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Encyclopedia > Tomasz Kuszczak
Tomasz Kuszczak
Personal information
Full name Tomasz Kuszczak
Date of birth March 20, 1982 (1982-03-20) (age 25)
Place of birth    Krosno Odrzańskie, Poland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Manchester United
Number 29
Youth clubs

1999–2000
Śląsk Wrocław
Uerdingen
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2000–2004
2004–2006
2006–2007
2007–
Hertha Berlin
West Bromwich Albion
Manchester United (loan)
Manchester United
00 (0)
31 (0)
06 (0)
06 (0)   
National team2
2003– Poland 05 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 17:16, 1 January 2008 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 6 October 2006.
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Tomasz Kuszczak (pron. IPA: [ˈtɔmaʂ ˈkuʂtʂak], listen ); (born 20 March 1982 in Krosno Odrzańskie, Poland) is a Polish football player, who is a goalkeeper with the Premiership club Manchester United and the Poland national football team. is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Krosno OdrzaÅ„skie (German: ) is a city in Western Poland with 12,500 inhabitants (2002), situated in the Lubusz Voivodeship (since 1999), previously part of Zielona Góra Voivodeship (1975-1998). ... Soccer redirects here. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... First international  Hungary 1 - 0 Poland (Budapest, Hungary; 18 December 1921) Biggest win Poland 9 - 0 Norway  (Szczecin, Poland; 4 September 1963) Biggest defeat  Denmark 8 - 0 Poland (Copenhagen, Denmark; 26 June 1948) World Cup Appearances 7 (First in 1938) Best result 3rd place (1974, 1982) The Poland national football...


Kuszczak has previously played for Śląsk Wrocław in Poland, as well as for the German clubs KFC Uerdingen 05 and Hertha BSC Berlin, before moving in 2004 to England's West Bromwich Albion. During the summer of 2006 he made the switch to Manchester United after a season of starting for West Brom in the Premiership. ÅšlÄ…sk WrocÅ‚aw is a Polish sports club based in WrocÅ‚aw, Poland. ... KFC Uerdingen 05 is a German football club in the Uerdingen district of the city of Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Hertha BSC Berlin is a German football club based in Berlin. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ...


Kuszczak made 14 appearances for the Poland Under-21 side, and has been capped five times at the senior level. A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. ...

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Club career

Hertha Berlin

Kuszczak joined Hertha Berlin in 2000, spending a year with their reserve team before being promoted to the first team in 2001. He subsequently spent three seasons as the third-choice goalkeeper at the club, behind Gábor Király and Christian Fiedler, and failed to make a single appearance in the Bundesliga. He was out of contract with Hertha when he was signed by the then West Brom manager Gary Megson on July 14, 2004.[1] Hertha BSC Berlin is a German football club based in Berlin. ... Gábor Ferenc Király (born April 1, 1976) (IPA: ) is a Hungarian footballer who is a goalkeeper. ... Christian Fiedler (born March 27, 1975 in Berlin is a German football player currently playing for Hertha BSC. Stats at Soccernet. ... The official Bundesliga logo. ... Gareth John Megson (born 2 May 1959 in Manchester) is a former English footballer and manager. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


West Bromwich Albion

He made his debut for West Brom on September 18, 2004 in the Premiership match against Fulham F.C. at The Hawthorns, which ended in a 1-1 draw. He then played in the League Cup match against Colchester United F.C. on September 21, 2004, Albion losing 1-2. West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fulham Football Club are an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... The Hawthorns is the home of West Bromwich Albion F.C. in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Colchester United Football Club is an English football team who play in the Championship. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kuszczak had only kept goal in one match in the Premier League before West Brom's game against Manchester United on the penultimate match day of the 2004-05 season, with the Baggies facing a tough relegation battle. He put in a striking performance, having to step in front of the goal after the first choice keeper Russell Hoult was injured in the first half. West Brom drew the match 1-1, with Kuszczak remaining unbeaten during his 68 minutes on the pitch. This performance helped Kuszczak earn his first Man of the Match award in the Premiership. The following week, in the season's last match against Portsmouth, Kuszczak had another impressive game, enabling West Brom to win 2-0, and hence stay up in the league. He is also very proactively involved in promoting community education. In 2005-06, Kuszczak was supposed to be the reserve keeper behind Chris Kirkland. With Kirkland injured, Kuszczak kept in his first Premiership match of the season on October 30, 2005, but could not prevent Newcastle United from winning 3-0. His performances then improved, allowing him to become the first choice keeper. This continued despite Kirkland's return from injury. The 2004-05 season of the FA Premier League began in August 2004 and ended in May 2005. ... Russell Hoult, (born November 22, 1972 in Leicester, England), is currently a goalkeeper with West Bromwich Albion, an English football club in the English Premier League. ... Location of teams in the 2005-06 season The 2005-06 season of the FA Premier League saw Chelsea win their second successive title by defeating Manchester United on 29 April. ... Christopher Edmund Kirkland (born 2 May 1981 in Barwell, Leicestershire) is an English football goalkeeper. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, who currently play in the Premier League. ...


On January 15, 2006, Kuszczak had an impressive game against Wigan, making a match-winning save late on against Jason Roberts, with West Brom winning the game 1-0. The save was voted Save of the Season by viewers of BBC TV's Match of the Day programme. is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... Jason Roberts (born January 25, 1978 in Park Royal, London, who attended The Cardinal Wiseman Roman Catholic High School) is a Grenadian international football player currently playing for Blackburn Rovers in the FA Premier League. ... For the Doctor Who novel, see Match of the Day (Doctor Who). ...


On July 7, 2006, it was confirmed by West Bromwich Albion manager Bryan Robson that Manchester United made a bid for Kuszczak of around £2 million. On August 3, West Bromwich Albion rejected a £2.5 million bid for Kuszczak from Manchester United, citing that a one-year loan spell for United starlet Giuseppe Rossi would also have to be included along with the cash to result in a deal. On August 10, 2006, Kuszczak joined Manchester United in a deal involving the transfer of England Under-18 goalkeeper Luke Steele and defender Paul McShane to West Brom. is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bryan Robson OBE (born 11 January 1957 in Chester-le-Street, County Durham) is an English football manager and former player. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Giuseppe Rossi (born 1 February 1987, in Teaneck, New Jersey) is an Italian-American football player. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Luke Steele (born September 24, 1984 in Peterborough) is an English football player. ... Paul David McShane (born January 6, 1986 in Kilpeddar, County Wicklow) is an Irish football player who plays as a defender for West Bromwich Albion. ...


Manchester United

When officially announcing the move, Manchester United failed to state the terms, leading to suggestions that it was a merely a loan deal. Chief executive David Gill has since clarified the situation: Sir David Gill (June 12, 1843 – January 24, 1914) was a Scottish astronomer who spent much of his career in South Africa. ...


"Tomasz will be a Manchester United player for the next four years", he said. "He has come to us on loan for the first year, and then will join us permanently in July 2007. We would not have been interested in signing any player, even as one as good as Tomasz, on loan. We would hope Tomasz remains a Manchester United player for many years to come."[2]


Kuszczak made his debut in a Premier League match against Arsenal on September 17, 2006, and he earned the Manchester United fans' respect when he saved an early Gilberto Silva penalty. He could not, however, save United from a 1-0 defeat, when Emmanuel Adebayor scored the late winner. For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Listen to this article ( info) in media player in browser This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2007-03-02, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Emmanuel Adebayor (born February 26, 1984 in Lomé, Togo) is a Togolese football player who currently plays for Arsenal. ...


In his first start, against Crewe Alexandra in the Carling Cup, the name on the back of his goalkeeper shirt was spelled incorrectly; instead of Kuszczak, his name had been spelled "Zuszczak". Crewe Alexandra Football Club are an English football team based at Gresty Road in Crewe, Cheshire, England and nicknamed The Railwaymen due to that towns links with the rail industry. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ...


Although Kuszczak didn't play enough Premiership games in the 2006-07 season, he received a winners medal by special application to the Premier League.


On July 2, 2007, Manchester United announced that the permanent transfer had been completed.[3] is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Due to Dutch keeper Edwin Van der Sar's presence at the club, Kuszczak has been named Manchester United's number 2 for the new football season (2007), during an interview in May 2007 Kuszczak stated that he one day wanted to become the number 1 at Manchester United and with Ben Foster as the only competition for the number 1 spot, this ambition looks likely for the near future. Although since Ben Foster has already been tipped to be number 1 for the current season, and only injury has prevented this, Kuszczak has got another season to impress the Old Trafford faithful. On 8 March 2008, in an FA Cup tie against Portsmouth, Kuszczak received a straight red card for a foul on Milan Baroš. Rio Ferdinand replaced him in goal and conceded the resulting penalty as United lost 1–0.[4] Edwin van der Sar (born 29 October 1970 in Voorhout) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. ... Benjamin Anthony Ben Foster (born 3 April 1983 in Leamington Spa) is an English footballer. ... Milan BaroÅ¡ (born 28 October 1981 in Vigantice, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is a Czech international footballer. ... Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978 in Peckham, London) is an English footballer of mixed St Lucian, Dominican and Anglo-Irish descent. ...


International career

Kuszczak had also played two international matches by this time, his debut coming on December 11, 2003 against Malta. Poland won the away game 4-0. is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Due to his impressive performances for West Brom, although the club was ultimately relegated, he was called up to the 23-men Poland national football team for the FIFA World Cup 2006. However in a World Cup warm-up match between Poland and Colombia on May 30, 2006, he recorded a remarkable feat of conceding a goal directly from a long punt by the opposition goalkeeper, Neco Martínez.[5] (YouTube Video) He subsequently ended up as Artur Boruc's back-up during the tournament and did not play. Curiously, his rival Ben Foster made a similar blunder a year later. West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... First international  Hungary 1 - 0 Poland (Budapest, Hungary; 18 December 1921) Biggest win Poland 9 - 0 Norway  (Szczecin, Poland; 4 September 1963) Biggest defeat  Denmark 8 - 0 Poland (Copenhagen, Denmark; 26 June 1948) World Cup Appearances 7 (First in 1938) Best result 3rd place (1974, 1982) The Poland national football... The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Luis Neco Martínez (full name Luis Enrique Martínez, b. ... Artur Boruc (pron. ... Benjamin Anthony Ben Foster (born 3 April 1983 in Leamington Spa) is an English footballer. ...


Honours

With West Bromwich Albion

For the Doctor Who novel, see Match of the Day (Doctor Who). ...

With Manchester United (2006-present)

For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... For the rugby league competition, see Charity Shield (rugby league) The Football Association Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy contested in an annual match between the champions of the FA Premier League and the winners of the FA Cup. ...

Statistics

All statistics correct up to 8 March 2008 is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Current Club Performance
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup UEFA CL Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Man Utd 2007-08 6 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 13 0
2006-07 6 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
West Brom 2005-06 28 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 30 0
2004-05 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 43 0 7 0 6 0 5 0 61 0

For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... European Cup redirects here. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... The 2007–08 Premier League season (known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) is the sixteenth since its establishment. ... Locations of the 20 Premiership clubs in the 2006–2007 season, as green dots. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... Location of teams in the 2005-06 season The 2005-06 season of the FA Premier League saw Chelsea win their second successive title by defeating Manchester United on 29 April. ... The 2004-05 season of the FA Premier League began in August 2004 and ended in May 2005. ...

Notes

  1. ^ "West Brom bag keeper", BBC Sport, 2004-07-14. Retrieved on 2007-07-04. 
  2. ^ ABC Sport - Football - Kuszczak pens four-year United deal
  3. ^ Steve Bartram (2007-07-02). Reds complete triple signing. ManUtd.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-02.
  4. ^ McNulty, Phil. "Man Utd 0-1 Portsmouth", BBC Sport, 2008-03-08. Retrieved on 2008-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Kuszczak defiant despite blunder", BBC Sport, 2006-05-31. Retrieved on 2007-07-04. 

Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Persondata
NAME Kuszczak, Tomasz
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Kuszczak, Tomasz
SHORT DESCRIPTION footballer
DATE OF BIRTH 1982-3-20
PLACE OF BIRTH Krosno Odrzańskie, Poland
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
Krosno Odrzańskie (German: ) is a city in Western Poland with 12,500 inhabitants (2002), situated in the Lubusz Voivodeship (since 1999), previously part of Zielona Góra Voivodeship (1975-1998). ...

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Tomasz Kuszczak (1696 words)
Tomasz Kuszczak (IPA pronunciation: [təʊmɒʃ kuːʃtʃæk]) (TOM-ash KOOSH-chack) (born March 20, 1982 in Krosno Odrzańskie, Poland) is a Polish football player, who is a goalkeeper with the; Premiership club Manchester United and the; Poland national football team.
Kuszczak joined Hertha Berlin in 2001, and was out of contract with the Bundesliga outfit when he was signed by the then West Brom manager Gary Megson on July 14, 2004.
On August 3, 2006 West Bromwich Albion rejected a £2.5 million bid for Kuszczak from Manchester United, citing that a 1 year loan spell for United starlet Giuseppe Rossi would also have to be included along with the cash to result in a deal.
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