Artur Krysiak

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Artur Krysiak
Artur Krysiak 1.jpg
Krysiak playing for Exeter City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Artur Łukasz Krysiak[1]
Date of birth (1989-08-11) 11 August 1989 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Łódź, Poland
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Yeovil Town
Number 12
Youth career
2004–2006 UKS SMS Łódź
2006–2008 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2008 Gretna (loan) 4 (0)
2008 York City (loan) 2 (0)
2008 Swansea City (loan) 2 (0)
2009 Motherwell (loan) 1 (0)
2009–2010 Burton Albion (loan) 38 (0)
2010–2014 Exeter City 127 (0)
2014– Yeovil Town 4 (0)
National team
2008 Poland U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:12, 29 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Artur Łukasz Krysiak (Polish pronunciation: [ˈartur ˈkrɨɕak]; born 11 August 1989) is a Polish professional footballer who plays for Yeovil Town as a goalkeeper. He previously played in the Scottish Premier League for Gretna and Motherwell and in the Football League for Swansea City, Burton Albion and Exeter City. He also played for the Polish under-19 national team.[2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Łódź, Łódź Voivodeship, Krysiak trained at the academy of UKS SMS Łódź from 2004 until 31 August 2006 when he joined English Championship club Birmingham City on a three-year contract for a fee of £60,000.[1][3][4] After only two hours on trial at Birmingham, goalkeeping coach Nigel Spink knew that "he was the real deal".[5] Academy director Terry Westley described him as "a strong character [who] really stands out as a massive presence in goal" and believes that Krysiak can reach the top as "he has that Premiership mentality and quality".[6]

He spent the second half of the 2007–08 season on loan at Scottish Premier League club Gretna.[7] He made his debut on 16 February 2008 after Greg Fleming was suspended.[8] Due to the good form of Fleming, Krysiak started in only three matches; on his third appearance he was named in Setanta Sports' SPL Team of the Week.[9] He made one further appearance, impressing after coming on as a substitute against Hearts on 13 May 2008.[10]

At the start of the 2008–09 season Krysiak joined York City of the Conference Premier on loan for a month, as cover for injured goalkeeper Michael Ingham.[11] He made his debut in a 1–0 victory against Crawley Town and was substituted during his second appearance against Wrexham after suffering a dislocated finger, which resulted in him returning to Birmingham.[12][13][14]

After Birmingham's second-choice goalkeeper Colin Doyle underwent a knee operation, Krysiak replaced him on the substitutes' bench for the Championship match against Doncaster Rovers in September 2008.[15][16] He joined fellow Championship team Swansea City on a three-month emergency loan on 23 September,[17] and on the same day featured on the bench in a 1–0 victory over rivals Cardiff City in the League Cup.[18] He made his debut for Swansea in a 3–0 win over Southampton in the Championship, in which he played the full 90 minutes.[19] Krysiak was named in the Championship team of the week after making his debut for Swansea.[20] He returned to Birmingham following the conclusion of this loan spell.[21]

On 2 January 2009 Krysiak joined Scottish Premier League club Motherwell on loan for the remainder of the 2008–09 season.[22] He made one appearance at Motherwell, which came on the final day of the season, in a 2–1 defeat to Kilmarnock.[23]

In May 2009, Birmingham confirmed that Krysiak would be released when his contract expired at the end of the season.[24] However, a few weeks later he signed a one-year contract with an option for a further year with the club.[25]

On 10 August 2009 Krysiak joined Burton Albion, newly promoted to League Two, on loan for a month.[26] He made his debut in a 5–2 victory over Morecambe on 15 August.[27] After he produced "a string of impressive performances", the loan was first extended until 2 January 2010,[28] and then for the rest of the season.[29] In April, he injured his ankle, with recovery time expected to be six-to-eight weeks.[30]

In April 2010, Burton offered Krysiak a permanent contract,[31] while Birmingham announced that he would be released when his contract expired at the end of June 2010.[32]

Krysiak agreed to sign for League One side Exeter City when his Birmingham contract expired on 1 July.[33][34] Krysiak made his Exeter City league debut against Brighton in November 2010. On 7 May 2014, Krysiak announced on Exeweb (fans forum) that he would be leaving the club.

Krysiak joined newly relegated League One side Yeovil Town on a two-year contract on 30 June 2014.[35]

International career[edit]

He was named in the Poland under-19 team for the elite qualification round for the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.[36]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 29 November 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gretna (loan) 2007–08[37] Scottish Premier League 4 0 4 0
Birmingham City 2008–09[38] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
York City (loan) 2008–09[38] Conference Premier 2 0 2 0
Swansea City (loan) 2008–09[38] Championship 2 0 0 0 2 0
Motherwell (loan) 2008–09[38] Scottish Premier League 1 0 0 0 1 0
Burton Albion (loan) 2009–10[39] League Two 38 0 1 0 1[a] 0 40 0
Exeter City 2010–11[40] League One 10 0 1 0 0 0 3[a] 0 14 0
2011–12[41] League One 38 0 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 42 0
2012–13[42] League Two 42 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 45 0
2013–14[43] League Two 37 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 40 0
Exeter City total 127 0 4 0 4 0 6 0 141 0
Yeovil Town 2014–15[44] League One 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 178 0 5 0 5 0 7 0 195 0
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Reprezentacja U-19: Wygrana z Izraelem" [U19 National Team: Victory against Israel] (in Polish). Polish Football Association. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Artur Krysiak" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bruce brings in Polish goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Tattum, Colin (6 September 2006). "Coach Spink impressed by work of Art". Birmingham Mail (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  6. ^ Clarkson, Ian (6 October 2006). "Krysiak showing early promise on training ground". Birmingham Post (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Gretna lose Caig, add Wilkinson". BBC Sport. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  8. ^ Campbell, Alan (17 February 2008). "Eviction notice pending". Sunday Herald (Newsquest). Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  9. ^ Pope, Gordon (28 April 2008). "SPL Team of the Week". Setanta Sports. Archived from the original on 4 May 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  10. ^ Roberts, Chris (14 May 2008). "Gretna 1–0 Hearts". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  11. ^ "Keeper Krysiak joins York on loan". BBC Sport. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2008. 
  12. ^ "Crawley 0–1 York". BBC Sport. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2008. 
  13. ^ "York 1–0 Wrexham". BBC Sport. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2008. 
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  15. ^ "Doyle in doubt after knee surgery". BBC Sport. 4 September 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2008. 
  16. ^ "Birmingham 1–0 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 13 September 2008. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2008. 
  17. ^ "Swans sign keeper from Birmingham". BBC Sport. 23 September 2008. Archived from the original on 26 September 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  18. ^ "Swansea City 1–0 Cardiff City". BBC Sport. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  19. ^ "Swansea 3–0 Southampton". BBC Sport. 25 October 2008. Archived from the original on 26 October 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2008. 
  20. ^ "Swans pair in Championship team of week". This Is South Wales. 28 October 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2008. 
  21. ^ "Krysiak back at Blues from Swans". BBC Sport. 22 December 2008. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  22. ^ "Blues loan keeper Krysiak to Well". BBC Sport. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  23. ^ "Motherwell 1–2 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 23 May 2009. Archived from the original on 29 May 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2009. 
  24. ^ "Birmingham axe Jaidi and Krysiak". BBC Sport. 15 May 2009. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009. 
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  26. ^ "Krysiak Joins Burton on Loan". Birmingham City F.C. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  27. ^ "Burton Albion 5 – 2 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  28. ^ "Krysiak Loan Deal Delights Pesch". Burton Albion F.C. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. [dead link]
  29. ^ "Rowe A Loan Star at Christmas". Birmingham City F.C. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  30. ^ "Rochdale v Burton preview". Sky Sports. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  31. ^ "Burton make Krysiak offer". Sky Sports. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  32. ^ "Quintet Depart". Birmingham City F.C. 14 May 2010. Archived from the original on 17 May 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  33. ^ "Exclusive: City Sign Keeper". Exeter City F.C. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  34. ^ "Exeter City line up Birmingham goalkeeper Artur Krysiak". BBC Sport. 20 May 2010. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  35. ^ "Yeovil Town: Chris Weale and Artur Krysiak sign deals". BBC Sport. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  36. ^ "U-19: Szeroka kadra na eliminacje ME" (in Polish). Polish Football Association. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Artur Krysiak in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  38. ^ a b c d "Games played by Artur Krysiak in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Artur Krysiak in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Artur Krysiak in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Artur Krysiak in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Artur Krysiak in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Artur Krysiak in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  44. ^ "Games played by Artur Krysiak in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

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