|Full name||Michał Ryszard Żewłakow|
|Date of birth||22 April 1976|
|Place of birth||Warsaw, Poland|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Michał Ryszard Żewłakow (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmixaw ʐɛvˈwakɔf], born 22 April 1976) is a Polish former footballer who played as a defender. He captained the Poland national team and is its third most capped player ever. Besides Poland, he has played in Belgium, Greece, and Turkey.
Early career in Poland
Żewłakow was loaned to Belgium's KSK Beveren in October 1998 before signing – together with his twin brother Marcin – for R.E. Mouscron for a combined fee of €485,000. Żewłakow went on to become a key player, helping the club reach the 2002 Belgian Cup final.
After following coach Hugo Broos to R.S.C. Anderlecht, in his second season he made his UEFA Champions League debut as Anderlecht wrested back the Belgian title from Club Brugge. The next season, he lost his place but regained it in 2005–06 as Anderlecht won the league again.
The Poland national team's first-choice left-back during qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Żewłakow was the only player to appear in all ten of his country's qualifying matches. He played in two games at the 2002 World Cup and was a regular in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2004 and the 2006 World Cup, where he again appeared three times in the finals in Germany.
Michał Żewłakow has a twin brother, Marcin, who played as a striker. They became the first twins ever to play together for Poland when they were picked in the starting lineup to face France in February 2000 and were teammates at the 2002 World Cup.
- Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Żewłakow goal.
|1||28 March 2001||Warsaw, Poland||Armenia||4–0||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||7 February 2007||Jerez de la Frontera, Spain||Slovakia||1–2||Friendly|
|3||6 September 2008||Wrocław, Poland||Slovenia||1–1||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- "Michal Ryczard Zewlakow" (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- Żewłakow: W Grecji uciekałem przed kibicami sport.fakt.pl
- Michał Żewłakow w Olympiakosie 1 February 2006, interia.pl
- Doppio colpo per l’Ankaragücü
- Michał Żewłakow podpisał kontrakt z Legią Warszawa 13 June 2011, onet.pl