Michał Pazdan

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Michał Pazdan
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Pazdan with Legia Warsaw in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-09-21) 21 September 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Kraków, Poland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Ankaragücü
Number 42
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)
2015–2019 Legia Warsaw 83 (0)
2019– Ankaragücü 11 (1)
National team
2007– Poland 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 June 2018

Michał Pazdan (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmixaw ˈpazdan] (About this soundlisten), born 21 September 1987) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Ankaragücü.

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 14 September 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.[2]

On 29 January 2019 Pazdan signed two-year deal with Ankaragücü. [3]

International career[edit]

Pazdan has earned 35 caps for the Poland national football team. He made his debut on 15 December 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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

In May 2018 he was named in Poland's preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 May 2019[8]
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 28 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 38 0
2017–18 29 0 3 0 5 0 1 0 38 0
2018–19 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 7 1
Total 83 0 9 1 28 0 2 0 122 1
Ankaragücü 2018–19 Süper Lig 11 1 0 0 11 1
Career Total 306 7 23 1 28 0 13 0 370 8

1 Including Polish SuperCup and Ekstraklasa Cup.

International[edit]

As of 25 June 2018[8]
Poland
Year Apps Goals
2007 1 0
2008 4 0
2013 2 0
2014 2 0
2015 5 0
2016 10 0
2017 6 0
2018 5 0
Total 35 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Legia Warsaw

Individual[edit]

  • 2009 FIFA San Miguel Cup: Team of the Tournament[4]
  • Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej Sony Cup: Runner-Up (Prize: PSP)[4]
  • Olejandro Oleguer Cup 2010
  • Defender of the Year in Ekstraklasa: 2014/15
  • Eleventh of Ekstraklasa in the plebiscite of the Polish Footballers' Union: 2016
  • Discovery of the 2016 European Championships according to UEFA and France Football
  • Player of the year in the Football (Piłka Nożna) Plebiscite: 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Michał Pazdan piłkarzem Legii Warszawa! (HD)". Legia Warsaw. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Michal Pazdan Ankaragümüzde!". Ankaragücü Resmi Web Sitesi (in Turkish). Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b c 90minut.pl ‹See Tfd›(in Polish)
  5. ^ Anderson, David (22 June 2016). "English clubs eye Poland star after impressive displays at Euro 2016". Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Switzerland 1 Poland 1, Euro 2016: Poles win 5-4 on penalties despite Xherdan Shaqiri wonder-goal". Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  8. ^ a b "Michał Pazdan". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 21 December 2016.

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