Adam Matysek

Date of birth19 July 1968
Place of birthPiekary
NationalityPolish
Weight90 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionGoalkeeper

An experienced goalkeeper who was the number one for Poland before the arrival of Jerzy Dudek on the scene. He played at Polish sides Gornik Zabrze and Slask Breslau before moving to Germany to play for second division side Fortuna Koln 1995. He made his international debut while playing for Slask Breslau in December 1991 against Egypt but could not get into the team on a regular basis as Poland had two good keepers in Jaraslow Bako and Josef Wandzik. He to Gutersloh before moving to be back up keeper at Bayer Leverkusen in 1998. Injury to first team keeper Dirk Heinen led to Adam starting the 1998-1999 campaign as first choice and he kept his position throughout the season. He lost the starting position to Hans Jorg Butt at Bayer Leverkusen but still stayed in the national squad. He seriously injured his shoulder in an international match against Norway in March and had to return to Poland to regain his fitness with the Zaglebie team. He had a trial at Shaktar Donetsk before signing for his current club Wolfsburg in April 2001. An excellent steady goalkeeper who has good reflexes and positional sense he is a good back up in this position.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Slask Wroclaw 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1993
Fortuna Köln 01 Jul 1993 01 Jul 1996
FC Gutersloh 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1998
Bayer Leverkusen 01 Jul 1998 01 Jul 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 15 6 13
1
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 1 1
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Cup 2 6


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Oct 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund W 2-0 Bundesliga 9
25 Oct 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Spartak Moskva W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
28 Oct 2000 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 10
03 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt W 1-0 Bundesliga 11
11 Nov 2000 SC Freiburg v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 12
18 Nov 2000 Hamburger SV v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 13
23 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v AEK Athens D 4-4 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
27 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 4-2 Bundesliga 14
02 Dec 2000 Bayern München v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 15
07 Dec 2000 AEK Athens v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0
Agg: 6-4
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Dec 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Hertha Berlin W 4-0 Bundesliga 16
13 Dec 2000 VfL Bochum v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-2 Bundesliga 17
16 Dec 2000 VfL Wolfsburg v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 18
04 Mar 2001 TSV 1860 München v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 24
09 Mar 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen W 3-0 Bundesliga 25
17 Mar 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 26
28 Apr 2001 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 31
05 May 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern München L 0-1 Bundesliga 32


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1967-68 Poland Under-23 2 5
1968-69 Poland Under-23 3 1 1
1969-70 Poland Under-23 2 1 1
1988-89 Poland UEFA Under-21 2 6
1989-90 Poland UEFA Under-21 1 3
1991-92 Poland A v B
1
1991-92 Poland International Friendly 2
1
1
1992-93 Poland FIFA World Cup 1 1
1992-93 Poland International Friendly 5
2
2 3
1993-94 Poland FIFA World Cup 2 5
1997-98 Poland International Friendly 4 1 7
1998-99 Poland International Friendly 3
1
2 1
1998-99 Poland UEFA European Championship 4 2 5
1999-00 Poland International Friendly 2 2
1999-00 Poland UEFA European Championship 2 2
1
2000-01 Poland FIFA World Cup 1 2
2000-01 Poland International Friendly 1
1
1
2001-02 Poland International Friendly
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Oct 1967 Romania v Poland L 5-3 U23
01 May 1968 Poland v Romania D 0-0 U23
16 Jul 1968 Finland v Poland D 1-1 U23
18 Jul 1968 Finland v Poland W 0-1 U23
02 Oct 1968 Poland v USSR D 0-0 U23
07 Sep 1969 Poland v Turkey W 1-0 U23
19 May 1970 Poland v Denmark D 1-1 U23
06 May 1989 Sweden v Poland L 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
02 Jun 1989 England v Poland L 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
10 Oct 1989 Poland v England L 1-3 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
03 Dec 1991 Egypt v Poland L 4-0 A v B
05 Dec 1991 Egypt v Poland D 0-0 International Friendly
09 Dec 1991 Kuwait v Poland W 0-2 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 Poland v Lithuania W 2-0 International Friendly
05 Jul 1992 Guatemala v Poland D 2-2 International Friendly
18 Nov 1992 Poland v Latvia W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Nov 1992 Uruguay v Poland W 0-1 International Friendly
01 Feb 1993 Cyprus v Poland D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Mar 1993 Brazil v Poland D 2-2 International Friendly
31 Mar 1993 Poland v Lithuania D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Apr 1993 Poland v Finland W 2-1 International Friendly
19 May 1993 San Marino v Poland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
27 Oct 1993 Turkey v Poland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
17 Nov 1993 Poland v Netherlands L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
25 Feb 1998 Israel v Poland L 2-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1998 Poland v Slovenia W 2-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Croatia v Poland L 4-1 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Poland v Russia W 3-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 1998 Poland v Israel W 2-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1998 Poland v Luxembourg W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
03 Feb 1999 Malta v Poland W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Mar 1999 Poland v Armenia W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 England v Poland L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
28 Apr 1999 Poland v Czech Republic W 2-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1999 Poland v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
09 Jun 1999 Luxembourg v Poland W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 5
18 Aug 1999 Poland v Spain L 1-2 International Friendly
08 Sep 1999 Poland v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
09 Oct 1999 Sweden v Poland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
26 Apr 2000 Poland v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2000 Poland v Iceland W 1-0 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 Switzerland v Poland W 0-4 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Norway v Poland W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
14 Nov 2001 Poland v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Poland v Estonia W 1-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.