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Grzegorz Lato

Grzegorz Lato
Grzegorz Lato in 1973
Personal information
Full nameGrzegorz Bolesław Lato
Date of birthApril 8, 1950(age 66)
Place of birthMalbork, Poland
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionWinger

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Grzegorz Bolesław Lato (born 8 April 1950 in Malbork) is a former Polish football striker, and the leading scorer at the 1974 World Cup. Lato's playing career coincided with the golden era of Polish football, which began with Olympic gold in Munich in 1972 and ended a decade later with third place at the 1982 World Cup in Spain, a repeat of the Poles' impressive finish in 1974 in Germany. He is the only Polish player ever to win the Golden boot at a World Cup.

He is best known for his pace.

From 2001 to 2005 Lato, as a member of Democratic Left Alliance, was a senator in Poland. On October 30, 2008 he was elected President of Polish FA.


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