Czyżniewski played 57 games for Arka Gdynia, winning the Polish Cup in 1979, and 95 league matches for Bałtyk Gdynia. He also had a spell abroad in Cyprus.
Czyżniewski was a member of the Polish National Team coaching staff as goalkeeping coach in qualifying for the European Championship in 2000. From 1999 to 2001 he was a member of the board and vice president of Arka Gdynia. From 2002 through 2006, he was a goalkeeping coach at Amica Wronki. He moved to Lech Poznan to become director of scouting until 2009. From 2009 to 2012 he served as Director of sports at Arka again.