Mateusz Bogusz

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Mateusz Bogusz
Personal information
Full name Mateusz Bogusz
Date of birth (2001-08-22) 22 August 2001 (age 17)
Place of birth Ruda Śląska, Poland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leeds United
Number 58
Youth career
Ruch Chorzów
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Ruch Chorzów 32 (5)
2019– Leeds United 0 (0)
National team
2017 Poland U16 1 (0)
2017–2018 Poland U17 15 (1)
2018– Poland U19 7 (2)
2019– Poland U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:12, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:41, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Mateusz Bogusz (born 22 August 2001) is a Polish footballer who plays as a Attacking Midfielder for Leeds United in the Championship and Poland U20's

He joined Leeds from Polish side Ruch Chorzów on 29 January 2019.[1]

Career[edit]

Ruch Chorzów[edit]

Born in Ruda Śląska, Bogusz started his youth career at Polish side Ruch Chorzów before making his first team debut at 16 years old during the 2017–18 I liga in I liga on 4 March 2018 in a 2–0 win against Bytovia Bytów.[2]

In 2018, his impressive form for the side meant that Bogusz was offered a trial at Italian Serie A Side S.S.C. Napoli,[3] however was not granted permission by Ruch Chorzów.[4] He made 13 appearances for the side during the 2017–18 season but was unable to prevent Ruch Chorzów being relegated from I liga.[5]

Despite being just 16, he was given the number 10 shirt for the 2018/19 season.[6] He scored his first goal for Ruch Chorzów on 27 October 2018 against Błękitni Stargard.[7] He scored his 6th goal of the II liga season on 19 January 2019 in a 4–1 win against Ruch Radzionków in what appeared to be his final game for the club,[8] as on 22 January 2019, Ruch Chorzów announced that a fee had been agreed with English Championship side Leeds United to sign the player.[9]

Leeds United[edit]

He joined English EFL Championship side Leeds United 29 January 2019 for an undisclosed fee, signing a 2 and a half year contract.[10] He became Leeds' 2nd signing of the 2019 January transfer window after the signing of Spanish international Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.[11]

After impressing for Carlos Corberán's Leeds United under 23's side over the course the 2018/19 season,[12] that won the PDL Northern League 2018/19 Season by winning the league, they then became the national Professional Development League Champions by beating Birmingham City in the final.[13]

Bogusz was named in the first team squad and featured on the substitutes bench on 28 April 2019 in a controversial 1–1 draw against Aston Villa [14] and remained as an unused substitute for the 1st team squad bench for the remaining games of the season.[15] Including being named on the bench for both the Championship playoff semi-final's against sixth-placed Derby County, with Leeds losing on 4–3 aggregate over 2 legs,[16] and saw Derby progress to the final against Aston Villa.[17]

International career[edit]

Bogusz has represented Poland at international level at several age groups.[18] On 13 May 2019, Bogusz was called up to the Poland U20 for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Style of Play[edit]

He plays mainly as an Attacking midfielder playmaker in the 'number 10' role. Known for his technical ability, dribbling and long range shooting.[19] Bogusz can also play as a central midfielder or as a deep-lying playmaker.[20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WHITES COMPLETE MATEUSZ BOGUSZ DEAL". Leeds United. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Mateusz Bogusz" (in Polish). Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  3. ^ "YOUNG STAR Leeds and Brighton in race to sign Polish wonderkid Mateusz Bogusz – reports". Talksport. 30 December 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Mateusz Bogusz from Ruch Chorzów – specialist for beautiful goals". Super Express. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  5. ^ "BIELSA'S BOY Leeds set to sign wonderkid Mateusz Bogusz after Polish third division side Ruch Chorsow confirm offer from Whites". Talksport. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  6. ^ "MATEUSZ BOGUSZ – PLAYER". Laczy Nas Pilka. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Błękitni Stargard 3 Ruch Chorzow 1". Ruch Chorzów. 27 October 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Ruch Chorzow 4 Ruch Radzionków 1". Ruch Chorzów. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  9. ^ "17-latek z Ruchu Chorzów przejdzie do Leeds United". Meczyki. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Leeds confirm signing of Mateusz Bogusz from Ruch Chorzow". Sky Sports. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  11. ^ "WHITES COMPLETE MATEUSZ BOGUSZ DEAL". Leeds United. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  12. ^ "'True leader' – Leeds under-23 captain Hugo Diaz impresses the fans once again". The Boot Room. 12 March 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Carlos Corberan on what the future can hold for Leeds United's PDL champions". YEP. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Leeds United 1–1 Aston Villa". BBC. 28 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Ipswich 3 Leeds 2". BBC. 5 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Leeds United 2–4 Derby County (Derby win 4–3 on agg)". BBC Sport. 15 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Leeds United 2–4 Derby County (Derby win 4–3 on agg)". BBC Sport. 15 May 2019.
  18. ^ "MATEUSZ BOGUSZ – PLAYER". Laczy Nas Pilka. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Who is Ruch Chorzow midfielder Mateusz Bogusz? Leeds United development signing profiled as switch nears". YEP. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Ruch Chorzów will lose its greatest talent? "Departure is not the best move"". Wyborcza. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  21. ^ "Who is new Leeds United signing Mateusz Bogusz? We profile the Polish midfielder". YEP. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.