Sponsored Links
 
Topics
Sponsored Links
 
 
Nisha Rathode

Marek Citko

Full name  Marek Citko
1989–1990  Wlokniarz Bialystok
Weight  72 kg
Height  1.77 m

Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Football player
Place of birth  Bialystok, Poland
Name  Marek Citko
Position  Midfielder
Marek Citko z13411481QMarekCitkojpg
Date of birth  (1974-03-27) 27 March 1974 (age 41)
Similar People  Miroslaw Szymkowiak, Mariusz Piekarski, Maciej Terlecki, Igor Sypniewski

Current team  Polonia Warsaw (scout)

Marek Citko (born March 27, 1974 Białystok) is a retired Polish football player, who most frequently performed as an offensive midfielder. His first club was Włókniarz Białystok and hist last - Polonia Warsaw. During the professional career Citko was representing numerous clubs in Poland and outside the native country: Włókniarz Białystok, Jagiellonia Białystok, Widzew Łódź, Legia Warsaw, Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Hapoel Be'er Sheva, FC Aarau, Cracovia Kraków and Polonia Warsaw.

Marek Citko marek citko ATCZ

Successes

Marek Citko img90minutplpixplayerscitkomarekjpg
  • 2x Polish Champion (1996, 1997) with Widzew Łódź.
  • 1x Polish SuperCup Winner (1996) with Widzew Łódź.
  • Widzew Łódź and the Champions League

    Marek Citko marek citko Szukaj w Google 0POLSKA Pinterest Cabaret

    Being a player of Widzew Łódź, Citko achieved his greatest successes in football. In 1996 and 1997 Widzew trained by Franciszek Smuda, the former coach of the Polish national team, won Ekstraklasa (the highest level of football cup-ties in Poland) and the Polish SuperCup in 1996. In the season 1996/1997 Widzew, with Citko in the line-up, represented Poland in the Champions League. Although Citko played a few successful matches (he scored goals against Borussia Dortmund and Atlético Madrid), his team was eliminated from the cup after the group stage. What made the biggest impression on foreigh observers was a goal scored by Citko in the match against Atletico (1:4) which took place on the Widzew's stadium at Piłsudskiego Street in Łódź. The 22-year-old Pole kicked a ball from nearly 40 metres to the goal and lobbed Jose Francisco Molina, the then goalkeeper of the Spanish national team.

    International matches

    Marek Citko MAREK CITKO CONFESSIONS OF AN IDOL IBWM

    During his stint in Widzew, Citko won 10 caps for Poland (he scored two goals against Brasil and England). On October 9, in the 1996 World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium in London, the player managed to score the opening goal against David Seaman. Regardless of the fact that Poland lost the match 1:2, many clubs began to court Citko. It was expected that the Pole would join Blackburn Rovers playing in the Premier League but he decided not to leave his country, explaining that he wished to train as a priest. He was also linked with Liverpool.

    Big popularity in Poland

    Marek Citko Marek Citko Kady z nas jest starszy o te kilka kilo WP SportoweFakty

    Scoring a goal against eternal rivals made Citko one of the most famous sportsmen in Poland. The player came first in a contest organized by the Polish Television (TVP), Polish Radio Program 3 (PR3) and "Super Express" (a Polish daily newspaper). What's most surprising, the contest concerned 1996 - the year of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta where Polish sportsmen won 7 gold medals (17 overall). What's more, Citko won a prize of "Revelation of the year" granted by "Piłka Nożna" (the most popular football weekly in Poland) and was 10th in the contest of "Przegląd Sportowy" (the only Polish sports daily).

    A severe injury

    Marek Citko AngliaPolska Citko 10 YouTube

    Shortly thereafter, on May 17, 1997 in the match between Widzew and Górnik Zabrze Citko suffered a horrible injury of Achilles tendon and after his 16-month recuperation was unable to capture his previous form. He spent the rest of his career playing for lower profile sides. Representing Polonia Warsaw in the season 2006/2007, the Pole scored the second, with respect to estetic reasons, fantastic goal in his career. Citko managed to score directly from the corner kick. The player retired on June 29, 2007 being considered one of the most unfulfilled Polish talents in football.

    References

    Marek Citko Wikipedia


    Similar Topics

    Igor Sypniewski

    Maciej Terlecki

    Mariusz Piekarski

    Miroslaw Szymkowiak

    Bialystok

    Poland

    Sponsored Links
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L