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Waldemar Kryger

Personal information
Full nameWaldemar Kryger
Place of birthPoznan, Poland
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9.7 in)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubretired

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Waldemar Kryger (born November 8, 1968 in Poznań), is a former Polish footballer, who played as a defender.

He spent much of his career playing for Lech Poznań; Kryger played a total of 17 seasons for Kolejorz (from 1983/1984 to 1997/1998 and from 2002/2003 to 2003/2004) accumulating a total of 302 matches and scoring 3 goals. With Lech, he contributed to winning 3 Polish League titles in (1990, 1992 and 1993), 3 Polish SuperCups (1990, 1992 and 2004) plus 2 Polish Cups (1988 and 2004). He began his playing career at Patria Buk, playing there one season (1982/1983). After 15 seasons at Lech, he moved to VfL Wolfsburg in Germany playing from the (1997/1998 to 2001/2002) seasons. He played a total of 126 matches and scored 1 goal. He again returned to Poznan to play where he ended up finishing his playing career.

He played for the national team in 5 matches, making his debut on February 14, 1997 during a Poland - Lithuania match. He scored his only national team goal against Latvia on February 17, 1997. After finishing his playing career, he became a coach. He worked as a coach for Czesław Michniewicz while he was the head coach of Lech Poznań. Later, Kryger decided to become a coach for the Lech Poznań Youth Teams.

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