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Zbigniew Boniek
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Personal information
Date of birth March 3, 1956 (1956-03-03) (age 53)
Place of birth Bydgoszcz, Poland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Winger
Youth career
1966–1975 Zawisza Bydgoszcz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1982 Widzew Łódź 172 (50)
1982–1985 Juventus 111 (20)
1985–1988 Roma 047 (10)
National team
1976–1988 Poland 080 (24)
Teams managed
1990–1991 Lecce
1991–1992 Bari
1992–1993 Sambenedettese
1994–1996 Avellino
2002 Poland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Zbigniew 'Zibi' Boniek (Polish pronunciation: [ˈzbiɡɲɛv ˈbɔɲɛk]; born 3 March 1956 in Bydgoszcz) is a former Polish footballer and coach. He first played at Zawisza Bydgoszcz and later at Widzew Łódź. Boniek was named by Pelé as one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers and by FIFA as one of the 100 best-ever players. On October 12, 2009 he received a Golden Foot career award.[1]

Boniek was transferred to Italian football giants Juventus in 1982. That same year he won a bronze medal (third place) as part of the Polish team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. With Juventus he won the Cup Winners' Cup and the European Super Cup in 1984 (scoring in the final of the former) and the European Cup in 1985.

Boniek represented Poland in 80 internationals and scored 24 goals. After finishing his professional career at A.S. Roma in 1988 he had a successful business career.

As a player, Boniek was known for his blistering pace and acceleration. He was one of the best dribblers of his time and also displayed superb technique.

The Juventus president Gianni Agnelli nicknamed him Bello di notte ("Beauty at night") because of his performance at evening matches.

Boniek has also coached in Italy, with stints at Lecce in 1990-91, Bari in 1991-92, Sambenedettese in 1992-93, and Avellino in 1994-96.

Lately, Boniek has served as vice-president of the Polish Football Association, and in July 2002 he accepted a nomination for the post of the main coach of the Polish national team. He resigned in December 2002 after just five matches (2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats, including a 0:1 debacle at home against Latvia in a European Championship qualifier).

According to reports back in Poland, Boniek had been favored to become the new Minister of Sport for his country, but he denied the claims and stated that he had no intention of taking up the job. [1]

Statistics

Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Poland League Polish Cup Total
1975-76 Widzew Łódź Ekstraklasa 16 7
1976-77 22 9
1977-78 28 11
1978-79 28 4
1979-80 26 10
1980-81 11 1
1981-82 25 8
Italy League Coppa Italia Total
1982-83 Juventus Serie A 28 5
1983-84 27 3
1984-85 26 5
1985-86 29 7
1986-87 Roma Serie A 26 4
1987-88 21 6
Total Poland 156 50
Italy 157 30
Career Total 313 80

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Poland Janusz Pyciak-Peciak
Polish Sportspersonality of the Year
1982
Succeeded by
Poland Zdzisław Hoffmann
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Simple English

Zbigniew Boniek
Personal information
Full name Zbigniew Boniek
Date of birth 3 March 1956 (1956-03-03) (age 54)
Place of birth    Bydgoszcz, Poland
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Youth clubs
1966-1975 Zawisza Bydgoszcz
Senior clubs
Years Club
1975-1982
1982-1985
1985-1988
Widzew Łódź
Juventus
Roma
National team
1976-1988 Poland
Teams managed
1990-1991
1991-1992
1992-1993
1994-1996
2002
Lecce
Bari
Sambenedettese
Avellino
Poland

Zbigniew Boniek (born 3 March 1956) is a former Polish football player. He has played for Poland national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
PolandLeague
1975/76Widzew ŁódźEkstraklasa277
1976/77249
1977/783011
1978/79284
1979/802610
1980/81111
1981/82268
ItalyLeague
1982/83JuventusSerie A285
1983/84273
1984/85265
1985/86RomaSerie A297
1986/87264
1987/88216
CountryPoland 17250
Italy 15730
Total 32980

International career statistics

[2]

Poland national team
YearAppsGoals
197662
1977111
1978125
1979103
198052
198163
198284
198331
198461
198552
198670
198700
198810
Total8024

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