Czesław Michniewicz

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Czesław Michniewicz
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Personal information
Date of birth (1970-02-12) 12 February 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Byarozawka, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1985 Ossa Biskupiec Pomorski
1985–1993 Bałtyk Gdynia
1993–1996 Polonia Gdańsk
1996–2000 Amica Wronki 9 (0)
Teams managed
2003–2006 Lech Poznań
2006–2007 Zagłębie Lubin
2008–2009 Arka Gdynia
2010–2011 Widzew Łódź
2011 Jagiellonia Białystok
2012 Polonia Warsaw
2013 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała
2015–2016 Pogoń Szczecin
2016–2017 Termalica Bruk-Bet Nieciecza
2017– Poland U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Czesław Michniewicz (Polish pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʂɛswaf mʲixˈɲɛvʲit͡ʂ]; born 12 February 1970 in Byarozawka) is a Polish professional football manager and former player who is the coach of the Poland under-21 national team. He is nicknamed the "Polish Mourinho".

Managerial career[edit]

In September 2003 he was appointed as the manager of Lech Poznań. He led the side to the 2003–04 Polish Cup and Polish Super Cup titles. He left the club in June 2006. In October 2006, he was appointed manager of Ekstraklasa side Zagłębie Lubin, leading the club to the 2006–07 league title. In October 2007, he was relieved of his duties. In July 2008 he became manager of Arka Gdynia in the Ekstraklasa. From 15 November 2010 until 30 June 2011, he managed Widzew Łódź.[1] On 22 July 2011, he was appointed as the manager of Jagiellonia Białystok, but left the position on 22 December 2011 by mutual consent. On 28 March 2012, Michniewicz was named as the new coach of Polonia Warsaw, which he lead until 8 May 2012.[2] From 22 March to 22 October 2013, he managed Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała. After a year and a half pause, he was hired as the coach of Pogoń Szczecin. Michniewicz's side finished the league at sixth place in the 2015–16 season. Despite the best result in years, his contract wasn't renewed and he left the club on 30 June 2016.

On 7 July 2017, he was appointed as the manager of Poland under-21 national team.

Personal life[edit]

Michniewicz was born in Byarozawka, then in the Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union (present-day Belarus), while his mother was visiting her family; but grew up in Biskupiec, Poland.[3] On 20 June 1998, he married Grażyna Rzewuska, with whom he has two sons: Mateusz (born 22 January 2001) and Jakub (born 13 August 2003).[4]



Amica Wronki


Lech Poznań

Zagłebie Lubin


  1. ^ Michniewicz nowym trenerem Widzewa 15.11.2010,
  2. ^ "Polonia replace Zielinski with Michniewicz". 28 March 2012.
  3. ^ Michniewicz, Czesław. "About me » About me." Official Website. Poznań: Sportwin. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  4. ^ Michniewicz, Czesław. "About me » Family". Official Website. Poznań: Sportwin. Retrieved 22 June 2019.

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