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Two-time Polish champion Kałużny retires

Published: Friday 12 September 2008, 19.57CET
Former Polish international Radosław Kałużny – twice a league champion with Wisła Kraków – has retired from playing at the age of 34 in order to pursue a new career in football management.
Two-time Polish champion Kałużny retires
Radosław Kałużny (Poland) ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 12 September 2008, 19.57CET

Two-time Polish champion Kałużny retires

Former Polish international Radosław Kałużny – twice a league champion with Wisła Kraków – has retired from playing at the age of 34 in order to pursue a new career in football management.
Former Polish international Radosław Kałużny has retired from playing at the age of 34 to pursue a new life in football management.

International class
Kałużny, who spent last season with top-flight club Jagiellonia Białystok, has called time on a playing career that yielded two Polish Ekstraklasa titles with Wisła Kraków and 41 national-team caps. Kałużny, who operated both as a centre-back and as a defensive midfielder, plans to move to Germany to study the management side of the football business.

Back to school
"I will start an 18-month course, learning not just about representing players and conducting transfers, but also about sports marketing and the role of a sporting director," said Kałużny, who also scored eleven goals for his country. A product of Zagłębie Lubin, he played for Wisła between 1998 and 2001, before having five seasons in Germany with FC Energie Cottbus, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, SC Rot-Weiss Essen and LR Ahlen. Kałużny landed at Cypriot side AEL Limassol FC in 2006/07 prior to his farewell campaign with Jagiellonia.

Last updated: 12/09/08 20.06CET

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