Janusz Kupcewicz

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Janusz Kupcewicz
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Personal information
Date of birth (1955-12-09)9 December 1955
Place of birth Gdańsk, Poland
Date of death 4 July 2022(2022-07-04) (aged 66)
Place of death Gdańsk, Poland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1964–1968 Warmia Olsztyn
Stomil Olsztyn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1982 Arka Gdynia 161 (26)
1982–1983 Lech Poznań 24 (9)
1983–1985 Saint-Étienne 35 (2)
1985–1986 Larissa 23 (2)
1986–1988 Lechia Gdańsk 39 (8)
1988–1989 Adanaspor 15 (4)
Total 297 (51)
National team
1976–1983 Poland 20 (5)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Poland (futsal)
1995 Lechia Gdańsk
1996-1999 Radunia Stężyca
1999–2001 Poland U21 (assistant manager)
2004-2005 Cartusia Kartuzy
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Poland
FIFA World Cup
Third place 1982 Spain
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Janusz Bogdan Kupcewicz (9 December 1955 – 4 July 2022)[1] was a Polish professional footballer. He played as a midfielder.[2] He was seen as one of the best Polish players during his time. He played with the Poland national football team from 1976 to 1983, making twenty appearances. He played for the team during the 1982 World Cup.[3]

Kupcewicz died on 4 July 2022 in Gdańsk, Poland from a stroke caused by diabetes at the age of 66.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jakub Seweryn (4 July 2022), Janusz Kupcewicz nie żyje. Legenda polskiej piłki. Miał 66 lat (in Polish), sport.pl
  2. #TuZaczynałem – Janusz Kupcewicz (in Polish) wmzpn.pl
  3. Srogi (4 July 2022), Nie żyje były reprezentant Polski w piłce nożnej Janusz Kupcewicz (in Polish), Eurosport&TVN24
  4. Jacek Ogiński (4 July 2022), Tak Janusz Kupcewicz zapisał się w historii. Tę bramkę będziemy wspominać jeszcze wiele lat (in Polish), Super Express Sport