Ariel Borysiuk

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Ariel Borysiuk
Ariel Borysiuk 2011.jpg
Borysiuk playing for Legia Warsaw.
Personal information
Full name Ariel Borysiuk
Date of birth (1991-07-28) 28 July 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Biała Podlaska, Poland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lechia Gdańsk (on loan from Queens Park Rangers)
Number 16
Youth career
2004–2007 TOP 54 Biała Podlaska
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Legia Warsaw 90 (4)
2012–2015 1. FC Kaiserslautern 44 (0)
2013 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 5 (0)
2014 Volga (loan) 4 (0)
2014–2015 Lechia Gdańsk (loan) 34 (0)
2015–2016 Lechia Gdańsk 20 (2)
2016 Legia Warsaw 13 (0)
2016– Queens Park Rangers 11 (0)
2017 Lechia Gdańsk (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Poland U17 3 (0)
2009–2010 Poland U19 8 (1)
2010–2011 Poland U20 2 (0)
2009–2012 Poland U21 14 (1)
2010– Poland 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2017

Ariel Borysiuk ([ˈarʲɛl bɔˈrɨɕuk]; born 29 July 1991) is a Polish footballer who currently plays for Lechia Gdańsk on loan from Queens Park Rangers.

Club career[edit]

Legia Warsaw[edit]

Born in Biała Podlaska, Borysiuk made his debut in the Ekstraklasa on 23 February 2007 at the age of 16 years and 213 days, becoming the second youngest footballer ever to play for Legia.[1] He is also Legia's youngest ever goalscorer, notching his first goal for the club on 19 April 2008 away to Odra Wodzisław at the age of 16 years and 265 days.[2] This goal also made him the second youngest player to score a goal in the Ekstraklasa with only legend Włodzimierz Lubański being younger when he scored.[3]

1. FC Kaiserslautern[edit]

On the last day of the 2011–12 winter transfer window, Borysiuk transferred to 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[4] He was sent off on his debut for Kaiserslautern against 1. FC Köln for receiving two yellow cards, which came in the 35th and 40th minute. Kaiserslautern eventually lost the game 1–0.

Volga (loan)[edit]

On 19 January 2014, Boriysiuk joined Russian side Volga on loan for the remainder of the season.[5] On 10 March 2014, Boriysiuk made his Volga debut in a 5–1 away defeat to Amkar Perm, in which he replaced Artur Sarkisov inside only twenty-three minutes.[6] After only appearing four times for Volga, Boriysiuk returned to 1. FC Kaiserslautern at the end of the campaign.

Lechia Gdańsk[edit]

On 14 July 2014, it was announced that Borysiuk had joined Polish club Lechia Gdańsk on loan for the 2014–15 Ekstraklasa.[7] On 19 July 2014, Borysiuk made his Lechia Gdańsk debut in a 2–2 draw against Jagiellonia Białystok, in which he played the full 90 minutes. Although, he failed to score once in his loan spell at Lechia Gdańsk, Borysiuk managed to feature in every Ekstraklasa fixture for the 2014/15 campaign.

On 26 July 2015, after an impressive debut season at Lechia Gdańsk, Borysiuk made his stay permanent.[8] On 28 August 2015, Borysiuk scored his first goal for Lechia Gdańsk in a 1–1 draw with Podbeskidzie.[9]

Return to Legia Warsaw[edit]

On 11 January 2016, Borysiuk re-joined Legia Warsaw after an impressive spell at Lechia Gdańsk.[10] On 21 February 2016, Borysiuk made his comeback for Legia Warsaw in a 2–1 victory over Zagłębie Lubin, in which he replaced Stojan Vranješ in the 32nd minute.[11]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

On 22 June 2016, after only featuring thirteen times for Legia Warsaw, it was announced that Borysiuk would join English side Queens Park Rangers on a three-year deal.[12] After featuring in 10 league games, Borysiuk was allowed to go on loan in January 2017, returning to Poland to play for Lechia Gdańsk, who he been on loan with a few years earlier.[13]

International career[edit]

Before being capped for the senior team, Borysiuk also represented Poland at U21 level, having made his first appearance on 5 June 2009 against Sweden.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 January 2017.[15]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Legia Warsaw 2007–08 Ekstraklasa 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
2008–09 Ekstraklasa 18 0 0 0 2[a] 0 0 0 20 0
2009–10 Ekstraklasa 23 0 2 0 4[a] 0 29 0
2010–11 Ekstraklasa 26 2 6 0 32 2
2011–12 Ekstraklasa 15 1 1 0 9[a] 0 0 0 25 1
Total 90 4 9 0 15 0 0 0 114 4
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2011–12 Bundesliga 12 0 0 0 12 0
2012–13 2. Bundesliga 28 0 1 0 2[b] 0 31 0
2013–14 2. Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 44 0 1 0 2 0 47 0
1. FC Kaiserslautern II 2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 5 0 5 0
Volga (loan) 2013–14 Russian Premier League 4 0 0 0 4 0
Lechia Gdańsk (loan) 2014–15 Ekstraklasa 34 0 1 0 35 0
Lechia Gdańsk 2015–16 Ekstraklasa 20 2 2 0 22 2
Legia Warsaw 2015–16 Ekstraklasa 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Queens Park Rangers 2016–17 Championship 11 0 1 0 12 0
Lechia Gdańsk 2016–17 Ekstraklasa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 222 6 15 0 15 0 2 0 254 6
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Promotion play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borysiuk drugi z najmłodszych". sport.pl (in Polish). 23 February 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Borysiuk najmłodszym strzelcem w historii Legii". sport.pl (in Polish). 19 April 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Borysiuk tylko po Lubańskim". sport.pl (in Polish). 20 April 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ariel Borysiuk wechselt zum FCK" [Ariel Borysiuk transfers to FCK] (in German). DFL. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "RUSSIA/ OFFICIAL, Borysiuk joins Volga NN". TransferMarketWEB. 19 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Amkar Perm vs. Volga". Soccerway. 10 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ariel Borysiuk wechselt auf Leihbasis" [Ariel Borysiuk transfers on loan] (in German). 1. FC Kaiserslautern. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lechia wykupiła Ariela Borysiuka". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Podbeskidzie vs. Lechia Gdańsk". Soccerway. 28 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ariel Borysiuk leaves Lechia". Lechia Gdańsk. 11 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Zagłębie Lubin vs. Legia Warsaw". Soccerway. 21 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "QPR SIGN ARIEL BORYSIUK". Queens Park Rangers FC. 22 June 2016. 
  13. ^ http://www.qpr.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/qpr-ariel-borysiuk-lechia-gdansk-3537324.aspx
  14. ^ "U-21: Szwecja 2-1 Polska". 90minut.pl (in Polish). 5 June 2009. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  15. ^ "A. Borysiuk". Soccerway. 

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