Adam Matuszczyk

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Adam Matuszczyk
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Personal information
Full name Adam Matuszczyk
Date of birth (1989-02-14) 14 February 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Gliwice,[1] Poland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Braunschweig
Number 8
Youth career
SpVgg Merzig
VfB Dillingen
2003–2008 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2015 1. FC Köln II 37 (4)
2010–2015 1. FC Köln 102 (5)
2012 Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 8 (1)
2015– Eintracht Braunschweig 29 (1)
National team
2009–2010 Poland U21 4 (0)
2010– Poland 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:40, 17 May 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2014

Adam Matuszczyk[2][3][4] ([ˈadam maˈtuʂt͡ʂɨk]; born 14 February 1989) is a Polish footballer who plays for Eintracht Braunschweig and is a member of the Poland national team. Naturally a left midfielder, he can also be deployed as a defensive midfielder.[5]

Career[edit]

Matuszczyk began his career with SpVgg Merzig and later joined VfB Dillingen. After successful years with the youth teams of VfB Dillingen he was scouted by 1. FC Köln in the summer of 2003 and was promoted to the reserve team in the 2008–09 season.[4] In the first half of the season, Matuszczyk earned 11 caps and, on 3 February 2009, was promoted to the Bundesliga team of 1. FC Köln.[6] He made his Bundesliga debut on 27 February 2010 against Bayer Leverkusen. His first Bundesliga goals came on 10 April, when he scored twice to give Köln a 2–0 away win versus Hoffenheim. In January 2012, he was loaned to Fortuna Düsseldorf.[7]

In May 2015, Matuszczyk signed a three-year contract with Eintracht Braunschweig.[8]

International career[edit]

The former U-21 team player earned his first call up to the Poland national football team on 19 December 2009 for the King's Cup in Thailand.[9] However, he was retained by his club due to the tournament's scheduling outside of the official FIFA calendar for international matches.[10] On 4 May 2010, he was called up for the friendly games in May 2010.[11] He made his international debut on 29 May 2010 against Finland.[12] His first international goal came against the United States in October 2010.

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 18 May 2016.
Club Season League Cup Other1 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Köln II 2008–09 Regionalliga West 25 3 25 3 [13]
2009–10 11 1 11 1 [14]
2014–15 1 0 1 0 [14]
Totals 37 4 37 4
Köln 2009–10 Bundesliga 9 2 0 0 9 2 [14]
2010–11 24 2 3 0 27 2 [15]
2011–12 9 0 1 0 10 0 [14]
2012–13 2. Bundesliga 28 1 2 0 30 1 [16]
2013–14 22 0 3 1 25 1 [17]
2014–15 Bundesliga 10 0 2 0 12 0 [14]
Totals 102 5 11 1 113 6
Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 2011–12 2. Bundesliga 8 1 0 0 2 0 10 1 [14]
Eintracht Braunschweig 2015–16 29 1 3 0 32 1 [18]
Career totals 176 11 14 1 2 0 192 12
  • 1.^ Includes promotion playoff.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 October 2010 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States  United States 1–1 2–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Gliwice, Poland and moved to Germany in 1991 at the age of two thus he also has a German passport.[1] He is married to wife Denise with whom he has a son, Lennox.[19] He is known in Germany as Adam Matuschyk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Z FC Koln do kadry Smudy". Przegląd Sportowy (in Polish). 19 December 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Adam Matuszczyk Profile" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Adam Matuszczyk Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Matuszczyk, Adam" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "A Polish starlet making waves in Germany". IMScouting. 22 April 2010. Archived from the original on 25 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Neuer FC-Profi im Kader: Adam Matuschyk" (in German). Effzeh. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Fortuna leiht Matuschyk aus" [Fortuna loans Matuszczyk] (in German). DFL. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Adam Matuschyk wechselt zu den Löwen" (in German). eintracht.com. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Smuda beschenkt Kölner vor Weihnachten" (in German). reviersport.de. 19 December 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Smuda: Niech się wykażą!". Pilka Nozna (in Polish). 14 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Smuda nominiert Kölns Matuschyk" (in German). kicker.de. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Matuszczyk: serce biło mocniej" (in Polish). tvp.pl. 29 May 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f "Adam Matuszczyk » Club matches" (in German). World Football. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  15. ^ "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Adam Matuschyk". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "In meinem Zimmer hingen Poldi-Poster". Bild (in German). 15 April 2010. Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2010.