Roman Kosecki

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Roman Kosecki
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-02-15) 15 February 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Piaseczno, Poland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 RKS Mirków
1983–1986 RKS Ursus
1986–1988 Gwardia Warszawa
1988–1990 Legia Warsaw 41 (12)
1990–1992 Galatasaray SK 38 (19)
1992–1993 Osasuna 34 (8)
1993–1995 Atlético Madrid 59 (14)
1995–1996 FC Nantes 27 (2)
1996–1997 Montpellier 19 (2)
1997–1998 Legia Warsaw 10 (0)
1998–1999 Chicago Fire 50 (12)
National team
1988–1995 Poland 69 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2007

Roman Kosecki (born 15 February 1966 in Piaseczno) is a former Polish soccer striker.

Career[edit]

In his club career, Kosecki played for RKS URSUS, Gwardia Warsaw, Legia Warsaw, Galatasaray, CA Osasuna, Atlético Madrid, Nantes, Montpellier, and the Chicago Fire.[1] He came to Major League Soccer in the Fire's inaugural season in 1998, joining fellow Polish internationals Peter Nowak and Jerzy Podbrozny.[2] Kosecki proceeded to score the first goal in Fire's history in a 2–0 win over the Miami Fusion. He then helped the club to the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup double. Kosecki played two seasons in MLS, scoring 12 goals and 19 assists in league play, before retiring as a player.

For Poland, Kosecki was capped 69 times, scoring 19 goals between 1988 and 1995.[3]

He was a deputy (poseł) to the Polish Sejm from Civic Platform in 2005. Kosecki ran for the position of president of the PZPN in 2012 but lost to Polish soccer legend Zbigniew Boniek. Boniek however appointed him to vice president of youth development.

His son Jakub Kosecki plays for Legia Warsaw.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Poland's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 10 February 1988 Tel Aviv, Israel  Israel 3–1 Friendly
2 13 July 1988 New Britain, United States  United States 2–0 Friendly
3 13 July 1988 New Britain, United States  United States 2–0 Friendly
4 8 February 1989 San José, Costa Rica  Costa Rica 4–2 Friendly
5 14 February 1989 Puebla, Mexico  Mexico 1–3 Friendly
6 11 February 1990 Cairo, Egypt  Kuwait 1–1 Friendly
7 4 May 1990 Chicago, United States  Colombia 1–2 Friendly
8 21 May 1990 Marseille, France  United Arab Emirates 4–0 Friendly
9 10 October 1990 Warsaw, Poland  United States 2–3 Friendly
10 19 December 1990 Volos, Greece  Greece 2–1 Friendly
11 17 April 1991 Warsaw, Poland  Turkey 3–0 UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying
12 19 May 1992 Salzburg, Austria  Austria 4–2 Friendly
13 19 May 1992 Salzburg, Austria  Austria 4–2 Friendly
14 5 July 1992 Guatemala City, Guatemala  Guatemala 2–2 Friendly
15 5 July 1992 Guatemala City, Guatemala  Guatemala 2–2 Friendly
16 9 February 1994 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain  Spain 1–1 Friendly
17 4 September 1994 Tel Aviv, Israel  Israel 1–2 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
18 25 April 1995 Zabrze, Poland  Israel 4–3 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
19 7 June 1995 Zabrze, Poland  Slovakia 5–0 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roman Kosecki" (in Polish). 90 Minut. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Meet the Fire: Roman Kosecki". Chicago Sun-Times. 16 June 1998. 
  3. ^ Klukowski, Tomasz (9 November 2002). "Roman Kosecki – International Matches". RSSSF.