Marcin Wasilewski

  • Date of birth : 09/06/1980
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Poland Poland
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Marcin Wasilewski

Marcin Wasilewski

A tough, aggressive right-back, Marcin Wasilewski has revived his career, both at club and international level, following a horrific leg injury that kept him out of the game for the best part of a year and a half. The long-serving Poland defender is a cult hero at RSC Anderlecht, with whom he has won two Belgian league titles.

• Started his career in the Polish second division with local club Hutnik Kraków before joining top-flight WKS Słąsk Wroclaw in 2000.

• Relegated with Słąsk in 2002, he moved on to Wisła Płock, with whom he had a brief taste of UEFA Cup football and earned elevation to the Polish national squad, making his debut against Denmark in a November 2002 friendly in Copenhagen.

• Made no appearances in the 2006 FIFA World Cup (qualifying or finals), but his impressive form at KS Amica Wronki/KKS Lech Poznań earned him a regular place in Leo Beenhakker's team, and he went on to make 11 UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying outings and three more at the finals.

• Moved to Anderlecht in January 2007 and won the Belgian title four months later, scoring in each of his first two league games; absent for most of the club's 2009/10 title-winning season following his career-threatening leg break against rivals R. Standard de Liège that August and did not return in earnest until November 2010.

• Recalled by Poland after a two-year absence for a September 2011 friendly against Mexico and started four of the team's next five matches in the countdown to UEFA EURO 2012; made 28 appearances, scoring three times, as Anderlecht won the 2011/12 Belgian title.

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General info

  • Name: Marcin Wasilewski
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/06/1980 (35)
  • Country: Poland
  • Squad number: 27
  • Club: Leicester ( ENG)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 88kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Qualifying round)
    13/08/03: Ventspils 1-1 Wisla Plock
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round)
    05/10/98: Poland 0-2 Russia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Poland U-2160
Poland U-1830

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Wisla Plock20
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 05/03/2015 12:35 CET