Kamil Grosicki

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Kamil Grosicki
Kamil Grosicki 2018 (cropped).jpg
Grosicki playing for Poland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Kamil Paweł Grosicki[1]
Date of birth (1988-06-08) 8 June 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Szczecin, Poland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 14
Youth career
Pogoń Szczecin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Pogoń Szczecin 23 (2)
2007–2009 Legia Warsaw 11 (1)
2008Sion (loan) 8 (2)
2009Jagiellonia (loan) 13 (4)
2009–2011 Jagiellonia 45 (10)
2011–2014 Sivasspor 90 (14)
2014–2017 Rennes 81 (13)
2017– Hull City 58 (9)
National team
2006–2007 Poland U19
2007–2010 Poland U21 12 (2)
2008– Poland 60 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:36, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:23, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Kamil Paweł Grosicki (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkamil ɡrɔˈɕit͡skʲi] (About this sound listen); born 8 June 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a winger for Hull City in the Championship.

A full international for Poland with over 55 caps since 2008, he represented the country at UEFA Euro 2012 and Euro 2016.

Club career[edit]

Grosicki began his career at Pogoń Szczecin. In 2007, he joined Legia Warsaw, although after a few months, he requested a loan move due to personal problems. On 13 February 2008, it was announced that he would go on loan to Swiss side Sion until 31 December 2008.[3] He played in eight matches and scored two goals during the second half of the 2007–08 Ekstraklasa. At the start of the following season, he was dropped to the under-21 team by the club's new manager. He left the club a few months later.

Jagiellonia Białystok[edit]

In February 2009, Jagiellonia Białystok took Grosicki on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season, with the club also securing the right to buy him for 500,000 złoty. Grosicki signed a three-year contract with Jagiellonia which began in June 2009.[4]

Sivasspor[edit]

Grosicki's second stint abroad was with Süper Lig side Sivasspor, where he was transferred to in January 2011 for approximately €900,000 on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Rennes[edit]

Grosicki playing for Rennes in 2014

On 24 January 2014, Grosicki transferred to French side Rennes in Ligue 1.[5] He scored the first goal of their surprise 2–0 win over Lille on 27 March, which put Rennes into the semi-finals of the Coupe de France.[6] In the semi-final on 15 April, he scored again in a 3–2 win over Angers.[7] Grosicki played 52 minutes of the final before being substituted for Paul-Georges Ntep as Rennes went on to lose 2–0 to Guingamp.[8] During his time with Rennes, Grosicki made 85 appearances and scored 13 goals.[9]

Hull City[edit]

On 31 January 2017, Grosicki signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Premier League club Hull City.[10][11] He made his debut in Hull City's 2–0 victory over Liverpool on 4 February 2017.[12] Grosicki won PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month for April.[13] Grosicki scored his first goal for the club on 12 August 2017, when he netted the second goal in a 4–1 home win against Burton Albion.[14]

International career[edit]

Grosicki with Poland in 2010

Grosicki appeared for the Poland under-21 side. On 2 February 2008, he made his senior debut for Poland in a friendly against Finland.[15]

Grosicki was selected in the country's squad as it co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012. His sole appearance in the tournament came on 16 June in the second group match in Wrocław, replacing Eugen Polanski for the final 34 minutes of a 1–0 defeat to the Czech Republic.[16]

On his 24th cap on 7 September 2014, Grosicki scored his first two goals for Poland in a 7–0 win away to Gibraltar at the start of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification.[17]

Representing Poland at Euro 2016, he was a key player for his national team, providing two assists in the competition for Jakub Błaszczykowski's goal against Switzerland in the round of 16 and Robert Lewandowski's goal against Portugal in the quarter-finals.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 20 October 2018.[18][19]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pogoń Szczecin 2005–06 Ekstraklasa 2 0 2 0
2006–07 Ekstraklasa 21 2 0 0 5 1 26 3
Total 23 2 0 0 5 1 28 3
Legia Warsaw 2007–08 Ekstraklasa 11 1 2 0 1 0 14 1
Sion 2007–08 Swiss Super League 8 2 8 2
Jagiellonia Białystok 2008–09 Ekstraklasa 13 4 13 4
2009–10 Ekstraklasa 30 4 7 1 37 5
2010–11 Ekstraklasa 15 6 2 0 2 0 1 0 20 6
Total 58 14 9 1 2 0 1 0 70 15
Sivasspor 2010–11 Süper Lig 17 6 17 6
2011–12 Süper Lig 40 7 2 0 42 7
2012–13 Süper Lig 28 2 10 1 38 3
2013–14 Süper Lig 5 0 2 1 7 1
Total 90 15 14 2 104 17
Rennes 2013–14 Ligue 1 13 0 4 2 17 2
2014–15 Ligue 1 19 0 1 0 1 0 21 0
2015–16 Ligue 1 33 9 1 0 2 0 36 9
2016–17 Ligue 1 16 4 1 0 1 0 18 4
Total 81 13 7 2 4 0 92 15
Hull City 2016–17 Premier League 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2017–18 Championship 37 9 1 0 0 0 38 9
2018–19 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Total 58 9 2 0 0 0 60 9
Career total 329 56 34 5 2 0 11 1 376 62

1 Including Polish SuperCup, Ekstraklasa Cup and Coupe de la Ligue.

International[edit]

As of match played 28 June 2018.[18]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Poland 2008 2 0
2009 1 0
2010 3 0
2011 4 0
2012 9 0
2013 3 0
2014 5 2
2015 8 4
2016 13 3
2017 7 2
2018 5 1
Total 60 12

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.[20]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 September 2014 Estádio do Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Gibraltar
1–0
7–0
UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
2.
2–0
3. 7 September 2015 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland  Gibraltar
1–0
8–1
UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
4.
2–0
5. 13 November 2015 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland  Iceland
1–1
4–2
Friendly
6. 17 November 2015 Stadion Miejski, Wrocław, Poland  Czech Republic
3–1
3–1
7. 26 March 2016 Stadion Miejski, Wrocław, Poland  Finland
1–0
5–0
8.
5–0
9. 11 November 2016 Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania  Romania
1–0
3–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 5 October 2017 Republican Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia  Armenia
1–0
6–1
11. 8 October 2017 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland  Montenegro
2–0
4–2
12. 27 March 2018 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów, Poland  South Korea
2–0
3–2
Friendly

Honours[edit]

Legia Warsaw
Jagiellonia Białystok

Individual[edit]

  • PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month for April: 2017[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  2. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  3. ^ Source: Legia Warszawa official website (in Polish)
  4. ^ Piekarski, Tomasz (18 May 2009). "Wzmocnić to co już mamy". Gazeta Wyborcza. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Rennes recrute l'attaquant polonais Kamil Grosicki [Rennes recruit the Polish striker Kamil Grosicki]". L'Avenir (in French). 24 January 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Coupe de France: Rennes 2 Lille 0". Four Four Two. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Coupe de France: Rennes 3 Angers 2". Four Four Two. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  8. ^ "L'EN AVANT GUINGAMP COMME EN 2009 ! [EN AVANT GUINGAMP JUST LIKE IN 2009 !]". FFF. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Hull sign Poland winger Kamil Grosicki from Rennes". www.espnfc.us. ESPN FC. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  10. ^ Kelleher, Michael (1 February 2017). "Kamil Grosicki joins Hull City from Rennes". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Kamil Grosicki Signs For The Tigers". Hull City A.F.C. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Hull City 2–0 Liverpool". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Hull City midfielder Kamil Grosicki wins PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month".
  14. ^ "Hull City 4–1 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  15. ^ Source: PZPN official website (in Polish)
  16. ^ "Czech Rep. 1-0 Poland". BBC Sport. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  17. ^ "Poland's Robert Lewandowski scores four in seven-goal rout of Gibraltar". The Guardian. Press Association. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  18. ^ a b "Kamil Grosicki". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Kamil Grosicki". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  20. ^ "Kamil Grosicki". European Football. Retrieved 10 September 2014.

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