Piotr Świerczewski

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Piotr Świerczewski
Piotr Świerczewski (2018).jpg
Świerczewski in 2018
Personal information
Full name Piotr Jarosław Świerczewski
Date of birth (1972-04-08) 8 April 1972 (age 50)
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
2012–2013 Motor Lublin
2020 KTS Weszło Warszawa
2020 Sandecja Nowy Sącz
2021 Znicz Pruszków
Honours
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Piotr Jarosław Świerczewski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpjɔtr jaˈrɔswaf ɕfjɛrˈt͡ʂɛfskʲi]; 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]

In 1993, Świerczewski signed for French side Saint-Étienne after trialing for 1. FC Nürnberg in Germany.[1]

International career[edit]

Świerczewski played for the Poland 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.[2]

His older brother Marek is also a former footballer and Poland international.[3]

In 1993, he shared the cover of FIFA International Soccer with David Platt, in the first game in this videogame series.[4][5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[6]
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[7]
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. ^ "Biegasz za mną, ja za tobą, kto nie padnie, ten przeżyje". weszlo.com.
  2. ^ Łęczycki, Adrian. "Piotr Świerczewski - wielka osobowość". ekstraklasa.net.
  3. ^ "Marek Świerczewski: - Mam nadzieję, że nic nie będzie przekręcone. Brat daleko nie ma!". Weszlo (in Polish). 21 July 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  4. ^ Francis, Kieran (27 March 2020). "FIFA 20: Every FIFA video game cover since inception". goal.com. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Die Historie des FIFA-Covers in Bildern - eSport eFootball | Bildergalerie". kicker (in German). Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  6. ^ Piotr Świerczewski at National-Football-Teams.com
  7. ^ RSSSF

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