Krychowiak training for Bordeaux
|Date of birth||29 January 1990|
|Place of birth||Gryfice, Poland|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|Żaki 94 Kołobrzeg|
|2009–2011||→ Reims (loan)||54||(4)|
|2011–2012||→ Nantes (loan)||21||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
On 26 November 2009, Krychowiak joined Championnat National side Stade de Reims on loan until the end of the season. 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. 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.
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.
(correct as of 31 May 2014)
|2010–11 (Ligue 2)||35||2||3||0||38||2|
|2012–13 (Ligue 1)||35||4||1||0||36||4|
|2013–14 (Ligue 1)||35||4||1||0||36||4|
|Nantes||2011–12 (Ligue 2)||21||0||0||0||21||0|
- Kancel, Gérard (23 January 2010). "Stade de Reims / Pacy pour confirmer". L'union. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- "Grzegorz Krychowiak qualifié !". stade-de-reims.com. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.[dead link]
- Kancel, Gérard (2 June 2011). "Stade de Reims / Grzegorz, un cœur en or". L'Union (in French). Retrieved 2 June 2011.
- "Krychowiak en défense". L'Union (in Krychowiak in defense). 27 May 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
- "Krychowiak à Reims" [Krychowiak to Reims]. L'Equipe (in French). 11 June 2012.
- "Sevilla sign krychowiak" (in English). 21 July 2014.
- Polska 1–0 Serbia
- PZPN – Grzegorz Krychowiak
- French league stats at Transfermarkt.co.uk
- Grzegorz Krychowiak at National-Football-Teams.com
- Player profile at 90minut.pl (Polish)
- National team stats at pzpn.pl (Polish)