Łukasz Szukała

Łukasz Szukała (born 26 May 1984) is a Polish professional footballer who, among others, played as a centre back for the Poland national football team.

Łukasz Szukała
Łukasz Szukała.jpg
Personal information
Full name Łukasz Szukała[1]
Date of birth (1984-05-26) 26 May 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Gdańsk, Poland
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
1994–1997 TuS Fortuna Saarburg
1997–1998 SV Trassem
1998–2000 Eintracht Trier
2000–2002 Metz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Metz B 9 (0)
2004–2008 1860 Munich II 51 (4)
2005–2008 1860 Munich 44 (0)
2008–2009 Alemannia Aachen II 1 (0)
2008–2010 Alemannia Aachen 26 (2)
2010–2011 Gloria Bistrița 28 (2)
2011–2012 Universitatea Cluj 29 (0)
2012 Petrolul Ploiești 2 (1)
2012–2015 Steaua București 65 (12)
2015 Al Ittihad 12 (3)
2015–2017 Osmanlıspor 12 (0)
2017–2019 Ankaragücü 6 (0)
National team
2003 Poland U19 3 (0)
2005 Poland U21 3 (9)
2013–2015 Poland 17 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19 August 2018

Club careerEdit

Universitatea ClujEdit

In June 2011, Szukała joined Universitatea Cluj on a three-year contract.[2]

FcsbEdit

In August 2012, Łukasz signed with Romanian giants Steaua București.[3] On 4 November 2012, Szukała scored his first goal for title-chasing Steaua in a 3–1 win against their Bucharest arch-rivals, Dinamo, guaranteeing him a good relationship with the very demanding Steaua fans.[4] In 2014, he was voted as the best foreign footballer in Liga I.[5]

Ittihad FCEdit

On 3 January 2015, he signed a contract with Al-Ittihad, when he entered his final six months of the deal with Steaua.[6] The two clubs reached an agreement to release the player before his contract with Steaua ended, thus he joined Al-Ittihad in January 2015.[7]

International careerEdit

Szukała made his first appearance for the Poland national football team against Denmark in 2013.

He scored his first goal for the national side in the 7–0 victory over Gibraltar.

Personal lifeEdit

Łukasz Szukała is a polyglot who speaks fluent Polish, English, French, German, and Romanian.

He also has a German citizenship. His parents emigrated to Germany during his early childhood. He grew up in the region of Trier.[8]

Szukała is married to a beautiful sports news presenter from Romania, Raluca Hogyes, with whom he has a son (b. 2019).[9]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 21 January 2019[10][11]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1860 Munich II 2004–05 16 1 0 0 16 1
2005–06 14 1 0 0 14 1
2006–07 14 1 0 0 14 1
2007–08 7 1 0 0 7 1
Total 51 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 4
1860 Munich 2004–05 18 0 0 0 18 0
2005–06 15 0 0 0 15 0
2006–07 2 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 9 0 0 0 9 0
Total 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0
Alemannia Aachen II 2008–09 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Alemannia Aachen 2008–09 18 2 2 0 20 2
2009–10 8 0 2 1 10 1
Total 26 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 3
Gloria Bistrița 2010–11 28 2 2 0 30 2
Total 28 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 2
Universitatea Cluj 2011–12 29 0 0 0 29 0
Total 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Petrolul Ploiești 2012–13 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Steaua București 2012–13 20 4 1 0 6 0 27 4
2013–14 29 4 4 0 12 0 1 1 46 5
2014–15 16 4 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 28 4
Total 65 12 5 0 0 0 29 0 2 1 101 13
Ittihad 2014–15 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
Total 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
Osmanlıspor 2015–16 10 0 0 0 10 0
2016–17 2 0 3 0 5 0
2017–18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Ankaragücü 2017–18 5 0 1 0 5 0
2018–19 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 276 24 16 1 0 0 29 0 2 1 322 26

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 September 2014 Estádio Algarve, Faro   Gibraltar 4–0 7–0 Euro 2016 qualifier

HonoursEdit

Steaua București

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lukasz Szukala" (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Lukasz Szukala, trei sezoane la "U" Cluj" (in Romanian). universitateacluj.ro. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Steaua l-a luat pe Lukasz Szukala de la Petrolul" (in Romanian). gsp.ro. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  4. ^ Steaua Bucureşti vs. Dinamo Bucureşti 3-1
  5. ^ "Liga 1 se învîrte în jurul urmașului lui Copernic - Cătălin Tolontan". 22 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Sanmartean a semnat cu Al Ittihad. Steaua il pierde si pe Szukala!" (in Romanian). enational.ro. 4 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Fotbal: Steaua se desparte de Szukala și Sânmărtean" (in Romanian). Agerpres. 14 January 2015.
  8. ^ Lukas Szukala
  9. ^ FOTO Fosta prezentatoare Raluca Hogyes și fotbalistul Lukasz Szukala au devenit părinți: "Boris, te iubim dincolo de cuvinte"
  10. ^ "Ł. Szukala". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Lukasz Szukala – MKE Ankaragücü – Liga I: alle Spielerstatistiken, News und alle persönlichen Informationen – kicker". kicker Online (in German). Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  12. ^ Superlativele Gazetei Sporturilor pe anul 2014

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