Kamil Glik in action for Torino in 2015
|Full name||Kamil Jacek Glik|
|Date of birth||3 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Jastrzębie Zdrój, Poland|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|MOSiR Jastrzębie Zdrój|
|2000–2005||WSP Wodzisław Śląski|
|2005||→ Silesia Lubomia (loan)||?||(?)|
|2007–2008||Real Madrid C||18||(0)|
|2011||→ Bari (loan)||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
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 from WSP Wodzisław Śląski to Horadada in Spain, where he was noticed by Real Madrid and registered with the "C" team. He played there for two seasons, until 2008.
On 6 August 2008, he signed a four-year contract with Polish top division side Piast Gliwice. He made his debut on 30 August 2008, when he came on as a substitute. Subsequently, he became a regular in the team's starting eleven. He played 26 games in his first season with the club, and he scored 2 goals in 28 games in the 2009–10 season.
At the end of the season it was reported that he had begun talks with Italian side Palermo, and on 7 July 2010 he was officially signed by the Sicilians, who purchased the player outright and signed him to a five-year contract; the purchase was finalised by the Lega Serie A after seven days.
He made his debut with the Rosaneri in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League play-off round against Slovenia's Maribor (won 3–0), played as a starter. It was his debut in an international club competition. Following this he was almost never included in the first team, and until the winter break only collected three more appearances in the group stage of the Europa League, failing therefore to debut in the Italian top division with the Palermo.
A few days before the official reopening of the transfer market, Palermo granted an exemption and allowed him to train - with a recovery date set for 28 December - with his new team, Bari. He moved to Bari until the end of season, strongly backed by the coach Giampiero Ventura. The contract was filed on 4 January 2011, and after the resumption of the league, 6 January, he was deployed as a starter in the Puglia derby, Lecce Bari (0–1), his debut in the Italian top division. With the Galletti he was a starter, playing 16 games in the league and one in Coppa Italia. In the 35th round, Bari Roma (2–3), he earnt a red card and a subsequent three-match ban which effectively concluded his season. He returned to Palermo, but was not called-up for the summer retreat, and was then put on the market.
He made his debut on 13 August in Torino Lumezzane, (1–0) in the second round of Coppa Italia, played as a starter. He scored his first goal in the 34th round, in the match Torino Reggina, later suspended due to bad weather (the conclusion of the game did not change the result). At the end of the season he was promoted to Serie A, having played 23 games in the league (with 2 goals) and one in Coppa Italia.
On 31 October 2012 he scored his first goal in Serie A in the tenth day of the league away to Lazio, opening the scoring with a header following a corner. The match finished 1–1. He played his first derby in the 2012–13 season, collecting two appearances and as many expulsions (the first player in the history of the league to be sent-off in both legs of a derby) and became an idol of the Torino fans. On 20 June, Torino acquired his remaining contract from Palermo for a fee of €1.5 million, resolving the co-ownership.
For the 2013–14 season Glik was appointed captain of the team after the departure of Rolando Bianchi. On 9 December 2013 he scored the winning goal, 1–0, against Lazio, in Turin. He ended the season with 34 league appearances - which concluded with Torino's qualification to the UEFA Europa League after Parma failed to obtain a UEFA license - and two goals, plus an appearance in the Coppa Italia. On 25 May 2014 he renewed his contract until 2017.
On 31 July 2014, he made his debut with the Granata in international competition, playing the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, won 3–0 against the Swedes Brommapojkarna. On 24 September 2014, during an away fixture against Cagliari, he scored the momentary 1–1 in his hundredth game for Torino; Torino would win the match against the Sardinians 2–1.
On 21 December 2014 at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, he scored his first brace in Serie A during a 2–1 comeback win over Genoa. On 10 January 2015 he scored the equaliser, 1–1, against Milan and on 1 March, he scored the winning goal, 1–0, against Napoli. On 19 March he scored his first goal in the Europa League with a header during the round of 16 against Zenit Saint Petersburg. His goal brought Torino to 1–0, but not enough to overcome the 2 goal deficit from the first leg.
Having played 14 games and scored 3 goals with the Poland under-21, in 2010 he made his debut in the senior national team, after a call-up without debut for a game on 18 December 2009: it was the first time that a player from Piast Gliwice, a team with a long history, was called-up to the Polish national team. His match debut was on 20 January 2010 against Thailand in the King's Cup, a 3–1 win in which he scored his first goal in international competition in the 43rd minute, opening the score.
The first official match in which he played was on 3 March against Bulgaria won 2–0.
- Updated 19 March 2015.
|Season||Team||League||Domestic Cup||European Competition||Other Tournaments||Total|
|2006–07||Real Madrid C||?||?||?||-||-||-||-||-||-||?||?|
|Total Real Madrid C||18||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||18||0|
|Total Piast Gliwice||54||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||56||2|
- Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.
|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|
|3.||14 November 2014||Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi||Georgia||1–0||4–0||Euro 2016 qualifier|
- "Nowy piłkarz Piasta Gliwice z... Realu Madryt". sport.pl (in Polish). 6 August 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
- "Glik considers Palermo move". SkySports.com. 4 July 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
- "Sabatini: "Kjaer parte" Palermo, arriva Glik". Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 4 July 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
- "Kamil Glik zawodnikiem AS Bari" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- "Debiut Kamila Glika w AS Bari" (in Polish). 90minut. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
- US Città di Palermo SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013, PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
- "Darmian e Glik ceduti al Torino" [Darmian and Glik to Torino] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- "Darmian e Glik al Toro" (in Italian). Torino FC. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "Hardcore Like Kamil Glik". The Inside Left. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- One appearance during the playoffs.
- 4 appearances during the preliminaries.
- Kamil Glik at 90minut.pl (Polish)
- Polish national team stats
- Kamil Glik at National-Football-Teams.com
- Kamil Glik profile at Soccerway