Łukasz Piszczek

Data urodzenia: 1985-06-03
Miejsce urodzenia: Czechowice-Dziedzice
Wzrost: 184 cm
Waga: 73 kg
Narodowość: Polska
Obecny klub: Borussia Dortmund
Poprzedni klub: Hertha Berlin

Biografia

BIOGRAPHY

Łukasz Piszczek is a Borussia Dortmund and Polish national player. Łukasz is capable of playing in any of the right wing positions, but his most advantageous one is right back. The footballer was born in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland.

In 2001 Lukasz became part of Gwarek Zabrze which became the winner of the Polish youth championship in 2003. In 2004 the footballer drew the attention of Hertha BSC and soon was signed by the club. Straight after the transfer the talented defender was loaned to Zagłębie Lubin, with which he won the Ekstraklasa in the 2006/07 season.

In autumn 2007 Lukasz made a comeback with Hertha. On 27 April 2008 the Pole scored his debut Bundesliga goal against Hannover 96.

A hip injury kept Piszczek out of business for the first half of the 2008/09 season. Subsequently, he had to undergo surgery. The Polish defender resumed training in February 2009, but soon after that, he suffered a knee injury. A chain of problems came to an end in April of the same year and Piszczek returned to the club.

Being a free agent, on 19 May 2010 the player signed a three-year contract with Borussia Dortmund. Lukasz was quite fast made first choice right back of the Black Yellows.

Łukasz’s debut match in the Poland national shirt was on 3 February 2007. On that day the defender took part in a friendly match against Estonia.

On 6 June 2008 Piszczek was included to the Polish national team for Euro 2008 as a replacement for Jakub Błaszczykowski who had been previously injured. Łukasz took part in 1 match against Germany, but was injured and wasn’t able to help his team in the championship.

The year of 2012 was highlighted with one significant football event: the UEFA EURO 2012, held in Poland – Łukasz Piszczek’s home country – and Ukraine. Łukasz was, of course, called up as of the most important players of the national team. Unluckily, the Franciszek Smuda’s side did not meet fans’ expectations and finished its participation in the group stage.

Nevertheless, one can still regard this phase of Łukasz’s career as an enormous breakthrough. Alongside his teammates in Borussia Dortmund he won another German title race and also beated Bayern Munich in the memorable DFB-Pokal Final in May 2012. What is more, for the second time in row he was chosen the best right-back of German Bundesliga.

The following season 2012/13 turned out to be even more successful for Piszczek’s team. BVB cleared their way to the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley with a number of spectacular wins, including two dramatic semifinal meetings against Real Madrid. Meantime in Bundesliga, Łukasz and his side chased Bayern eagerly until the very last moment of the season but eventually finished second.

In the summer of 2013 a very hard period of Łukasz’s career started. Right after the abovementioned season was over, he underwent the long-postponed hip surgery which kept him out of play for almost 15 weeks. Finally, he came back sooner than expected: in late November. Up until May 2014 he played 29 times for BVB in all competitions, scoring 3 goals. Again, Dortmund came second at the end of Bundesliga season.