Natasza Górnicka

  • Date of birth : 16/07/1989
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Poland Poland
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Natasza Górnicka

Natasza Górnicka

National team: Poland

Which player most inspired you? Andrés Iniesta, because he's an incredible football player but still very decent person.

Which coach most inspired you? Pia Sundhage for her professionalism and her leadership of the US national team. She kept the team at a high level.

What was the best advice they gave you? The most valuable advice was to take pleasure from playing football and treat failures as a good lesson.

Best player you've played with? Chinasa Gloria Okoro. Her skill level and calmness on the field delights me every time.

Toughest opponent? The Spain team I played in the Under-19 European Championship in Iceland. They were very fast and despite their young age they played at a high and mature level football.

What are your memories of your first club as a child? Ones of good fun. I never realised that this whole experience would change my life.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? I would advise young players to have fun in the game and believe in success until the end because in football everything is possible.

What was the experience of playing in a youth final tournament? I had the pleasure to be a part of the historic qualification of the Polish national team to the U-19 European Championship in 2007. That was an incredible experience because I had the opportunity to compete with the strongest teams in Europe. The tournament was organised perfectly and I will remember that for the rest of my life.

Last updated: 12/09/12 15.27CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Natasza Górnicka
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 16/07/1989 (25)
  • Country: Poland
  • Club: Unia Racibórz ( POL)

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA Women's World Cup 2013/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Women's Champions League (First qualifying round)
    04/09/08: Wrocław 0-1 Naftokhimik
  • National team: UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    27/09/05: Poland 7-0 Azerbaijan

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Poland WOCO70
Poland WU-19202

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Women's Champions League
Unia Racibórz80
Last updated: 18/09/2014 01:16 CET