Lucjan Brychczy

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Lucjan Brychczy
Lucjan Brychczy na Targach Książki 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name Lucjan Antoni Brychczy
Date of birth (1934-06-13) 13 June 1934 (age 80)
Place of birth Nowy Bytom, Poland
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1954 Piast Gliwice
1954–1972 Legia Warsaw 368 (182)
National team
1954–1969 Poland[1] 58 (18)
Teams managed
1972–1973 Legia Warsaw
1979–1980 Legia Warsaw
1987 Legia Warsaw
1990 Legia Warsaw
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Lucjan Antoni Brychczy (otherwise known as Kici; born 13 June 1934) was a Polish football player who is most notable for winning four top-tier titles with Legia Warsaw, but was also a keen archer.

In football, he represented ŁTS Łabędy Gliwice and Piast Gliwice. He transferred to Warsaw for the 1954 season due to military commitments, where he remained until the end of his playing career not just as a player, but also as a coach.

He won four titles with Warsaw, in 1955, 1956, 1969 and 1970 as well as four Polish Cups, in 1955, 1956, 1964 and 1966. He scored 182 goals in a career which lasted 19 seasons, both of which remain club records to this day. His Legia career also included a foray into the semi-finals of the European Cup.

It is said that Real Madrid and AC Milan were interested in securing his services but during that time it was impossible to leave the country due to the restrictions of the communist regime.

Brychczy was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

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