Jan Urban

Jan Urban (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈurban]; born 14 May 1962) is a Polish football manager and former player who played as a striker.

Jan Urban
Lech - Górnik 2015 (cropped).jpg
Urban in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-05-14) 14 May 1962 (age 58)
Place of birth Jaworzno, Poland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
1980–1981 Victoria Jaworzno
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1985 Zagłębie Sosnowiec 113 (23)
1985–1989 Górnik Zabrze 124 (54)
1989–1994 Osasuna 168 (48)
1995 Valladolid 21 (3)
1995–1996 Toledo 33 (6)
1996–1997 Oldenburg 19 (3)
1998 Górnik Zabrze 11 (1)
Total 489 (138)
National team
1985–1991 Poland 57 (7)
Teams managed
2003–2005 Osasuna B
2007–2010 Legia Warsaw
2010 Polonia Bytom
2011 Zagłębie Lubin
2012–2013 Legia Warsaw
2014–2015 Osasuna
2015–2016 Lech Poznań
2017–2018 Śląsk Wrocław
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

His professional career was closely associated to Górnik Zabrze and Osasuna, and he also coached and worked with the latter club in various capacities.

Urban represented Poland at the 1986 World Cup.

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Urban was born in Jaworzno, being one of six children in an underprivileged mining family.[1] In his country he played for Zagłębie Sosnowiec and Górnik Zabrze, winning three Ekstraklasa championships in a row with the latter to which he contributed with a combined 38 goals, including a career-best 17 in 1987–88.

In the summer of 1989, Urban moved to Spain and joined CA Osasuna, going on to be one of the Navarre team's most important players of the following decade. He scored 13 goals in 34 games in his second season to help the club finish in a best-ever fourth position in La Liga, thus qualifying to the UEFA Cup;[2] this included a hat-trick against Real Madrid on 30 December 1990, in a 4–0 away win.[3]

Urban started the 1994–95 campaign with Osasuna in the second division, but returned to the top flight with Real Valladolid in the winter transfer window.[4] He closed out his career at 36 after one-season stints with CD Toledo (also Spain, second level), VfB Oldenburg (Germany) and former side Gornik.

InternationalEdit

Urban earned 57 caps for Poland over six years, netting seven goals in the process. He was selected to the 1986 FIFA World Cup squad, appearing in all four matches (three starts) as the national team reached the round-of-16 in Mexico.[5]

International goalsEdit

[6][5]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 March 1987 Stadion Miejski (Rybnik), Rybnik, Poland   Finland
1–0
3–1
Friendly
2. 24 March 1987 Olympic Stadium, Wrocław, Poland   Norway
3–1
4–1
Friendly
3. 7 February 1989 Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica   Costa Rica
2–4
2–4
Friendly
4. 12 April 1989 Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw, Poland   Romania
2–1
2–1
Friendly
5. 17 April 1991 Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw, Poland   Turkey
2–0
3–0
Euro 1992 qualifying
6. 14 August 1991 Stadion Miejski (Poznań), Poznań, Poland   France
1–0
1–5
Friendly
7. 16 October 1991 Stadion Miejski, Poznań, Poland   Republic of Ireland
3–3
3–3
Euro 1992 qualifying

Coaching careerEdit

Urban settled in Pamplona after retiring, and begun his coaching career in the city, being in charge of Osasuna's youth academy. He then worked with the reserves in division three, moving to the offices after two seasons and leaving the club in June 2007.[7]

In the summer of 2007, Urban took over as head coach of Legia Warsaw, being responsible for signing three Osasuna players to the team, including Iñaki Astiz.[8] During the UEFA Euro 2008 tournament, he served as an assistant for the Polish national team.[9]

On 17 March 2010, Urban was fired by Legia,[10] signing with fellow league club Zagłębie Lubin roughly one year later. On 30 May 2012 he returned for a second spell with Legia,[11] which lasted until 19 December of the following year.

Urban returned to Osasuna after seven years, being appointed first-team manager on 3 July 2014 after their top-flight relegation.[12] He was dismissed the following 28 February, with the side 16th after four consecutive losses.[13]

In October 2015, Urban returned to Poland's top tier, taking over at Lech Poznań.[14] He was cup runner-up and SuperCup winner in 2016, but was sacked on 29 August that year.[15]

Urban was hired by Śląsk Wrocław on an 18-month deal on 5 January 2017.[16] On 18 February 2018 he was shown the door after losing eight of the last 13 games, and was replaced by Tadeusz Pawłowski.[17]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 16 February 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nation From To Record Ref
G W D L Win %
Osasuna B   1 July 2003 30 June 2005 76 22 27 27 028.95 [18]
Legia Warsaw   3 June 2007 14 March 2010 112 65 24 23 058.04 [19]
Polonia Bytom   29 October 2010 10 December 2010 5 2 1 2 040.00 [20]
Zagłębie Lubin   10 March 2011 30 October 2011 25 7 8 10 028.00 [21]
Legia Warsaw   30 May 2012 19 December 2013 80 46 16 18 057.50 [22]
Osasuna   3 July 2014 28 February 2015 27 8 6 13 029.63 [23]
Lech Poznań   12 October 2015 29 August 2016 44 21 8 15 047.73 [24]
Śląsk Wrocław   5 January 2017 19 February 2018 41 14 9 18 034.15 [25]
Total 410 185 99 126 045.12

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Górnik Zabrze

ManagerEdit

Legia Warsaw

Lech Poznań

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gracia, Arturo (22 January 1991). "Jan Urban, un goleador que no tira penaltis" [Jan Urban, scorer who does not take penalties]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  2. ^ Vallejo, María (4 October 2011). "Aquella UEFA de hace 20 años" [That UEFA from 20 years ago]. Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  3. ^ "El glorioso de la jornada – Urban" [Top figure in weekend – Urban]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 31 December 1990. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  4. ^ Alacid, Jorge (8 January 1995). "Logroñés: ganar para evitar el peor récord" [Logroñés: win to avoid worst record]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  5. ^ a b Klukowski, Tomasz. "Jan Urban – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Jan Urban". European Football. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Jan Urban se desvincula del Club Atlético Osasuna" [Jan Urban cuts ties with Club Atlético Osasuna] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 4 June 2007. Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  8. ^ Baeza, Juan (18 April 2008). "Urban, los aventureros españoles y el Legia de Varsovia" [Urban, Spanish adventurers and Legia Warsaw] (in Spanish). Notas de Fútbol. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  9. ^ Fitzmaurice, Aidan (7 June 2008). "Polish ghosts rise again". UEFA. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Jan Urban, destituido en el Legia de Varsovia" [Jan Urban, fired at Legia Warsaw]. Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). 17 March 2010. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Jan Urban, nuevo técnico del Legia de Varsovia" [Jan Urban, new Legia Warsaw manager]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 30 May 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Jan Urban será el entrenador del CA Osasuna" [Jan Urban to be CA Osasuna manager] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Jan Urban leaves Osasuna". La Liga. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  14. ^ Smyk, Damian (17 October 2015). "Jan Urban, nowy trener Lecha Poznań – palacz, pielgrzym i wędkarz" [Jan Urban, new Lech Poznań manager – smoker, pilgrim and angler]. Gazeta Wyborcza (in Polish). Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Jan Urban zwolniony z Lecha Poznań" [Jan Urban sacked by Lech Poznań] (in Polish). Onet. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Jan Urban podpisał półtoraroczny kontrakt ze Śląskiem FILM ZDJĘCIA" [Jan Urban has signed a one-and-a-half year contract with Śląsk VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHS]. Gazeta Wroclawska (in Polish). 5 January 2017. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  17. ^ "Jan Urban nie jest już trenerem Śląska Wrocław" [Jan Urban is no longer the manager of Śląsk Wrocław] (in Polish). Onet. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Urban: Jan Urban". BDFutbol. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
    "Urban: Jan Urban". BDFutbol. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Legia Warsaw: Matches". Soccerway. DAZN Group. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Polonia Bytom: Matches". Soccerway. DAZN Group. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  21. ^ "Zagłębie Lubin: Matches". Soccerway. DAZN Group. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  22. ^ "Legia Warsaw: Matches". Soccerway. DAZN Group. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  23. ^ "Urban: Jan Urban". BDFutbol. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  24. ^ "Lech Poznań: Matches". Soccerway. DAZN Group. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  25. ^ "Śląsk Wrocław: Matches". Soccerway. DAZN Group. Retrieved 14 April 2020.

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