Jakub Wawrzyniak

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Jakub Wawrzyniak
Jakub Wawrzyniak 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jakub Wawrzyniak
Date of birth (1983-07-07) 7 July 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Kutno, Poland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Lechia Gdańsk
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sparta Złotów
2001 MSP Szamotuły
2002 Sparta Oborniki
2002–2003 Sparta Brodnica 28 (1)
2003 Błękitni Stargard Szczeciński 13 (1)
2003–2005 Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki 19 (0)
2005–2007 Widzew Łódź 68 (5)
2007–2013 Legia Warsaw 127 (7)
2009 Panathinaikos (loan) 9 (0)
2014 Amkar Perm 15 (1)
2015– Lechia Gdańsk 4 (0)
National team
2006– Poland 43 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 March 2015

Jakub Wawrzyniak (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjakub vavˈʐɨɲak], born 7 July 1983 in Kutno) is a Polish footballer currently playing as a defender for Ekstraklasa club Lechia Gdańsk. He usually plays as a left-back or center-back. Earlier in his career, he also appeared a few times as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Wawrzyniak played for Legia Warsaw from fall 2007 to the end of 2008.

On 4 June 2009 the Disciplinary Committee of the Greek Superliga suspended him for three months on doping charges. His suspension was later extended to one year.[2] Panathinaikos announced they would not take up their buy option on the player, thus leaving Wawrzyniak to return to Legia Warsaw, his current club. The substance in question is not prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.[3] Wawrzyniak appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. In December 2009 the court shortened his suspension to the original three months. The player intends to pursue compensation from the Greek association.

On 26 February 2014 he joined Russian Premier League club Amkar Perm.[4]

On 5 January 2015 he joined Lechia Gdańsk.[5][6]

International career[edit]

Wawrzyniak made his debut for the Poland national football team in the game versus UAE on 6 December 2006 in Abu Zabi. He currently has 43 caps to his name.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 September 2012 Stadion Miejski, Wrocław  Moldova 2–0 2–0 2014 World Cup qualifier


2x Ekstraklasa Winner (2013, 2014) with Legia Warsaw

4x Polish Cup Winner (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013) with Legia Warsaw

1x Polish SuperCup Winner (2008) with Legia Warsaw


  1. ^ Jakub Wawrzyniak
  2. ^ "FIFA zdyskwalifikowała Wawrzyniaka na rok". 90minut.pl. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  3. ^ Kurowski, Jacek (2009-06-04). "Jakub Wawrzyniak zawieszony na trzy miesiące". sport.pl. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Jakub Wawrzyniak piłkarzem Amkara". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Wiśniewski, Bartosz (5 January 2015). "Oficjalnie: Jakub Wawrzyniak w Lechii Gdańsk!". sportowefakty.pl (in Polish). Sportowe Fakty. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jakub Wawrzyniak piłkarzem Lechii" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 

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