Mariusz Lewandowski

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Mariusz Lewandowski
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Personal information
Full nameMariusz 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
Club information
Current team
Zagłębie Lubin (manager)
Youth career
Zagłębie Lubin
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1996–1999 Zagłębie Lubin 36 (0)
2000–2001 Dyskobolia Grodzisk 40 (2)
2001–2010 Shakhtar Donetsk 174 (21)
2010–2013 Sevastopol 76 (14)
Total326(37)
National team
2002–2013 Poland 66 (5)
Teams managed
2017– 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 current manager of Polish side Zagłębie Lubin.

Association football Team field sport

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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 on September 10, 1945 as OMTUR Lubin.

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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.

Piłka nożna magazine plebiscite

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Club career

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

Legnica Place in Lower Silesian, Poland

Legnica(listen) is a city in southwestern Poland, in the central part of Lower Silesia, on the Kaczawa River and the Czarna Woda. Between 1 June 1975 and 31 December 1998 Legnica was the capital of the Legnica Voivodeship. It is currently the seat of the county and since 1992 the city has been the seat of a Diocese. As of 2017, Legnica had a population of 100,324 inhabitants.

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]

Ukrainian Premier League top division in Ukrainian football

The Ukrainian Premier League or UPL is the highest division of Ukrainian annual football championship. As the Vyshcha Liha it was formed in 1991 as part of the 1992 Ukrainian football championship upon discontinuation of the 1991 Soviet football championship and included the Ukraine-based clubs that competed previously in the Soviet competitions. In 1996 along with the other professional football leagues of Ukraine, the Top League became a member of the Professional Football League of Ukraine.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk professional football club based in Donetsk, Ukraine

Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk. In 2014 the club moved to Lviv but has since early 2017 played in Kharkiv and has its headquarters in Kiev.

2009 UEFA Cup Final association football match

The 2009 UEFA Cup Final was the final match of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, the 38th season of the UEFA Cup, UEFA's second-tier club football tournament. It was also the last final to be held under the UEFA Cup name, as the competition was rebranded as the UEFA Europa League from the 2009–10 season. The final was contested by Shakhtar Donetsk and Werder Bremen, with Shakhtar winning the match 2–1 after extra time. Lone striker Luiz Adriano opened the scoring for Shakhtar midway through the first half, before Naldo equalised from a free kick ten minutes later. The second half was goalless and the match went to extra time; after only seven minutes, Jádson scored for Shakhtar to secure the club's first major European trophy.

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]

UEFA Euro 2008 2008 edition of the UEFA Euro

The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2008 or simply Euro 2008, was the 13th UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football tournament contested by European nations. It took place in Austria and Switzerland from 7 to 29 June 2008.

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

ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeSuper CupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Zagłębie 1996–9710------10
1997–98110------110
1998–9921010----220
1999–003010----40
Total36020----380
Dyskobolia 1999-00140------140
2000–0126220----282
2001–02----20--20
Total4022020--442
Shakhtar 2001–02 1115120--182
2002–03 2446141--346
2003–04 2756161--397
2004–05 25282120--454
2005–06 211208010321
2006–07 1844070--294
2007–08 1812190--292
2008–09 16141100--302
2009–10 1421040--192
Total174213876221027530
Sevastopol 2010–11 256------256
2011–12 72------72
2012–13 28450----334
2013–14 16200----162
Total761450----8114
Career totals326374776421043846

International goals

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.16 November 2005 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, PolandFlag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 3–1Win Friendly
2.8 September 2007 Lisbon, PortugalFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 2–2Draw UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
3.6 February 2008 Paphos, CyprusFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechia 2–0Win Friendly
4.19 November 2008 Dublin, Republic of IrelandFlag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 3–2Win Friendly
5.1 April 2009 Kielce, PolandFlag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 10–0Win 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

Honours

Club

Shakhtar Donetsk [7]

Individual

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