Michał Pazdan

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Michał Pazdan
Personal information
Full name Michał Pazdan
Date of birth (1987-09-21) September 21, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Kraków, Poland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Legia Warsaw
Number 2
Youth career
2002–2004 Hutnik Kraków
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Hutnik Kraków
2007–2012 Górnik Zabrze 126 (3)
2012–2015 Jagiellonia Białystok 86 (3)
2015– Legia Warsaw 42 (0)
National team
2007– Poland 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:08, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Michał Pazdan (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmixaw ˈpazdan], born September 21, 1987 in Kraków) is a Polish footballer who plays as a center back and defensive midfielder for Legia Warsaw.

Club career[edit]

Pazdan began his football career at Hutnik Kraków. He gradually made his way up the ranks and became part of the main team in the 2003-04 season.

In 2007 he joined Górnik Zabrze. He debuted in the Ekstraklasa on September 14, 2007 with Jagiellonia Białystok against Polonia Bytom. During that season he appeared 19 times for the club, 17 of those as a starter, and helped his team finish in 8th place that season.

On 24 June 2015, Pazdan joined Legia Warsaw.[1]

International career[edit]

Pazdan has earned 9 caps for the Poland national football team. He made his debut on December 15, 2007 in a 1-0 friendly win against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Poland manager, Leo Beenhakker, called him up to participate in the 23-man squad at Euro 2008, however, along with Łukasz Garguła, he was the only player not to have played a single minute.

As of late, Pazdan has only been called up as a reserve for any players that may get injured, he was, however, called up on 21 November 2008 for friendly matches in Antalya, Turkey.[2]

During Euro 2016, Pazdan became a national hero after the game against World Champions, Germany, where he was pronounced as Man of the match and led the team to a draw, which helped Poland to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament for the first time in history. His performances also led to reported interest from Premier League clubs.[3] Poland then beat Switzerland on penalties to qualify for the quarter finals; however Pazdan and the Polish defence conceded their first goal of the tournament to Xherdan Shaqiri.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 22 March 2017.[5]
Club Season League League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Górnik Zabrze 2007–08 Ekstraklasa 19 0 0 0 9 0 28 0
2008–09 29 0 2 0 2 0 33 0
2009–10 I liga 33 2 0 0 33 2
2010–11 Ekstraklasa 17 0 0 0 17 0
2011–12 28 1 2 0 30 1
Total 126 3 4 0 11 0 141 3
Jagiellonia Białystok 2012–13 Ekstraklasa 27 1 3 0 30 1
2013–14 32 0 5 0 37 0
2014–15 27 2 2 0 29 2
Total 86 3 10 0 96 3
Legia Warsaw 2015–16 Ekstraklasa 24 0 4 0 10 0 1 0 39 0
2016–17 18 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 28 0
Total 42 0 4 0 20 0 1 0 67 0

1 Including Polish SuperCup and Ekstraklasa Cup.

International[edit]

As of 21 December 2016.[5]
Poland
Year Apps Goals
2007 1 0
2008 4 0
2013 2 0
2014 2 0
2015 5 0
2016 10 0
Total 24 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Legia Warsaw

Individual[edit]

  • 2009 FIFA San Miguel Cup: Team of the Tournament[2]
  • Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej Sony Cup: Runner-Up (Prize: PSP)[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michał Pazdan piłkarzem Legii Warszawa! (HD)". Legia Warsaw. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c 90minut.pl (Polish)
  3. ^ Anderson, David (2016-06-22). "English clubs eye Poland star after impressive displays at Euro 2016". Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  4. ^ "Switzerland 1 Poland 1, Euro 2016: Poles win 5-4 on penalties despite Xherdan Shaqiri wonder-goal". Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  5. ^ a b "Michał Pazdan". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 21 December 2016.