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Damian Kądzior (Polish pronunciation: [ˈdamʲan ˈkɔɲd͡ʑɔr]; born 16 June 1992) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb.[2]

Damian Kądzior
Personal information
Full name Damian Kądzior
Date of birth (1992-06-16) 16 June 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Białystok, Poland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Zagreb
Number 92
Youth career
0000–2012 Jagiellonia Białystok
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Jagiellonia Białystok 3 (0)
2012–2014Motor Lublin (loan) 46 (8)
2015Dolcan Ząbki (loan) 31 (7)
2016Wigry Suwałki (loan) 14 (4)
2016–2017 Wigry Suwałki 33 (14)
2017–2018 Górnik Zabrze 37 (9)
2018– Dinamo Zagreb 29 (7)
National team
2018– Poland 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2019

Club careerEdit

Kądzior was born in Białystok, Poland, where he joined the Jagiellonia Białystok youth academy.

Jagiellonia BiałystokEdit

Kądzior started playing for the Jagiellonia senior team in 2012, and made 3 appearances[3] before being loaned out.

Loan to Motor LublinEdit

Kądzior joined Motor Lublin on loan on a two-year loan. During his time at Lublin, he scored 8 goals in total for the club.[4]

Loan to Dolcan ZąbkiEdit

In January 2015, Kądzior joined Dolcan Ząbki, where he made a total of 33 appearances, scoring 8 goals.[5]

Loan Wigry SuwałkiEdit

On 29 February 2016, Kądzior joined Wigry Suwałki on loan until the end of the season. He scored 4 goals in 14 appearances for the club.[6]

Wigry SuwałkiEdit

On 1 July, he joined the club on a free transfer. During his time at the club, he scored a total of 20 goals in 53 appearances.[7]

Górnik ZabrzeEdit

On 4 July 2017, he joined Górnik Zabrze.[8] He made his debut on 15 July, in a 3–1 win over Legia, playing a total of 62 minutes.[9] He scored his first goal on 10 September, in a 2–1 in over Termalica.[10] On 20 October, he scored twice during a 3–3 draw with Korona Kielce.[11] His last appearance for the club was in a 2–0 win over Wisła Kraków.[12][13]

Dinamo ZagrebEdit

In the early days of June, several Croatian newspaper websites, such as 24sata, had reported that Kądzior was close to a move to champions Dinamo Zagreb.[14][15] On 18 June, the club officially announced that Kądzior, along with several others players, had joined the club, for a reported fee of around €500,000 and the club announced that he would wear the jersey number 92.[16][17]

International careerEdit

In May 2018, Kądzior was named in Poland’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, hosted in Russia.[18] However, he didn't make the final 23-man squad.[19] He made his debut for his country on 11 September 2018 in a friendly against Ireland.[20]. His first goal in the Polish National Team happened on June 10th, against Israel during the UEFA 2020 Qualifiers.

International goalEdit

Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 June 2019 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland   Israel
4–0
4–0
UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://gnkdinamo.hr/HR/Players/Single?Permalink=damian-kadzior
  2. ^ "Damian Kadzior | Dinamo Zagreb". gnkdinamo.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Poland - D. Kądzior - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Poland - D. Kądzior - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Poland - D. Kądzior - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Poland - D. Kądzior - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Poland - D. Kądzior - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  8. ^ Kusina, Maciej. "Damian Kądzior w Górniku". www.90minut.pl. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Górnik Zabrze - Legia Warszawa: skrót meczu i bramki". Onet Ekstraklasa.tv (in Polish). 15 July 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Bruk-Bet Termalica Nieciecza - Górnik Zabrze: skrót meczu i bramki". Onet Ekstraklasa.tv (in Polish). 10 September 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Górnik Zabrze - Korona Kielce: skrót meczu i bramki | Ekstraklasa". Onet Ekstraklasa.tv (in Polish). 20 October 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Górnik Zabrze - Wisła Kraków: skrót meczu i bramki". Onet Ekstraklasa.tv (in Polish). 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Damian Kadzior Match History | WhoScored.com". www.whoscored.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Dinamo je već našao zamjenu za Soudanija? Stiže Kadzior" (in Croatian). Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Marin Leovac i Poljak Kadzior su riješeni: Iduća 'meta' Majer" (in Croatian). Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Nova pojačanja vjeruju u uspješnu sezonu | Dinamo Zagreb". gnkdinamo.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Damian Kadzior | Dinamo Zagreb". gnkdinamo.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  18. ^ "World Cup 2018: Poland announce preliminary 35-man squad". talkSPORT. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  19. ^ "World Cup 2018: Poland confirm 23-man squad as key star Kamil Glik gets injured". talkSPORT. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Poland v Ireland game report". Sky Sports. 11 September 2018.