2022 World Cup: Poland's Squad and Team Profile

2022 World Cup: Poland's Squad and Team Profile
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18 November, 2022
The World Cup 2022 in Qatar is upon us. Everything you need to know about Poland's champions, who have been drawn into Group C of the 2022 World Cup along with Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Argentina.
Players of Poland pose for a team photo during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 4 match between Wales and Poland at Cardiff City Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)


  • Best World Cup performance: Third place in 1974, 1982
  • Honours: Olympic champions in 1972
  • FIFA ranking: 26
  • Main clubs: Legia Warsaw, Gornik Zabrze, Wisla Krakow, Ruch Chorzow, Lech Poznan
  • How they qualified: Finished second in European qualifying Group I. Defeated Sweden 2-0 in play-off
  • Coach: Czeslaw Michniewicz, 52, was appointed in January after Paulo Sousa left to take the job at Brazilian club Flamengo. Born in present-day Belarus, Michniewicz managed nine Polish clubs before he was appointed coach of the country’s Under-21 team in 2017. He led them to the Euro Under-21 finals in 2019. Michniewicz returned to club duty with Legia Warsaw the following year and steered them to a record 15th Polish league title. He was sacked last October after a poor start to the season.
  • Key player: Robert Lewandowski is one of the greats of Polish football. The country’s record appearance maker and goalscorer, Lewandowski will hope to fare far better than in Russia four years ago when he drew a blank in the group stage and Poland made an early exit. The 34-year-old has picked up at Barcelona where he left off at Bayern Munich following eight prolific, record-breaking seasons with the German giants. The reigning two-time winner of the European Golden Shoe has also won the Best FIFA Men's Player award the past two years.


Group Fixtures & Matches

  1. November 22: Poland v Mexico
  2. November 26: Saudi Arabia v Poland
  3. November 30: Poland v Argentina



Poland's World Cup 2022 squad

Goalkeepers: Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus/ITA), Lukasz Skorupski (Bologna/ITA), Kamil Grabara (FC Copenhagen/DEN)

Defenders: Kamil Glik (Benevento/ITA), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria/ITA), Jan Bednarek (Aston Villa/ENG), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw), Matty Cash (Aston Villa/ENG), Jakub Kiwior (Spezia/ITA), Robert Gumny (Augsburg/GER), Mateusz Wieteska (Clermont/FRA)

Midfielders: Grzegorz Krychowiak (Al-Shabab/KSA), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli/ITA), Karol Linetty (Torino/ITA), Przemyslaw Frankowski (Lens/FRA), Sebastian Szymanski (Feyenoord/NED), Szymon Zurkowski (Fiorentina/ITA), Krystian Bielik (Birmingham City/ENG), Jakub Kaminski (Wolfsburg/GER), Nicola Zalewski (Roma/ITA), Kamil Grosicki ( Pogoń Szczecin/POL)

Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona/ESP), Arkadiusz Milik (Juventus/ITA), Krzysztof Piatek (Salernitana/ITA), Karol Swiderski (Charlotte FC/USA)