Sebastian Tyrała

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Sebastian Tyrała
Tyrala with Borussia Dortmund in 2006
Personal information
Full name Sebastian Tyrała
Date of birth (1988-02-22) 22 February 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Racibórz, Poland
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1993–1999 BV Bad Sassendorf
1999–2005 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Borussia Dortmund II 59 (9)
2005–2010 Borussia Dortmund 7 (0)
2010–2011 VfL Osnabrück 31 (4)
2011–2014 Greuther Fürth 7 (0)
2014–2017 Rot-Weiß Erfurt 108 (10)
2017–2019 Mainz 05 II 47 (2)
Total 259 (25)
National team
Germany U-19 16 (5)
2009–2010 Poland U-21 2 (1)
2008 Poland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sebastian Tyrała (born 22 February 1988) is a Polish former professional footballer. He played primarily as an attacking midfielder.[1]

Club career[edit]

Tyrała was born in Racibórz, Poland. He moved to Borussia Dortmund as an 11-year-old boy and passed through all the youth ranks. He was named Sportsman of 2004 in Soest. At age 16, he was selected for Borussia Dortmund's Senior squad. But in 2005, he ruptured the cruciate ligament in his left knee and was sidelined for six months.

Tyrała was honoured by the German Football Association (DFB) with a third place in the category "under 17s" in 2005. He won the "Adler Cup" with Borussia Dortmund's under 17s and became the tournaments top goal-scorer with seven goals. In April 2005, he injured his medial meniscus in training. He made several appearances in preparation for the 2006–07 season and made his full Bundesliga debut on 22 September in an away defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Tyrała also played for Borussia Dortmund's second team and wore the number 28 on his shirt.

After twelve years with Borussia Dortmund, he announced his departure on 18 May 2010 and signed a two-year contract with VfL Osnabrück.[2] On 5 June 2014, he joined FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt.[3]

In May 2019, Tyrała announced his retirement from professional football due to injury problems.[4][5]

International career[edit]

Tyrała has played for Germany's U-19 national team. He scored his first goal in September 2006. In 2007, Tyrała played for Germany in the under 19's European Championships in Austria.

However, he requested a Polish passport, desiring to play for Poland.[6] On 21 November 2008, Tyrała was called up by the Polish national team coach Leo Beenhakker to their national team for friendly matches in Antalya, Turkey. He made his first appearance for the Polish national team in a friendly against Serbia on 14 December 2008.[7]


  1. ^ "Sebastian Tyrala". (in German). Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Tyrala wechselt zum VfL Osnabrück" (in German). 18 May 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Sebastian Tyrala wechselt von Fürth nach Erfurt" (in German). Rot-Weiss Erfurt. Archived from the original on 9 June 2014.
  4. ^ Starb, Florian (22 May 2019). "Profikarriere beendet: Sebastian Tyrala kehrt zum BV Bad Sassendorf zurück". Soester Anzeiger (in German). Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Mainz II: Tyrala hört auf, 13 Spieler gehen". kicker Online (in German). 4 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Goalgate Interview with Sebastian Tyrała". 30 September 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Sebastian Tyrala: Christmas Came Early This Year". Borussia Dortmund. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2011.

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