Maciej Skorża

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Maciej Skorża
Maciej Skorża 2011.jpg
Skorża coaching Legia Warszawa in 2011
Personal information
Full name Maciej Skorża
Date of birth (1972-01-10) January 10, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Radom, Poland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993 Radomiak Radom
1994 AZS-AWF Warszawa
Teams managed
1998–1999 SMS Piaseczno
2004–2005 Amica Wronki
2006–2007 Dyskobolia
2007–2010 Wisła Kraków
2010–2012 Legia Warszawa
2012–2013 Ettifaq FC
2014– Lech Poznań
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Maciej Skorża (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmat͡ɕɛj ˈskɔrʐa]; born January 10, 1972 in Radom) is a Polish football manager.

Career[edit]

During his short playing career, he was as a defender for Radomiak Radom and AZS-AWF Warszawa.

Managerial career[edit]

In 1994, he began his coaching career as a youth coach for Legia Warszawa.[1] He managed SMS Piaseczno during the 1998–99 season. From 1999 to 2003, he coached the Amica Wronki youth team and was successful in winning a league title in 2002. He also was an assistant to Mirosław Jabłoński while at Wisła Płock.

In May 2003, Paweł Janas appointed Skorża as a coach for the Poland national football team.

He had a short spell at Wisła Płock as an assistant manager before returning to Amica Wronki as manager in 2004. In the 2004–05 season, Skorża became the first Polish coach to manage to qualify a Polish football club to the group stage of the UEFA Cup. In the 2006-2007 season, he joined Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski and won the Polish Cup and Ekstraklasa Cup. On June 13, 2007, Skorża was appointed as the manager of Wisła Kraków which he led twice to league title, winning Ekstraklasa in seasons 2007-08 and 2008-09. He worked with Wisła Kraków until March 15, 2010, when the Wisła's board of directors fired him after a series of three games without a win, in spite of the club holding the lead of the league.[2]

On June 1, he was announced as the new manager of Legia Warszawa.[3] On 30 May 2012, Skorża's two-year spell as Legia warszawa manager came to an end.

On 1 September, Skorża was appointed as the new manager of Lech Poznań, signing a three-year contract with the club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maciej Skorża: Ekstraklasa". Wirtualna Polska. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Maciej Skorża nie jest już trenerem Wisły". wisla.krakow.pl. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  3. ^ "Skorża oficjalnie trenerem Legii" (in Polish). Polish Press Agency. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2010.