Seweryn Gancarczyk

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Seweryn Gancarczyk
Personal information
Full name Seweryn Daniel Gancarczyk
Date of birth (1981-11-22) 22 November 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Dębica, Poland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
GKS Tychy
Number -
Youth career
1999 Podkarpacie Pustynia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Hetman Zamość
2003–2005 Arsenal Kyiv 20 (1)
2004 Volyn Lutsk (loan) 19 (0)
2006–2009 Metalist Kharkiv 85 (6)
2009–2011 Lech Poznań 32 (0)
2012 ŁKS Łódź 6 (0)
2012–2015 Górnik Zabrze 62 (1)
2015– GKS Tychy 0 (0)
National team
2006– Poland 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 July 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 March 2010

Seweryn Daniel Gancarczyk (Polish pronunciation: [sɛˈvɛrɨn ˈdanʲɛl ɡanˈt͡sartʂɨk]; born 22 November 1981) is a professional Polish football player for GKS Tychy who plays as a left sided defender.


Gancarczyk started to play football in his early teens, in junior teams of Podkarpacie Pustynia. After several seasons there and after a short spell at second Polish division club Hetman Zamość, Gancarczyk made his way to the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, where he joined local Arsenal Kyiv. Having also briefly performed for west Ukrainian club Volyn Lutsk, Gancarczyk was transferred to Metalist Kharkiv, where he has remained since, and has reached a position of vice-captain at the club.[1]

In 2007, he was voted the best left-back in Ukraine.[2]

During the winter of 2008 Gancarczyk had a try-out with Scottish giants Celtic FC, however due to an injury, he was unable to compete and so returned to Metalist.


Debuting for his country in 2006 in a 0:1 loss against Lithuania, the defender was named to the 23-men Poland's 2006 World Cup squad for the Cup finals in Germany.

On 14 October 2009, during Poland's last game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia, Gancarczyk scored an own goal in the 3rd minute of the game, condemning Poland to a 1–0 defeat and enabling Slovakia to qualify for the World Cup.


  1. ^ Source: Metalist Kharkiv Official Website (English)
  2. ^ Source: Evening Times (English)

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