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Erwin Wilczek

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Full nameErwin Feliks Wilczek
Playing positionStriker

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Erwin Wilczek (born November 20, 1940 in Wirek, a district of Ruda Śląska), is a retired Polish soccer player, who is most famous for his 1960s performances in both Górnik Zabrze and the Polish National Team.

Wilczek started as a forward, after some time he was moved to midfield. He began career in a local team Wawel Wirek, in 1954 moved to Zryw Chorzów, and in 1959 - to Górnik Zabrze, where he stayed until 1973. Wilczek played in 293 Ekstraklasa games as well as in 101 games of various competitions (Cup of Poland, European Cups). In the Polish League he scored 96 goals, together with Gornik he was 9 times champion of Poland (1959, 1961, 1963 1967, 1971, 1972), won Cup of Poland 6 times (1965, 1968 1972), and in 1970 reached final game of UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Between 1961 and 1969 he capped 16 times for Poland, scoring two goals. In 1973 Wilczek moved to France, where he played for US Valenciennes, becoming the top scorer of the French Second Division. Then he took up the job of a coach, among others working in Africa, for the team AS Sogara Port Gentil from Gabon.

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