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Chris Pozniak
Personal information
Full name Krzysztof Pozniak
Date of birth January 10, 1981 (1981-01-10) (age 29)
Place of birth Kraków, Poland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position defender
Club information
Current club Haugesund
Number 4
Youth career
1994–1995 Scarborough Azzurri Blues
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Toronto Lynx 42 (0)
2001–2004 Örebro 45 (1)
2004–2006 Haugesund 67 (9)
2007 Toronto FC 22 (0)
2008 Chivas USA 4 (0)
2008 Vancouver Whitecaps 7 (1)
2008–2009 Dundee 24 (1)
2009–2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 9 (0)
2010– Haugesund 1 (0)
National team
1998–2001 Canada U-20 16 (0)
2002–2004 Canada U-23 9 (3)
2002– Canada 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 December 2009

Krzysztof "Chris" Pozniak (born January 10, 1981 in Kraków) is a Polish-born Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Haugesund in the Tippeligaen.


Club career

Pozniak immigrated with his parents, Tadeusz and Elżbieta, and sister Kinga, to Canada in 1990.[1]

He began his professional career with the Toronto Lynx at age 18. Poźniak has since played for FK Haugesund of the Norwegian Second division and Örebro SK of the Allsvenskan in Sweden.

On November 22, 2006, Toronto FC manager Mo Johnston announced the signings of Pozniak along with fellow Canadians Adam Braz and Marco Reda for TFC's inaugural season.[2] In his first year at TFC, Pozniak featured in the defense and midfield acting as a backup and occasional starter.

On November 21, 2007, Pozniak was selected tenth by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2007 MLS Expansion Draft.[3] On March 28, 2008 he was traded to CD Chivas USA for John Cunliffe.[4] In May 2008 he moved to Vancouver Whitecaps. [1] He was released in July with a link to Europe.

Pozniak signed a one-year deal with Dundee on 7 August 2008[5] and left the club on 29 June 2009.[6]

On July 30, 2009, the Whitecaps announced that they had signed him for a second spell at the club. The deal lasts until the end of the season, and has an option for 2010.[7]

International career

Pozniak has been capped by Canada at the U20, U23, and senior levels. He competed in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina. His first senior cap for Canada came in the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Haiti as a late game substitute. He has since earned a total of 24 caps, scoring no goals, and become an important contributing member for Canada's squad[8]. He has represented Canada in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[9].


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