Jan Bednarek (footballer)

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Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek 2018.jpg
Bednarek lining up for Poland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Jan Kacper Bednarek[1]
Date of birth (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Słupca, Poland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Number 35
Youth career
0000–2013 Lech Poznań
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Lech Poznań 31 (1)
2015–2016Górnik Łęczna (loan) 17 (0)
2017– Southampton 6 (1)
National team
2010 Poland U-16 1 (0)
2012–2013 Poland U-17 8 (0)
2013–2014 Poland U-18 8 (0)
2014–2015 Poland U-19 6 (0)
2015–2016 Poland U-20 4 (0)
2016–2017 Poland U-21 8 (0)
2017– Poland 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:22, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:00, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Jan Kacper Bednarek ([ˈjan bɛˈdnarɛk] (About this soundlisten); born 12 April 1996) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Southampton and the Poland national team.

Club career[edit]

Lech Poznań[edit]

Bednarek with Lech Poznań in 2014

In 2013, Bednarek made his Ekstraklasa debut, at the age of 17 years old, for Lech Poznań against Piast Gliwice, in an eventual 2–0 win for the home side. The Polish under-21 international became an integral member of the squad, featuring 31 times and scoring once as Poznań narrowly missed out on the Polish Cup to Arka Gdynia 2–1 after extra-time.[citation needed]

Górnik Łęczna (loan)[edit]

He was loaned to Górnik Łęczna for the 2015–16 season, where he managed a total of 17 league appearances before returning to his parent club.

Southampton[edit]

On 1 July 2017, Bednarek joined Southampton on a five-year deal,[2][3] for a reported fee of £5 million.[4] He made his Premier League debut on 14 April 2018 against Chelsea, and scored Southampton’s second goal in a 3–2 defeat.[5]

International career[edit]

On 4 September 2017, Bednarek made his international debut for Poland in a 3–0 victory over Kazakhstan.[6]

In May 2018, he was named in Poland’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[7]

On 28 June 2018, he scored his first goal for Poland, the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Japan at the World Cup.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 8 May 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lech Poznań 2013–14[9] Ekstraklasa 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15[10] 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
2016–17[11] 27 1 7 0 0 0 34 1
Total 31 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 40 1
Górnik Łęczna 2015–16[12] Ekstraklasa 17 0 1 0 18 0
Southampton 2017–18[13] Premier League 5 1 2 0 1 0 8 1
Career total 53 2 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 66 2

International[edit]

As of match played 11 September 2018[14]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Poland 2017 1 0
2018 7 1
Total 8 1

International goal[edit]

As of match played 28 June 2018. Poland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Bednarek's goal.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Reference
1. 28 June 2018 Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia  Japan
1–0
1–0
2018 FIFA World Cup [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Poland" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 22. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Saints sign Bednarek". Southampton F.C. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Jan Bednarek: Southampton sign Polish defender from Lech Poznan". BBC Sport. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  4. ^ Leitch, Adam (1 July 2017). "Southampton sign Jan Bednarek from Lech Poznan for around £5m". Daily Echo. Southampton. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  5. ^ Sutcliffe, Steve (14 April 2018). "Southampton 2–3 Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Bednarek makes senior Poland bow". Southampton F.C. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad". Goal.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b Hafez, Shamoon (28 June 2018). "Japan 0 Poland 1". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Sezon 2013/14". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Sezon 2014/15". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Sezon 2016/17". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Sezon 2015/16". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Games played by Jan Bednarek in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Bednarek, Jan". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

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