Jacek Ziober

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Jacek Ziober
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Personal information
Date of birth (1965-11-18) November 18, 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Łódź, Poland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Striker / Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1990 ŁKS Łódź 202 (30)
1990–1993 Montpellier 93 (18)
1993–1996 Osasuna 61 (15)
1997 Amica Wronki 15 (5)
1998 Tampa Bay Mutiny 3 (0)
National team
1988–1993 Poland 46 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jacek Ziober (born November 18, 1965 in Łódź) is a Polish former football player. In years 1989-1993 he was a key player of Poland national football team. In 1990 won the Polish player of the year contest. With Montpellier HSC he competed in the 1991 Cup Winners' Cup, losing in the quarterfinals to Manchester United. In 1993 he was traded to CA Osasuna but after one season the team was relegated to the Segunda División; in 1996 Ziober returned to Poland to play for Amica Wronki. Since Polish national team failed to qualify to any major tournament in the 1990s, Ziober never played neither in the World Cup nor in European Championship. His greatest international success remains the bronze medal (4th place) in the U-18 World Cup in 1984, where he played alongside future national team teammate, Roman Kosecki.

Style of play[edit]

Ziober was a pacy winger who possessed good dribbling ability, thus he could easily get the better of most defenders. He was, however, sometimes criticized for too egoistic play. Ziober was recognizable by his shoulder-long hairstyle, which he sported for most of his career.


Currently, Ziober is the coach and manager of Poland national beach soccer team