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Maciej Skorża
Polish football player and manager

Maciej Skorża

Maciej Skorża
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Intro Polish football player and manager
Is Sports official Athlete Football player Association football player Association football manager
From Poland
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 January 1972, Radom, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
Age 50 years
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Biography

Maciej Skorża (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmat͡ɕɛj ˈskɔrʐa]; born January 10, 1972 in Radom) is a Polish football manager.

Career

During his short playing career, he was as a defender for Radomiak Radom and AZS-AWF Warszawa.

Managerial career

In 1994, he began his coaching career as a youth coach for Legia Warszawa. He managed SMS Piaseczno during the 1998–99 season. From 1999 to 2003, he coached the Amica Wronki youth team and was successful in winning a league title in 2002. He also was an assistant to Mirosław Jabłoński while at Wisła Płock.

In May 2003, Paweł Janas appointed Skorża as a coach for the Poland national football team.

He had a short spell at Wisła Płock as an assistant manager before returning to Amica Wronki as manager in 2004. In the 2004–05 season, Skorża became the first Polish coach to manage to qualify a Polish football club to the group stage of the UEFA Cup. In the 2006-2007 season, he joined Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski and won the Polish Cup and Ekstraklasa Cup. On June 13, 2007, Skorża was appointed as the manager of Wisła Kraków which he led twice to league title, winning Ekstraklasa in seasons 2007-08 and 2008-09. He worked with Wisła Kraków until March 15, 2010, when the Wisła's board of directors fired him after a series of three games without a win, in spite of the club holding the lead of the league.

On June 1, he was announced as the new manager of Legia Warszawa. On 30 May 2012, Skorża's two-year spell as Legia warszawa manager came to an end.

On 1 September, Skorża was appointed as the new manager of Lech Poznań, signing a three-year contract with the club. Skorża after draw (0:0) against Wisła Cracow on 7th of June won Polish Ekstraklasa in the first season working in Poznań and celebrated his third Polish champion title in manager career. This game was watched by 42000 of fans from the stand, the highest attendance of whole 2014/2015 season in Poland. Starting the next 2015/2016 games Skorża played in Poznań (because the host was the Champion - Lech) with Legia Warsaw for the Polish SuperCup. His Lech won the trophy after great victory 3:1 over most dangerous rival. This game watched 40000 of viewers and was beaten record of the SuperCup's competition audience size.

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