Edward Szymkowiak

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Edward Szymkowiak
Personal information
Date of birth (1932-02-13)13 February 1932
Place of birth Szopienice, Poland
Date of death 28 January 1990(1990-01-28) (aged 57)
Place of death Bytom, Poland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944 TuS Bogucice
1945–1949 KS 22 Mała Dąbrówka
1950–1952 Ruch Chorzów 24 (0)
1952 Garnizonowy WKS Bielsko
1953–1956 Legia Warszawa 85 (0)
1957–1969 Polonia Bytom 245 (0)
National team
1952–1969 Poland 53 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edward Józef Szymkowiak (February 13, 1932 – January 28, 1990) was a notable Polish footballer who played as goalkeepers.

Club career[edit]

He played for such a clubs like Ruch Chorzów and Legia Warszawa, but most of his career he spent in Polonia Bytom. He is one of the legend of that club. The stadium of Polonia Bytom is called by his name.

International career[edit]

Szymkowiak participated in Olympics Games in Helsinki and Rome. He played in one of the biggest victory of Polish football - in the game versus USSR national football team in 1957.


Ruch Chorzów
Legia Warsaw
Polonia Bytom
  • Player of the season: 1957, 1958, 1965, 1966

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