Jacek Zieliński (footballer, born 1961)

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Jacek Zieliński (born 22 March 1961 in Tarnobrzeg) is a Polish footballer, and football coach.[1]

Jacek Zieliński
Jacek Zieliński Lech Poznań Puchar.jpg
Zieliński as Lech Poznań manager
Personal information
Full name Jacek Zieliński
Date of birth (1961-03-22) 22 March 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Tarnobrzeg, Poland
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1979 Siarka Tarnobrzeg
1980–1984 Gwardia Warszawa
1984–1993 Siarka Tarnobrzeg
1993 Stal Stalowa Wola 15 (0)
Teams managed
1995 Siarka Tarnobrzeg II
1995–1997 Alit Ożarów
1998–1999 Siarka Tarnobrzeg
2000 Korona Kielce
2001 Tłoki Gorzyce
2002 GKS Bełchatów
2002–2004 Górnik Łęczna
2004–2006 Piast Gliwice
2006–2007 Odra Wodzisław Śląski
2007–2008 Groclin Dyskobolia
2008–2009 Polonia Warsaw
2009–2010 Lech Poznań
2011–2012 Polonia Warsaw
2012–2013 Ruch Chorzów
2015–2017 Cracovia
2018 Termalica
2019 Arka Gdynia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Zieliński began his career at Siarka Tarnobrzeg, and became captain in the 1977 season.

Manager careerEdit

Zieliński later took over the manager role at many Polish clubs, such as Korona Kielce, GKS Bełchatów, Górnik Łęczna, Groclin Dyskobolia, and Polonia Warsaw.

On 5 June 2009 he took over Lech Poznań where he won Polish Championship in 2009/2010 season. After defeat in Champions League third round qualifications, team was moved to Europa League then won next games and has been promoted to group stage of this tournament. Under management of Jacek Zieliński club successfully compete with Juventus and Manchester City but same time in Polish Ekstraklasa was one of the worst teams among others. This resulted in his dismissal from Lech Poznań manager on 5 November 2010.

On 22 March 2011 Jacek Zieliński, after 2 years break, returned on position of Polonia Warsaw manager.


  1. ^ "Jacek Zieliński trenerem Bruk-Betu Termaliki" (in Polish). 90minut. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.

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