Łukasz Piszczek

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Łukasz Piszczek
Łukasz Piszczek 2014 (cropped).jpg
Piszczek with Borussia Dortmund in 2014
Personal information
Full name Łukasz Piotr Piszczek[1]
Date of birth (1985-06-03) 3 June 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Right-back, centre-back
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 26
Youth career
1992–2001 LKS Goczałkowice-Zdrój
2001–2004 Gwarek Zabrze
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Hertha BSC 68 (3)
2004–2007Zagłębie Lubin (loan) 69 (14)
2010– Borussia Dortmund 212 (15)
National team
2003–2005 Poland U19 8 (8)
2005 Poland U21 2 (0)
2007–2018 Poland 65 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:11, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Łukasz Piotr Piszczek (Polish pronunciation: [ˈwukaʂ ˈpʲiʂt͡ʂɛk] (About this soundlisten); born 3 June 1985) is a Polish footballer who plays as a right-back for Borussia Dortmund.

He also played for the Poland national team, making his debut in 2007 and going on to receive over 60 caps. He was also selected for four tournaments during his time with the national team, playing in three UEFA European Championships and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He confirmed his retirement from international football in 2018 following the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup.[2]

Club career[edit]

Gwarek Zabrze[edit]

Piszczek began his career as a striker. In 2001, he joined Gwarek Zabrze, coached by Vincent Soshinski, where he broke many goalscoring records at junior level and in 2003 won the Polish youth championship.[3] In 2004, he became the top scorer at the 2004 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, along with the Turk Ali Öztürk.

Piszczek with Hertha Berlin in 2009.

Hertha BSC[edit]

Hertha BSC was attracted by this performance and promptly signed him, then immediately loaned him out to Zagłębie Lubin. With Zagłębie, he won the league championship during the 2006–07 season. He was also one goal off being the League's Top Scorer, following Saar Merzel with 17 goals. At Zagłębie, he played mainly as a left winger in 4–3–3 formation (with Wojciech Łobodziński on the right wing and Michał Chałbiński in the centre), although he was often utilized as a centre forward. He scored 11 goals in 2006–07 season, becoming the club's second best scorer after Chałbiński, who scored 13.

In the fall of 2007, Hertha recalled the player. Piszczek scored his first goal in the Bundesliga on 26 April 2008 to earn one point against Hannover 96.

Piszczek missed most of the first half of the 2008–09 season as the result of a hip problem that eventually required surgery.[4] He began training again in February 2009 but in March suffered a setback due to a minor knee injury.[5] He returned to Bundesliga action in April. At Hertha, Piszczek initially played as an offensive midfielder or on left wing, but in his second season, he started to appear at right-back after an injury to Arne Friedrich. After Friedrich recovered, Piszczek lost his place in the starting line-up, but reclaimed it in 2009–10, when Friedrich moved to centre-back.

Piszczek with Borussia Dortmund in 2014.

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

On 19 May 2010, Piszczek moved to Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer, signing a contract until June 2013.[6] On 26 July 2011, he signed a contract extension to keep him at the club until June 2016.[7] On 24 September 2011, he scored his first goal for his new German club, a last-minute volley to win the match away to Mainz 05 2–1.[8] In the 2012–13 season for Dortmund, Piszczek appeared in 11 out of 12 matches of Dortmund's road to the UEFA Champions League Final in 2013. He also started the final at right-back against Bayern Munich, but Dortmund lost by one goal after Arjen Robben scored a 89th-minute winner for Bayern.[9] On 27 January 2016, Piszczek signed a contract extension to keep him at the club until 2018.[10] On 6 April 2017, he extended his contract with Dortmund until 30 June 2019.[11] On 13 March 2018, Borussia Dortmund announced that the club had reached an agreement with Piszczek for a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 30 June 2020.[12]

International career[edit]

Piszczek playing for Poland at the UEFA Euro 2016

Piszczek made his debut for the Poland national team in a friendly match against Estonia on 3 February 2007.[13]

On 6 June 2008, he was selected for the final 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2008, replacing Jakub Błaszczykowski, who was left out through injury.[14] He made one appearance at the tournament, coming on a substitute against Germany,[15] but after receiving a training injury, did not play in the next match and had no further role in the tournament.[16]

On 29 July 2011, the Polish Football Association gave a six-month suspension on Piszczek for participation in the fixing of a 2006 match against KS Cracovia match, in which he did not play.[17][18][19] In September 2011, the suspension was cancelled.[20]

Piszczek was selected for the final 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2012.[21] He played in all three group games for Poland.[22][23][24]

On 22 March 2013, Piszczek scored his first goal for the national team in a 1–3 defeat to Ukraine.[25] Four days later, he scored in a 5–0 win over San Marino.[26]

Piszczek was also selected for the final 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016.[27] He made his 50th appearance for the national team in the quarter-final match against Portugal, which Poland lost.[28]

Piszczek was selected for the final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[29] However, following a disappointing tournament performance with Poland, Piszczek confirmed his retirement from international football.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Piszczek was born in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Bielsko, and raised in Goczałkowice-Zdrój. His father, the coach of the local football club, decided to bring him to one of the training sessions at the age of about 7–8. His brothers, Marek and Adam were also involved in football.[3]

Piszczek married his fiancée Ewa Kryjom in June 2009.[30] The couple's daughters, Sara and Nel, were born on 3 March 2011 and 15 February 2016 respectively.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

Piszczek preparing to take a throw-in during a match in 2018.
Piszczek in 2012.

Club career[edit]

As of 13 May 2018[32]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Other[nb 2] Continental[nb 3] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zagłębie Lubin 2004–05 11 2 12 4 - - - - 23 6
2005–06 28 1 8 1 - - - - 36 2
2006–07 30 11 2 1 5 1 2 0 39 13
Total 69 14 22 6 5 1 2 0 98 21
Hertha BSC 2007–08 24 1 2 0 - - - - 26 1
2008–09 13 0 2 0 - - 4 3 19 3
2009–10 31 2 2 0 - - 9 1 42 3
Total 68 3 6 0 0 0 13 4 87 7
Borussia Dortmund 2010–11 33 0 1 0 - - 7 0 41 0
2011–12 32 4 6 0 1 0 6 0 45 4
2012–13 29 2 4 0 1 0 12 0 46 2
2013–14 19 3 4 0 0 0 6 0 29 3
2014–15 22 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 30 0
2015–16 20 0 6 1 0 0 12 1 38 2
2016–17 25 5 5 0 0 0 9 0 39 5
2017–18 24 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 30 0
Total 204 14 29 1 5 0 63 1 298 16
Career totals 341 31 57 7 9 1 76 5 483 44

International[edit]

As of 28 June 2018[33][34]
Poland
Year Apps Goals
2007 2 0
2008 4 0
2009 0 0
2010 7 0
2011 8 0
2012 11 0
2013 2 2
2014 5 0
2015 5 0
2016 9 0
2017 6 1
2018 6 0
Total 65 3

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 March 2013 Warsaw, Poland  Ukraine 1–2 1–3 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 26 March 2013 Warsaw, Poland  San Marino 2–0 5–0
3. 26 March 2017 Podgorica, Montenegro  Montenegro 2–1 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Zagłebie Lubin
Borussia Dortmund

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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