Dick Krzywicki

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Dick Krzywicki
Personal information
Full name Ryszard Lech Krzywicki
Date of birth (1947-02-02) 2 February 1947 (age 71)
Place of birth Penley, Flintshire, Wales
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1969 West Bromwich Albion 57 (9)
1969–1974 Huddersfield Town 47 (7)
1972Scunthorpe United (loan) 2 (0)
1973Northampton Town (loan) 8 (3)
1974–1976 Lincoln City 68 (11)
National team
1969–1971 Wales 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 May 2007

Dick Krzywicki (born Ryszard Lech Krzywicki on 2 February 1947 in Penley, Flintshire) is a Welsh former professional footballer and Wales international. He was born to Polish parents.

During his career he played for West Bromwich Albion, Huddersfield Town, Scunthorpe United, Northampton Town and Lincoln City.[1]

He was the first West Bromwich Albion substitute to enter the field in a League Cup match when he replaced Doug Fraser against Manchester City in October 1966. He went on to score a goal as Albion progressed by a 4–2 scoreline. Krzywicki became the first Albion player to be substituted in an FA Cup game when he made way for Graham Lovett against Colchester United in January 1968.[2]

International career[edit]

Krzywicki made his debut for Wales on 22 October 1969 in a 3–1 defeat to East Germany. His finest moment gaining his 8 caps for Wales was when he scored against the then world champions, England in the 1970 British Home Championship.[3][4] He made his final appearance on 27 October 1971 in a 1–0 defeat to Czechoslovakia.

Personal life[edit]

Krzywicki's daughter Tara played for Wales at international level, winning six caps, before becoming a long distance runner. His son Nick is a professional golfer.[5]


  • Hayes, Dean P. (2004). Wales The Complete Who's Who of Footballers Since 1946. Sutton Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7509-3700-9. 
  1. ^ "Dick Krzywicki". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony; Mackenzie, Colin (1987). Albion! A Complete Record of West Bromwich Albion 1879-1987. Breedon Books. p. 241. ISBN 0-907969-23-2. 
  3. ^ "Wales 1-1 England". The Football Association. Retrieved 2010-01-27. [dead link]
  4. ^ Turnbull, Simon (1999-03-21). "Tara, the girl who was born to run". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  5. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (2000-01-21). "Krzywicki arrives by the long route". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-27.