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Full name  Wladyslaw Antoni Zmuda
1970–1972  Motor Lublin
Weight  85 kg
Years  Team
Height  1.87 m

Playing position  Defender
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Lublin, Poland
Name  Wladyslaw Zmuda
Position  Defender
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Date of birth  (1954-06-06) 6 June 1954 (age 61)

WLADYSLAW ZMUDA: "I CAMPIONI" (Da: "Una vita da goal" di Gianni Minà/1986)

Władysław Antoni Żmuda (born 6 June 1954 in Lublin) is a former Polish footballer, who played as a defender for Śląsk Wrocław, Widzew Łódź, Hellas Verona, New York Cosmos and US Cremonese. He earned 91 caps for the Poland national team and is a four-time FIFA World Cup participant.


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Club career

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He spent six years patiently learning his trade with his first club Motor Lublin before finally spreading his wings in 1973 and switching to Gwardia Warsaw, one of the Polish capital’s clubs. The 19-year-old Zmuda was instrumental in Gwardia's UEFA Cup campaign of 1973–74 where they narrowly lost out to eventual winners Feyenoord. Zmuda pursued his career in Poland with Śląsk Wrocław and later Widzew Łódź before Italian club Hellas Verona secured permission to sign him from Poland in 1982. After two injury-plagued seasons at Verona, Zmuda spent a brief spell with New York Cosmos before returning to Italy with US Cremonese, playing two of his three seasons with the club in Serie B. Zmuda ended his playing career in 1988.

International career


He played for the Polish national team, for which he earned 91 caps and scored 2 goals.

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Żmuda was a participant at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where Poland won the third place and he was named as Best Young Player of the tournament; 1978 FIFA World Cup; 1982 FIFA World Cup, where Poland won the third place again and 1986 FIFA World Cup.

He played a total of 21 matches at the World Cup finals, which (tied with Uwe Seeler and Diego Maradona) is the third most appearances ever, behind only Lothar Matthäus and Paolo Maldini. His four tournaments, in 1974, 1978, 1982 and 1986, place him second in the all-time rankings behind Antonio Carbajal and Lothar Matthäus and level with such legendary names as Pelé, Diego Maradona and Gianni Rivera.

He was also a participant at 1976 Summer Olympics, where Poland won the silver medal.


Śląsk Wrocław
  • Ekstraklasa: 2009–10
  • Polish Cup: 1975–76
  • Widzew Łódź
  • Ekstraklasa: 1980–81, 1981–82
  • International

  • Olympic silver medal: 1976
  • FIFA World Cup bronze medal: 1974, 1982
  • Individual

  • FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award: 1974
  • References

    Władysław Żmuda Wikipedia

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