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Dawid Igor Kownacki (['david kɔvˈnat͡ski] (About this soundlisten); born 14 March 1997) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Fortuna Düsseldorf, on loan from Sampdoria, and the Polish national team.

Dawid Kownacki
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Kownacki in 2014
Personal information
Full name Dawid Igor Kownacki[1]
Date of birth (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Fortuna Düsseldorf
(on loan from Sampdoria)
Number 27
Youth career
GKP Gorzów Wielkopolski
2005–2013 Lech Poznań
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Lech Poznań 94 (21)
2017– Sampdoria 35 (6)
2019–Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 10 (4)
National team
2011 Poland U15 4 (7)
2012 Poland U16 2 (1)
2012–2014 Poland U17 10 (8)
2014–2016 Poland U19 4 (0)
2015– Poland U21 15 (10)
2018– Poland 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2019

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Early careerEdit

Having started out at local side GKP Gorzów Wielkopolski, Kownacki joined Lech Poznań in 2005, coming through the youth ranks and making it to the first team in December 2013. He scored his first Ekstraklasa goal in February 2014 in a 5–1 loss at Pogoń Szczecin, becoming one of only five players aged under 17 to have registered in Poland's top flight. He won his first league title the following season – "At 16, people were calling me 'the new Lewandowski', and that was tough to handle, but I changed my attitude, grew up and am now much better at not taking to heart what people say. Of course, I still have big dreams".[2]

Club careerEdit

SampdoriaEdit

On 11 July 2017, Kownacki signed a five-year contract with Italian side Sampdoria.[3]

In November, he scored a brace and assisted another goal in Sampdoria's 4–1 Coppa Italia win against Delfino Pescara.[4]

Fortuna DüsseldorfEdit

On 31 January 2019, Kownacki joined to German Bundesliga club Fortuna Düsseldorf on loan with an option to buy.[5]

International careerEdit

Kownacki got his first call up to the senior Poland squad for matches against Georgia and Greece in June 2015.[6] Kownacki represented Poland at Under-16, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 33 caps and scoring 25 goals.[7]

In May 2018 he was named in Poland's preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 21 June 2019.[9]
Club Season League League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lech Poznań 2013–14 Ekstraklasa 13 2 13 2
2014–15 30 4 5 2 3 1 38 7
2015–16 24 6 4 0 5 1 1 0 34 7
2016–17 27 9 5 2 0 0 32 11
Total 94 21 14 4 8 2 1 0 117 27
Sampdoria 2017–18 Serie A 22 5 2 3 24 8
2018–19 13 1 3 1 16 2
Total 35 6 5 4 0 0 0 0 40 10
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2018–19 Bundesliga 10 4 1 0 11 4
Career total 137 31 20 8 8 2 1 0 168 41

1 Including Polish SuperCup.

InternationalEdit

As of 24 June 2018[10]
Poland
Year Apps Goals
2018 4 1
Total 4 1

International goalsEdit

As of match played on 12 June 2018. Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.[10]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 June 2018 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland   Lithuania 3–0 4–0 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2451783.html
  3. ^ "Kownacki è un calciatore della Sampdoria, arriva dal Lech Poznań" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Coppa: Kownacki seals Samp rout". Football Italia. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  5. ^ "UFFICIALE: Samp, Kownacki al Fortuna Dusseldorf. C'è il controriscatto" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Poland June Call-Ups for Georgia and Greece Released". psnfutbol.com. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  7. ^ http://eurofootballrumours.com/hamburger-enter-talks-sampdoria-dawid-kownacki-7091/
  8. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  9. ^ "Dawid Kownacki". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Kownacki, Dawid". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 June 2018.

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