Dariusz Żuraw

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Dariusz Żuraw
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Personal information
Full name Dariusz Żuraw
Date of birth (1972-11-14) 14 November 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth Wieluń, Poland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 LZS Ostrówek 0 (0)
1990–1992 LZS Rychłocice 5 (0)
1992–1996 WKS Wieluń 71 (4)
1996–1997 Okocimski KS Brzesko 42 (2)
1997–2001 Zagłębie Lubin 100 (10)
2001–2008 Hannover 96 146 (7)
2008–2009 Arka Gdynia 30 (6)
2009-2011 WKS Wieluń
National team
2005 Poland 1 (0)
Teams managed
WKS Wieluń
Odra Opole
Miedź Legnica
Lech Poznań (assistant)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Dariusz Żuraw (born 14 November 1972 in Wieluń) is a Polish footballer.

Club career[edit]

Żuraw began his career in his native Poland, playing for a succession of lower league teams: LZS Ostrówek, LZS Rychłocice, WKS Wieluń, Okocimski KS Brzesko, Zagłębie Lubin.[1]

He was spotted by Hannover 96, then of 2. Bundesliga, and moved there on 24 October 2001, making his debut a month later on 28 November 2001 in a DFB-Pokal tie against VfL Wolfsburg II. He immediately enjoyed success, as the club won promotion, comfortably finishing as champions.

Żuraw's first game at the top level was also a memorable occasion as he scored after just 6 minutes against Hamburger SV.

He was a regular fixture in defence during his seven seasons with Hannover 96; in 2004–05, he was just one game away from being an ever-present (as suspension ruled him out).

In 2008, he transferred to the Polish Ekstraklasa club Arka Gdynia, on a free transfer from Hannover 96.

International career[edit]

Żuraw has made one appearance for the full Poland national football team, in a 1–3 friendly defeat to Belarus on 9 February 2005.


  1. ^ "Dariusz Żuraw". 90 Minut (in Polish). Retrieved 2 March 2010. 

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