Waldemar Kryger

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Waldemar Kryger
Personal information
Full name Waldemar Kryger
Date of birth (1968-11-08) 8 November 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Poznań, Poland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 Patria Buk
1983–1997 Lech Poznań 258 (3)
1997–2002 VfL Wolfsburg 126 (1)
2002–2004 Lech Poznań 44 (0)
National team
1997–1998 Poland 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Waldemar Kryger (born 8 November 1968 in Poznań), is a former Polish footballer who played as a defender.

He spent much of his career playing for Lech Poznań; Kryger played a total of 17 seasons for Kolejorz (from 1983–84 to 1997–98 and from 2002–03 to 2003–04) accumulating a total of 302 matches and scoring three goals. With Lech, he contributed to winning three Polish League titles in (1990, 1992 and 1993), three Polish SuperCups (1990, 1992 and 2004) plus two Polish Cups (1988 and 2004). He began his playing career at Patria Buk, playing there one season (1982–83). After 15 seasons at Lech, he moved to VfL Wolfsburg in Germany playing from 1997 to 2002. He played a total of 126 matches and scored one goal. He again returned to Poznań to play where he ended up finishing his playing career.[1]

He played for the national team in five matches, making his debut on 14 February 1997 during a match against Lithuania. He scored his only national team goal against Latvia on 17 February 1997. After finishing his playing career, he became a coach. He worked as a coach for Czesław Michniewicz while he was the head coach of Lech Poznań. Later, Kryger decided to become a coach for the Lech Poznań Youth Teams.


  1. ^ "Waldemar Kryger" (in Polish). 90 Minut. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 

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