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Piotr Nowak

Piotr Nowak
Nowak speaking to the press.
Personal information
Full namePiotr Nowak
Date of birthJuly 5, 1964(age 52)
Place of birthPabianice, Poland
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubPhiladelphia Union (head coach)

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Piotr Nowak (-plpʲɔtr ˈnɔvak, -enˈpiːtər ˈnoʊvæklang; born July 5, 1964 in Pabianice) is a Polish former professional soccer player. He is currently the head coach of the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.

Nowak enjoyed a successful playing career in Europe, playing for Polish clubs such as Zawisza Bydgoszcz and Widzew Łódź, before going on to play in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany. He was voted one of the best players in the Bundesliga for the 1995-96 season while playing with 1860 Munich. He moved to the United States in 1998 and played four years with Chicago Fire.

Nowak was also an important member of the Poland national football team throughout the 1990s, earning 24 caps, serving as national captain for several years, and being voted Polish Player of the Year in 1996.

As a coach, he is a former assistant coach of the United States men's national soccer team under Bob Bradley, and former head coach of United States U-23 men's national soccer team.

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