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Tomasz Frankowski
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Personal information
Date of birth August 16, 1974 (1974-08-16) (age 35)
Place of birth    Białystok, Poland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Jagiellonia Białystok
Number 7
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1991–1993
1993–1996
1996
1996–1997
1997–1998
1998–2005
2005–2006
2006–2007
2006–2007
2008
2009–
Jagiellonia Białystok
RC Strasbourg
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Poitiers FC
FC Martigues
Wisła Kraków
Elche CF
Wolverhampton Wanderers
CD Tenerife (loan)
Chicago Fire
Jagiellonia Białystok
012 00(1)
021 00(2)
007 00(1)
032 0(22)
019 00(5)
173 (115)
014 00(8)
016 00(0)
019 00(3)
017 00(2)
0013 00(6)   
National team2
1999–2006 Poland 022 0(10)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of Juni 28 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of Juni 28 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Tomasz Frankowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈtɔmaʂ franˈkɔvski]; born 16 August 1974 in Białystok) is a Polish footballer who plays for Jagiellonia Białystok.

Frankowski achieved his greatest success at Wisła Kraków of Poland, where he helped fire them to a collection of domestic honours. He is well-travelled, having played for clubs in France, Japan, Spain, England, and USA.

The striker has been capped 22 times by the Polish national team, scoring 10 goals, including against England in a World Cup qualifier at Old Trafford in October 2005.

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Career

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The Białystok, Poland native began his career with his hometown team Jagiellonia Białystok in 1991 before heading to France to play for RC Strasbourg (1993-1996), followed by a brief stint at Nagoya Grampus Eight of Japan (1996). Frankowski then returned to France to play for CFP Poitiers (1996-1997) and FC Martigues (1997-1998), before returning to his home nation to play for Wisła Kraków.

His time at Wisla brought him his greatest successes, as helped the club win five Polish Championship titles (in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005), two Polish Cups (in 2002 and 2003), and a Polish SuperCup in 2001. He was also the league's topscorer three times; in 1999, 2001 and 2005.

He eventually left Wisla in September 2005 and had a short but successful spell in Spain with Elche CF of the Segunda División, scoring 8 times in just 13 appearances. This form caught the attention of Glenn Hoddle, manager of English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Frankowski soon joined them on 25 January 2006 for £1.4 million.

However, his spell at Wolves did not go well, with Frankowski failing to score a single goal. This earned him the unenviable nickname of "the Pole with no goal" and also meant he was omitted from the 2006 World Cup squad by coach Paweł Janas. Previously, he had scored 9 goals in 11 games in the qualifying rounds for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

In August 2006, he was loaned to another Spanish Segunda División side, CD Tenerife, for the 2006-07 season, where he scored on his home debut. However, at the end of his season at CD Tenerife, Frankowski returned to Wolves after the Spanish club decided not to purchase the player.

Upon returning to Molineux for training, he was challenged by manager Mick McCarthy to 'earn his transfer' to another club after no offers arrived for the striker with a year still remaining on his contract.[1] However, he suffered a knee injury in pre-season training and was unable to attempt any action. By mutual consent, the club terminated his contract on 31 August 2007.

After a period of inactivity, he headed to join up with the Chicago Fire, finally signing a deal on 19 February 2008. He scored his first - and only - two goals for the club on 3 April 2008 during their home opener against the New England Revolution. However, as the season continued, his playing time greatly diminished, and he was regularly not even listed in the team's bench lineup. A possible cause of this was his critique of Fire Head Coach Denis Hamlett and his coaching style. On 26 November 2008, Frankowski was released to help free up their salary cap after being one of the highest paid players on the team in the 2008 season.[2]

On 23 December 2008, Jagiellonia Białystok announced that Frankowski would rejoin his hometown team on a two-year contract.

International

Frankowski has scored 10 goals in 22 appearances for the Polish national team.[3] He made his senior international debut on 28 April 1999 in a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic and netted his first international goal the following year, against Iceland.

He was Poland's top scorer in their qualifying campaign for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, but his declining form immediately preceding the finals meant he was omitted from the tournament squad. He returned to the international fold after this, under new coach Leo Beenhakker, but won only two further caps.

Successes

5x Polish Champion (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005) with Wisła Kraków.
2x Polish Cup Winner (2002, 2003) with Wisła Kraków.
1x Polish SuperCup Winner (2002) with Wisła Kraków.

3x Ekstraklasa topscorer (1999, 2001, 2005)

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Simple English

Tomasz Frankowski
Personal information
Full name Tomasz Frankowski
Date of birth 16 August 1974 (1974-08-16) (age 36)
Place of birth    Białystok, Poland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Jagiellonia Białystok
Number 21
Senior clubs
Years Club
1991-1993
1993-1995
1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-2005
2005
2006-2007
2006-2007
2008
2009-
Jagiellonia Białystok
Strasbourg
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Poitiers
Martigues
Wisła Kraków
Elche
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tenerife (loan)
Chicago Fire
Jagiellonia Białystok
National team
1999-2006 Poland

Tomasz Frankowski (born 16 August 1974) is a Polish football player. He plays for Jagiellonia Białystok.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
PolandLeague
1991/92Jagiellonia BiałystokFirst League30
1992/93Ekstraklasa91
FranceLeague
1993/94StrasbourgDivision 100
1994/95102
1995/96110
JapanLeague
1996Nagoya Grampus EightJ. League 100
FranceLeague
1996/97PoitiersChampionnat National3222
1997/98MartiguesDivision 2195
PolandLeague
1998/99Wisła KrakówEkstraklasa2921
1999/002617
2000/012818
2001/02269
2002/03126
2003/042215
2004/052625
2005/0644
SpainLeague
2005/06ElcheSegunda División148
EnglandLeague
2005/06Wolverhampton WanderersLeague Championship160
SpainLeague
2006/07TenerifeSegunda División193
EnglandLeague
2007/08Wolverhampton WanderersLeague Championship00
United StatesLeague
2008Chicago FireMajor League Soccer172
PolandLeague
2008/09Jagiellonia BiałystokEkstraklasa136
2009/10
CountryPoland 198122
France 7229
Japan 00
Spain 3311
England 160
United States 172
Total 336164

International career statistics

[1]

Poland national team
YearAppsGoals
199920
200021
200100
200200
200300
200432
200597
200650
Total2110

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