|Full name||Maciej Żurawski|
|Date of birth||12 September 1976|
|Place of birth||Poznań, Poland|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Maciej Żurawski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmatɕɛj ʐuˈrafski]; born 12 September 1976 in Poznań, Poland) is a retired Polish footballer. Żurawski has appeared 72 times and scored 17 goals for Poland. He has also scored 121 goals in Polish Ekstraklasa (11th result in history) and has been the top league goalscorer twice.
Club career 
Wisła Kraków 
He made his debut for Wisła Kraków in Ekstraklasa on 2 November 1999 in a match against ŁKS Łódź. On 4 March 2000 he scored his first goal for Wisla in the Ekstraklasa in a match against Odra Wodzisław. He won the Ekstraklasa championship in 2000–01 season with Wisła Kraków. In 2001–02 season, Żurawski scored 21 goals in 27 matches and was the Ekstraklasa Top Goalscorer. In 2002–03 season Żurawski played very well in UEFA Cup, where he scored 10 goals in 10 matches, including 7 goals in matches against Parma F.C., FC Schalke 04 and S.S. Lazio. When Kamil Kosowski left Wisła Kraków, Żurawski has been chosen new Wisła Kraków captain. In 2003–04 season Żurawski scored 20 goals in 26 matches and led Wisła Kraków to achieve the Ekstraklasa title. He was the Ekstraklasa Top Goalscorer in 2003–04 season. In 2004–05 he won his fourth Ekstraklasa title with Wisła Kraków. In this season he scored 24 goals in 25 matches for Wisła in Ekstraklasa.
He joined Scottish Premier League side Celtic from Wisła Kraków in July 2005 and signed a three-year contract. He inherited the number 7 shirt from Juninho Paulista (previously with Henrik Larsson), and was nicknamed "Magic Żurawski" by the fans.
On 19 February 2006, Żurawski scored four goals as Celtic set a new SPL record by beating Dunfermline Athletic 8–1 at East End Park. Żurawski was subsequently voted the SPL Player of the Month for February. Zurawski finished Celtic's joint top scorer in the 2005–06 season along with John Hartson with 20 goals each.
For the 2006–07 season, Celtic signed strikers Kenny Miller and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink as replacements for Hartson and Dion Dublin. Żurawski formed decent strike partnerships with both players. Having made a good start to the season, notching up 10 goals by January 2007, Żurawski then suffered an injury that kept him out for most of the season and scored no further goals during the campaign.
Chris Killen and Scott McDonald were signed before the start of season 2007–08. Żurawski started Celtic's opening day clash with Kilmarnock at Celtic Park, but fell down the pecking order after McDonald returned from suspension and Killen came back from injury. The only other impact Żurawski made during the season was scoring the winning penalty in a Champions League penalty shootout against FC Spartak Moskow. His time at Celtic was ultimately over after the signing of Georgios Samaras.
On the deadline day of the 2008 winter transfer window he was signed by the Greek side AEL Larissa for £500,000. He scored a goal in his Greek league debut – Larissa beat AEK Athens F.C. 1–0. Żurawski was Larissa's top scorer for 2008–2009 season with 9 goals.
Omonia Nicosia 
On Tuesday 2 June 2009, it was announced that Żurawski had signed for Cypriot League runners-up Omonia Nicosia. He played for Omonia for one year and helped the team to return to titles after five years. He was released on a free in May 2010.
Wisła Kraków 
On 30 June 2010, Żurawski returned to Wisła Kraków after five years, on a one year deal. In 2010–11 season he won his fifth Ekstraklasa title with Wisła.
International career 
World Cup 2002 
World Cup 2006 
He was selected in the 23-man Polish squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals in Germany. His side finished third in the group and were eliminated at the first hurdle, losing to hosts Germany and a determined Ecuador before defeating Costa Rica. Zurawski did not score in any of the three matches.
Euro 2008 
Zurawski was named as Captain in Poland's Euro 2008 squad, starting their first game against Germany on June 8 but later got injured and was substituted at half time. This injury meant that he would miss the rest of the tournament and the captaincy was given to Jacek Bąk and Michał Żewłakow for the second and third group stage matches.
International goals 
|Club||Season||League||Domestic League||Domestic Cups||European Cups||Other ||Total|
Wisła Kraków 
- Ekstraklasa: 2000-01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2010–11
- Polish Cup: 2001–02, 2002–03
- Ekstraklasa Cup: 2000–01
- Polish SuperCup: 2001
Celtic FC 
- Ekstraklasa Top Goalscorer: 2001–02, 2003–04
- Polish Footballer of the Year: 2002
- Football Oscar "Footballer of the Year": 2002
- Ekstraklasa Footballer of the Year: 2001, 2002
- Ekstraklasa Striker of the Year: 2003
- SPL Player of the Month: February 2006
- "Maciej Żurawski" (in Polish). 90minut.pl.
- Zurawski is player of the month, BBC Sport.
- Including play-off matches
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Maciej Żurawski|
- Maciej Żurawski career stats at Soccerbase
- Player profile on 90minut.pl (Polish)
- National team stats on pzpn.pl (Polish)