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Birmingham seal Swierczewski switch

Published: Tuesday 21 January 2003, 19.51CET
Poland midfield player Piotr Swierczewski has joined Birmingham City FC on loan from Olympique de Marseille.

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Published: Tuesday 21 January 2003, 19.51CET

Birmingham seal Swierczewski switch

Poland midfield player Piotr Swierczewski has joined Birmingham City FC on loan from Olympique de Marseille.

Polish midfield player Piotr Swierczewski has joined Birmingham City FC on loan from French side Olympique de Marseille.

Loan deal
The 30-year-old, who has won 68 caps for his country, has joined the Premiership club until the end of the season. Birmingham have the option to sign him on a three-year contract in the summer if Swierczewski prospers in England.

Fellow international
One of Poland's most experienced footballers, Swierczewski will join his international team-mate Jerzy Dudek in England. The goalkeeper is currently at Liverpool FC, and the two players saw action together in Poland's 2002 FIFA World Cup campaign.

French experience
Swierczewski started his career in his native country before moving from GKS Katowice to French side AS Saint-Etienne at the start of the 1993/94 season. After two successful campaigns he moved to SC Bastia, where he spent a further six years which included a brief spell on loan at Japanese side Gamba Osaka, before joining Marseille last season.

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