Jacek Bąk

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Jacek Bąk
Jacek Bąk.jpg
Bąk playing for Poland in 2006
Personal information
Full name Jacek Bąk
Date of birth (1973-03-24) 24 March 1973 (age 42)
Place of birth Lublin, Poland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Motor Lublin 46 (2)
1992–1995 Lech Poznań 84 (2)
1995–2001 Lyon 114 (4)
2002–2005 Lens 85 (2)
2005–2007 Al Rayyan 26 (0)
2007–2010 Austria Wien 80 (7)
Total 435 (17)
National team
1993–2008 Poland 96 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jacek Bąk (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjat͡sɛk ˈbɔŋk]; born 24 March 1973) is a retired Polish footballer who played as a defender. He made 96 appearances for the Poland national football team, joint-fourth with Jacek Krzynówek.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lublin, he made his footballing debut with hometown club Motor Lublin aged just 16, before moving to Lech Poznań two years later.

In Bąk's first season with Lech Poznań, he won the Polish championship title, before catching the eye of the Polish coach, who gave him his first international cap against Cyprus. Bąk was transferred to Lyon in 1995.

He also played in France for RC Lens (January 2002–2005), before moving to the Qatari league for Al-Rayyan. In 2007, he switched back to Europe and signed with Austria Wien.

International career[edit]

Bąk represented his nation in the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in South Korea and Japan, and the 2006 edition in Germany, as well as UEFA Euro 2008. All three tournaments ended with group-stage elimination.

In November 2006, Bąk claimed he was offered €10,000 to concede a penalty in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying fixture between Belgium and Poland in Belgium's favour. UEFA opened an investigation.[1][2] On 14 July 2008, following the end of the tournament, he announced that he was retiring from international football.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 August 1994 Stadion Radomiaka Radom, Radom, Poland  Belarus 1–1 Draw Friendly
2. 12 November 2003 Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw, Poland  Italy 3–1 Win Friendly
3. 3 March 2007 Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw, Poland  Azerbaijan 5–0 Win UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group A
Correct as of 14 August 2013[3]


  1. ^ "Poland's Bak says he was offered bribe for Belgium game". ESPN. Reuters. 16 November 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Uefa to investigate Poland bribe claim". World Soccer. 17 November 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Player profile at eu-football.info

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