|Born||14 March 1958|
Zielona Gora, Poland
|Current club information|
|1978-1985||ZKŻ Zielona Góra (POL)|
|1986-1988||Unia Leszno (POL)|
|1989-1993||Stal Rzeszów (POL)|
|1993-1997||Polonia Pila (POL)|
|1998||KM Ostrów Wielkopolski (POL)|
|1988,1999||Alfred Smoczyk Memorial|
|1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988||Team Speedway Polish Championship|
|1982, 1983, 1987, 1988||Polish Pairs Speedway Championship|
Jan Krzystyniak (born 14 March 1958 in Zielona Góra, Poland) is a retired Polish motorcycle speedway rider, and a speedway team manager. He was Polish Speedway Champion nine times, including pair and team championships.
Jan Krzystyniak received his speedway license in 1978, following the steps of his brother Alfred. Until 1985 he rode for ZKŻ Zielona Góra, then he moved on to Unia Leszno (1986–1988), Stal Rzeszów (1989–1993, Polonia Piła (1994–1997) and Iskra Ostrów Wielkopolski (1998). Krzystyniak won 10 medals at Team Speedway Polish Championship: five golden (1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988), one silver (1984) and four bronze medals (1979, 1986, 1996, 1997). During his career he was victorious at Polish Pairs Speedway Championship four times, he also came second in the Polish Individual Speedway Championship twice (1988, 1989).
Krzystyniak was very successful at many Polish individual tournaments:
Following his retirement as a speedway rider, he was appointed team manager of Unia Leszno, Włókniarz Częstochowa i Start Gniezno
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