Gawlik, who was not raised in Poland (until 1945, Zabrze, then called Hindenburg, belonged to Germany), started his career in the mid-1940s for the German team Reichsbahn SV Borsigwerk. After 1945, he played for Górnik Biskupice and in 1950 he moved to Górnik Zabrze, a powerhouse of Polish soccer. While playing for Zabrze the team won 5 Polish football championships (late 1950s and early 1960s). Also, he played for the Polish National Team scoring one goal in 7 games. His debut took place on June 23, 1957 in Chorzów, when Poland beat Soviet Union 2-1.
Category:Górnik Zabrze players