Artur Sobiech

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Artur Sobiech
Artur Sobiech 2011.jpg
Sobiech with Polonia Warszawa in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Artur Sobiech
Date of birth (1990-06-12) 12 June 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Ruda Śląska, Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hannover 96
Number 9
Youth career
2005–2006 Grunwald Ruda Śląska
2006–2008 Ruch Chorzów
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Ruch Chorzów 47 (12)
2010–2011 Polonia Warszawa 23 (9)
2011– Hannover 96 73 (11)
National team
2010– Poland 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 October 2012

Artur Sobiech ([ˈartur ˈsɔbjɛx]; born 12 June 1990 in Ruda Śląska) is a Polish footballer, currently playing for Bundesliga club Hannover 96.

Club career[edit]

After spending four years at Ruch Chorzów, where he started his professional career, Sobiech joined Polonia Warszawa in July 2010. Polonia paid one million euros for him.[1] He was named Ekstraklasa discovery of the year.

On 30 June 2011, Sobiech transferred to Bundesliga side Hannover 96, signing a contract until June 2014.[2][3] In May 2013, the club announced that he had extended his contract until 30 June 2017.[4]

International career[edit]

After playing for the Poland U-21 team,[5] Sobiech received his first call-up to the Poland national football team in May 2010. He debuted on 29 May against Finland, replacing Ireneusz Jeleń in the 89th minute. The match ended in a goalless 0–0 result. He scored his first goal on 22 May 2012 in a 1–0 friendly win against Latvia.[6]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 May 2012 Hypo-Arena, Klagenfurt  Latvia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 4 June 2013 Marshal Józef Piłsudski Stadium, Kraków, Poland  Liechtenstein 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Statistics[edit]

(correct as of 14 September 2014)
Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups European Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ruch Chorzów 2008–2009 Ekstraklasa 19 2 4 2 23 4
2009–2010 Ekstraklasa 28 10 6 2 34 12
2010–2011 Ekstraklasa 0 0 0 0 4 1 4 1
Total Ruch Chorzów 47 12 10 4 4 1 61 17
Polonia Warsaw 2010–2011 Ekstraklasa 23 9 4 0 27
Total Polonia Warsaw 23 9 4 0 0 0 27 9
Hannover 96 2011–2012 Bundesliga 12 1 0 0 6 2 18 3
2012–2013 25 5 2 0 10 3 37 8
2013–2014 17 3 1 1 0 0 18 5
2014–15 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Total Career Total 115 31 16 4 20 6 148 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kolejny transferowy hit Polonii – reprezentant Polski w Warszawie" [Another transfer success for Polonia]. onet.p (in Polish). July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hannover verstärkt Offensive mit Sobiech" [Hannover reinforces offensively with Sobiech] (in German). Focus.de. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Fettback, Norbert (30 June 2011). "Sobiech kommt zu Hannover 96" [Sobiech joins Hannover 96] (in German). Schaumburger Nachrichten. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hannover 96-Presseservice: Artur Sobiech verlängert bis 2017" [Artur Sobiech extends contract until 2017] (in German). Hannover 96 GmbH & Co. KGa. 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "U-21: Francja 2–2 Polska" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 
  6. ^ "Poland beats Latvia 1–0 in Euro 2012 warm-up game". Sports Illustrated / CNN. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 

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