Robert Niestroj

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Robert Niestroj
Personal information
Full name Waldemar Robert Niestroj
Date of birth (1976-12-02) 2 December 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Opole, Poland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
SV Straelen
Youth career
TSV Eller 04
1991–1995 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Fortuna Düsseldorf 44 (8)
1998–2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 (0)
1999–2000 1. FC Nürnberg (loan) 3 (0)
2000–2001 Iraklis Salonica (loan) 8 (0)
2002–2004 Fortuna Düsseldorf
2004–2005 FC Sachsen Leipzig
2005 Grindavik
2005–2006 Preußen Münster
2006–2007 Panserraikos
2007– SV Straelen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Waldemar Robert Niestroj (born 2 December 1976 in Opole, Silesia, Poland) is a professional footballer of German nationality.[1] He is currently with SV Straelen and has previously played for a number of clubs in Germany, England, Greece and Iceland.

Career[edit]

Niestroj began his professional career with Fortuna Düsseldorf, making his debut on 26 April 1997 in a 0–5 loss at Bayern Munich, the only Bundesliga appearance of his career. He broke into the team during the 1997–98 season, scoring seven times, the best seasonal tally of his career.

After a bright start to the following campaign, he was spotted by English First Division side Wolverhampton Wanderers,[2] who bought him in November 1998 for £500,000 as Colin Lee's first signing. He failed to make much impact though and managed just seven appearances in total (six of which came during the 1998–99 season that saw the club miss out on the play-offs on the final day).

Out of favour at Molineux, he spent the rest of his contract on loan at 1. FC Nürnberg and Greek side Iraklis Salonica. He then rejoined his former club Fortuna Düsseldorf as a free agent in January 2002, where he remained for a season-and-a-half.

He had short stays at FC Sachsen Leipzig, Icelandic side Grindavik, Preußen Münster and Greeks Panserraikos. He is currently playing for SV Straelen in the Verbandsliga Niederrhein (sixth tier).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Niestroj" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (2001). The Wolves Who's Who. West Midlands: Britespot. ISBN 1-904103-01-4.