Dawid Kownacki

Dawid Kownacki
Kownacki in 2014
Personal information
Full name Dawid Igor Kownacki[1]
Date of birth (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997
Place of birth Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 99
Youth career
GKP Gorzów Wielkopolski
2005–2013 Lech Poznań
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Lech Poznań 94 (21)
2017– Sampdoria 22 (5)
National team
2011 Poland U15 4 (7)
2012 Poland U16 2 (1)
2012–2014 Poland U17 10 (8)
2014–2016 Poland U19 4 (0)
2015– Poland U21 11 (8)
2018– Poland 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2018

Dawid Igor Kownacki (['david kɔvˈnat͡ski] ( listen); born 14 March 1997) is a Polish footballer who plays as a striker for Sampdoria.

Early career

Having started out at local side GKP Gorzów Wielkopolski, Kownacki joined Lech Poznań in 2005, coming through the youth ranks and making it to the first team in December 2013. He scored his first Ekstraklasa goal in February 2014 in a 5–1 loss at Pogoń Szczecin, becoming one of only five players aged under 17 to have registered in Poland's top flight. He won his first league title the following season – "At 16, people were calling me 'the new Lewandowski', and that was tough to handle, but I changed my attitude, grew up and am now much better at not taking to heart what people say. Of course, I still have big dreams".[2]

Club career

On 11 July 2017, Kownacki signed a five-year contract with Italian side Sampdoria.[3]

In November, he scored a brace and assisted another goal in Sampdoria's 4–1 Coppa Italia win against Delfino Pescara.[4]

International career

Kownacki got his first call up to the senior Poland squad for matches against Georgia and Greece in June 2015.[5] Kownacki represented Poland at Under-16, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 33 caps and scoring 25 goals.[6]

In May 2018 he was named in Poland’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[7]

Career statistics


As of 20 May 2018[8]
Club Season League League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lech Poznań 2013–14 Ekstraklasa 132132
2014–15 3045231387
2015–16 246405110347
2016–17 27952003211
Sampdoria 2017–18 Serie A 22523248
Career total 11426167821014135

1 Including Polish SuperCup.


As of 24 June 2018[9]

International goals

As of match played on 12 June 2018. Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.[9]
1.12 June 2018Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland Lithuania3–04–0Friendly



Lech Poznań


  1. 1 2 "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. http://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2451783.html
  3. "Kownacki è un calciatore della Sampdoria, arriva dal Lech Poznań" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  4. "Coppa: Kownacki seals Samp rout". Football Italia. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  5. "Poland June Call-Ups for Georgia and Greece Released". psnfutbol.com. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  6. http://eurofootballrumours.com/hamburger-enter-talks-sampdoria-dawid-kownacki-7091/
  7. http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  8. "Dawid Kownacki". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  9. 1 2 "Kownacki, Dawid". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
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