Radosław Matusiak

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Radosław Matusiak
Personal information
Full name Radosław Matusiak
Date of birth (1982-01-01) 1 January 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Łódź, Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
–1999 Widzew Łódź
1999 ŁKS Łódź
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 ŁKS Łódź 4 (0)
2002–2003 Szczakowianka Jaworzno 11 (0)
2003 ŁKS Łódź 14 (3)
2003–2004 Wisła Płock 14 (0)
2004–2007 GKS Bełchatów 78 (30)
2007 Palermo 3 (1)
2007–2008 Heerenveen 10 (2)
2008 Wisła Kraków (loan) 8 (2)
2009 Widzew Łódź 7 (1)
2009–2010 Cracovia 35 (8)
2011–2012 Asteras Tripoli 4 (0)
2012 Widzew Łódź 10 (1)
National team
1999–2000 Poland U-16
2006–2008 Poland 15 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 January 2011

Radosław Matusiak (Polish pronunciation: [raˈdɔswav maˈtuɕak]; born 1 January 1982) is a Polish international footballer who most recently played for Widzew Łódź.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Matusiak's contribution at the senior national team level caught the eyes of a handful of clubs in Europe during the winter transfer window. Speculation of the Polish striker joining Italian side U.S. Città di Palermo, third-placed in the Serie A league at the time, was finally realized, when on 30 January 2007 he was announced with the rosanero, after having signed a 3.5-year contract with the Sicilian club worth nearly 2 million euros. After a couple of substitute appearances, Matusiak made his debut in the starting lineup on 13 May 2007 in a league match against Ascoli, promptly scoring his first Serie A goal.

On 24 August 2007 Matusiak signed a three-year contract with an option for a fourth with Dutch side SC Heerenveen. In January 2008, however, he returned to Poland, being loaned for the duration of the season to Wisła Kraków. In the summer of 2008 his contract with Heerenveen was canceled by mutual agreement. He spent the first half of the 2008–09 season pursuing interests outside of football but rejected media reports that he had retired from the sport. On 23 December 2008 he signed with Widzew Łódź, and since 21 August 2009 he has played for Cracovia Krakow, signing a two-year contract. On 18 January 2011 he signed a contract with Asteras Tripoli.[1] After that unlucky period in Greece, in February 2012 he returned to his old club – Widzew Łódź. He became a free agent at the end of the 2011–12 season.

International[edit]

Matusiak was part of the Polish U-16 team which placed second at Euro U-16 Cup in 1999. In 2006, he got his first senior international cap. He got his first senior goal on 6 September 2006 in a Euro 2008 qualifier against Serbia. On 15 November he also scored the only goal in a qualification match against Belgium in Brussels, keeping alive his country's hopes of qualifying.

Poland Goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2006 Warsaw, Poland  Serbia 1–1 Draw UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
2. 15 November 2006 Brussels, Belgium  Belgium 1–0 Win UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
3. 6 December 2006 Abu Dhabi, UAE  United Arab Emirates 5–2 Win Friendly
4. 7 February 2007 Jerez de la Frontera, Spain  Slovakia 2–2 Draw Friendly
5. 21 November 2007 Belgrad, Serbia  Serbia 2–2 Draw UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
6. 27 February 2008 Wronki, Poland  Estonia 2–0 Win Friendly
7. 26 May 2008 Reutlingen, Germany  Macedonia 1–1 Draw Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radosław Matusiak piłkarzem AGS Astéras Trípolis". 90minut.pl. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 

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