Kazimierz Deyna

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kazimierz Deyna
Kazimierz Deyna.jpg
Personal information
Full name Kazimierz Deyna
Date of birth (1947-10-23)23 October 1947
Place of birth Starogard Gdański, Poland
Date of death 1 September 1989(1989-09-01) (aged 41)
Place of death San Diego, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
1958–1966 Włókniarz Starogard Gdański
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966 ŁKS Łódź 1 (0)
1966–1978 Legia Warsaw 304 (93)
1978–1981 Manchester City 38 (12)
1981–1984 San Diego Sockers 90 (44)
1981–1987 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 169 (118)
Total 436 (149)
National team
1968–1978 Poland 97 (41)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kazimierz Deyna (23 October 1947 – 1 September 1989)[1] About this sound pronunciation  was a Polish footballer, who played as an offensive midfielder in the playmaker role and was one of the most highly regarded players of his generation.

Deyna was born in Starogard Gdański to Franciszek (1911–1976) – a dairy worker, and Jadwiga (1917–1981)[2] – a housewife. He had six sisters and two brothers – Henryk and Franciszek, who also were footballers; Henryk played for Włókniarz Starogard Gdański, while Franciszek was a Starogardzki KS player.[3]

Career[edit]

Deyna began playing youth football in 1958 with the local Włókniarz Starogard Gdański. In 1966 he made one appearance for ŁKS Łódź (on 8 October in a 0–0 draw against Górnik Zabrze).[4] But he was quickly snapped by Legia Warsaw. In communist Poland each team had its own "sponsor". Warsaw club was much more powerful as it was a military club. Moreover it was a favourite club of the authorities. Talented player was called up into the army and in this way he had to play for Legia Warsaw. His career really got on well there, and yet in next season he was playing regularly. In 1969 and 1970 his team won the Polish Championship.[5] Since his performances at the 1974 World Cup, teams like Saint-Etienne, AC Milan, Inter Milan, AS Monaco, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich tried to acquire his services but he was unable to join because of the communist regime in Poland. Real Madrid was so determined to buy Deyna, that they sent a shirt to Warsaw with his name and number "14".

National team[edit]

On 24 April 1968, he also played for the national team of Poland for the first time in a match against Turkey in Chorzów. Together with his team he won the gold medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich,[6] and the bronze in Football World Cup 1974, after a match against Brazil.[7] In 1972 he was also the Top Goalscorer of the Olympic Games, with a total of nine goals.[8] In 1976 Summer Olympics his team yet again reached the finals and won the silver medal.[6] Additionally, he was ranked third in the European Footballer of the Year for 1974, behind Johann Cruyff and Franz Beckenbauer respectively.

Deyna played for Poland on 97 (84 after the deduction of Olympic Football Tournament competition games[9]) occasions, scoring 41 goals, and often captained the side. He had the ability to score from unusual positions, e.g. directly from a corner. Thanks to his skills, he was chosen several times the Football Player of the Year by Polish fans. In 1978 he captained Poland at the Football World Cup in Argentina, where the team reached the second phase.

Manchester City[edit]

Soon afterwards Deyna was transferred to English club Manchester City F.C., making his debut in November 1978,[10] and being one of the first wave of overseas players to play in the English league.[11] His time in England was marred by a series of injuries, and he left in January 1981, shortly after a change in team manager, having made only 43 appearances in all competitions. However, he was regarded as an exceptionally gifted playmaker and became a cult figure with City fans.[11] Deyna scored thirteen goals in his time with the club. Furthermore, his seven goals in the last eight games of 1978/79 season were crucial for Manchester City avoiding relegation.

San Diego Sockers[edit]

He appeared in the 1981 film Escape to Victory as Paul Wolcheck.[1] In the same year, he emigrated to the USA, where he signed with the San Diego Sockers of the North American Soccer League in January 1981. During the next seven years, he played four NASL outdoor seasons, one NASL indoor season and five Major Indoor Soccer League seasons with the Sockers, winning five championships. The Sockers released him in June 1987.[12] He was a 1983 NASL Second Team All Star.[13]

He died in a car accident in San Diego, California, aged 41. In 1994 he was chosen by the Polish Football Association (PZPN) and the readers of all Polish sports-related newspapers as the Polish Football Player of All Time. His number 10 is retired by Legia Warsaw. In June 2012 Kazimierz Deyna was buried in Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery.

Career statistics[edit]

The jersey that Deyna wore during his run on San Diego Sockers.
Kazimierz Deyna monument in Łazienkowska street
Exhibition dedicated to Kazimierz Deyna at Legia Warsaw Museum
Kazimierz Deyna tomb in Powązki Military Cemetery

[14][15]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Poland League Polish Cup League Cup Europe Total
1966–67 ŁKS Łódź Ekstraklasa 1 0
1966–67 Legia Warsaw Ekstraklasa 12 6 1 1 - 0 0 13 7
1967–68 23 6 2 0 - 4 4 29 10
1968–69 26 12 6 5 - 6 2 38 19
1969–70 23 5 4 3 - 8 3 35 11
1970–71 23 3 4 4 - 6 1 33 8
1971–72 26 10 6 8 - 4 0 36 18
1972–73 25 8 7 4 - 3 3 35 15
1973–74 27 8 3 2 - 5 2 35 12
1974–75 26 5 0 0 - 2 0 28 5
1975–76 26 11 2 1 - - - 28 12
1976–77 28 9 4 0 - 2 2 34 11
1977–78 28 9 4 1 - - - 33 10
1978–79 11 2 2 1 - - - 13 3
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1978–79 Manchester City First Division 13 6 2 0 1 0 1 1 17 7
1979–80 22 6 0 0 1 0 - - 23 6
1980–81 3 0 0 0 0 0 - - 3 0
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1981 San Diego Sockers North American Soccer League 39 15
1982 26 11
1983 18 15
1984 23 8
Total Poland 305 93
England 38 12
USA 106 49
Career total 449 159

[16]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Poland's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 20 April 1969 Kraków, Poland  Luxembourg 8–0 FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
2 20 April 1969 Kraków, Poland  Luxembourg 8–0 FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
3 15 June 1969 Sofia, Bulgaria  Bulgaria 1–4 FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
4 27 August 1969 Lodz, Poland  Norway 6–1 Friendly
5 12 October 1969 Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 5–1 FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
6 12 October 1969 Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 5–1 FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
7 9 November 1969 Warsaw, Poland  Bulgaria 3–0 FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
8 16 May 1970 Kraków, Poland  East Germany 1–1 Friendly
9 2 September 1970 Warsaw, Poland  Denmark 5–0 Friendly
10 5 May 1971 Lausanne, Switzerland   Switzerland 4–2 Friendly
11 30 August 1972 Regensburg, West Germany  Ghana 4–0 1972 Summer Olympics
12 3 September 1972 Regensburg, West Germany  Denmark 1–1 1972 Summer Olympics
13 5 September 1972 Augsburg, West Germany  Soviet Union 2–1 1972 Summer Olympics
14 8 September 1972 Nürnberg, West Germany  Morocco 5–0 1972 Summer Olympics
15 8 September 1972 Nürnberg, West Germany  Morocco 5–0 1972 Summer Olympics
16 10 September 1972 Munich, West Germany  Hungary 2–1 1972 Summer Olympics
17 10 September 1972 Munich, West Germany  Hungary 2–1 1972 Summer Olympics
18 15 October 1972 Bydgoszcz, Poland  Czechoslovakia 3–0 Friendly
19 15 October 1972 Bydgoszcz, Poland  Czechoslovakia 3–0 Friendly
20 10 October 1973 Rotterdam, Netherlands  Netherlands 1–1 Friendly
21 17 April 1974 Liège, Belgium  Belgium 1–1 Friendly
22 19 June 1974 Munich, West Germany  Haiti 7–0 1974 FIFA World Cup
23 23 June 1974 Stuttgart, West Germany  Italy 2–1 1974 FIFA World Cup
24 30 June 1974 Frankfurt, West Germany  Yugoslavia 2–1 1974 FIFA World Cup
25 26 March 1975 Poznan, Poland  United States 7–0 Friendly
26 26 March 1975 Poznan, Poland  United States 7–0 Friendly
27 26 March 1975 Poznan, Poland  United States 7–0 Friendly
28 6 July 1975 Montreal, Canada  Canada 8–1 Friendly
29 6 July 1975 Montreal, Canada  Canada 8–1 Friendly
30 9 July 1975 Toronto, Canada  Canada 4–1 Friendly
31 22 July 1976 Montreal, Canada  Iran 3–2 1976 Summer Olympics
32 31 October 1976 Warsaw, Poland  Cyprus 8–0 FIFA World Cup 1978 qualifying
33 31 October 1976 Warsaw, Poland  Cyprus 8–0 FIFA World Cup 1978 qualifying
34 10 July 1977 Lima, Peru  Peru 3–1 Friendly
35 21 September 1977 Chorzów, Poland  Denmark 4–1 FIFA World Cup 1978 qualifying
36 29 October 1977 Chorzów, Poland  Portugal 1–1 FIFA World Cup 1978 qualifying
37 12 November 1977 Wroclaw, Poland  Sweden 2–1 Friendly
38 5 April 1978 Poznan, Poland  Greece 5–2 Friendly
39 5 April 1978 Poznan, Poland  Greece 5–2 Friendly
40 12 April 1978 Lodz, Poland  Republic of Ireland 3–0 Friendly
41 10 June 1978 Rosario, Argentina  Mexico 3–1 1978 FIFA World Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kazimierz Deyna". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kazimierz Deyna" (in Polish). 20 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kazimierz Deyna – Legenda, która trwa" (in Polish). kazimierdzeyna.pl. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kariera" (in Polish). deyna.info. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Legia Warszawa". polishsoccer.net. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Kazimierz Deyna". DatabaseOlympics. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "1974 FIFA World Cup Germany". FIFA.com. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "Munich, 1972". FIFA.com. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "France '98 and USA '99 influence the Century Clubs". FIFA.com. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "Kazimierz Deyna". sporting-heroes.net. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  11. ^ a b Ric Turner (25 February 2009). "The 50 greatest Manchester City players". The Times. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  12. ^ Sockers set free Deyna , 4 others The San Diego Union (CA) – Friday, 12 June 1987
  13. ^ NASL All Star Teams
  14. ^ http://www.level-k.com/player/K_Deyna.htm
  15. ^ http://www.legia.net/historia/index.php?s=zawodnik&id=81
  16. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/deyna-intlg.html

External links[edit]