Radosław Kałużny

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Radosław Kałużny
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Personal information
Full name Radosław Kałużny
Date of birth (1974-02-02) February 2, 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Góra, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1998 Zagłębie Lubin 163 (22)
1998–2001 Wisła Kraków 82 (17)
2001–2003 FC Energie Cottbus 40 (7)
2003–2005 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 12 (0)
2005 Rot-Weiss Essen 14 (1)
2005–2006 LR Ahlen 19 (3)
2006–2007 AEL Limassol 18 (0)
2007–2008 Jagiellonia Białystok 22 (0)
2010 Chrobry Głogów 9 (0)
National team
1997–2006 Poland 41 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Radosław Kałużny (Polish pronunciation: [raˈdɔswaf kaˈwuʐnɨ]; born February 2, 1974 in Góra, Lower Silesian Voivodeship) is a retired Polish football player. He usually played a holding midfield role during his career, but was unusually effective at attacking for a defensive midfielder, his international goalscoring record evidence of that. His main footballing attribute was perhaps his ability to retain possession for long periods of a game, due to a combination of accurate passing and excellent ball control. He also had a particularly venomous long-range shot. Perhaps his best season in football was the 2000–01 season for Energie Cottbus, where his performances had many admirers. A criticism of Kałużny during his career was that his mental attributes were less than desirable. He was easily wound up by opposition players, and often faded from games where his team was losing and needed him the most.

Club career[edit]

After spending his first ten years in pro football in Poland, he moved to Germany in 2001 and stayed there for five years, playing for four different teams. After another season in Cyprus, he last played for the Polish football club Jagiellonia Białystok and retired in summer 2008.[1]

International career[edit]

Kałużny was capped 41 times for the Polish national team and scored 11 goals.[2] He was a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Honours[edit]

Wisła Kraków

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two-time Polish champion Kałużny retires". UEFA.com. September 12, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Radosław Kałużny". PZPN. Retrieved October 14, 2008. [dead link]

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