Michał Żewłakow

  • Date of birth : 22/04/1976
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Poland Poland
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Michał Żewłakow

Clubs: KSP Polonia Warszawa, Hutnik Warszawa (loan), KSK Beveren (loan), R. Excelsior Mouscron, RSC Anderlecht, Olympiacos FC, MKE Ankaragücü, Legia Warszawa

• Born in Warsaw, the versatile left-back finished a Polish league runner-up with Polonia Warszawa before moving, along with twin brother Marcin, to Belgium in 1998, joining Beveren on loan.

• One season at Beveren was followed by three at Mouscron, for whom he signed a permanent deal – again with his twin in tow; ended his stay there by reaching the Belgian Cup final, which Mouscron lost 3-1 to Club Brugge KV.

• The Żewłakows became the first twins to play together for Poland when both lined up in a friendly against France in February 2000, Michał having made his debut the previous year.

• Left brother to join Anderlecht after both featured at the 2002 FIFA World Cup; won two Belgian titles (2003/04 and 2005/06) and played in three successive UEFA Champions League campaigns for the Brussels side.

• Contested all three games for Poland at both the 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2008 UEFA European Championship under coach Leo Beenhakker, who appointed him as team captain; bypassed the 90-cap mark during 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

• Left Anderlecht for Olympiacos in 2006; a title winner in each of his first three seasons, he reached the UEFA Champions League knockout phase for the first time in 2007/08 and repeated the feat in 2009/10.

• Moved to Turkish side Ankaragücü in 2010 before returning to Poland the following summer when he signed a one-year deal with Legia.

• Announced that he would retire from international football after making a record 102nd Poland appearance in a friendly against Greece in March 2011.

• Żewłakow received a commemorative cap and medal from UEFA to mark his century of international appearances on Tuesday 6 September, before Poland's 2-2 draw with Germany in a Gdansk friendly.

• "A big thank you to UEFA for honouring me this way," he said. "I felt again, if only for a few seconds, what it means to be part of the national team. I played 102 games, which means I did not waste my career − I achieved something."

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.48CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 30/07/2013 06:45 CET
26.02.2013Polish CupQuarter-finalsLegiaLegia4-1Olimpia Grudziadz Olimpia Grudziadz 4500
26.03.2013Polish CupQuarter-finalsOlimpia Grudziadz Olimpia Grudziadz 1-2LegiaLegia7600
09.04.2013Polish CupSemi-finalsRuchRuch0-0LegiaLegia9000
16.04.2013Polish CupSemi-finalsLegiaLegia2-1RuchRuch4500
08.05.2013Polish CupFinalLegiaLegia0-1ŚląskŚląsk9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Michał Żewłakow
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 22/04/1976 (37)
  • Country: Poland

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 79kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (group matches uic)
    21/06/97: AaB 2-0 Polonia Warszawa
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round )
    08/09/93: Czechoslovakia 1-0 Poland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Poland180
Poland U-2160
Poland U-1830
Total270

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Olympiacos220
Anderlecht190
Total410
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Anderlecht50
Legia160
Polonia Warszawa20
Olympiacos50
Total280
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Polonia Warszawa40
Total40
Last updated: 29/06/2013 02:10 CET
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