Wladyslaw Żmuda

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Wladyslaw Żmuda
Wladyslaw Zmuda.jpg
Surname Wladyslaw Antoni Żmuda
birthday June 6, 1954
place of birth LublinPoland
size 188 cm
position Defender
Years station
1960-1972 Motor Lublin
Years station Games (goals) 1
1970-1972 Motor Lublin
1973-1975 Gwardia Warszawa 34 (0)
1975-1979 Śląsk Wrocław 40 (0)
1979-1982 Widzew Łódź 68 (2)
1982-1984 Hellas Verona 7 (0)
1984 New York Cosmos 4 (0)
1984-1987 US Cremonese 43 (1)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1973-1986 Poland 91 (2)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2008-2009 Poland U16
2009-2010 Poland U17
2010-2011 Poland U18
2011-2016 Poland U19
2012-2013 Poland U20
1 Only league games are given.

Władysław Antoni Żmuda (born June 6, 1954 in Lublin , Poland ) is a Polish football coach and former player .


Władysław Żmuda (left) alongside Wim Jansen in the 2-0 win over the Netherlands on May 2, 1979

Żmuda played center- back at the Polish clubs Gwardia Warsaw , Śląsk Wrocław and Widzew Łódź . With Wrocław he was the first Polish champion in 1977. In 1981 and 1982 he was two Polish champions together with Zbigniew Boniek and Widzew Łódź . He made his debut in the Polish national team in 1973. At the 1974 World Cup in Germany , he was already a regular player and, together with Jerzy Gorgoń, the support of the team that won the bronze medal at this World Cup.

He took part in soccer world championships three more times: 1978 in Argentina , 1982 in Spain and 1986 in Mexico . In 1982 he won the bronze medal at a World Cup for the second time. He also won the silver medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montréal .

Żmuda is the record holder of Polish football with 21 world championship matches. In the all-time ranking , he is in fourth place with Diego Maradona and Uwe Seeler . Only Paolo Maldini , Miroslav Klose and Lothar Matthäus have played more games than Władysław Żmuda (as of 2014). Up to the soccer world championship in 1994 in the USA Żmuda was leading together with Uwe Seeler, in 1994 Maradona was added in this evaluation ex equo, before the three during the soccer world championship 1998 in France by Lothar Matthäus (a total of 25 World Cup appearances) during the 2002 FIFA world Cup in Japan and South Korea (WRC rounds a total of 23) and during the Paolo Maldini 2014 FIFA world Cup in Brazil were overtaken by Miroslav Klose (24 in total bets).

He ended his active career in Italy and the USA . He then became a coach. He has been coaching the Polish U-16 national team since March 20, 2009.

His son Przemysław Żmuda , born in 1984, has been playing for Motor Lublin since 2003/04 and rose with the team from third-class to second-division and even up to first-class at times.


  • 3 × Polish champion (1977, 1981 and 1982)
  • 1 × Polish Cup Winner (1976)
  • 4 × World Cup participation (1974, 1978, 1982 and 1986)
  • World Cup third (1974 and 1982)
  • Olympic silver medal (1976)
  • Third place U-18 European Championship (1972)


  • Best Young Player at the 1974 World Cup


  1. ↑ Mission data only from the 1976/77 and 1978/79 seasons

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Commons : Władysław Żmuda  - collection of images, videos and audio files
predecessor Office successor
Teófilo Cubillas Best Young Player of the 1974 World Cup (subsequent internet vote)

Antonio Cabrini