Adam Matuszczyk

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Adam Matuszczyk
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Personal information
Full nameAdam Matuszczyk
Date of birth (1989-02-14) 14 February 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Gliwice, [1] Poland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Uerdingen 05
Number 31
Youth career
1998–2000 SpVgg Merzig
2000–2003 VfB Dillingen
2003–2008 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2008–2015 1. FC Köln II 37 (4)
2010–2015 1. FC Köln 102 (5)
2012Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 8 (1)
2015–2017 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 (1)
2017–2019 Zagłębie Lubin 43 (0)
2019– KFC Uerdingen 10 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Poland U21 4 (0)
2010–2013 Poland 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 17:10, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Adam Matuszczyk [2] [3] [4] ( [ˈadam maˈtuʂt͡ʂɨk] ; born 14 February 1989) is a Polish footballer who plays for KFC Uerdingen and was a member of the Poland national team. Naturally a left midfielder, he can also be deployed as a defensive midfielder. [5]

Association football Team field sport

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Poland national football team mens national association football team representing Poland

The Poland national football team is the men's football team that has represented Poland in international competitions since its first match in 1921. It is controlled by the Polish Football Association, the governing body for football in Poland.

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Career

Matuszczyk began his career with SpVgg Merzig and later joined VfB Dillingen. After successful years with the youth teams of VfB Dillingen he was scouted by 1. FC Köln in the summer of 2003 and was promoted to the reserve team in the 2008–09 season. [4] In the first half of the season, Matuszczyk earned 11 caps and, on 3 February 2009, was promoted to the Bundesliga team of 1. FC Köln. [6] He made his Bundesliga debut on 27 February 2010 against Bayer Leverkusen. His first Bundesliga goals came on 10 April, when he scored twice to give Köln a 2–0 away win versus Hoffenheim. In January 2012, he was loaned to Fortuna Düsseldorf. [7]

1. FC Köln German association football club

1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e. V., commonly known as simply 1. FC Köln or FC Cologne in English, is a German association football club based in Cologne. It was formed in 1948 as a merger of the clubs Kölner Ballspiel-Club 1901 and SpVgg Sülz 07. Köln gained promotion back to the Bundesliga in the 2018–19 season after being relegated to 2. Bundesliga the previous season.

Bundesliga Association football league

The Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany and the football league with the highest average stadium attendance worldwide. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga comprises 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played on weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen German association football club

Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH, also known as Bayer 04 Leverkusen[ˌbaɪ̯ɐ ˈleːvɐˌkuːzn̩], Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen or simply Bayer, is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of German football, and hosts matches at the BayArena.

In May 2015, Matuszczyk signed a three-year contract with Eintracht Braunschweig. [8] However, after the 2016–17 2. Bundesliga season, he transferred to Polish club Zagłębie Lubin. [9]

Eintracht Braunschweig sports club in Germany

Braunschweiger Turn- und Sportverein Eintracht von 1895 e.V., commonly known as Eintracht Braunschweig or BTSV, is a German football and sports club based in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony. The club was one of the founding members of the Bundesliga in 1963 and won the national title in 1967. The club plays in the 3. Liga, the third tier of the German football league system.

The 2016–17 2. Bundesliga was the 43rd season of the 2. Bundesliga. It commenced on 5 August 2016 and ended on 21 May 2017. Fixtures for the 2016–17 season were announced on 29 June 2016.

Zagłębie Lubin professional association football club based in Lubin, Poland

KGHM Zagłębie Lubin is a Polish professional football club based in Lubin, Poland. It was founded in 1945 as OMTUR Lubin.

On 16 June 2017, he signed a contract with Ekstraklasa side Zagłębie Lubin. [10]

The Ekstraklasa, named PKO BP Ekstraklasa since the 2019–20 season due to its sponsorship by PKO Bank Polski, is the top Polish professional league for men's association football teams.

On 31 January 2019, Matuszczyk joined Uerdingen 05 on a short term deal. [11]

KFC Uerdingen 05 association football club in Germany

KFC Uerdingen 05 is a German football club in the Uerdingen district of the city of Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia. The one time Bundesliga side enjoyed its greatest successes in the 1980s but now currently plays in the 3rd division, 3. Liga.

International career

The former U-21 team player earned his first call up to the Poland national football team on 19 December 2009 for the King's Cup in Thailand. [12] However, he was retained by his club due to the tournament's scheduling outside of the official FIFA calendar for international matches. [13] On 4 May 2010, he was called up for the friendly games in May 2010. [14] He made his international debut on 29 May 2010 against Finland. [15] His first international goal came against the United States in October 2010.

The Poland national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Poland and is controlled by the Polish Football Association.

Kings Cup Piala Raja Thailand

The King's Cup is an international football tournament organised in Thailand by the Football Association of Thailand. The host, Thailand, is a participant in every edition. The tournament was founded in 1968, and has been held every year since then, with the exception of 1983, 1985, 2008, 2011 and 2014. In some years, the competition has featured club or invitational teams as well as international sides. Many famous footballers have participated in this tournament, including Cha Bum-kun, Peter Schmeichel, Jesper Olsen, Brian Laudrup, Henrik Larsson, Robert Lewandowski, Martin Škrteľ, Milan Škriniar as well as notably, the Brazil national team in 1999 which included 2002 World Cup winners Ronaldinho, Cafu, Roberto Carlos and Rivaldo.

Thailand Constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces. At 513,120 km2 (198,120 sq mi) and over 68 million people, Thailand is the world's 50th-largest country by total area and the 21st-most-populous country. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. It is a unitary state. Although nominally the country is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, the most recent coup, in 2014, established a de facto military dictatorship under a junta.

Personal life

He was born in Gliwice, Poland and moved to Germany in 1991 at the age of two. Thus, he also has a German passport. [1] He is married to wife Denise with whom he has a son, Lennox. [16]

Born as Adam Matuszczyk, he is known in Germany as Adam Matuschyk.

Career statistics

Club

As of 6 June 2017.
ClubSeasonLeagueCupOther 1 TotalRef.
LeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Köln II 2008–09 Regionalliga West 253253 [17]
2009–10 111111 [18]
2014–15 1010 [18]
Totals374374
Köln 2009–10 Bundesliga 920092 [18]
2010–11 24230272 [19]
2011–12 9010100 [18]
2012–13 2. Bundesliga 28120301 [20]
2013–14 22031251 [21]
2014–15 Bundesliga10020120 [18]
Totals10251111136
Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 2011–12 2. Bundesliga810020101 [18]
Eintracht Braunschweig 2015–16 2. Bundesliga29130321 [22]
2016–17 1010 [18]
Totals30130331
Career totals177111412019312
  • 1. ^ Includes promotion playoff.

International goals

GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetitionRef
1.9 October 2010 Soldier Field, Chicago, United StatesFlag of the United States.svg  United States 1–12–2Friendly

Honours

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