Kamil Kosowski

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Kamil Kosowski
Kamil Kosowski.jpg
Kosowski in August 2007
Personal information
Full name Kamil Kosowski
Date of birth (1977-08-30) 30 August 1977 (age 44)
Place of birth Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1984–1991 KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski
1991–1996 Gwarek Zabrze
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Górnik Zabrze 64 (1)
1999–2008 Wisła Kraków 115 (13)
2003–20051. FC Kaiserslautern (loan) 43 (1)
2005–2006Southampton (loan) 18 (1)
2006–2007Chievo (loan) 23 (0)
2008 Cádiz 17 (0)
2008–2010 APOEL 44 (5)
2010–2011 Apollon Limassol 17 (1)
2011–2013 GKS Bełchatów 33 (1)
2013 Wisła Kraków 10 (0)
Total 384 (23)
National team
1998–1999 Poland U-21 15 (0)
2001–2009 Poland 52 (4)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Kamil Kosowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkamil kɔˈsɔfski]; born 30 August 1977) is a Polish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Kosowski started out playing for his home town club KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski.

Wisła Kraków and loans[edit]

Kosowski became renowned in Poland after his performances for Wisła Kraków in the 2002–03 UEFA Cup matches.

He moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern in Germany in 2003 and then on to Southampton FC where he played the 2005–06 season on a year-long loan and was recalled to the Polish national team. He scored once in the league for Southampton, in a 1–1 draw with Hull City.[1]

After being on loan at A.C. Chievo Verona, Kosowski returned to Wisła Kraków and played very well for the first half of the season as the player with most assists in the first half of the league campaign after setting up nine goals in 13 games. However, on 14 January 2008, Wisła Kraków and Kosowski mutually voided the remainder of his contract as a result of not coming to a compromise on a new deal.


Kosowski signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Spanish second division team Cádiz CF on 25 January 2008. Cadiz finished 20th in the Segunda División in 2007–08 and were relegated to the Segunda División B.


Kosowski playing for APOEL in a UEFA Champions League match against Chelsea

On 7 July 2008, Kosowski was transferred to APOEL from Cádiz CF and signed a two-year contract. In his first official appearance with APOEL, Kosowski scored the only goal in the Super Cup match against Anorthosis and APOEL won the title. In his first year in the club, he helped APOEL to win the Cyprus Championship 2008–09, showing his class and was one of the most valuable players of the club.[2] The next season, he won the Super Cup again and he also appeared in five official group stage matches of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League with APOEL. He stated that his participation with APOEL in the UEFA Champions League was one of the most important moments in his career.

Apollon Limassol[edit]

On 31 May 2010, he signed a two-year contract with Apollon Limassol but at the end of the season his contract was mutually terminated.

GKS Bełchatów[edit]

In July 2011, he joined GKS Bełchatów on a one-year contract.[3]

International career[edit]

Kosowski was capped 52 times for Poland, scoring four goals.

In August 2005 he was part of the national team's triumphant performance at the Valeri Lobanovsky Memorial Tournament 2005.[4]

He was selected to the 23-men national squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals held in Germany, but he played only about 15 minutes against Ecuador.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 April 2003 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland  San Marino 5–0 Win UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
2. 16 November 2003 Płock, Poland  Serbia and Montenegro 4–3 Win Friendly
3. 26 March 2005 Warsaw, Poland  Azerbaijan 8–0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)
4. 3 September 2005 Chorzów, Poland  Austria 3–2 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)


  1. ^ "Hull 1–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 22 November 2005. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Video: Kamil Kosowski skill in action 2008–09" (in Greek). Archived from the original on 21 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Kamil Kosowski oficjalnie w Bełchatowie" (in Polish). gksbelchatow.com. 5 July 2011. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Poland 3-Israel 2". Retrieved 12 January 2020.

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