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Łukasz Fabiański

Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 16.17CET
Arsenal FC
Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 16.17CET

Łukasz Fabiański

Arsenal FC

An unused squad member for Poland at each of their last two major tournament visits, in 2006 and 2008, Łukasz Fabiański may complete the hat-trick at UEFA EURO 2012 unless he can ward off the challenge of Wojciech Szczęsny, the man who has usurped him as the No1 goalkeeper at his club, Arsenal FC.

• Began his senior career with KKS Lech Poznań but swiftly joined Legia Warszawa without playing a first-team game, replacing Artur Boruc as the club's No1 when the latter departed for Celtic FC ahead of the 2005/06 season.

• Ever-present in Legia's 2005/06 Ekstraklasa title-winning campaign, Fabiański was voted Polish goalkeeper of the year in his two seasons at the club.

• Made his senior international debut in March 2006 against Saudi Arabia, travelling to the FIFA World Cup finals in Germany a few months later, and was also in the squad which participated at UEFA EURO 2008.

• Save for a sustained run of games in the autumn of 2010/11 following an injury to Manuel Almunia, Fabiański has largely been restricted to sporadic European outings and domestic cup appearances since signing for Arsenal in summer 2007.

• Kept goal against Cameroon (0-3), Ivory Coast (3-1), Korea Republic (2-2), Belarus (2-0) and Hungary (2-1) in the build-up to UEFA EURO 2012.

Last updated: 24/05/12 12.17CET

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