Piotr Świerczewski

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Piotr Świerczewski
Piotr Świerczewski (2018).jpg
Piotr Świerczewski, 2018
Personal information
Full name Piotr Jarosław Świerczewski
Date of birth (1972-04-08) 8 April 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth Nowy Sącz, Polish People’s Republic
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Sandecja Nowy Sącz
Dunajec Nowy Sącz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 GKS Katowice 101 (4)
1993–1995 Saint-Étienne 61 (2)
1995–2001 Bastia 179 (11)
1999Gamba Osaka (loan) 16 (2)
2001–2003 Marseille 36 (1)
2003 Birmingham City 1 (0)
2003–2005 Lech Poznań 19 (0)
2005 Cracovia 0 (0)
2005–2006 Lech Poznań 39 (4)
2006–2007 Dyskobolia Grodzisk 26 (1)
2007–2008 Korona Kielce 9 (0)
2008 Dyskobolia Grodzisk 11 (1)
2008–2009 Polonia Warszawa 3 (0)
2009 ŁKS Łódź 8 (2)
2009–2010 Zagłębie Lubin 13 (0)
2010 ŁKS Łódź 14 (0)
Total 536 (28)
National team
1992–2003 Poland 70 (1)
Teams managed
2011 Znicz Pruszków
2012 ŁKS Łódź
2012–2015 Motor Lublin
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Piotr Jarosław Świerczewski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpjɔtr jaˈrɔswaf ɕfjɛrˈtʂɛfskʲi]; born 8 April 1972) is a Polish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. During his 20-year professional career, he played for clubs such as Lech Poznań, GKS Katowice, AS Saint-Étienne (France), SC Bastia (France), Gamba Osaka (Japan), Olympique de Marseille (France), Birmingham City F.C. (England), Polonia Warsaw and ŁKS Łódź. His older brother Marek is also a former footballer.

Club career[edit]

International career[edit]

Świerczewski played for the Polish national team, winning 70 caps and scoring a goal. He was a participant at the 1992 Summer Olympics, where Poland won the silver medal and at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Świerczewski is married to Lidia and now works for the Polish bus company Stalko.[1]

His older brother Marek is also a former footballer and Poland international.[2]

In 1993, he shared the cover of FIFA International Soccer with David Platt, in the first game in this videogame series.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[3]
Season Club League
Division Apps Goals
GKS Katowice 1988–89 Ekstraklasa 1 0
1989–90 15 1
1990–91 28 0
1991–92 30 2
1992–93 27 1
Total 101 4
Saint-Étienne 1993–94 Division 1 31 1
1994–95 30 1
Total 61 2
Bastia 1995–96 Division 1 35 1
1996–97 33 4
1997–98 31 2
1998–99 20 1
Total 119 8
Gamba Osaka 1999 J.League Division 1 12 2
Bastia 1999–00 Division 1 30 1
2000–01 32 3
Total 62 4
Marseille 2001–02 Division 1 25 1
2002–03 Ligue 1 11 0
Total 36 1
Birmingham City 2002–03 Premier League 1 0
Lech Poznań 2003–04 Ekstraklasa 19 0
2004–05 12 1
2005–06 27 3
Total 58 4
Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski 2006–07 Ekstraklasa 26 1
Korona Kielce 2007–08 Ekstraklasa 9 0
Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski 2007–08 Ekstraklasa 11 1
Polonia Warsaw 2008–09 Ekstraklasa 3 0
ŁKS Łódź 2008–09 Ekstraklasa 8 2
Zagłębie Lubin 2009–10 Ekstraklasa 13 0
ŁKS Łódź 2009–10 First League
Career total 520 29

International[edit]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[4]
National team Year Apps Goals
Poland 1992 2 0
1993 10 1
1994 3 0
1995 8 0
1996 0 0
1997 7 0
1998 8 0
1999 6 0
2000 9 0
2001 9 0
2002 6 0
2003 2 0
Total 70 1
Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first, score column indicates score after Świerczewski goal.
International goal scored by Piotr Świerczewski
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 31 March 1993 Górnik Zabrze Stadium, Zabrze, Poland  Lithuania 1–0 1–1 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ Łęczycki, Adrian. "Piotr Świerczewski - wielka osobowość". ekstraklasa.net.
  2. ^ "Marek Świerczewski: - Mam nadzieję, że nic nie będzie przekręcone. Brat daleko nie ma!". Weszlo (in Polish). 21 July 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Piotr Świerczewski". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  4. ^ RSSSF

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