|Full name Krzysztof Pozniak|
Name Chris Pozniak
Weight 79 kg
|Playing position |
Height 1.80 m
Place of birth Krakow, Poland
Role Soccer player
|Date of birth (1981-01-10) 10 January 1981 (age 34)|
1994–1995 Scarborough Azzurri Blues
Chris Pozniak - TFC # 13 (Central Defender)
Chris Pozniak (born 10 January 1981) is a retired Canadian soccer player.
Pozniak emigrated with his parents from Poland, Tadeusz and Elżbieta, and sister Kinga, to Canada in 1990.
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 22 November 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. In his first year at TFC, Pozniak featured in the defense and midfield acting as a backup and occasional starter.
On 21 November 2007, Pozniak was selected tenth by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2007 MLS Expansion Draft. On 28 March 2008 he was traded to CD Chivas USA for John Cunliffe. In May 2008 he moved to Vancouver Whitecaps. He was released in July with a link to Europe.
Pozniak signed a one-year deal with Dundee on 7 August 2008 and left the club on 29 June 2009.
On 30 July 2009, the Whitecaps announced that they had signed him for a second spell at the club. The deal lasted until the end of the season, and had an option for 2010, which was not picked up.
On 12 December 2012, it was revealed that FK Haugesund had released him from his contract with the club and the player was moving into retirement.
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. He has represented Canada in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
On April 29, 2015, K-W United FC announced that Chris Pozniak would be the teams new head coach. He would lead United to an 11-2-1 season and the PDL playoffs. In the playoffs, United would beat the Des Moines Menace, Michigan Bucks, Seattle Sounders U23 and New York Red Bulls U23's to claim the PDL North American Championship.