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Andrzej Szarmach
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Szarmach in October 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-10-03) 3 October 1950 (age 73)
Place of birth Gdańsk, Poland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1972 Arka Gdynia 72 (41)
1972–1976 Górnik Zabrze 76 (33)
1976–1980 Stal Mielec 131 (76)
1980–1985 Auxerre 148 (94)
1985–1987 En Avant Guingamp 64 (33)
1987–1989 Clermont Foot 32 (20)
Total 523 (297)
National team
1973–1982 Poland 61 (32)
Teams managed
1987–1989 Clermont Foot
1989–1991 Châteauroux
1991–1995 Angoulême
1997–1998 Zagłębie Lubin
1999–2001 Aurillac
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Andrzej Szarmach medal & autograph
Copy of A. Szarmach medal and autograph in Aleja Gwiazd Sportu w Dziwnowie

Andrzej Szarmach (Polish pronunciation: [ˈandʐɛj ˈʂarmax]; born 3 October 1950) is a Polish former football player.

Prior to the 1974 FIFA World Cup, he was virtually unknown. He played in the Poland national team during its "golden age" in the 1970s. With Grzegorz Lato at his right, Robert Gadocha at his left, and Kazimierz Deyna in support, Szarmach profited from the absence of Włodzimierz Lubański to lead the Polish attack, the best at 1974 World Cup, with sixteen goals. While Lato finished first in the Cup in goals with seven, Szarmach, with five goals, also marked the competition with his imprint. He confirmed his status two years later at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, winning the silver medal and the title of best player of the tournament, with nine goals.

Jowled and moustached, the Polish attacker had a Gallic quality and thus easily fit in at AJ Auxerre. He won the favor of Guy Roux and of the Burgundian public, by scoring 94 goals between 1980 and 1985. After a brief period at Guingamp and a total of 32 goals in 61 games with the Poland national team, Szarmach began his career as a manager, in particular managing Clermont-Ferrand, then Châteauroux in the second division.

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