Thiago Cionek

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Thiago Cionek
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Personal information
Full name Thiago Rangel Cionek
Date of birth (1986-04-21) 21 April 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Curitiba, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Palermo
Number 15
Youth career
Vila Hauer EC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Cuiabá
2006–2007 Bragança 2 (1)
2007–2008 CRB 1 (0)
2008–2012 Jagiellonia Białystok 91 (3)
2012–2014 Padova 31 (0)
2013–2014 Modena (loan) 33 (1)
2014–2015 Modena 51 (1)
2016– Palermo 34 (0)
National team
2014– Poland 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:00, 9 February 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:48, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Thiago Rangel Cionek (Polish pronunciation: [ˈtjaɡɔ ˈtɕɔnɛk], Portuguese: [tʃiˈagu ˈtʃonek]; born 21 April 1986 in Curitiba) is a Brazilian Polish footballer who plays as a central defender for Italian club Palermo and represents Poland internationally.

Club career[edit]

After beginning 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.

In 2008, Cionek went back to Europe, playing four seasons with Jagiellonia Białystok in his ancestral Poland. The team won the 2009–10 Polish Cup and the 2010 Polish SuperCup.

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.[1] On 11 January 2016, he joined his third Italian club, US Città di Palermo of Serie A.[2]

International career[edit]

Cionek is of Polish descent and received Polish citizenship in October 2011.[3][4] Cionek made his international debut on 13 May 2014, starting in a goalless friendly draw against Germany in Hamburg and was substituted for Maciej Wilusz in the 76th minute.[5] Cionek then called up by Poland national team to play in Euro 2016.

Honours[edit]

Jagiellonia Białystok

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Calciomercato Palermo,dal Modena preso Cionek" [Palermo transfer market, Cionek taken from Modena] (in Italian). Tuttosport. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Dobrowolski, Piotr (December 21, 2010). "Piłkarz Jagiellonii Thiago Cionek opowiada o Wigilii w Kurytybie: Polskie święta w Brazylii" [Jagiellonia player Thiago Cionek talks about Christmas Eve in Curitiba: Polish holidays in Brazil]. gwizdek24.se.pl (in Polish). Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Thiago Cionek z polskim obywatelstwem" [Thiago Cionek has Polish citizenship]. Polish Press Agency (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita (newspaper). October 3, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Germany 0-0 Poland". European Football. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

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