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Artur Sobiech ([ˈartur ˈsɔbjɛx]; born 12 June 1990) is a Polish footballer who plays for Ekstraklasa club Lechia Gdańsk.

Artur Sobiech
Artur Sobiech 2011.jpg
Sobiech with Polonia Warsaw in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Artur Sobiech
Date of birth (1990-06-12) 12 June 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Ruda Śląska, Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker, winger
Club information
Current team
Lechia Gdańsk
Number 90
Youth career
2005–2006 Grunwald Ruda Śląska
2006–2008 Ruch Chorzów
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Ruch Chorzów 47 (12)
2010–2011 Polonia Warsaw 23 (9)
2011–2017 Hannover 96 121 (20)
2017–2018 Darmstadt 98 22 (2)
2018– Lechia Gdańsk 35 (10)
National team
2010–2015 Poland 13 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 October 2016

Club careerEdit

Sobiech was born in Ruda Śląska. After spending four years at Ruch Chorzów, where he started his professional career, Sobiech joined Polonia Warsaw in July 2010. Polonia paid one million euros for him. He was named Ekstraklasa discovery of the year.

On 30 June 2011, Sobiech transferred to Bundesliga side Hannover 96, signing a contract until June 2014. In May 2013, the club announced that he had extended his contract until 30 June 2017.

On 9 August 2018, Sobiech joined Lechia Gdańsk on a three-year contract.[1] In his first season at Lechia Sobiech found himself to be the second choice forward behind Flávio Paixão. His season started well, scoring a Hat-trick against Zagłębie Lubin,[2] but then only managed to score another 4 league goals in his next 23 games.[3] Sobiech fared better in the Polish Cup that season, scoring 3 goals in 4 games, including scoring the only goal in the 2019 Polish Cup final against Jagiellonia Białystok to secure the cup win for Lechia.[4] Despite statistically not having the best season, Sobiech played an important role in Lechia securing their joint highest league finish in their history of third,[5] and leading the club to cup success. The following season started well for both Sobiech and Lechia, with Sobiech coming on as a substitute as Lechia won the Polish SuperCup.[6]

International careerEdit

After playing for the Poland U-21 team,[7] Sobiech received his first call-up to the Poland national football team in May 2010. He debuted on 29 May against Finland, replacing Ireneusz Jeleń in the 89th minute. The match ended in a goalless 0–0 result. He scored his first goal on 22 May 2012 in a 1–0 friendly win against Latvia.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to the Polish Handball player Bogna Sobiech, since 2011.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 11:11, 26 May 2017 (UTC).[9]
Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups European Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ruch Chorzów 2008–09 Ekstraklasa 19 2 4 2 23 4
2009–10 28 10 6 2 34 12
2010–11 0 0 0 0 4 1 4 1
Total 47 12 10 4 4 1 61 17
Polonia Warsaw 2010–11 Ekstraklasa 23 9 4 0 27 9
Total 23 9 4 0 0 0 27 9
Hannover 96 2011–12 Bundesliga 12 1 0 0 6 2 18 3
2012–13 25 5 2 0 10 3 37 8
2013–14 17 3 1 1 0 0 18 5
2014–15 19 2 1 0 0 0 20 2
2015–16 25 7 2 1 0 0 27 8
2016–17 2. Bundesliga 23 2 2 1 0 0 25 3
Total 121 20 8 3 16 5 145 28
Darmstadt 98 2017–18 2. Bundesliga 22 2 1 1 0 0 23 3
Total 22 2 1 1 0 0 23 3
Lechia Gdańsk 2018-19 Ekstraklasa 25 8 4 3 29 11
Total 25 8 4 3 29 11
Career total 238 51 27 11 20 6 285 68

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 May 2012 Hypo-Arena, Klagenfurt, Germany   Latvia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 4 June 2013 Marshal Józef Piłsudski Stadium, Kraków, Poland   Liechtenstein 1–0 2–0 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Strona oficjalna – Lechia Gdańsk – Lechia.pl". lechia.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  2. ^ "Lechia Gdańsk - Zagłębie Lubin od 3:0 do 3:3. Hat-trick Artura Sobiecha". sport.trojmiasto.pl.
  3. ^ "2018/19 Ekstraklasa". lechia.net.
  4. ^ "PUCHAR JEST NASZ!". lechia.pl.
  5. ^ "LECHIA GDAŃSK Z BRĄZOWYM MEDALEM MISTRZOSTW POLSKI!". lechia.pl.
  6. ^ "Superpuchar Polski 2019: Piast Gliwice - Lechia Gdańsk 1:3". sport.trojmiasto.pl.
  7. ^ "U-21: Francja 2–2 Polska" (in Polish). 90minut.pl.
  8. ^ "Poland beats Latvia 1–0 in Euro 2012 warm-up game". Sports Illustrated / CNN. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Artur Sobiech statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 May 2017.

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