Grzegorz Krychowiak

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Grzegorz Krychowiak
Grzegorz Krychowiak.jpg
Krychowiak training for Bordeaux
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-01-29) 29 January 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Gryfice, Poland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sevilla
Number 4
Youth career
Orzeł Mrzeżyno
Żaki 94 Kołobrzeg
2004 Stal Szczecin
2005–2006 Arka Gdynia
2006–2008 Bordeaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Bordeaux 2 (0)
2009–2011 Reims (loan) 54 (4)
2011–2012 Nantes (loan) 21 (0)
2012–2014 Reims 70 (8)
2014– Sevilla 12 (1)
National team
2010 Poland U-20 2 (0)
2008–2012 Poland U-21 9 (3)
2008– Poland 24 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

Grzegorz Krychowiak ([ˈɡʐɛɡɔʐ krɨˈxɔvʲak]; born 29 January 1990) is a Polish footballer who plays for Spanish club Sevilla FC as a defensive midfielder. He has earned over 20 caps for the Poland national football team since his international debut in 2008.

Club career[edit]

Although initially not a big fan of football, Krychowiak became involved in the sport at his brother's insistence and left home at the age of 12 to join a sports academy.[1]

On 26 November 2009, Krychowiak joined Championnat National side Stade de Reims on loan until the end of the season.[2] He quickly became a regular in the starting eleven and scored two goals to help the club win promotion to Ligue 2. Reims and Bordeaux agreed to extend the loan for another season. Krychowiak was a regular starter as the club finished 10th in its return to Ligue 2 and was voted by fans as the team's player of the season.[3] Although Krychowiak usually plays as a defensive midfielder, on rare occasions he has also appeared in central defense. On 17 November 2011 he joined Nantes on loan until the end of the season.[4]

In June 2012, Krychowiak signed a three-year contract with Stade de Reims, which was newly promoted to Ligue 1.[5]

In July 2014, Krychowiak joined La Liga side Sevilla for €4.5 million to play as a defensive midfielder.[6] He made his competitive debut on 12 August in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–0 defeat to Real Madrid.[7] Until now, Krychowiak is the only player in Sevilla who has played in all La Liga and 2014-15 UEFA Europa League matches, with being the man of the match of 5 of them. [8]

International career[edit]

Krychowiak represented Poland Under 20s at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup and scored a free kick against Brazil, the only goal of the match. He was the youngest outfield player named to the Polish U20 squad. He made his first appearance for the senior Polish national team in a friendly against Serbia on 14 December 2008. Since the game was not on an official FIFA date, the teams were mostly composed of players from the domestic leagues, as well as a few reserve players, however, it was counted as an official match.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kancel, Gérard (23 January 2010). "Stade de Reims / Pacy pour confirmer". L'union. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Grzegorz Krychowiak qualifié !". stade-de-reims.com. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Kancel, Gérard (2 June 2011). "Stade de Reims / Grzegorz, un cœur en or". L'Union (in French). Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Krychowiak en défense". L'Union (in Krychowiak in defense). 27 May 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Krychowiak à Reims" [Krychowiak to Reims]. L'Equipe (in French). 11 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sevilla sign krychowiak". 21 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Phillips, Rob (12 August 2014). "Super Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Grzegorz Krychowiak's Match History". 31 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Polska 1–0 Serbia
  10. ^ PZPN – Grzegorz Krychowiak

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