Andrzej Niedzielan

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Andrzej Niedzielan
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Personal information
Full name Andrzej Niedzielan
Date of birth (1979-02-27) 27 February 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Żary, Poland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward, Second striker
Club information
Current team
Ruch Chorzów
Number 32
Youth career
Promień Żary[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Promień Żary
1998–2001 Zagłębie Lubin 15 (4)
1999–2000 Odra Opole (loan) 22 (3)
2001 Chrobry Głogów (loan) 16 (5)
2002 Górnik Zabrze 22 (18)
2003 Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski 26 (10)
2004–2007 NEC 87 (20)
2007–2009 Wisła Kraków 24 (1)
2009–2010 Ruch Chorzów 18 (7)
2010–2011 Korona Kielce 25 (12)
2011–2012 Cracovia 14 (1)
2012– Ruch Chorzów 14 (1)
National team
2002– Poland 18 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:14, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Andrzej Niedzielan (Polish pronunciation: [ˈand͡ʑɛj ɲɛˈdʑɛlan]) (born 27 February 1979, in Żary) is a Polish footballer who plays as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He began his career began in 1997, when he joined Promień Żary. Then he played for Zagłębie Lubin, where he did not impress. He made his Ekstraklasa debut in a 0–2 defeat to Ruch Chorzów on 23 September 1998 and on 23 October that year he scored two goals in a 3–1 victory over Stomil Olsztyn. He finished the 1998–99 season with three goals in eight league appearances.[2] After that season he was loaned to Odra Opole, and subsequently to Chrobry Głogów.

Later career[edit]

In the spring of 2001 he was transferred to Górnik Zabrze for a nominal fee. At Górnik, Andrzej Niedzielan finally found his stride. After playing for one and a half seasons he was sold to Dyskobolia Grodzisk. At Dyskobolia his career took off, and after one year he received an offer from NEC. He then returned to Poland with Wisła Kraków for two seasons, and on 24 July 2009 signed a contract with Ruch Chorzów.[3] He made his debut for Ruch in a match against Wisła Kraków on 1 August 2009. On 29 August in a 2–0 victory over Polonia Warszawa he scored his first goal for Ruch.[4] On 6 March 2010 he suffered a Zygomatic bone injury.[5]

Korona Kielce[edit]

On 2 June 2010 Niedzielan signed a two-year contract with Ekstraklasa side Korona Kielce.[6] He scored his first goal on 7 August in a debut against Zagłębie Lubin. He also scored in the next league matches against Widzew Łódź, Polonia Bytom, Cracovia, Polonia Warszawa, Wisła Kraków and Ruch Chorzów.[7] After eighteen rounds he was a leading goalscorer of Ekstraklasa with ten goals.[8]

Cracovia[edit]

In July 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Cracovia.[9] In January 2012, Niedzielan left Cracovia after having his contract terminated by mutual consent and later joined Ruch Chorzów where he played in the 2009–10 season.

Statistics[edit]

Season Club Games Played Goals
1998–1999 Zagłębie Lubin  POL 8 3
1999–2000 Odra Opole  POL 22 3
2000–2001 Zagłębie Lubin  POL 0 0
2000–2001 Chrobry Głogów  POL 16 5
2001–2002 Zagłębie Lubin  POL 7 1
2001–2002 Górnik Zabrze  POL 8 3
2002–2003 Górnik Zabrze  POL 14 15
2002–2003 Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski  POL 14 6
2003–2004 Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski  POL 12 4
2003–2004 NEC Nijmegen  NLD 11 3
2004–2005 NEC Nijmegen  NLD 27 5
2005–2006 NEC Nijmegen  NLD 27 10
2006–2007 NEC Nijmegen  NLD 22 2
2007–2008 Wisła Kraków  POL 8 1
2008–2009 Wisła Kraków  POL 16 0
2009–2010 Ruch Chorzów  POL 18 7
2010–2011 Korona Kielce  POL 25 12
2011–2012 KS Cracovia  POL 14 1
2012–2014 Ruch Chorzów  POL 14 1
Career Total 283 82

Goals for senior national team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 February 2003 Stadion Poljud, Split, Croatia  Macedonia
0–1
0–3
International Friendly
2. 14 October 2003 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary  Hungary
0–1
1–2
UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
3. 14 October 2003 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary  Hungary
1–2
1–2
UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
4. 16 November 2003 Wisła Płock Stadium, Płock, Poland  Serbia and Montenegro
1–0
4–3
International Friendly
5. 18 February 2004 Estadio Bahía Sur, San Fernando, Spain  Slovenia
2–0
2–0
International Friendly

Private life[edit]

In June 2007 he married Kamila.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrzej Niedzielan" (in Polish). Ruch Chorzów. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sezon 1998/99" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Andrzej Niedzielan piłkarzem Ruchu" (in Polish). sport.interia.pl. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sezon 2009/10" (in Polish). 90minut. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Niedzielan kontuzjowany" (in Polish). Futbol.pl. 6 March 2010. Archived from the original on 8 March 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Andrzej Niedzialan piłkarzem Korony" (in Polish). 90minut. 2 June 2010. Archived from the original on 2 October 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sezon 2010/11" (in Polish). 90minut. Archived from the original on 6 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Strzelcy" (in Polish). 90minut. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  9. ^ Andrzej Niedzielan oficjalnie piłkarzem Cracovii Archived 10 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. 7 July 2011, onet.pl
  10. ^ "Niedzielan już nie jest kawalerem" (in Polish). Gazeta.pl. 3 June 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Netherlands Saïd Boutahar
N.E.C. Topscorer
10 Goals

2005–2006
Succeeded by
Netherlands Romano Denneboom