Jerzy Podbrożny

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Jerzy Podbrożny
Personal information
Full name Jerzy Podbrożny
Date of birth (1966-12-16) December 16, 1966 (age 47)
Place of birth Przemysl, Poland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989-1991 Igloopol Dębica 62 (18)
1991-1994 Lech Poznań 85 (48)
1994-1996 Legia Warsaw 78 (45)
1996-1997 CP Mérida 33 (9)
1998 CD Toledo (loan) 7 (0)
1998-1999 Chicago Fire 55 (10)
1999-2000 Zagłębie Lubin 27 (11)
2001 Pogoń Szczecin 23 (6)
2002 Amica Wronki 14 (1)
2002 Wisła Płock 4 (0)
2003 Widzew Łódź 17 (4)
2004-2005 Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki 3 (0)
National team
1991-1995 Poland 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jerzy Podbrożny (born December 17, 1966 in Przemysl) is a former Polish football striker, one of the top scorers in Polish football history.

Podbrożny led the Polish league in scoring: in 1992 with 20 goals and in 1993 with 25 goals, both times for Lech Poznań. After winning the championship both those years, he transferred to Legia Warsaw, and promptly won the next two titles. In 1996, Podbrożny moved to Spain, first with CP Mérida and then with CD Toledo. He then signed with the Chicago Fire, coming to Major League Soccer in the club's inaugural season in 1998, joining fellow Polish internationals Peter Nowak and Roman Kosecki.[1] Podbrożny went on to help the club to the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup double.[2] He played two seasons in MLS, scoring 10 goals and 22 assists in league play. Fans loved him in Chicago for his candour.

Podbrożny was capped six times for the Polish national team.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foltman, Bob (April 9, 1998). "Chicago's Polish Fans Delight Podbrozny". Chicago Tribune. 
  2. ^ Bonnie DeSimone (October 17, 1998). "He's A Match In This Mix". Chicago Tribune. 
  3. ^ "Jerzy Podbrożny". PZPN. Retrieved 2008-10-14. [dead link]

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