Pawel Abbott

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Pawel Abbott
Pawel Abbott.jpg
Abbott training with Oldham Athletic in 2009
Personal information
Full name Pawel Tadeusz Howard Abbott[1]
Date of birth (1982-05-05) 5 May 1982 (age 32)[2]
Place of birth York, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Arka Gdynia
Youth career
Beagle Boys
Kujawiak Włocławek
Włocłavia Włocławek
Łokietek Brześć Kujawski
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 ŁKS Łódź 8 (0)
2001–2004 Preston North End 25 (5)
2002 Bury (loan) 13 (5)
2003 Bury (loan) 4 (1)
2004 Huddersfield Town (loan) 6 (4)
2004–2007 Huddersfield Town 105 (44)
2007 Swansea City 18 (1)
2007–2009 Darlington 42 (17)
2009–2010 Oldham Athletic 39 (13)
2010–2011 Charlton Athletic 17 (1)
2011–2012 Ruch Chorzów 36 (6)
2012–2014 Zawisza Bydgoszcz 31 (15)
2014– Arka Gdynia 0 (0)
National team
Poland U21 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pawel Tadeusz Howard Abbott (born 5 May 1982) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker.

Successes[edit]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Abbott was born in York, North Yorkshire[1] to a Polish mother and an English father as the younger of two children. He first played football for Beagle Boys in York before the team changed its name to York RI. He had the chance to play for Doncaster Rovers but declined the offer and moved to Poland, where he became a youth player at ŁKS Łódź, before moving back to England to join Preston North End at the age of 19.

He did not have the best time at Preston making only 25 appearances in three years and having two loan spells at Bury.

Huddersfield Town[edit]

In early 2004, Abbott was signed on loan by Huddersfield Town as a makeshift replacement for Jon Stead who had just been sold to Premier League side Blackburn Rovers. He scored on his debut after coming off the bench against Bristol Rovers, going on to score four times in six games on loan. He was then bought for a fee of around £125,000. He would score only once more that season, but in 2004/05 became the first Town striker in 6 years to hit more than 20 goals as he struck 27 times in all competitions.

The following season was less successful for Abbott. After an initial run of scoring in the season, including in six consecutive games in August and September, he suffered something of a goal-drought over the remainder of the campaign, being relegated to being a bit-part player from the bench following this loss of form. He scored a total of 14 times in 2005/06.

In July 2006, Abbott rejected a move to Milton Keynes Dons as part of a deal or no deal with their defender Dean Lewington. He said that he wanted to fight for a first-team place against Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Andy Booth, John McAliskey and new signing Luke Beckett. In his penultimate game for Huddersfield on 30 December 2006 he scored two goals (including a last minute winner) against the club he would ironically go on to join in a matter of days; Swansea City.[3] In his final game for Huddersfield he was sent off against Doncaster Rovers on 1 January 2007.[4]

Swansea City[edit]

In January 2007, Abbott was sold to Swansea City for £150,000.[5] He made his debut as a late substitute against Gillingham on 23 January 2007.[6] Abbott was signed by Kenny Jackett, however shortly after he joined the club Jackett was replaced by Roberto Martínez. After 18 league appearances (9 starts) for the Swans he scored just once against Rotherham United, which was Martínez's first game in charge.[7]

Darlington[edit]

After just 6 months with Swansea, Abbott joined Darlington for £100,000.[8] Here Abbott found some of his best form scoring 17 from in 31 appearances. However, he was prone to injuries during his two seasons there and was sold to Oldham Athletic.

Oldham Athletic[edit]

On 26 June 2009, Abbott signed for League One team Oldham Athletic on a two-year deal. He scored his first two goals for the club on 15 August 2009, wrapping up a 2-1 victory for Oldham against Leyton Orient.[9] Abbott finished the season as Oldham's top scorer with 13 goals.

Charlton Athletic[edit]

On 30 July 2010, Abbott signed for Charlton Athletic for a fee of £20,000. Abbott netted twice against Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup to register his first goals for the club.[10] He went on to score against MK Dons in the Football League Trophy[11] and Swindon in the league,[12] ending his season tally on 4 goals.

Ruch Chorzów[edit]

On 28 February 2011, Abbott joined Polish side Ruch Chorzów on a free transfer, after playing 25 matches for Charlton scoring four goals.[13]

On 30 July 2011 he scored his first goal for Ruch Chorzów, giving his team a 2-1 victory over GKS Bełchatów on the first day match of the 2011-12 season.[14]

International career[edit]

Although born in England, Abbott was eligible to represent both England and Poland at International level. Abbott chose to represent Poland due to his mother. He made one appearance for the Poland national under-21 team, where he also scored his first international goal.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 August 2013.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
ŁKS Łódź 1999–2000[15] Ekstraklasa 8 0 1 1 2 0 11 1
2000–01[16] II liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 8 0 2 1 2 0 12 1
Preston North End 2000–01[17] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03[18] First Division 16 3 1 0 0 0 17 3
2003–04[19] First Division 9 2 3 0 1 0 13 2
Total 25 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 30 5
Bury (loan) 2002–03[18] Third Division 17 6 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 20 6
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2003–04[19] Third Division 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Huddersfield Town 2003–04[19] Third Division 7 1 0 0 0 0 2[b] 0 9 1
2004–05[20] League One 44 26 1 1 1 0 1[a] 0 47 27
2005–06[21] League One 36 12 3 0 2 2 3[c] 0 44 14
2006–07[22] League One 18 5 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 20 5
Total 111 48 4 1 4 2 7 0 126 51
Swansea City 2006–07[22] League One 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
Darlington 2007–08[23] League Two 24 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 27 9
2008–09[24] League Two 18 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 8
Total 42 17 2 0 1 0 0 0 45 17
Oldham Athletic 2009–10[25] League One 39 13 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 41 13
Charlton Athletic 2010–11[26] League One 17 1 3 0 1 2 4[a] 1 25 4
Ruch Chorzów 2010–11[27] Ekstraklasa 7 0 1 0 8 0
2011–12[28] Ekstraklasa 29 6 7 3 36 9
Total 36 6 8 3 44 9
Zawisza Bydgoszcz 2012–13[29] I liga 27 15 2 0 29 15
2013–14[30] Ekstraklasa 4 0 1 1 5 1
Total 31 15 3 1 34 16
Career total 344 112 27 6 12 4 13 1 396 123
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Third Division play-offs
  3. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two in League One play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "P. Abbott". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Huddersfield 3-2 Swansea". BBC. 30 December 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Doncaster 3-0 Huddersfield". BBC. 1 January 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Swans sign Abbott from Terriers". BBC. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Swansea boss enjoys Abbott debut". BBC. 24 January 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rotherham 1-2 Swansea". BBC. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Abbott joins Quakers from Swans". BBC. 6 July 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Leyton Orient 1 - 2 Oldham". BBC. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Shrewsbury 4 - 3 Charlton". BBC. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "MK Dons 1 - 2 Charlton". BBC. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Charlton 2 - 4 Swindon". BBC. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  13. ^ Paweł Abbott nowym piłkarzem Ruchu! 28 February 2011, ruchchorzow.com.pl
  14. ^ Szalona radość Pawła Abbotta! 30 July 2011, ruchchorzow.com.pl
  15. ^ "Sezon 1999/00" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Sezon 2000/01" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "2000/01". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Pawel Abbott in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c "Games played by Pawel Abbott in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Pawel Abbott in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Pawel Abbott in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Pawel Abbott in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Pawel Abbott in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Pawel Abbott in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Pawel Abbott in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Pawel Abbott in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "Sezon 2010/11" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  28. ^ "Sezon 2011/12" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  29. ^ "Sezon 2012/13" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  30. ^ "Sezon 2013/14" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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