Chris Pozniak

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Chris Pozniak
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Personal information
Full name Krzysztof Pozniak
Date of birth (1981-01-10) 10 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Kraków, Poland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1994–1995 Scarborough Azzurri Blues
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Toronto Lynx 42 (0)
2001–2004 Örebro 45 (1)
2004–2006 Haugesund 47 (9)
2007 Toronto FC 22 (0)
2008 Chivas USA 4 (0)
2008 Vancouver Whitecaps 7 (1)
2008–2009 Dundee 24 (1)
2009–2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 9 (0)
2010–2012 Haugesund 54 (2)
2012 Bryne (loan) 8 (0)
Total 262 (14)
National team
1998–2001 Canada U-20 17 (0)
2002–2004 Canada U-23 18 (4)
2002–2009 Canada 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:15, 20 December 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:15, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Chris Pozniak (born 10 January 1981) is a retired Canadian soccer player.

Club career[edit]

Pozniak emigrated with his parents, Tadeusz and Elżbieta, and sister Kinga, to Canada in 1990.[1]

He began his professional career with the Toronto Lynx at age 18. Poźniak has since played for FK Haugesund of the Norwegian Second division and Örebro SK of the Allsvenskan in Sweden.

On 22 November 2006, Toronto FC manager Mo Johnston announced the signings of Pozniak along with fellow Canadians Adam Braz and Marco Reda for TFC's inaugural season.[2] In his first year at TFC, Pozniak featured in the defense and midfield acting as a backup and occasional starter.

On 21 November 2007, Pozniak was selected tenth by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2007 MLS Expansion Draft.[3] On 28 March 2008 he was traded to CD Chivas USA for John Cunliffe.[4] In May 2008 he moved to Vancouver Whitecaps.[5]He was released in July with a link to Europe.

Pozniak signed a one-year deal with Dundee on 7 August 2008[6] and left the club on 29 June 2009.[7]

On 30 July 2009, the Whitecaps announced that they had signed him for a second spell at the club. The deal lasted until the end of the season, and had an option for 2010, which was not picked up.[8]

On 12 December 2012, it was revealed that FK Haugesund had released him from his contract with the club and the player was moving into retirement.[9]

International career[edit]

Pozniak has been capped by Canada at the U20, U23, and senior levels. He competed in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina. His first senior cap for Canada came in the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Haiti as a late game substitute. He has since earned a total of 24 caps, scoring no goals, and become an important contributing member for Canada's squad.[10] He has represented Canada in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[11]

Career stats[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Canada League Voyageurs Cup League Cup Total
1999 Toronto Lynx A-League
2000
2001
Sweden League Svenska Cupen League Cup Total
2001 Örebro Allsvenskan 4 0 0 0 4 0
2002 23 1 0 0 23 1
2003 18 0 0 0 18 0
2004
Norway League Norwegian Cup League Cup Total
2004 FK Haugesund Adeccoligaen 22 5 0 0 22 5
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 25 4 1 1 —|26 5
Canada League Voyageurs Cup League Cup Total
2007 Toronto FC Major League Soccer 22 0 22 0
USA League Open Cup League Cup Total
2008 Chivas USA Major League Soccer 4 0 0 0 4 0
Canada League Voyageurs Cup League Cup Total
2008 Vancouver Whitecaps First Division 7 1 2 0 9 1
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Total
2008–09 Dundee F.C. First Division 26 1 1 0 0 0 27 1
Canada League Voyageurs Cup League Cup Total
2009 Vancouver Whitecaps First Division
2010 USSF Division 2
Norway League Norwegian Cup League Cup Total
2010 Huagesund Tippeligaen 28 1 4 0 32 1
2011 25 1 3 0 28 1
2012 1 0 1 0 2 0
2012 Bryne Adeccoligaen 8 0 0 0 8 0
Country Canada 71 1 2 0 73 1
Sweden 45 1 45 1
Norway 109 11 9 1 118 12
United States 4 0 0 0 4 0
Scotland 26 1 1 0 0 0 27 1
Career total 255 14 12 1 0 0 267 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Pozniak's biography". chrispozniak.com. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 26 November 2006. 
  2. ^ "Toronto FC sign three Canadian players". Toronto FC. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 26 November 2006. 
  3. ^ "Earthquakes select first 10 players in Expansion Draft". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2007. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Quakes make deal for offense". San Jose Mercury News. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Pozniak signs up". thedees.co.uk. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "Kerr is latest to join". dundeefc.co.uk. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Pozniak returns to the Whitecaps". whitecapsfc.com. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Chris Pozniak legger opp" (in Norwegian). Haugesunds Avis. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012. |
  10. ^ "Chris Pozniak player profile". Canada Soccer Association. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 26 November 2006. [dead link]
  11. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA

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