Tomasz Wałdoch

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Tomasz Wałdoch
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Personal information
Full name Tomasz Wałdoch
Date of birth (1971-05-10) 10 May 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Gdańsk, Poland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1986–1988 Stoczniowiec Gdańsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1995 Górnik Zabrze 152 (8)
1995–1999 VfL Bochum 133 (8)
1999–2006 Schalke 04 141 (12)
2006–2007 Jagiellonia Białystok 15 (0)
Total 441 (28)
National team
1991–2002 Poland 74 (2)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Schalke 04 U-17 (Assistant coach)
2008 Schalke 04 II (Assistant coach)
2008–2009 Schalke 04 U-17 (Assistant coach)
2010 Górnik Zabrze (Director of Sport)
2011–2012 Schalke 04 U-17
2012- Schalke 04 Jugend
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tomasz Wałdoch (Polish pronunciation: [ˈtɔmaʂ ˈvawdɔx]) (born 10 May 1971 in Gdańsk) is a retired Polish footballer. He holds German citizenship.[citation needed]

He had a 10 year international career, where he often captained the side, including at the 2002 World Cup. His club career was mostly spent in Germany with VfL Bochum and Schalke 04.

Club career[edit]

Waldoch has played for Górnik Zabrze, VfL Bochum, Schalke 04 and Jagiellonia Białystok.

International career[edit]

He played for the Polish national team, for which he earned 74 caps. Wałdoch was a participant at the 1992 Summer Olympics, where Poland won the silver medal,[1] and was the captain of the Polish team for the 2002 World Cup.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 September 1992 Stadion Miejski, Poznań, Poland  Turkey 1–0 1–0 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 15 March 1995 Miejski Stadion Sportowy "KSZO", Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland  Lithuania 2–0 4–1 International Friendly



VfL Bochum

2. Bundesliga

Schalke 04




UEFA Intertoto Cup

Coaching career[edit]

On 1 July 2006 was named as the new Assistant Coach of FC Schalke 04 U-17 Youth and on 15 April 2008 till 30 June 2008 he was the Assistant Coach at Schalke 04 II. On 11 November 2009 it was announced that Waldoch would become the temporary Assistant coach of Poland national football team, assisting Franciszek Smuda.[2] He has since been replaced in the role by his former teammate Jacek Zielinski. On 20 April 2010 was named as the new Director of Sport of his first professional club Górnik Zabrze.[3] He left later that year, in November. He was then coach of the Schalke 04 U-17's from July 2011 to June 2012. He has been the coach of the Schalke 04 Jugend team since July 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Tomasz Wałdoch is married and has four children - two sons and two daughters. His son Kamil (born 4 July 1992) currently plays at ETB Schwarz-Weiß Essen.[4]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Olaf Thon
Schalke 04 captain
Succeeded by
Frank Rost