Maciej Zurawski - Poland
Maciej Zurawski is the most experienced attacking player in Poland's squad and as captain led his team to their first ever Euro championship finals, starting thirteen of the team's fourteen games in qualifying.
Born in Poznan, he started his playing career with the local team before clinching a move to Wisła Kraków during the 1999/2000 season. His first international cap was won while still at Lech Poznań in late 1998 but he wasn’t selected for any of the games during the whole 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign. This was to change though after top scoring in the league, netting twenty-one times for Wisła, and was subsequently picked for all three games at finals in Korea and finished 2002 by being voted Poland player of the year.
Some of Żurawski’s most notable achievements include reaching twenty goals each season for four consecutive years at Wisła, winning three league titles and two Polish Cups on the way, scoring twenty-two goals in European competition, including a wonderful ten in ten games during the 2002/2003 UEFA Cup campaign and also scoring seven goals in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers. Lets see what he can achieve in Euro 2008.
He joined Glasgow Celtic in the summer of 2005 scoring sixteen goals in his first season and securing more personal national title successes by winning the Scottish Premier League in 2006 and 2007. He left Celtic in January with Larissa in Greece his final destination.
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