Paweł Kieszek

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Paweł Kieszek
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-04-16) 16 April 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Warsaw, Poland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Estoril
Number 31
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Polonia Warsaw 25 (0)
2006 Egaleo (loan) 8 (0)
2007–2010 Braga 11 (0)
2009 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 10 (0)
2010–2012 Porto 1 (0)
2011–2012 Roda (loan) 25 (0)
2012–2014 Vitória Setúbal 53 (0)
2014– Estoril 4 (0)
National team
2006 Poland U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 11 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Paweł Kieszek ([ˈpavɛu̯ ˈkʲɛʂɛk]; born 16 April 1984) is a Polish footballer who plays for Portuguese club G.D. Estoril Praia as a goalkeeper.

After starting out at Polonia Warsaw he went on to spend most of his professional career in Portugal, signing in 2007 with Braga.

Football career[edit]

Born in Warsaw, Kieszek began his professional career at local Polonia Warsaw in the Ekstraklasa. In January 2006 he was loaned to Greece's Egaleo FC, where he remained until the end of the year; he returned to Polonia, which had been relegated to the second level in his absence, for 2006–07, playing only a few games before getting injured and missing the rest of the season.

Kieszek signed with S.C. Braga in Portugal in June 2007, on a free transfer. He made his club debut on 21 February 2008 in a 0–1 home loss against SV Werder Bremen for the campaign's UEFA Cup, first appearing in the league three days later against S.L. Benfica (1–1).

In January 2009 Kieszek joined Vitória Futebol Clube, on loan until the end of the season, being relatively used during his spell as the Sadinos managed to retain their top flight status. Upon his return to Braga, he was a backup to Portuguese international Eduardo.

In July 2010, after another uneventful 2009–10 with Braga – the club finished second, but he only appeared in three matches in the campaign's Portuguese League Cup, conceding four goals – Kieszek signed a four-year contract with F.C. Porto, with Braga retaining 50% of his economic rights.[1][2] In August of the following year, after only four official appearances, he was loaned to Dutch side Roda JC.[3]

On 16 June 2014, after two years with former team Setúbal, Kieszek signed a two-year contract with G.D. Estoril Praia.[4]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 15 May 2014[5][6]
Season Club League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Polonia Warsaw 2003–04 Ekstraklasa 6 0 1 0 7 0
2004–05 Ekstraklasa 3 0 7 0 10 0
2005–06 Ekstraklasa 16 0 0 0 16 0
2006–07 I Liga 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 28 0 8 0 36 0
Egaleo 2005–06 Superleague 5 0 0 0 5 0
2006–07 Superleague 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 8 0 0 0 8 0
Braga 2007–08 Primeira Liga 11 0 0 0 1[a] 0 12 0
2008–09 Primeira Liga 0 0 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Primeira Liga 0 0 5 0 5 0
Total 11 0 6 0 1 0 18 0
Vitória Setúbal 2008–09 Primeira Liga 10 0 0 0 10 0
Total 10 0 0 0 10 0
Porto 2010–11 Primeira Liga 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Total 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Roda 2011–12 Eredivisie 25 0 2 0 27 0
Total 25 0 2 0 27 0
Vitória Setúbal 2012–13 Primeira Liga 27 0 4 0 31 0
2013–14 Primeira Liga 26 0 6 0 32 0
Total 53 0 10 0 63 0
Career total 136 0 29 0 1 0 166 0
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Porto recruit goalkeeper Kieszek". UEFA.com. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Relatório e contas anuais (Report and yearly finance); Braga's official website (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Keeper Kieszek joins Roda; FIFA.com, 31 August 2011
  4. ^ "Kieszek bramkarzem Estorilu Praia" [Kieszek joins Estoril Praia] (in Polish). Sport. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kieszek". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "P. Kieszek". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 

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