Michał Żewłakow

  • Date of birth : 22/04/1976
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Poland Poland

Michał Żewłakow


Michał Żewłakow

A Polish international for over a decade, Michał Żewłakow represented his country at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups as well as UEFA EURO 2008. Normally considered a left-back, he can operate anywhere in defence and is also a useful asset at free-kicks with his powerful shooting.

• Born in Warsaw, he finished runner-up in Ekstraklasa with KSP Polonia Warszawa before moving, with twin brother Marcin, to Belgium in 1998, joining KSK Beveren on loan.

• One season at Beveren was followed by three at R. Excelsior Mouscron, for whom he signed permanent deal – again with his twin in tow; ended his stay there by reaching Belgian Cup final, in which Mouscron were defeated 3-1 by Club Brugge KV.

• Left brother to join RSC Anderlecht after both played at 2002 World Cup; won two Belgian titles (2003/04 and 2005/06) and played in three successive UEFA Champions League campaigns for Brussels side.

• Played in all three games for Poland at both 2006 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008 under coach Leo Beenhakker, who appointed him as team captain; completed decade as international and bypassed 90-cap mark during 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

• Left Anderlecht for Olympiacos in 2006; a title winner in each of his first three seasons, he reached the UEFA Champions League knockout phase for the first time in 2007/08 and repeated the feat in 2009/10.

Did you know?
The Żewłakows became the first twins to play together for Poland when they lined up in a friendly against France on 23 February 2000.

Last updated: 04/02/10 13.47CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/04/2012 13:06 CET
11.08.2010Friendly matchesFirst roundPolandPoland0-3 (L)CameroonCameroon9000
04.09.2010Friendly matchesFirst roundPolandPoland1-1 (D)UkraineUkraine9000
07.09.2010Friendly matchesFirst roundPolandPoland1-2 (L)AustraliaAustralia9000
09.10.2010Friendly matchesFirst roundUSAUSA2-2 (D)PolandPoland9000
12.10.2010Friendly matchesFirst roundEcuadorEcuador2-2 (D)PolandPoland9000
29.03.2011Friendly matchesFirst roundGreeceGreece0-0 (D)PolandPoland6200
28.07.2011UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundGaziantepsporGaziantepspor0-1LegiaLegia9000
04.08.2011UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundLegiaLegia0-0GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
07.08.2011Polish First DivisionCracoviaCracovia1-3LegiaLegia9000
12.08.2011Polish First DivisionLegiaLegia3-1GórnikGórnik9000
18.08.2011UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsLegiaLegia2-2Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva9000
21.08.2011Polish First DivisionLegiaLegia1-2ŚląskŚląsk9000
25.08.2011UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva2-3LegiaLegia9000
29.08.2011Polish First DivisionŁKSŁKS1-3LegiaLegia9000
10.09.2011Polish First DivisionLegiaLegia1-2PodbeskidziePodbeskidzie9000
15.09.2011UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePSVPSV1-0LegiaLegia9000
18.09.2011Polish First DivisionPolonia WarszawaPolonia Warszawa2-1LegiaLegia9000
24.09.2011Polish First DivisionGKSGKS0-2LegiaLegia9000
29.09.2011UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLegiaLegia3-2H. Tel-AvivH. Tel-Aviv9000
02.10.2011Polish First DivisionLegiaLegia2-0WisłaWisła9000
16.10.2011Polish First DivisionRuchRuch0-1LegiaLegia9000
20.10.2011UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageRapid BucureştiRapid Bucureşti0-1LegiaLegia9000
23.10.2011Polish First DivisionLegiaLegia2-0WidzewWidzew9000
30.10.2011Polish First DivisionLechLech0-0LegiaLegia9000
03.11.2011UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLegiaLegia3-1Rapid BucureştiRapid Bucureşti9000
07.11.2011Polish First DivisionJagielloniaJagiellonia0-0LegiaLegia9000
19.11.2011Polish First DivisionLegiaLegia3-0LechiaLechia9000
23.11.2011Polish First DivisionLegiaLegia3-0ZagłębieZagłębie9000
26.11.2011Polish First DivisionKoronaKorona1-0LegiaLegia9000
30.11.2011UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLegiaLegia0-3PSVPSV9000
05.12.2011Polish First DivisionZagłębieZagłębie0-4LegiaLegia9000
10.12.2011Polish First DivisionLegiaLegia0-0CracoviaCracovia9000
16.02.2012UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32LegiaLegia2-2SportingSporting9000
19.02.2012Polish First DivisionGórnikGórnik2-0LegiaLegia9000
23.02.2012UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32SportingSporting1-0LegiaLegia9000
26.02.2012Polish First DivisionŚląskŚląsk0-4LegiaLegia9000
03.03.2012Polish First DivisionLegiaLegia2-0ŁKSŁKS9000
10.03.2012Polish First DivisionPodbeskidziePodbeskidzie0-1LegiaLegia9000
16.03.2012Polish First DivisionLegiaLegia0-0Polonia WarszawaPolonia Warszawa9000
20.03.2012Polish CupQuarter-finalsLegiaLegia1-1GryfGryf9000

General info

  • Name: Michał Żewłakow
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 22/04/1976 (35)
  • Country: Poland
  • Club: Legia (Poland POL)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 79kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2011/12

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (group matches uic)
    21/06/97: AaB 2-0 Polonia Warszawa
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round )
    08/09/93: Czechoslovakia 1-0 Poland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Poland U-2160
Poland U-1830

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Polonia Warszawa20
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Polonia Warszawa40
Last updated: 23/04/2012 13:06 CET