Piotr Celeban

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Piotr Celeban
Piotr Celeban 2012.jpg
Celeban playing for Śląsk
Personal information
Full name Piotr Celeban
Date of birth (1985-06-25) June 25, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Szczecin, Poland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Śląsk Wrocław
Number 3
Youth career
Pogoń Szczecin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Pogoń Szczecin 33 (5)
2006 Śląsk Wrocław (loan) 16 (2)
2007–2008 Korona Kielce 13 (0)
2008–2012 Śląsk Wrocław 114 (14)
2012–2014 Vaslui 55 (11)
2014– Śląsk Wrocław 93 (5)
National team
2003–2004 Poland U-19 7 (0)
2006 Poland U-21 2 (0)
2008– Poland 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2013

Piotr Celeban (born June 25, 1985 in Szczecin) is a Polish footballer who play for Śląsk Wrocław Although primarily a central defender, when needed he operates as a right back. He is known for his powerful heading and goal scoring ability.[1]

Club career[edit]

Celeban made his first appearance in the Ekstraklasa in May 2005 against Górnik Łęczna.

Vaslui[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

On 20 June 2012, fVaslui announced that they had reached an agreement to sign Celeban on a free transfer from Śląsk Wrocław.[2] He signed a four-year contract and was handed the number 5 shirt. On 4 July, he made his debut for Vaslui in a 9–1 win in a preseason friendly over Bischoffen.[3] He made his Liga I debut for Vaslui on 22 July in a 2–2 draw with Rapid București.[4] Despite playing as a right back in Vaslui's opening against Rapid, Celeban established himself in the central defence alongside Cape Verde international Fernando Varela.[5] Celeban scored his first goal for Vaslui on 27 August in a 3–1 win against Steaua București.[6] On 1 September, Celeban scored a late header against Viitorul Constanța, assisted by a cross from Dacian Varga. Celeban made it 2–2 which also was the final score.[7] On 3 November, he scored a brace, bringing his tally to 4 goals in 10 league games, as Vaslui defeated Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 4–3.[8] On 1 April 2013, he scored another brace in a 3–2 win against Viitorul Constanța, which ended Vaslui's run of five games without a win.[9] Celeban continued to impress and scored with a header his seventh league goal of the season against Dinamo București.[10] He managed to finish as Vaslui's top goalscorer with 7 goals, alongside team captain Lucian Sânmărtean.[11] He was also Liga I's top scorer defender and Liga I's top header scorer with 5 goals, alongside Takayuki Seto and Bojan Golubović.[1] Celeban was selected for the ProSport Team of the Year alongside teammate Zhivko Milanov.[12]

2013–14 season[edit]

Celeban scored Vaslui's first goal of the season on 5 August against CFR Cluj with a 4th-minute header from Adrian Sălăgeanu's corner. The final score was established in the 33rd minute as 4–0.[13] On 19 August, Celeban scored against Săgeata Năvodari at Municipal, with a 26th-minute header giving Vaslui a 1–0 win.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pogoń Szczecin 2004–05 1 0 1 0
2005–06 6 1 3 0 1 0 10 1
2006–07 26 4 2 1 4 0 32 5
Total 33 5 5 1 4 0 1 0 43 6
Śląsk Wrocław 2005–06 16 2 16 2
Total 16 2 16 2
Korona Kielce 2007–08 13 0 5 0 18 0
Total 13 0 5 0 18 0
Śląsk Wrocław 2008–09 30 2 1 0 11 2 42 4
2009–10 25 2 1 0 26 2
2010–11 30 4 2 0 32 4
2011–12 29 6 3 0 5 0 37 6
2014–15 37 2 3 0 40 2
2015–16 36 2 4 1 4 0 44 3
2016–17 20 1 2 0 22 1
Total 207 19 16 1 11 2 9 0 243 22
Vaslui 2012–13 29 7 0 0 2 0 31 7
2013–14 26 4 2 2 28 6
Total 55 11 2 2 2 0 59 13
Career Total 324 37 23 4 20 2 12 0 379 43

Statistics accurate as of match played 18 December 2016[15][16]

International career[edit]

He debuted for the Poland national football team in the friendly versus Serbia on December 14, 2008.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Śląsk Wrocław

Individual[edit]

Family[edit]

Celeban's brother Adam is also a professional football player who plays for Pogoń Szczecin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dinamo a uitat să marcheze din afara careului, Rapidul a distrus nou-promovatele, Steaua a scris istorie! 18 echipe descrise pe rînd de o statistică fabuloasă" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Porumboiu is on FIRE! Încă o mutare de marcă: a jucat la campioana Poloniei şi e cotat la 1,4 milioane! Cum va arăta Vasluiul" (in Romanian). ProSport. 20 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Primul meci fãtã Inacio" (in Romanian). Vremea Nouă. 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Idolul şi-a cruţat iubirea! Rapid - Vaslui 2-2" (in Romanian). ProSport. 22 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Asta e ZIDUL care ar rezolva TOATE problemele Stelei! Fundasul STANCA a dat 7 goluri si nu lasa NIMIC sa treaca de el! 5 semne ca e cel mai bun" (in Romanian). Sport.ro. 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Groparul are mănuşi! 3 gafe ale lui Stanca l-au costat pe Reghe prima înfrângere din Liga I pe banca roş-albaştrilor! FC Vaslui - Steaua 3-1" (in Romanian). ProSport. 27 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Vise plăcute, Şumi! Viitorul - FC Vaslui 2-2" (in Romanian). ProSport. 2 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Show cu multe goluri în Moldova! FC Vaslui - Ceahlăul 4-3" (in Romanian). ProSport. 3 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "FC Vaslui - Viitorul Constanţa 3-2 » Celeban aduce prima victorie a moldovenilor în 2013" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 1 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "7 la rînd » Vasluiul îngenunchează din nou Dinamo, 4-1, şi Europa mai e doar un vis pentru "cîini"" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 18 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Piotr Celeban, echivalentul fotbalistului complet" (in Romanian). Vremea Nouă. 9 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Echipa sezonului în Liga 1" (in Romanian). ProSport. 11 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Deraiaj în Moldova! FC Vaslui - CFR 4-0" (in Romanian). ProSport. 5 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Marcă înregistrată: FC Vaslui - Săgeata Năvodari 1-0. Fundaşul - golgheter Celeban a marcat singurul gol al meciului" (in Romanian). ProSport. 19 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Piotr Celeban" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Piotr Celeban". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 

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