Tomasz Wałdoch

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Tomasz Wałdoch
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Personal information
Full name Tomasz Wałdoch
Date of birth (1971-05-10) 10 May 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Gdańsk, Poland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1986–1988 Stoczniowiec Gdańsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1995 Górnik Zabrze 152 (8)
1995–1999 VfL Bochum 133 (8)
1999–2006 Schalke 04 142 (13)
2006–2007 Jagiellonia Białystok 5 (0)
Total 432 (29)
National team
1991–2002 Poland 74 (2)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Schalke 04 U17 (Assistant coach)
2008 Schalke 04 II (Assistant coach)
2008–2009 Schalke 04 U17 (Assistant coach)
2010 Górnik Zabrze (Director of Sport)
2011–2012 Schalke 04 U17
2012–2014 Schalke 04 Jugend
2014– Schalke 04 II (Assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tomasz Wałdoch (Polish pronunciation: [ˈtɔmaʂ ˈvawdɔx]) (born 10 May 1971) is a retired Polish footballer. He holds German citizenship.[citation needed]

He had a 10-year international career, where he often captained the side, including at the 2002 World Cup. His club career was mostly spent in Germany with VfL Bochum and Schalke 04.

Club career[edit]

Waldoch has played for Górnik Zabrze, VfL Bochum, Schalke 04 and Jagiellonia Białystok.

International career[edit]

He played for the Polish national team, for which he earned 74 caps. Wałdoch was a participant at the 1992 Summer Olympics, where Poland won the silver medal,[1] and was the captain of the Polish team for the 2002 World Cup.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 September 1992 Stadion Miejski, Poznań, Poland  Turkey 1–0 1–0 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 15 March 1995 Miejski Stadion Sportowy "KSZO", Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland  Lithuania 2–0 4–1 International Friendly



VfL Bochum

2. Bundesliga

Schalke 04




UEFA Intertoto Cup

Coaching career[edit]

On 1 July 2006, he was named as the new assistant coach of the FC Schalke 04 U17 team. From 15 April 2008 until 30 June 2008, he was the assistant coach at Schalke 04 II. On 11 November 2009, it was announced that he would become the temporary Assistant coach of Poland national football team, assisting Franciszek Smuda.[2] He has since been replaced in the role by his former teammate Jacek Zielinski. On 20 April 2010, he was named as the new Director of Sport of his first professional club Górnik Zabrze.[3] He left later that year, in November. He was then coach of the Schalke 04 U17 team from July 2011 to June 2012. From July 2012 to June 2014, he was the coach of the Schalke 04 Jugend team. Currently, he is the assistant coach of the Schalke 04 II team for the second time, serving under Jürgen Luginger.

Personal life[edit]

Wałdoch is married and has four children - two sons and two daughters. His son Kamil (born 4 July 1992) currently plays for fourth tier club FC Kray in Essen.[4][5]


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