Jacek Bąk

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Jacek Bąk
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Personal information
Full name Jacek Bąk
Date of birth (1973-03-24) 24 March 1973 (age 41)
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 in Lublin) is a retired Polish footballer who played as a defender. He made 96 appearances for the Poland national football team.

Club career[edit]

He made his footballing debut with 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.

In late 2006, Bąk claimed he was offered money to affect the outcome of the Euro 2008 qualifying fixture between Belgium and Poland in Belgium's favour.[citation needed] On 14 July 2008, following the end of Euro 2008, 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[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player profile at eu-football.info

External links[edit]