|Full name||Mariusz Lewandowski|
|Date of birth||18 May 1979|
|Place of birth||Legnica, Poland|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position|| Central defender |
|Zagłębie Lubin (manager)|
|* 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 current manager of Polish side Zagłębie Lubin.
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KGHM Zagłębie Lubin is a Polish professional football club based in Lubin, Poland. It was founded on September 10, 1945 as OMTUR 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.
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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.
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In July 2010, he signed with fellow Ukrainian Premier League side PFC Sevastopol.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.
He was named in the 23-man Poland's 2006 World Cup squad held in Germany.He was also a member of the Poland squad at Euro 2008.
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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 Ukraineand Englandin the qualification campaign for the World Cup.
|1.||16 November 2005||Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland||3–1||Win||Friendly|
|2.||8 September 2007||Lisbon, Portugal||2–2||Draw||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|3.||6 February 2008||Paphos, Cyprus||2–0||Win||Friendly|
|4.||19 November 2008||Dublin, Republic of Ireland||3–2||Win||Friendly|
|5.||1 April 2009||Kielce, Poland||10–0||Win||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)|
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