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Kazimierz Deyna

Full name: Kazimierz Deyna
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: October 23, 1947 in Starogard Gdański, Pomorskie, Poland
Died: September 1, 1989 in San Diego, California, United States
Affiliations: Legia Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

An offensive midfielder, Kazimierz Deyna is often considered the greatest ever Polish footballer. He started in 1966 for ŁKS Łódź but was quickly acquired by Legia Warszawa. He played with Legia through 1978, before moving to the English Premier League with Manchester City for three years. He finished his career in the United States, playing from 1981-84 with the San Diego Sockers and through 1987 with their indoor team. While in the US Deyna appeared in the soccer movie “Escape to Victory.”

In addition to his 1972 Olympic gold medal, where he was the tournament’s leading scorer, Deyna won a bronze medal at the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He was on the Polish National team from 1968-78, earning 91 caps and scoring 47 goals. In 1994 Deyna was voted by the Polish Football Association (PZPN) as the greatest Polish Football Player of all-time. His number 10 was retired by Legia Warszawa and the San Diego Sockers. Deyna died very young, at age 41, in a car accident in San Diego.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 24 München Football Men's Football Poland POL 1 Gold
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Football Men's Football Poland POL 2 Silver

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1972 Summer 24 München Football Poland POL Final Standings 1 1972-08-27 9 0 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football Poland POL Final Round Match 1/2 1 1972-09-10 POL 2, HUN 1 2 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football Poland POL Group 2 Match #2 1T 1972-09-03 POL 1, DEN 1 1 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football Poland POL Group 2 Match #4 1 1972-09-05 POL 2, URS 1 1 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football Poland POL Group 2 Match #5 1 1972-09-08 POL 5, MAR 0 2 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football Poland POL Group D Match #1 1 1972-08-28 POL 5, COL 1 2 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football Poland POL Group D Match #4 1 1972-08-30 POL 4, GHA 0 1 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football Poland POL Group D Match #5 1 1972-09-01 POL 2, GDR 1 0 0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Football Poland POL Final Standings 2 1976-07-18 1 0 0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Football Poland POL Final Round Match 1/2 2 1976-07-31 GDR 3, POL 1 0 0 0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Football Poland POL Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1976-07-27 POL 2, BRA 0 0 0 0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Football Poland POL Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1976-07-25 POL 5, PRK 0 0 0 0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Football Poland POL Group C Match #1 1T 1976-07-18 POL 0, CUB 0 0 0 0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Football Poland POL Group C Match #3 1 1976-07-22 POL 3, IRI 2 1 0 0
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