Jan Furtok

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Jan Furtok
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-03-09) 9 March 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Katowice, Poland
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1976–1977 MK Górnik Katowice
1977–1978 GKS Katowice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1988 GKS Katowice 169 (77)
1988–1993 Hamburger SV 135 (51)
1993–1995 Eintracht Frankfurt 53 (9)
1995–1998 GKS Katowice 40 (8)
Total 397 (145)
National team
1984–1994 Poland 36 (10)
Teams managed
2005 GKS Katowice
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jan Furtok (born 9 March 1962 in Katowice) is a retired Polish football player and best player in the history of GKS Katowice.[1]

He played for a few clubs, including GKS Katowice, Hamburger SV-(Germany) and Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany).

He played for Polish national team, for which he played 36 matches and scored 10 goals.

He was a participant at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

His goal scored by hand rescued Poland from humiliating home draw against San Marino in 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.[citation needed] Watch the video here.

He ranked 2-nd top scorer in the 1990/1991 Bundesliga season with 20 goals for Hamburger SV, after Germany had become a World Champion in 1990.

His record of 20 goals for a polish player in a single Bundesliga season was taken over by Robert Lewandowski who scored 22 goals in season 2011/2012.

Jan Furtok is now acting as President of Foundation "Young GieKSa" and actively involved with the youth club of GKS Katowice football club.

Honours[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 December 1985 Altay Alsancak Stadium, İzmir, Turkey  Turkey
0–1
1–1
International Friendly
2. 18 March 1987 Municipal Stadium, Rybnik, Poland  Finland
3–1
3–1
International Friendly
3. 24 March 1987 Olympic Stadium, Wrocław, Poland  Norway
1–0
4–1
International Friendly
4. 24 August 1988 City Stadium, Białystok, Poland  Bulgaria
2–0
3–2
International Friendly
5. 21 September 1988 Stadion der Freundschaft, Cottbus, East Germany  East Germany
1–1
1–2
International Friendly
6. 21 September 1988 Stadion der Freundschaft, Cottbus, East Germany  East Germany
1–2
1–2
International Friendly
7. 2 May 1989 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Norway
0–1
0–3
International Friendly
8. 2 May 1989 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Norway
0–2
0–3
International Friendly
9. 16 October 1991 Stadion Miejski, Poznań, Poland  Republic of Ireland
2–3
3–3
UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying
10. 28 April 1993 Stadion Widzewa, Łódź, Poland  San Marino
1–0
1–0
1994 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Furtok, Jan" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

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