Paweł Brożek

  • Date of birth : 21/04/1983
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Poland Poland
 
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Paweł Brożek

Paweł Brożek

One of two footballing twins, Paweł Brożek is an accomplished, predatory striker whereas his brother Piotr, who has played alongside him for most of his career, operates as a left-back. A serial Polish title winner with Wisła Kraków, he joined Trabzonspor AŞ in January 2011 and then moved on loan to Celtic FC a year later.

• Born in Kielce, he joined Wisła (along with his brother) at 15 and scored his first Ekstraklasa goal in his second home game – on 21 April 2001, his 18th birthday, against MKS Odra Wodzisław Śląski.

• Had a loan spell at ŁKS Łódź before returning to Wisła and scoring on his European debut, a UEFA Cup first round match against NK Primorje; his progress at Wisła was blocked by the club's prolific strike partnership of Tomasz Frankowski and Maciej Żurawski, so he was farmed out for a further spell on loan to GKS Katowice.

• Having had a goalscoring debut for Poland against Mexico on 27 April 2005, he finally made his mark at Wisła in 2005/06, registering 13 times in the league and participating at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where he appeared as a substitute in all three matches.

• Spearheaded Wisła's back-to-back Ekstraklasa title triumphs of 2007/08 and 2008/09, scoring 23 goals in the former to take the league's top scorer crown and 19 in the latter to share the prize with Legia Warszawa's Zimbabwean import Takesure Chinyama.

• Left out of Poland's UEFA EURO 2008 squad by coach Leo Beenhakker despite his prolific club form, he reclaimed his place after the Dutchman's departure and scored his fifth goal during Franciszek Smuda's reign in a November 2011 friendly win against Hungary; featured little as he won the 2011/12 Scottish title on loan at Celtic.

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General info

  • Name: Paweł Brożek
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 21/04/1983 (31)
  • Country: Poland
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Wisła ( POL)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    03/10/02: Wisła 6-1 Primorje
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    24/09/99: Latvia 0-2 Poland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Poland20
Poland U-2189
Poland U-1931
Poland U-1852
Poland U-1654
Total2316

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Wisła93
Trabzonspor40
Total133
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Wisła179
Total179
Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:46 CET
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