Tomasz Rząsa

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Tomasz Rząsa
Tomasz Rzasa 2011.jpg
Rząsa in 2011
Personal information
Full name Tomasz Rząsa
Date of birth (1973-03-11) 11 March 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Kraków, Poland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1986–1992 Cracovia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Sokół Pniewy 66 (25)
1995–1996 Grasshoppers 21 (5)
1996 Lugano 9 (2)
1996–1997 Grasshoppers 9 (1)
1997 Young Boys 12 (6)
1997–1999 De Graafschap 50 (4)
1999–2003 Feyenoord 90 (1)
2003–2004 Partizan 18 (0)
2004–2005 Heerenveen 23 (0)
2005–2006 ADO Den Haag 25 (0)
2006–2008 Ried 58 (0)
Total 381 (44)
National team
1994–2006 Poland 36 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tomasz Rząsa (Polish pronunciation: [ˈtɔmaʂ ˈʐɔ̃sa]) (born 11 March 1973) is a Polish former professional footballer.

Career[edit]

During his career, Rząsa represented Sokół Pniewy (Poland), Grasshoppers (Switzerland), Lugano (Switzerland), Young Boys (Switzerland), De Graafschap (Netherlands), Feyenoord (Netherlands), Partizan (Serbia), Heerenveen (Netherlands), ADO Den Haag (Netherlands) and Ried (Austria).

In Switzerland while playing with Grasshoppers he won two Swiss Championships, in 1994–95 and 1995–96.

He signed with Feyenoord in the summer the club had just become Dutch league champion, however during the period he was with the club, between 1999 and 2003, Feyenoord failed to win any domestic title, but 2002 was an outstanding year when they won the UEFA Cup by beating Borussia Dortmund in the final. Consequently they played the 2002 UEFA Super Cup but they lost against Real Madrid. Rząsa played both finals.

With Partizan he was the newcomer that alongside Ljubinko Drulović, Taribo West and others, helped the club reach the Champions League group stage. In Serbia, his name was spelled and pronounced Žonsa.

In 2006, he came to Austria and signed with SV Ried and was decisive in helping them to achieve their greatest ever result by finishing runners-up in the 2006–07 Austrian Bundesliga. He played an impressive 58 league matches in just two seasons with Ried.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Grasshopper Club Zürich
Feyenoord

National team[edit]

He played for Polish national team, for which he played 36 matches and scored one goal.[1]

He was a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Earlier that year, he had played during the UEFA Cup final with his team Feyenoord, which they won.

Goals for senior national team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 December 1994 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 1–2 1–2 International Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poland – Record International Players". rsssf.com. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 

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