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Lesław Ćmikiewicz (born 25 August 1948[1] in Wrocław) is a retired Polish football player and manager. He played for Polish clubs including Śląsk Wrocław and Legia Warsaw.[2] He also played for the New York Arrows and Chicago Horizon in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Lesław Ćmikiewicz
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Personal information
Date of birth (1948-08-25) 25 August 1948 (age 69)
Place of birth Wrocław, Poland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1970 Śląsk Wrocław
1970–1979 Legia Warsaw 225 (14)
1980–1981 New York Arrows (indoor) 6 (1)
1981 Chicago Horizon (indoor) 11 (12)
National team
1970–1979 Poland 57 (0)
Teams managed
1982–1985 Motor Lublin
1985–1986 Stal Rzeszów
1986 Górnik Zabrze
1988 Pogoń Szczecin
1993 Poland
2005–2006 Tur Turek
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ćmikiewicz played for the Polish national team, for which he earned 57 caps.[3] He was a participant at the 1972 Summer Olympics, where Poland won the gold medal; at the 1976 Summer Olympics, where Poland won the silver medal and at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where Poland won the bronze medal.

As a coach, he coached a few Polish football clubs, including Stal Rzeszów[4] and later most notably and briefly, the Polish national team and U-21 Polish team. He currently works as an assistant coach at Cracovia.


  1. ^ As stated by his birth certificate; he himself claims to have been born more than one year earlier, on 3 May 1947
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
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