Andrzej Szarmach

Andrzej Szarmach ( born October 3, 1950 in Gdańsk ) is a former Polish footballer and coach. The national team wore during his career nicknamed "devil".

Playing career


As a junior, the striker began at Polonia Gdańsk, from where he moved to second division club Arka Gdynia 1970. He quickly became the " terror of the goalkeeper " and in 1972 with 15 goals scorer. This year, the leaders of the Polish Gornik Zabrze top clubs were aware of Szarmach; where he played until 1976 and was at that time also an international player. Then FKS Stal Mielec signed him, where he stayed another four years.

In 1980 Andrzej Szarmach to France, where he stood at AJ Auxerre ( 1980-1985 ), EA Guingamp (1985-1987 ) and Clermont FC (1987-1989, as player-coach ) under contract. In the years 1981 and 1982 he was chosen by the magazine France Football the best foreign player in the Division 1.

In the Polish league, he scored 109 goals in the French top flight in 148 matches 94. Three times in a row (1982-1984), he became the second top scorer in the French league.


Between 1973 and 1982 he has 61 times supported the Polish national team and has achieved 32 hits. He participated in three World Cups ( in Germany, Argentina and Spain), was there with Poland twice World Cup bronze medalist (1974 and 1982). He also won the silver medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, where he was also top scorer.

Coach stations

After the end of his playing days, he tried his hand as coach of French (Clermont Foot Auvergne, LB Châteauroux, AS Angoulême, FC Aurillac) and Polish ( Zagłębie Lubin) clubs, but without notable success.