Zygmunt Anczok

Zygmunt Józef Anczok (born 14 March 1946 in Lubliniec) is a former Polish footballer who played as a left-sided defender, who was an Olympic champion for Poland in the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1]

Zygmunt Anczok
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Personal information
Full name Zygmunt Józef Anczok
Date of birth (1946-03-14) 14 March 1946 (age 74)
Place of birth Lubliniec, Poland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
1959–1963 Sparta Lubliniec
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1971 Polonia Bytom 194 (0)
1971–1974 Górnik Zabrze 38 (0)
1975 SAC Wisła Chicago
1975–1976 Chicago Katz
1977–1979 Skeid Oslo 14 (0)
National team
1965–1973 Poland 48 (0)
* 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

His biggest success came in 1972 when he won the Polish cup as well as appearing in several Polish international matches. His international career began in 1965 when he played against Scotland. At the time of his arrival in the national game, a player of such speed and agility was practically unheard of in Poland, and he frequently was substituted into games to bring to his teams extra power in not just defense, but attack.

Anczok was given an opportunity in 1966 to go on a tour of South America, where he more than held his own against players such as Pelé. Numerous minor injuries gave him problems throughout the years to come, including in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He continued to play in Norway in the late seventies, before retiring as a player in 1979 and heading into management. He originally managed in Poland before health problems forced him into relinquishing his duties.


  1. ^ "Zygmunt Anczok Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 October 2009.