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|Full name||Tomasz Radzinski|
|Date of birth||14 December 1973|
|Place of birth||Poznań, Poland|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Striker / Winger|
|1990–1993||North York Rockets||–||(–)|
|1994||St. Catharines Wolves||–||(–)|
|2013–2015||Lierse (sporting director)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Prior to his moving to Canada, Radziński began his playing career as a youth with Cuiavia Inowrocław in his native Poland, and Germany's VfL Osnabrück. He joined the North York Rockets of the Canadian Soccer League in 1990 and remained with the club through the league's demise in 1992 to the club's last year, played in the National Soccer League (NSL), in 1993. He played in the summer of 1994 with the St. Catharines Wolves (of the same league which however was by then renamed to the Canadian National Soccer League).
Radziński returned to Europe, joining Germinal Ekeren in Belgium in 1994. From there he eventually signed for Belgian giants Anderlecht for whom he scored 57 goals in 90 appearances – including five UEFA Champions League strikes in his last season with the Belgian champions – before moving to Everton for around £4.5 million, the highest transfer fee paid for a Canadian up to that time.
At Everton, Radziński scored 25 times in 91 Premiership outings before requesting a transfer, eventually securing a three-year deal with Fulham F.C. worth £1.75 million. Radzinski wasn't as prolific at Fulham as he was in his previous side, but won over the fans with several crucial goals. Radzinski was released at the end of the 2006–07 season by new manager Lawrie Sanchez, totalling 17 goals in 117 appearances.
One year later, on 30 August 2008 he signed a one-year contract for Belgian Second Division club Lierse, although his previous contract was valid until 2010. Lierse first had their eye on Peter Utaka, but when he transferred to Odense, they elected to sign Radzinski. Radzinski had disclosed to the press his belief that members of Skoda Xanthi had been involved in match fixing and was seeking a transfer.
On 29 January 2012, Belgian Second Division side Waasland-Beveren announced they had signed Radzinski on a short-term deal until the end of the 2011–12 season with an option for an additional year.
Radzinski made his debut for the Canadian national team in a June 1995 friendly match against Turkey. He earned a total of 46 caps, scoring 10 goals making him tied 9th with Paul Peschisolido in all time scoring for Canada.
In October 1999, Radzinski had been called up to the Canada national team by coach Holger Osieck, he promised to attend, failed to turn up and later refused to be interviewed about it. The Canadian Soccer Association approached FIFA to have Radzinski prevented from playing for Anderlecht as a result. Kevan Pipe, the head of the CSA called Radzinski's actions "an insult to his teammates, his coach and the country". In October 2001, he announced that he'd like to play for Canada again as they had a friendly against European opponents, Malta. He has represented Canada in 19 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. in three FIFA World Cup qualification campaigns (1998, 2006 and 2010)
He also holds a Belgian passport through his marriage.
- Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
|1.||12 January 1996||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles||Brazil||1–3||1–4||1996 Gold Cup|
|2.||15 May 2002||Espenmoos, St. Gallen||Switzerland||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|4.||11 October 2003||Ratinan Stadium, Tampere||Finland||1–3||2–3||Friendly|
|5.||15 November 2003||Na Stínadlech, Teplice||Czech Republic||1–5||1–5||Friendly|
|6.||13 June 2004||Richardson Memorial Stadium, Kingston||Belize||2–0||4–0||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|7.||16 June 2004||Richardson Memorial Stadium, Kingston||Belize||1–0||4–0||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|8.||8 October 2006||National Stadium, Kingston||Jamaica||1–0||1–2||Friendly|
|9.||25 March 2007||Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton||Bermuda||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
|10.||15 October 2008||Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton||Mexico||2–1||2–2||2010 World Cup qualifier|
- Germinal Ekeren
- R.S.C. Anderlecht
- Lierse S.K.
- Tomasz Radzinski is nieuwe technisch directeur Lierse‚ nieuwsblad.be, 17 April 2013
- Radzinski trekt de deur bij Lierse helemaal dicht, sporza.be, 6 February 2015
- Everton land Radzinski at last
- Fulham land Radzinski
- Fulham release striker Radzinski
- Tomasz Radzinski tekent bij Waasland-Beveren
- Tomasz Radzinski nommé directeur technique au Lierse
- Appearances for Canada National Team – RSSSF
- O'Reilly, Dominic (11 February 2001). "No need to stand on the shoulders of giants; Forget Jan Koller, says Dominic O'Reilly, Tomasz Radzinski is Anderlecht's real threat". Sunday Herald – via Highbeam (subscription required). Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- "Radzinski ready to rejoin Canada". CBC. 25 October 2001. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- Tomasz Radzinski – FIFA competition record
- "Tomasz Radzinski". Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved 22 October 2014.