Rafał Gikiewicz

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Rafał Gikiewicz
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Personal information
Full name Rafał Gikiewicz
Date of birth (1987-10-26) 26 October 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Olsztyn, Poland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Union Berlin
Number 1
Youth career
Warmia Olsztyn
Stomil Olsztyn
Tempo 25 Olsztyn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 DKS Dobre Miasto
2006 Sokół Ostróda
2006–2007 Drwęca Nowe Miasto Lubawskie
2007–2008 Wigry Suwałki 28 (0)
2008–2010 Jagiellonia Białystok 16 (0)
2010OKS 1945 Olsztyn (loan) 11 (0)
2011–2014 Śląsk Wrocław 27 (0)
2014–2016 Eintracht Braunschweig 66 (0)
2016–2018 SC Freiburg 2 (0)
2018– Union Berlin 36 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2019

Rafał Gikiewicz (born 26 October 1987) is a Polish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for 1. FC Union Berlin.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Gikiewicz was born in Olsztyn. In July 2008, he moved to Jagiellonia Białystok.[1] In August 2010, he was loaned to OKS 1945 Olsztyn on a one-year deal.[2] He returned to Jagiellonia Białystok half a year later.[3]

In January 2011, he joined Śląsk Wrocław on 4.5-year contract.[4]

In April 2014, German club Eintracht Braunschweig announced the signing of Gikiewicz for the 2014–15 season.[5] In August 2016, Gikiewicz transferred to Freiburg.[6]

In June 2018, Gikiewicz moved to Union Berlin signing a two-year contract. The transfer fee paid to Freiburg was reported as €200,000.[7] On 7 October 2018, Gikiewicz scored a 94th-minute equalizer against Heidenheim in the 2. Bundesliga.[8]

International[edit]

Due to his successful career in Union Berlin, on May 2019 he received his first call-up to the Poland national football team for the first time, during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying against North Macedonia and Israel,[9] but remained unused on the bench.

Personal life[edit]

His twin brother Łukasz Gikiewicz is also a footballer.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 17 June 2018[10][11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wigry Suwałki 2007–08 II liga 28 0 0 0 28 0
Jagiellonia Białystok 2008–09 Ekstraklasa 8 0 1 0 41 0 13 0
2009–10 8 0 6 0 14 0
Total 16 0 7 0 4 0 27 0
OKS 1945 Olsztyn 2010–11 II liga 11 0 2 0 13 0
Śląsk Wrocław 2011–12 Ekstraklasa 6 0 2 0 8 0
2012–13 10 0 6 0 1 0 12 0 18 0
2013–14 11 0 1 0 6 0 18 0
Total 27 0 9 0 7 0 1 0 44 0
Eintracht Braunschweig 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 33 0 3 0 36 0
2015–16 33 0 3 0 36 0
Total 66 0 6 0 72 0
SC Freiburg 2016–17 Bundesliga 0 0 1 0 1 0
2017–18 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 2 0 2 0 4 0
Career total 150 0 26 0 7 0 5 0 188 0

1 Including Ekstraklasa Cup.
2 Including Polish SuperCup.

Honours[edit]

Jagiellonia Białystok

Śląsk Wrocław

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rafał Gikiewicz blisko Jagiellonii" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Rafał Gikiewicz wypożyczony z Jagiellonii" (in Polish). wp.pl. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Ekstraklasa. Rafał Gikiewicz wraca do Jagiellonii" (in Polish). sport.pl. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Rafał Gikiewicz w Śląsku" (in Polish). igol.pl. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Eintracht Braunschweig verpflichtet Rafal Gikiewicz" (in German). eintracht.com. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  6. ^ "SC verpflichtet Braunschweigs Gikiewicz" [SC signs Braunschweig's Gikiewicz] (in German). kicker. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Union Berlin: Gikiewicz kommt aus Freiburg". kicker Online (in German). 16 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Unions Torwart köpft in der Nachspielzeit den Ausgleich" (in German). Went. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.fc-union-berlin.de/en/union-live/latest-news/professional/Four-players-receive-international-call-275y/
  10. ^ "Rafał Gikiewicz". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Rafał Gikiewicz". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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