Marek Leśniak

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Marek Leśniak
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-02-29) 29 February 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Goleniów, Poland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
TuSpo Richrath (manager)
Youth career
1974–1982 Pomorzanin Nowogard
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 Pogoń Szczecin 150 (65)
1988–1992 Bayer Leverkusen 119 (20)
1992–1995 SG Wattenscheid 09 96 (25)
1995 1860 Munich 15 (2)
1996 KFC Uerdingen 17 (3)
1996–1997 Neuchâtel Xamax 41 (12)
1997–1999 Fortuna Düsseldorf 52 (16)
1999–2002 Preußen Münster 90 (30)
2002–2005 SSVg Velbert 81 (44)
2005–2006 Hilden-Nord
National team
1986–1994 Poland 20 (10)
Teams managed
2002–2005 SSVg Velbert (player-coach)
2005–2006 Germania Ratingen
2007–2009 Schwarz-Weiß Rehden
2009–2010 SSVg Velbert
2010 SG Wattenscheid 09
2011– TuSpo Richrath
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marek Leśniak (born 29 February 1964 in Goleniów) is a retired Polish footballer who played as a striker, and the current coach of TuSpo Richrath.[citation needed]

A prolific goalscorer, he was successful in his country in the 1980s, and then had a career in Germany which spanned nearly 20 years, broken by a half-year stint in Switzerland.

Football career[edit]

Leśniak started his professional career with Pogoń Szczecin, topping the Ekstraklasa goal charts in 1986–87, for a final runner-up position. In 1988, he moved abroad, with Germany's Bayer 04 Leverkusen, starting well (three Bundesliga goals in his first six games).

After a couple of solid seasons, Leśniak lost his importance in the side after the arrival of Ulf Kirsten, eventually leaving in 1992 to SG Wattenscheid 09, totalling 25 goals in three seasons. He continued to play in the country until 2006 (aged 42), in various levels (from 2002–05, he also acted as player-coach for SSVg Velbert).

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 March 1987 Stadion Miejski, Rybnik, Poland  Finland
2–0
3–1
International Friendly
2. 2 September 1987 Zawisza Bydgoszcz Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland  Romania
1–0
3–1
International Friendly
3. 2 September 1987 Zawisza Bydgoszcz Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland  Romania
3–0
3–1
International Friendly
4. 23 September 1987 Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw, Poland  Hungary
3–1
3–2
UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying
5. 11 November 1987 Makario Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Cyprus
0–1
0–1
UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying
6. 13 April 1993 Stadion Radomiaka Radom, Radom, Poland  Finland
1–0
2–1
International Friendly
7. 13 April 1993 Stadion Radomiaka Radom, Radom, Poland  Finland
2–0
2–1
International Friendly
8. 19 May 1993 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino
0–1
0–3
1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. 19 May 1993 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino
0–2
0–3
1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 17 November 1993 Stadion Miejski, Poznań, Poland  Netherlands
1–1
1–3
1994 FIFA World Cup qualification

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