Tomasz Zdebel

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Tomasz Zdebel
Personal information
Full name Tomasz Zdebel
Date of birth (1973-05-25) 25 May 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Katowice, Poland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1988 GKS Katowice
1988–1990 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Rot-Weiss Essen 30 (4)
1992–1994 1. FC Köln II 47 (3)
1993–1997 1. FC Köln 57 (2)
1997–2001 Lierse S.K. 78 (9)
2001–2003 Gençlerbirliği S.K. 80 (12)
2003–2008 VfL Bochum 162 (8)
2009–2010 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 12 (0)
2009 Bayer 04 Leverkusen II 1 (0)
2010–2011 Alemannia Aachen 6 (0)
Total 473 (37)
National team
2000–2003 Poland 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 July 2006

Tomasz Zdebel (born 25 May 1973) is a retired Polish-German footballer[1] who played as a defensive midfielder. He was active in his active career in Germany, Belgium and Turkey. From 2000 to 2003, he played for the Polish national team.

Early years[edit]

Zdebel was born and raised in Katowice, Poland.[2] His father was a football player who worked as a miner during the week.[3] In 1988 the family emigrated to Düsseldorf.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Zdebel started playing football with the local club GKS Katowice. Having emigrated to Germany, he joined the youth team of Fortuna Düsseldorf. He started his senior career in 1990 at Rot-Weiss Essen. One year later the team was relegated from the Bundesliga. In 1992 Zdebel joined 1. FC Köln and played for their reserve team. In 1993, he debuted for the first team.[4]

He left Cologne in 1997 and moved to Lierse SK. In his first season the club finished seventh and qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League. The next season Lierse won the Belgian Cup. Zdebel played as central midfielder and as a defender for Lierse.[4]

In 2001, Zdebel moved to Turkey and signed with Gençlerbirliği S.K.. In 2003, he returned to Germany and joined VfL Bochum.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
1990–91 Essen 2. Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
1991–92 Oberliga Nordrhein 29 4 1 0 30 4
1992–93 Köln II 23 0 23 0
1993–94 24 3 24 3
1993–94 Köln Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
1994–95 13 1 2 0 15 1
1995–96 23 0 1 0 24 0
1996–97 20 1 1 0 21 1
Belgium League Belgian Cup League Cup Europe Total
1997–98 Lierse First Division 30 4 6 0
1998–99 28 3
1999–00 20 2
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası League Cup Europe Total
2000–01 Gençlerbirliği 1. Lig 30 3 4 1 34 4
2001–02 Süper Lig 22 3 0 0 2 0 24 3
2002–03 28 6 5 0 33 6
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
2003–04 Bochum Bundesliga 34 1 1 0 1 0 36 1
2004–05 28 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 32 1
2005–06 2. Bundesliga 30 2 2 0 32 2
2006–07 Bundesliga 32 1 2 0 34 1
2007–08 26 1 1 0 27 1
2008–09 12 1 2 0 14 1
2008–09 Leverkusen 4 0 0 0 4 0
2009–10 8 0 1 0 9 0
2009–10 Leverkusen II Regionalliga West 1 0 1 0
2010–11 Aachen 2. Bundesliga 6 0 1 0 7 0
Total Germany 315 16 16 0 2 0 2 0 335 16
Belgium 78 9 0 0 6 0
Turkey 80 12 9 1 0 0 2 0 91 13
Career total 473 37 2 0 10 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zdebel, Thomas" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Elf Dinge über: Thomas Zdebel" (in German). VfL Bochum 1848 Fußballgemeinschaft e.V. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  3. ^ ""Leistung liegt allein an uns"". RevierSport online (in German). RevierSport online GmbH. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2005. 
  4. ^ a b c Lußem, Frank (29 March 2004). ""Ich habe alles richtig gemacht"". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Eckhardt, Michael (2 January 2009). "Koller degradiert Zdebel - Klimowicz soll kommen". WAZ (in German). FUNKE DIGITAL Media GmbH & Co. KG. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dariusz Wosz
VfL Bochum captain
July 2006 − December 2008
Succeeded by
Marcel Maltritz