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Grosicki playing for Poland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Kamil Paweł Grosicki
Date of birth 8 June 1988 (1988-06-08) (age 33)
Place of birth Szczecin, Poland
Height 1.80 m
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Pogoń Szczecin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Pogoń Szczecin 23 (2)
2007–2009 Legia Warsaw 11 (1)
2008 Sion (loan) 8 (2)
2009 → Jagiellonia (loan) 13 (4)
2009–2011 Jagiellonia 45 (10)
2011–2014 Sivasspor 90 (14)
2014–2017 Rennes 81 (13)
2017–2020 Hull City 119 (24)
2020–2021 West Bromwich Albion 17 (1)
National team
2006–2007 Poland U19
2007–2010 Poland U21 12 (2)
2008– Poland 83 (17)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:29, 26 January 2021 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:01, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Kamil Paweł Grosicki ( born 8 June 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who most recently played as a winger for Premier League club West Bromwich Albion and the Poland national team.

A full international for Poland with over eighty caps since 2008, he represented the country at UEFA Euro 2012 and Euro 2016, as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Club career

Grosicki began his career at Pogoń Szczecin. In 2007, he joined Legia Warsaw, although after a few months, he requested a loan move due to personal problems. On 13 February 2008, it was announced that he would go on loan to Swiss side Sion until 31 December 2008. He played in eight matches and scored two goals during the second half of the 2007–08 Ekstraklasa. At the start of the following season, he was dropped to the under-21 team by the club's new manager. He left the club a few months later.

Jagiellonia Białystok

In February 2009, Jagiellonia Białystok took Grosicki on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season, with the club also securing the right to buy him for 500,000 złoty. Grosicki signed a three-year contract with Jagiellonia which began in June 2009.

Sivasspor

Grosicki's second stint abroad was with Süper Lig side Sivasspor, where he was transferred to in January 2011 for approximately €900,000 on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Rennes

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Grosicki playing for Rennes in 2014

On 24 January 2014, Grosicki transferred to French side Rennes in Ligue 1. He scored the first goal of their surprise 2–0 win over Lille on 27 March, which put Rennes into the semi-finals of the Coupe de France. In the semi-final on 15 April, he scored again in a 3–2 win over Angers. Grosicki played 52 minutes of the final before being substituted for Paul-Georges Ntep as Rennes went on to lose 2–0 to Guingamp. During his time with Rennes, Grosicki made 85 appearances and scored 13 goals.

Hull City

On 31 January 2017, Grosicki signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Premier League club Hull City. He made his debut in Hull City's 2–0 victory over Liverpool on 4 February 2017. Grosicki won PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month for April. Grosicki scored his first goal for the club on 12 August 2017, when he netted the second goal in a 4–1 home win against Burton Albion.

West Bromwich Albion

On 31 January 2020, Grosicki signed an 18-month contract with West Bromwich Albion for an undisclosed fee. The fee was believed to be in the region of £1m, with add-ons based on promotion to the Premier League. He scored his first goal for the club in a 4–2 home win against his former club, Hull City on 5 July 2020.

On 27 May 2021 it was announced that Grosicki would leave West Bromwich Albion following the conclusion of his contract.

International career

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Grosicki with Poland in 2010

Grosicki appeared for the Poland under-21 side. On 2 February 2008, he made his senior debut for Poland in a friendly against Finland.

Grosicki was selected in the country's squad as it co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012. His sole appearance in the tournament came on 16 June in the second group match in Wrocław, replacing Eugen Polanski for the final 34 minutes of a 1–0 defeat to the Czech Republic.

On his 24th cap on 7 September 2014, Grosicki scored his first two goals for Poland in a 7–0 win away to Gibraltar at the start of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification.

Representing Poland at Euro 2016, he was a key player for his national team, providing two assists in the competition for Jakub Błaszczykowski's goal against Switzerland in the round of 16 and Robert Lewandowski's goal against Portugal in the quarter-finals.

Personal life

Kamil has two sisters; Kornelia, who is also a professional footballer, and Oliwia. He is married to Dominika.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pogoń Szczecin 2005–06 Ekstraklasa 2 0 2 0
2006–07 21 2 0 0 5 1 26 3
Total 23 2 0 0 5 1 28 3
Legia Warsaw 2007–08 Ekstraklasa 11 1 2 0 1 0 14 1
Sion 2007–08 Swiss Super League 8 2 8 2
Jagiellonia Białystok 2008–09 Ekstraklasa 13 4 13 4
2009–10 30 4 7 1 37 5
2010–11 15 6 2 0 2 0 1 0 20 6
Total 58 14 9 1 2 0 1 0 70 15
Sivasspor 2010–11 Süper Lig 17 6 17 6
2011–12 40 7 2 0 42 7
2012–13 28 2 10 1 38 3
2013–14 5 0 2 1 7 1
Total 90 15 14 2 104 17
Rennes 2013–14 Ligue 1 13 0 4 2 17 2
2014–15 19 0 1 0 1 0 21 0
2015–16 33 9 1 0 2 0 36 9
2016–17 16 4 1 0 1 0 18 4
Total 81 13 7 2 4 0 92 15
Hull City 2016–17 Premier League 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2017–18 Championship 37 9 1 0 0 0 38 9
2018–19 38 9 1 0 0 0 39 9
2019–20 28 6 2 1 0 0 30 7
Total 119 24 4 1 0 0 123 25
West Bromwich Albion 2019–20 Championship 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
2020–21 Premier League 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
Total 17 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 19 1
Career total 407 72 37 6 2 0 12 1 458 79

1 Including Polish SuperCup, Ekstraklasa Cup, Coupe de la Ligue and EFL Cup.

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Poland 2008 2 0
2009 1 0
2010 3 0
2011 4 0
2012 9 0
2013 3 0
2014 5 2
2015 8 4
2016 13 3
2017 7 2
2018 9 1
2019 9 1
2020 7 4
2021 2 0
Total 82 17

International goals

Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 September 2014 Estádio do Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Gibraltar
1–0
7–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
2.
2–0
3. 7 September 2015 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland
1–0
8–1
4.
2–0
5. 13 November 2015  Iceland
1–1
4–2
Friendly
6. 17 November 2015 Stadion Miejski, Wrocław, Poland  Czech Republic
3–1
3–1
7. 26 March 2016  Finland
1–0
5–0
8.
5–0
9. 11 November 2016 Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania  Romania
1–0
3–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 5 October 2017 Republican Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia  Armenia
1–0
6–1
11. 8 October 2017 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland  Montenegro
2–0
4–2
12. 27 March 2018 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów, Poland  Korea Republic
2–0
3–2
Friendly
13. 10 June 2019 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland  Israel
3–0
4–0
UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
14. 7 September 2020 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2–1
2–1
2020–21 UEFA Nations League A
15. 7 October 2020 Stadion Energa, Gdańsk, Poland  Finland
1–0
5–1 Friendly
16.
2–0
17.
3–0

Honours

Legia Warsaw
  • Polish Cup: 2007–08
Jagiellonia Białystok
  • Polish Cup: 2009–10
  • Polish SuperCup: 2010

Individual

  • PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month: April 2017
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