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Jerzy Paweł Gorgoń (born 18 July 1949 in Zabrze) was a Polish football player who is remembered for his participation in the 1972 Summer Olympics. He was a 6'4" tall defender who became well known in 1967 while playing for Górnik Zabrze. He helped Zabrze to five consecutive Polish cups in 1968-72.

Jerzy Gorgoń
Personal information
Full name Jerzy Paweł Gorgoń
Date of birth (1949-07-18) 18 July 1949 (age 69)
Place of birth Zabrze, Poland
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1961–1966 MGKS Mikulczyce
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1980 Górnik Zabrze 220 (18)
1980–1983 FC Gallen
National team
1970–1978 Poland 55 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Representing  Poland
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich Team competition
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal Team competition

He received 55 international caps overall,[1] and took on the role of captaincy once. He also played in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal,[2][3]

Gorgoń moved to Argentina in 1978. He had a mostly unsuccessful time there and moved back to Switzerland in 1980 to play for FC Gallen. He later coached the reserve and youth teams of Blau-Weiss St. Gallen as well as at the football academy in Gossau.


  1. ^ "Poland - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  2. ^ Jerzy GorgonFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "Jerzy Gorgoń Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2009.