Kamil Glik

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Kamil Glik
Glik Kamil.JPG
Glik with Poland in 2012
Personal information
Full name Kamil Jacek Glik
Date of birth (1988-02-03) 3 February 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Jastrzębie Zdrój, Poland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Monaco
Number 25
Youth career
MOSiR Jastrzębie Zdrój
2000–2005 WSP Wodzisław Śląski
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 → Silesia Lubomia (loan) ? (?)
2006 Horadada ? (?)
2007–2008 Real Madrid C 18 (0)
2008–2010 Piast Gliwice 54 (2)
2010–2011 Palermo 0 (0)
2011 Bari (loan) 16 (0)
2011–2016 Torino 154 (12)
2016– Monaco 36 (6)
National team
2008–2010 Poland U21 14 (3)
2009– Poland 51 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:00, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Kamil Jacek Glik (born 3 February 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Ligue 1 club AS Monaco and the Poland national team.

In addition to being Polish, Glik also holds German citizenship.

Early life[edit]

Kamil Glik's grandfather was Upper Silesian and a German citizen, who after World War II stayed in what then became Poland. Glik therefore, too, holds German citizenship in addition to his Polish citizenship.[1][2] In his German documents his surname is written out in the original German version Glück instead of the polonized version Glik.[3] Despite this, Glik has repeatedly said that he does not feel any connection with Germany and considers himself 100% Polish.[4] He has a daughter with his wife Marta, whom he had known since elementary school.[5]

In 2013, Italian rapper Willie Peyote dedicated a song to him titled "Glik".[6][7]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He began his career in the youth ranks of MOSiR Jastrzębie Zdrój and WSP Wodzisław Śląski, then moved on loan to LKS Silesia Lubomia. In 2006, he moved from WSP Wodzisław Śląski to Horadada in Spain, where he was noticed by Real Madrid and registered with the club's "C" team. He played there for two seasons, until 2008.

On 6 August 2008, he signed a four-year contract with Polish top division side Piast Gliwice.[8] He made his debut on 30 August 2008, when he came on as a substitute. Subsequently, he became a regular in the team's starting eleven. He played 26 games in his first season with the club, and he scored 2 goals in 28 games in the 2009–10 season.

Palermo[edit]

At the end of the season it was reported that he had begun talks with Italian side Palermo;[9][10] on 7 July 2010 he signed with Sicilian club, who purchased him outright on a five-year contract. The transfer was finalised by the Lega Serie A after seven days.

He made his debut with the Rosaneri in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League play-off round against Slovenia's Maribor (won 3–0), played as a starter. It was also his official debut in an international club competition. Following his debut he was almost never included in the first team, and until the winter break, only collected three more appearances in the group stage of the Europa League.

Bari (loan)[edit]

A few days before the official reopening of the transfer market, Palermo granted an exemption and allowed him to train – with a recovery date set for 28 December – with his new team, Bari.[11] He moved to Bari until the end of season, strongly backed by the coach Giampiero Ventura. The contract was filed on 4 January 2011,[12] and after the resumption of the league, 6 January, he was deployed as a starter in the Puglia derby, Lecce Bari (0–1), his debut in the Italian top division.[13] With the Galletti he was a starter, playing 16 games in the league and one in Coppa Italia. In the 35th round, Bari Roma (2–3), he earnt a red card and a subsequent three-match ban which effectively concluded his season. He returned to Palermo, but was not called up for the summer retreat, and was then put on the market.

Torino[edit]

Glik as captain of Torino in 2015

On 12 July 2011, after having already supported Torino's training camp, he transferred to Turin in a co-ownership deal, in Serie B, for €300,000.[14][15]

He made his debut on 13 August in Torino Lumezzane, (1–0)[16] in the second round of Coppa Italia, played as a starter. He scored his first goal in the 34th round, in the match Torino Reggina, later suspended due to bad weather[17] (the conclusion of the game did not change the result). At the end of the season he was promoted to Serie A, having played 23 games in the league (with 2 goals) and one in Coppa Italia.

On 31 October 2012 he scored his first goal in Serie A in the tenth day of the league away to Lazio, opening the scoring with a header following a corner. The match finished 1–1. He played his first derby in the 2012–13 season, collecting two appearances and as many expulsions (the first player in the history of the league to be sent-off in both legs of a derby) and became an idol of the Torino fans.[18][19] On 20 June, Torino acquired his remaining contract from Palermo for a fee of €1.5 million, resolving the co-ownership.[14][20]

For the 2013–14 season Glik was appointed captain of the team after the departure of Rolando Bianchi.[21] On 9 December 2013 he scored the winning goal, 1–0, against Lazio, in Turin. He ended the season with 34 league appearances – which concluded with Torino's qualification to the UEFA Europa League after Parma failed to obtain a UEFA license – and two goals, plus an appearance in the Coppa Italia. On 25 May 2014 he renewed his contract until 2017.[22]

On 31 July 2014, he made his debut with the Granata in international competition, playing the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, won 3–0 against the Swedes Brommapojkarna. On 24 September 2014, during an away fixture against Cagliari, he scored the momentary 1–1 in his hundredth game for Torino; Torino would win the match against the Sardinians 2–1.[23]

On 21 December 2014 at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, he scored his first brace in Serie A during a 2–1 comeback win over Genoa.[24] On 10 January 2015 he scored the equaliser, 1–1, against Milan and on 1 March, he scored the winning goal, 1–0, against Napoli.[25] On 19 March he scored his first goal in the Europa League with a header during the round of 16 against Zenit Saint Petersburg. His goal brought Torino to 1–0, but not enough to overcome the 2 goal deficit from the first leg. On 5 April he scored the second goal in a momentary 2–0 lead over Atalanta (the game would end 2–1). On 20 December 2015 he renewed with the Piedmontese club until 2020.[26]

In total he played 171 matches and scored 13 goals for Torino.

Monaco[edit]

On 4 July 2016 Glik was sold to Monaco for a reported fee of €11 million plus €4 million in bonuses,[27][28] signing a four-year contract.[29] In an official statement on the Torino website, the club stated "It has been five wonderful years, intense, full of emotions and mutual satisfaction. President Cairo and the whole Torino FC salute Glik with great affection, wishing him the best that his career can offer."[30]

On 27 September 2016, Glik fired in a half-volley from the edge of the penalty box four minutes into second-half stoppage time to cancel out Javier Hernández's goal, enabling Monaco to snatch a 1-1 home draw in their 2016–17 UEFA Champions League Group E encounter against Bayer Leverkusen with their first and only shot on target of the match.[31]

International career[edit]

Glik made 14 appearances and scored three goals for the Poland under-21. In 2010, he made his debut for the senior national team, after originally being called up without debuting in a game on 18 December 2009. Glik was the first Piast Gliwice player to ever be called up to Polish national team.[32] He made his debut on 20 January 2010 in the King's Cup against Thailand, scoring 43 minutes into his debut, won 3–1.

On 17 October 2012 he scored the equalising goal in a 2014 World Cup Qualifying game against England.[33]

He played an important role in Poland's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and Euro 2016 campaign. He made the most clearances out of any other player in the tournament, and scored 2 penalties in two penalty shoot-outs; one of them in a 5–4 win against Switzerland, and the other in a 5–3 defeat to eventual champions Portugal.

Style of play[edit]

Glik is a rangy centre back[34] with great physicality but also good mobility;[32] his strength is undoubtedly his aerial ability, both in marking and on set pieces in the opposing area.[32] He is also known for his leadership on the pitch.[35]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 22 May 2017[36][37]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Piast Gliwice 2008–09 Ekstraklasa 26 0 1 0 27 0
2009–10 28 2 1 0 29 1
Total 54 2 2 0 56 2
Palermo 2010–11 Serie A 0 0 0 0 4[a] 0 4 0
Bari (loan) 2010–11 Serie A 16 0 1 0 17 0
Torino 2011–12 Serie B 23 2 1 0 24 2
2012–13 Serie A 32 1 1 0 33 1
2013–14 34 2 1 0 35 2
2014–15 32 7 1 0 11[a] 1 44 8
2015–16 33 0 2 0 35 0
Total 154 12 6 0 11 1 171 13
Monaco 2016–17 Ligue 1 36 6 4 1 13[b] 1 53 8
Career Total 278 20 13 1 28 2 319 23
  1. ^ a b All appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ All appearances in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of 26 March 2017[38]
Poland national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 7 1
2011 4 0
2012 4 1
2013 7 0
2014 7 1
2015 8 0
2016 13 0
2017 1 0
Total 51 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 January 2010 80th Birthday Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand  Thailand 1–0 3–1 Friendly
2. 17 October 2012 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland  England 1–1 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 14 November 2014 Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia  Georgia 1–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Monaco

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Abendzeitung München Verlags-GmbH. "Transfer-Ticker: Real-Manager spricht Machtwort um Ramos" (in German). 
  3. ^ "Burzliwe dzieje niemieckich przodków Polaków" (in Polish). 
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  9. ^ "Glik considers Palermo move". SkySports.com. 4 July 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
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  11. ^ "Kamil Glik zawodnikiem AS Bari" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
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  38. ^ Kamil Glik at National-Football-Teams.com
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