Kamil Glik

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Kamil Glik
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Kamil Glik in action during CSKA Moscow - Palermo, 4 November 2010
Personal information
Full name Kamil Jacek Glik
Date of birth (1988-02-03) 3 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Jastrzębie Zdrój, Poland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Number 25
Youth career
MOSiR Jastrzębie Zdrój
WSP Wodzisław Śląski
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Silesia Lubomia ? (?)
2006 Horadada ? (?)
2007–2008 Real Madrid C 18 (0)
2008–2010 Piast Gliwice 54 (2)
2010–2011 Palermo 0 (0)
2011 Bari (loan) 16 (0)
2011– Torino 89 (5)
National team
2008–2010 Poland U-21 14 (3)
2009– Poland 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 May 2014

Kamil Jacek Glik (born 3 February 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays for and captains Serie A club Torino. Internationally, he represents the Polish national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He began his career in the youth ranks of MOSiR Jastrzębie Zdrój and WSP Wodzisław Śląski, then moved on loan to LKS Silesia Lubomia. In 2006 he moved to Horadada in Spain, where he was noticed by Real Madrid and registered with the "C" team. Here, he campaigned for two seasons, until 2008.

On 6 August 2008, he signed a four-year contract with Polish top division side Piast Gliwice.[1] He made his debut on 30 August 2008, coming on as a substitute. From the next match, he became a regular in the team's starting eleven. He disputed 26 games in his first season with the club, while in the 2009–10 season, he scored 2 goals in 28 games.


In July 2010, it was reported that Glik had begun talks with Italian side Palermo,[2][3] and on 7 July 2010 he was officially signed by the Sicilian side for one million euro, signing a five-year contract.[4][5]

He made his debut with the rosaneri in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League play-off round against Slovenia's Maribor (won 3–0), playing as a starter. Until the winter break he only collected three more appearances in the group stage of the Europa League, failing to debut in the Italian top flight with Palermo.


On 28 December 2010, Palermo officially announced his loan to Bari.[6] He made his debut for Bari on 6 January 2011 in a 0–1 win over Lecce, in which he made his debut in Serie A.[7] Strongly backed by the coach Giampiero Ventura, he played 16 games in the league for the Galletti and one in Coppa Italia. In the 35th round of the 2010–11 season, Bari-Roma (2–3), he earned red card and a subsequent three-match ban which effectively ended his season.

After the loan spell, he returned to Palermo, but was not called up to Palermo's summer retreat, and put on the market.


On 12 July 2011 Glik moved to Torino in Serie B under a co-ownership agreement for €300,000 after briefly training with the team.[8][9] He made his debut on 13 August 2011 against Lumezzane in the second round of Coppa Italia, won 1–0.[10] On 6 April 2012 he scored his first goal for Torino and the match-winner (1–0) against Reggina.[11] He concluded the 2011–12 season which saw Torino secure promotion with 23 appearances and 2 goals. On 22 June 2012, Torino and Palermo chose to renew the co-ownership agreement for an additional year.[12]

On 31 October 2012, he scored his first goal in Serie A against Lazio, ending 1–1.[13] On 20 June 2013, the co-ownership agreement with Palermo was resolved in favour of Torino for €1.5 million.[8][14]

In 2013–14, following the departure of Rolando Bianchi, Glik was appointed Torino team captain;[15] becoming the first non-Italian to captain Torino since 1960, and only the third Pole to captain an Italian top flight team after Zbigniew Boniek and Marek Kozminski. On 9 December 2013, he scored the winning goal in a 1–0 defeat of Lazio.[16] He concluded the season which saw Torino qualify for the Europa League with 34 league appearances - plus one in the 2013–14 Coppa Italia and 2 goals. On 25 May 2014 he renewed his contract with Torino.[17]

International career[edit]

After having played 14 matches and scored 3 goals with the Polish under-21 team. In 2010, he made his debut in the senior national team, after his initial call-up on 18 December 2009: the first time a player from Piast Gliwice, a team with a long history, had been summoned to the Polish national team. The debut was on 20 January 2010 against Thailand in the 2010 King's Cup, in which he also scored his first international goal.

The first official match played he played for Poland was on 3 March against Bulgaria, won 2–0.

On 17 October 2012 he carried the lead in a final home game of the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers against England.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 January 2010 80th Birthday Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima  Thailand 1–0 3–1 2010 King's Cup
2. 17 October 2012 National Stadium, Warsaw  England 1–1 1–1 2014 World Cup qualifier

Personal life[edit]

He has a daughter with his wife Marta, whom he met in elementary school. The couple reside in Turin.[18]

In 2013, Italian rapper Willie Peyote dedicated a song to him titled: "Glik".[19][20]


  1. ^ "Nowy piłkarz Piasta Gliwice z... Realu Madryt". sport.pl (in Polish). 6 August 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Glik considers Palermo move". SkySports.com. 4 July 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sabatini: "Kjaer parte" Palermo, arriva Glik". Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 4 July 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  4. ^ US Città di Palermo SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2010, PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  5. ^ "PRESO KAMIL GLIK". US Città di Palermo (in Italian). 7 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Kamil Glik zawodnikiem AS Bari" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Debiut Kamila Glika w AS Bari" (in Polish). 90minut. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  8. ^ a b US Città di Palermo SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013, PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  9. ^ "Darmian e Glik ceduti al Torino" [Darmian and Glik to Torino] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  10. ^ http://ng.soccerway.com/matches/2011/08/13/italy/coppa-italia/torino-fc/ac-lumezzane/1182974/
  11. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/matches/2012/04/25/italy/serie-b/torino-fc/reggina-calcio/1180958/
  12. ^ http://palermocalcio.it/it/1112/news/scheda.php?id=26869
  13. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/matches/2012/10/31/italy/serie-a/ss-lazio-roma/torino-fc/1351338/
  14. ^ "Darmian e Glik al Toro" (in Italian). Torino FC. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  15. ^ http://www.toro.it/press/view/4322
  16. ^ http://it.soccerway.com/matches/2013/12/08/italy/serie-a/torino-fc/ss-lazio-roma/1552127/
  17. ^ "Glik signs Toro renewal". Football Italia. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www.naszswiat.net/y-we-woszech/polacy-we-woszech/4605-marta-glik-powoanie-kamila-do-reprezentacji-polski-na-euro-2012-oznacza-dla-niego-cik-prac-a-dla-mnie-to-ogromna-rado-.html
  19. ^ "Hardcore Like Kamil Glik". The Inside Left. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  20. ^ http://www.wprzerwie.pl/Wpis,Sport,538956,1,Wloski-raper-willie-peyote-w-piosence-glik-wideo.html

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