Mariusz Lewandowski

Mariusz Lewandowski
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Personal information
Full name Mariusz Lewandowski
Date of birth (1979-05-18) 18 May 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Legnica, Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Central defender
defensive midfielder
Youth career
Zagłębie Lubin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Zagłębie Lubin 36 (0)
2000–2001 Dyskobolia Grodzisk 40 (2)
2001–2010 Shakhtar Donetsk 174 (21)
2010–2013 Sevastopol 76 (14)
Total 326 (37)
National team
2002–2013 Poland 66 (5)
Teams managed
2017–2018 Zagłębie Lubin
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mariusz Lewandowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarjuʂ lɛvanˈdɔfski]; born 18 May 1979) is a Polish retired footballer and currently a manager, last in charge of Zagłębie Lubin.

He was mostly a central defender and could also play as a defensive midfielder. He spent the majority of his club career with Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, with whom he won the UEFA Cup, five Ukrainian Premier League titles and 3 Ukrainian Cups. In 2009, he was named Polish Footballer of the Year.

Club career

Born in Legnica, Lewandowski started his career with Polish club Zagłębie Lubin in 1996.

After a short time in Dyskobolia Grodzisk, he was bought by Ukrainian Premier League club Shakhtar Donetsk in 2001. For nine seasons, Lewandowski was an integral part of the team, which won 5 Ukrainian Championships and 3 Ukrainian Cups during his spell in Donetsk. On 20 May 2009, he played in the final of the UEFA Cup against Werder Bremen, with Shakhtar claiming the trophy.[1]

In July 2010, he signed with fellow Ukrainian Premier League side PFC Sevastopol.[2] On 27 November 2013, he left the Crimean club.

On 24 September 2014, after remaining a free agent for 10 months, he announced his retirement.

International career

He was named in the 23-man Poland's 2006 World Cup squad held in Germany.[3] He was also a member of the Poland squad at Euro 2008.[4]

After Franciszek Smuda took over the national team in 2009, he stopped playing for Poland.

He was however, called up by Waldemar Fornalik in October 2013 for the matches against Ukraine[5] and Englandin the qualification campaign for the World Cup.[6]

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zagłębie 1996–97 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
1997–98 11 0 - - - - - - 11 0
1998–99 21 0 1 0 - - - - 22 0
1999–00 3 0 1 0 - - - - 4 0
Total 36 0 2 0 - - - - 38 0
Dyskobolia 1999-00 14 0 - - - - - - 14 0
2000–01 26 2 2 0 - - - - 28 2
2001–02 - - - - 2 0 - - 2 0
Total 40 2 2 0 2 0 - - 44 2
Shakhtar 2001–02 11 1 5 1 2 0 - - 18 2
2002–03 24 4 6 1 4 1 - - 34 6
2003–04 27 5 6 1 6 1 - - 39 7
2004–05 25 2 8 2 12 0 - - 45 4
2005–06 21 1 2 0 8 0 1 0 32 1
2006–07 18 4 4 0 7 0 - - 29 4
2007–08 18 1 2 1 9 0 - - 29 2
2008–09 16 1 4 1 10 0 - - 30 2
2009–10 14 2 1 0 4 0 - - 19 2
Total 174 21 38 7 62 2 1 0 275 30
Sevastopol 2010–11 25 6 - - - - - - 25 6
2011–12 7 2 - - - - - - 7 2
2012–13 28 4 5 0 - - - - 33 4
2013–14 16 2 0 0 - - - - 16 2
Total 76 14 5 0 - - - - 81 14
Career totals 326 37 47 7 64 2 1 0 438 46

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 November 2005 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland  Estonia 3–1 Win Friendly
2. 8 September 2007 Lisbon, Portugal  Portugal 2–2 Draw UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
3. 6 February 2008 Paphos, Cyprus  Czech Republic 2–0 Win Friendly
4. 19 November 2008 Dublin, Republic of Ireland  Republic of Ireland 3–2 Win Friendly
5. 1 April 2009 Kielce, Poland  San Marino 10–0 Win 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

Honours

Club

Shakhtar Donetsk[7]

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Werder Bremen 1: Match report". The Guardian. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Lewandowski zmienia klub" (in Polish). Onet Sport. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Poland". FIFA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Poland squad for Euro 2008". The Guardian. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Ukraine - Poland". FIFA. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Steven Gerrard goal against Poland ensures England will go to World Cup". The Guardian. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  7. ^ "M. Lewandowski". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Player of the year » Poland". World Football. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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