Dariusz Żuraw

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Dariusz Żuraw
Dariusz Żuraw 2014.jpg
Dariusz Żuraw (2014)
birthday November 14, 1972
place of birth WieluńPoland
size 185 cm
position Defense
Years station
LZS Ostrówek
Years station Games (goals) 1
1991-1992 LZS Rychłocice
1992-1996 WKS Wieluń
1996-1998 Okocimski KS Brzesko 0
1998-2001 Zagłębie Lubin 100 (10)
2001-2008 Hannover 96 147 0(7)
2008-2009 Arka Gdynia 30 0(6)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2005 Poland 1 0(0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2011–2012 WKS Wieluń
2012-2013 Odra Opole
2014 Miedź Legnica
2014-2015 Lech Posen (Assistant Trainer)
2017-2018 Znicz Pruszków
2018– Lech poses
1 Only league games are given.

Dariusz Żuraw [ ˈdarʲuʃ ˈʒuraf ] (born November 14, 1972 in Wieluń ) is a former Polish football player and current football coach .


As a player

Żuraw played in Poland for LZS Ostrowek, LZS Rychlocice, Wieluń KS, Okocimsko Brzesko and Zagłębie Lubin , before moving to Hannover 96 in the 2nd Bundesliga on October 24, 2001 . In the 2001/02 season, the central defender reached a career highlight with promotion to the Bundesliga .

In his first Bundesliga game, which was also the first of Hannover 96 after the promotion, he scored the opening goal against Hamburger SV on August 11, 2002. In the 2003/04 season Żuraw lost his regular place under Ralf Rangnick . After Rangnick lost his job on March 7, 2004 and Ewald Lienen took over his job, Darek , as his team-mates call him, was again a regular from then on. In the following 2004/05 season he played 33 of 34 games and was only suspended against FC Schalke 04 . He experienced another career highlight in early 2005 at the age of 32 with his nomination for the national team and the international match between Poland and Belarus , in which he played for his country for the first time.

For the 2008/09 season Żuraw returned to his homeland and moved to the first division promoted Arka Gdynia . The defender retired after just one season at Arka Gdynia.

In his career, the Pole played 131 Bundesliga games and scored five goals. In the 2nd Bundesliga, Zuraw scored twice in the opposing goal in 16 games.

As a trainer

After his career ended, Żuraw began a career as a coach. From July 2010 to August 2012 he was the trainer of WKS Wieluń. In the summer of 2012 he rose to the fourth division with the club . From September 16, 2012 to 2013 Żuraw coached the Polish fourth division club Odra Opole . In 2014 he was a brief coach at Miedź Legnica before he took over the position of assistant coach at Lech Posen in the same calendar year . On March 31, 2019, after Adam Nawałka's dismissal , he was appointed coach of Lech Poznan.


Żuraw is married and has two sons and a daughter.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Dariusz Zuraw trenerem Odry Opole. In: http://www.oksodraopole.pl . Retrieved December 4, 2012 .
  2. https://www.przegladsportowy.pl/pilka-nozna/lotto-ekstraklasa/lech-poznan/adam-nawalka-zwolniony-z-lecha-poznan/73w6djm information on przegladsportowy.pl