Arkadiusz Klimek

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Arkadiusz Klimek
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-03-25) March 25, 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Iława, Poland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Jeziorak Iława
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Jeziorak Iława
1995–1998 Stomil Olsztyn 66 (10)
1998–2003 Zagłębie Lubin 96 (23)
2003–2004 Panionios NFC 21 (4)
2004–2005 Wisła Płock 12 (1)
2005–2007 FBK Kaunas 40 (16)
2007 Hearts (loan) 2 (0)
2008 FHK Liepājas Metalurgs 10 (1)
2008– Jeziorak Iława 32 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:05, 30 July 2010 (UTC).

Arkadiusz Klimek (born March 25, 1975 in Iława) is a Polish professional footballer currently playing for Latvian side FK Liepājas Metalurgs.

Career[edit]

Klimek started his career with local side Jeziorak Iława before moving to Stomil Olsztyn in 1995 then Zagłębie Lubin three years later. After 6 seasons with Zagłębie he decided to try his luck abroad, moving to Greece in 2003 with Panionios Nea Smirna. He returned after a single season, joining Wisła Płock in 2004.

In 2005 Klimek left Poland for a second time, joining Lithuanian champions FBK Kaunas. He helped Kaunas win the Cup in his debut season, although they finished runners-up to Ekranas Panevėžys in the A Lyga. The following season his 8 league goals helped Kaunas regain the league title and also earned him a move to Scotland, where he joined Scottish Premier League club Heart of Midlothian on a 6-month loan deal in January 2007.[1] He made his Hearts debut in a 1-0 defeat of Inverness Caledonian Thistle in March 2007 but made only one further start before his loan deal expired.

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