Cionek in 2018
|Full name||Thiago Rangel Cionek|
|Date of birth||21 April 1986|
|Place of birth||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Vila Hauer EC|
|2013–2014||→ Modena (loan)||33||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 June 2018
Thiago Rangel Cionek (Polish pronunciation: [ˈtjaɡɔ ˈtɕɔnɛk], Portuguese: [tʃiˈagu ˈtʃonek]; born 21 April 1986) is a Brazilian-born Polish footballer who plays as a central defender for Italian club S.P.A.L. and the Polish national team.
Born in Curitiba, Paraná, Cionek began his career with local Cuiabá Esporte Clube. He moved to Europe for a brief spell at Portugal's GD Bragança before returning to Brazil with Clube de Regatas Brasil.
He then had a year in the Italian Serie B with Padova Calcio, before signing for another club from the same division, Modena FC on 2 September 2013. On 11 January 2016, he joined his third Italian club, US Città di Palermo of Serie A.
While having been born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil, Cionek's family is of Polish descent and he therefore applied for Polish citizenship, which he received in October 2011. Cionek made his international debut for Poland on 13 May 2014, starting in a goalless friendly draw against Germany in Hamburg. Cionek then was called up by Poland's national team to play in the 2016 European Championship in France.
In May 2018 he was named in Poland’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. On 19 June 2018, in Poland's initial World Cup match against Senegal, Cionek was responsible for an own goal in what up to that point had been a 0-0 draw. His own goal gave Senegal a 1-0 lead.
- As of 19 June 2018
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
- "THIAGO RANGEL CIONEK AL MODENA, FILIPPO CARINI AL PADOVA" [THIAGO RANGEL CIONEK TO MODENA, FILIPPO CARINI TO PADOVA] (in Italian). Modena FC. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- "Calciomercato Palermo,dal Modena preso Cionek" [Palermo transfer market, Cionek taken from Modena] (in Italian). Tuttosport. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- "Germany 0-0 Poland". European Football. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
- "World Cup 2018: Poland announce preliminary 35-man squad". Talksport. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
- Barclay, Tom (19 June 2018). "POLE AXED Poland 1 Senegal 2: Thiago Cionek own goal and M'Baye Niang strike sinks the hopeless Poles in Moscow". The Sun. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
- "Thiago Cionek". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
- "Thiago Cionek". 90minut. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
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