sosnowiec.[15] He made his debut for Zagłębie on 10 March in a league game against Piast Gliwice and a month later in a 3–0 victory over Kmita Zabierzów he scored his first goal for a new club.[14] He ended the season with 20 appearances and one goal in all competitions.[14] Zagłębie was promoted to Ekstraklasa,[16] but Wisła was relegated.[17]

In the 2007–08 season Mierzejewski made 19 appearances and scored two goals in all competitions.[18] In the autumn round of the following season he scored eight goals in 20 matches including a hat-trick in an 8–0 victory over ŁKS Łomża in the Polish Cup.[19]

Polonia Warsaw[edit]

Mierzejewski with the Poland national team in 2010

On 22 December 2008 Mierzejewski signed a three-year contract with Polonia Warsaw.[20] He made his debut for Polonia on 27 February 2009 in the derby match against Legia Warsaw (0–0).[19] In the following match, on 7 March, he scored his first goal, in an away game against Wisła Kraków which Polonia lost 1–2.[21] Mierzejewski ended the 2008–09 season with 18 appearances and one goal for Polonia in all competitions. Also, he made one appearance for the Młoda Ekstraklasa team.[19]

On 23 July 2009 he scored his first goal in a European competition in a 4–0 victory over Juveness/Dogana in the second qualifying round of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.[22] In the 2009–10 season he was a first-team player. Overall, he made 36 appearances and scored three goals in this season.[23] On 18 August 2010 he extended his contract with Polonia to 2013.[24]

During his time at Polonia he emerged on the national stage winning the "Ekstraklasa player of the year award" in the 2010–11 season in which he also captained Polonia's team.[25]

Trabzonspor[edit]

He signed a 5-year contract with Trabzonspor on 16 June 2011. Trabzonspor paid 5.25 million euros for him, an all-time record for an Ekstraklasa player.[26]

International career[edit]

Mierzejewski played for U18, U19, U20 and U21 national teams.[27][28][29] He also earned three caps for U23 team.

On 29 May 2010 he debuted for the national team of Poland in a friendly match against Finland.[30]

On 5 June 2011 he scored his first goal for the national team, giving his team a 1–0 lead in a friendly match against Argentina. The match ended with a 2–1 victory for Poland.[31]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 June 2011 Legia Stadium, Warsaw  Argentina 1–0 2–1 Friendly
2. 7 September 2012 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica  Montenegro 2–2 2–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 10 September 2013 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  San Marino 5–1 5–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

On 11 June 2011 Mierzejewski married his girlfriend Małgorzata. The couple started dating when they were both attending V Liceum Ogólnokształcące in Olsztyn.[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adrian Mierzejewski" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Stomil Olsztyn 0 – 2 Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sezon 2002/03" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Naki – szkółka piłkarska – Olsztyn" (in Polish). naki.pl. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "A. Mierzejewski: Ojciec jeszcze wygrywa" (in Polish). dwadozera.pl. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Wisła Płock 0 – 1 Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Wisła Płock 1 – 1 GKS Katowice" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sezon 2003/04" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Kujawiak Włocławek 1 – 5 Wisła Płock" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Górnik Łęczna 3 – 2 Wisła Płock" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Sezon 2004/05" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Grasshopper-Club Zurych 1 – 0 Wisła Płock" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Sezon 2005/06" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c "Sezon 2006/07" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Adrian Mierzejewski wypożyczony do Zagłębia Sosnowiec" (in Polish). 90minut. 23 February 2007. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "II liga 2006/2007" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Orange Ekstraklasa 2006/2007" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "Sezon 2007/08" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  19. ^ a b c "Sezon 2008/09" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  20. ^ "Mierzejewski w Polonii!" (in Polish). Polonia Warszawa. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  21. ^ "Wisła Kraków 2 – 1 Polonia Warszawa" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  22. ^ "Polonia Warszawa 4 – 0 AC Juvenes/Dogana" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  23. ^ "Sezon 2009/10" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  24. ^ "Adrian Mierzejewski przedłużył kontrakt z Polonią" (in Polish). Piłkarski Dziennik. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  25. ^ "Adrian Mierzejewski Piłkarzem Roku Ekstraklasy" (in Polish). Onet. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  26. ^ "Mierzejewski w Trabzonsporze!" (in Polish). Futbol. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  27. ^ "U-18: skład na mecz z Rumunią" (in Polish). 90minut. 25 August 2004. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  28. ^ "Reprezentacja U-20 wygrała turniej w Portugalii" (in Polish). 90minut. 22 September 2005. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  29. ^ "Adrian Mierzejewski". UEFA. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  30. ^ "Smuda: To może być piłkarz dużego formatu" (in Polish). Onet. 29 May 2010. Archived from the original on 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  31. ^ Polska ograła Argentynę w Warszawie 5.06.2011, liga.com.pl
  32. ^ "Adrian Mierzejewski przed ołtarzem w Olsztynie" (in Polish). Olsztyn24. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 

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