Antoni Piechniczek

Antoni Piechniczek
Personal information
Full name Antoni Krzysztof Piechniczek
Date of birth (1942-05-03) 3 May 1942
Place of birth Chorzów, Poland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1959 Zryw Chorzów
1960–1961 Naprzód Lipiny
1961–1965 Legia Warsaw 56 (5)
1965–1972 Ruch Chorzów 151 (6)
1972–1973 LB Châteauroux
National team
1967–1969 Poland 3 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1975 BKS Stal Bielsko-Biała
1975–1979 Odra Opole
1980–1981 Ruch Chorzów
1981–1986 Poland
1986–1987 Górnik Zabrze
1987–1990 Espérance Sportive de Tunis
1988 Tunisia
1989 Tunisia
1993–1995 United Arab Emirates
1996–1997 Poland
1997 Al Rayyan

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Antoni Piechniczek (born 3 May 1942 in Chorzów) is a retired Polish football player and a football manager. Since 2007 he is a Polish senator.[1]

Player career

As a player he played for clubs such as Naprzód Lipiny, Legia Warszawa, Ruch Chorzów and LB Châteauroux. He played also three matches for Polish national team.[2]

Manager career

As a football coach he has led teams such as Ruch Chorzów, Górnik Zabrze, Al Rayyan (Qatar) or Espérance Tunis (Tunisia).

He is well known for coaching Polish national football team. He coached Poland in 1981-1986 and in 1996-1997. He coached Poland at 1982 FIFA World Cup, where Poland won the bronze medal and at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

He coached also Tunisia and United Arab Emirates.

Political career

In 2002 local election he was elected to the Silesian Regional Assembly II Term and was one of the three Vice-Chairpersons of the assembly. In 2006 he was re-elected, but his term (Assembly III Term) was ended after one year. In 2007 Piechniczek was elected to the Senate of the Republic of Poland (upper chamber of Polish parliament) and since 2007-11-05 he is a senator VII Term.

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