Piotr Zieliński

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Piotr Zieliński
FC Salzburg versus SSC Napoli (UEFA Euroleague Achtelfinalrückspiel 14. März 2019) 31 (cropped).jpg
Zieliński playing for Napoli in 2019
Personal information
Full name Piotr Sebastian Zieliński
Date of birth (1994-05-20) 20 May 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Ząbkowice Śląskie, Poland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Napoli
Number 20
Youth career
2003–2007 Orzeł Ząbkowice Śląskie
2007–2011 Zagłębie Lubin
2011–2012 Udinese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Udinese 19 (0)
2014–2016Empoli (loan) 63 (5)
2016– Napoli 108 (15)
National team
2009 Poland U15 5 (1)
2009–2010 Poland U16 6 (0)
2010–2011 Poland U17 10 (1)
2012 Poland U18 5 (1)
2011–2012 Poland U19 15 (5)
2012–2013 Poland U21 3 (1)
2013– Poland 43 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:28, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2019

Piotr Sebastian Zieliński (Polish pronunciation: [pjɔtr ʑɛˈliɲski] (About this soundlisten); born 20 May 1994) is a Polish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian team Napoli and the Polish national team. During his football career he played for such clubs as Zagłębie Lubin, Udinese, and Empoli. He was selected to play in Poland national football team at the 2016 UEFA European Championships in France as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

He has two brothers who are also professional footballers – Paweł and Tomasz Zieliński.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Zieliński started his career at his local club, Orzeł Ząbkowice Śląskie, where he was coached by his father.[2] At the age of 14, he joined Zagłębie Lubin, even though he was wanted by Bayer Leverkusen and Liverpool and also had trials at Feyenoord and Hereenveen.[2] He rose through the ranks and started training with the first team at the age of 15, under Franciszek Smuda.[2]

At 17 he moved abroad to join Udinese Calcio after they scouted him on international youth tournament.[2]

Udinese[edit]

He made his debut in Serie A on 2 November 2012 when he replaced Antonio Di Natale in 91st minute of a match against Cagliari.[3]

Empoli (loan)[edit]

In 2014, he joined Empoli on loan. He scored on his debut.

Napoli[edit]

On 4 August 2016, after months of transfer speculation, Zieliński moved from Udinese to Napoli for a reported €16 million.[4]. He scored his first goal with Partenopei's shirt on 3rd December, 2016 against Football Club Internazionale Milano and he ended his first season with six goal.

International career[edit]

On 4 June 2013, Zieliński made his senior international debut for Poland in a friendly match against Liechtenstein.[5]

In May 2018 he was named in Poland’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 25 May 2019[7]
Club Season League League Domestic Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Udinese 2012–13 Serie A 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2013–14 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
Total 19 0 0 0 1 0 20 0
Empoli 2014–15 Serie A 28 0 2 0 30 0
2015–16 35 5 1 0 36 5
Total 63 5 3 0 66 5
Napoli 2016–17 Serie A 36 5 4 1 7 0 47 6
2017–18 36 4 2 0 9 3 47 7
2018–19 36 6 1 0 12 1 49 7
Total 108 15 7 1 28 4 143 20
Career total 190 20 10 1 29 4 229 25

International[edit]

As of match played 24 March 2019[8]
Poland
Year Apps Goals
2013 7 3
2014 1 0
2015 3 0
2016 10 0
2017 8 0
2018 12 3
2019 2 0
Total 43 6

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.[8]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 August 2013 PGE Arena Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland  Denmark
3–2
3–2
Friendly
2. 10 September 2013 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino
1–0
5–1
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3.
4–1
4. 27 March 2018 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów, Poland  South Korea
3–2
3–2
Friendly
5. 8 June 2018 Stadion Miejski, Poznań, Poland  Chile
2–0
2–2
6. 7 September 2018 Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna, Italy  Italy
1–0
1–1
2018–19 UEFA Nations League A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Skąd się wziął w Udinese Piotr Zieliński?" [How did Zielinski came to Udinese?] (in Polish). Weszło!. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Debiut Piotra Zielińskiego w Serie A" [Piotr Zieliński debuts in Serie A] (in Polish). Interia. 2 December 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Official: Zielinski joins Napoli". Football Italia. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Skromna wygrana na pożegnanie Dudka" (in Polish). 90minut.pl.
  6. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  7. ^ "Piotr Zieliński". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Zieliński, Piotr". National Football Teams. Retrieved 28 March 2018.

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