Jakub Jesionkowski

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Jakub Jesionkowski
Personal information
Full name Jakub Jesionkowski
Date of birth (1989-03-07) 7 March 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Poznań, Poland
Height 1.90m
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2004–2005 Olimpia Poznań
2005–2006 MSP Szamotuły
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Zagłębie Lubin 1 (0)
2008–2009 Zagłębie II Lubin 22 (0)
2009–2011 Swindon Town 0 (0)
2010–2011 Oxford City (loan) 10 (0)
National team
Poland U-19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:59, 20 November 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:59, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Jakub Jesionkowki (born 7 March 1989) is a Polish football player, most recently playing in England for League Two team Swindon Town.

Club career[edit]

Zagłębie Lubin[edit]

Jesionkowski began his footballing career as a teenager at his local football club, Olimpia Poznań but left to attend the MSP Szamotuły Football Academy, a football centre that specialises in goalkeeping.[1]

After leaving MSP Szamotuły, Jesionkowski joined Ekstraklasa outfit Zagłębie Lubin in 2006. He got his first match experience as a late substitute for Michal Václavík in the 3–0 Ekstraklasa Cup victory over Górnik Zabrze in December 2006.[2]

Jesionkowski failed to break into the first team side throughout the remainder of the 2006–07 season, but continued to play the occasional Ekstraklasa Cup game including the full 90 minutes of Lubin's second victory of the season over Górnik Zabrze. He also played the final 17 minutes of the Quarter-Final loss to Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski, replacing Mariusz Liberda.[3]

During the following 2007–08 season, Jesionkowski played mainly reserve or youth team football for the 'Miedziowi'. However, he did earn his full competitive debut for the first team against Lech Poznań. The game finished 1–0 to Lech Poznań after an injury time winner by Paweł Wasilewski.[4]

He spent his final season playing for the Zagłębie II Lubin in III Liga Polska. Jesionkowski was sent-off after only nine minutes against Wulkan/MKS Oława, but kept eight clean sheets during the 22 appearances he played throughout the campaign.[5]

Swindon Town[edit]

On 31 July 2009, Jesionkowski left Zagłębie Lubin to sign a two-year deal with English League One outfit Swindon Town.[6] His signature meant that Swindon would be employing four goalkeepers during the 2009–10 season alongside David Lucas, Phil Smith and youth graduate Mark Scott.

He was unable to find a way into Swindon's first team throughout his debut season. However, when Danny Wilson rested Lucas or if he was injured, Jesionkowski acted as cover on the substitutes bench for the league games at the County Ground against Colchester United, Oldham Athletic and Norwich City. Also, the away fixtures in League One at Southend United and Southampton and the cup games against Woking in the FA Cup and Norwich City in the Football League Trophy.[7]

Jesionkowski did contribute towards Swindon Town's Wiltshire Premier Shield success during the 2009–10 campaign. He played in the Semi-Final First Leg win over Salisbury City but was an unused substitute as Town beat fellow Swindon based club Swindon Supermarine 2–0 in the Final.

International career[edit]

Jesionkowski has represented his native Poland at youth international level playing for the Under-19's while playing for Zagłębie Lubin.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MSP Szamotuły Official Website. "Graduates", 5 June 2010. Retrieved on 5 June 2010.
  2. ^ 90minut.pl "Zagłębie Lubin 3-0 Górnik Zabrze", 1 December 2006. Retrieved on 4 June 2010.
  3. ^ 90minut.pl "Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski 3-0 Zagłębie Lubin", 31 March 2007. Retrieved on 4 June 2010.
  4. ^ 90minut.pl "Lech Poznań 1-0 Zagłębie Lubin", 4 December 2007. Retrieved on 5 June 2010.
  5. ^ 90minut.pl "Jakub Jesionkowski 2008/09 Season Stats", 5 June 2009. Retrieved on 5 June 2010.
  6. ^ STFC Official Website. "Jesionkowski Signs On", 31 July 2009. Retrieved on 4 June 2010.
  7. ^ swindon-town-fc-co.uk "Jesionkowski Stats 2009/10", 6 April 2010. Retrieved on 4 June 2010.

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