Kacper Przybyłko

Kacper Przybyłko (born 25 March 1993) is a Polish footballer who plays as a striker for Philadelphia Union.[2]

Kacper Przybyłko
Przybyłko in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993
Place of birth Bielefeld, Germany[1]
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 23
Youth career
TuS Jöllenbeck
2003–2012 Arminia Bielefeld
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Arminia Bielefeld II 13 (15)
2011–2012 Arminia Bielefeld 2 (0)
2012–2014 1. FC Köln II 39 (21)
2012–2014 1. FC Köln 23 (2)
2014Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 14 (4)
2014–2015 Greuther Fürth 32 (5)
2015–2018 1. FC Kaiserslautern 45 (9)
2018 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 3 (0)
2018– Philadelphia Union 26 (15)
2019Bethlehem Steel (loan) 2 (3)
National team
2008 Poland U15 2 (2)
2008–2009 Poland U16 4 (0)
2009–2010 Poland U17 8 (3)
2010 Poland U18 1 (0)
2011 Poland U19 3 (1)
2012 Poland U20 5 (3)
2013 Poland U21 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 January 2014

Playing career

Club

FC Köln

On 31 January 2012, Przybyłko joined 1. FC Köln's reserve team from Arminia Bielefeld.[3]

Greuther Fürth

After the end of his loan to Bielefeld in summer 2014, he left 1. FC Köln to join Greuther Fürth on a three-year deal until 2017.[4] He was described as tough and good on the ball.[4]

FC Kaiserslautern

Przybyłko joined 1. FC Kaiserslautern in July 2015 and scored two goals in his debut for the club. In summer 2018 he was released by the club.[5]

In August 2018, he trialled with 1. FC Magdeburg of the 2. Bundesliga.[5]

Philadelphia Union

In September 2018, Przybylko signed with Philadelphia Union competing in Major League Soccer for the remainder of the 2018 season with an option for 2019.[6] Despite not making an appearance for the Union in 2018, his option was picked up ahead of the 2019 season.[7]

Loan to Bethlehem Steel FC

Prior to the start of the 2019 season, Przybylko was loaned to the Union's affiliate, Bethlehem Steel FC, who compete in the USL Championship.[8] Pryzbylko started in the opening match away against Birmingham Legion FC and scored the first goal of Steel FC's season.[9]

International career

Przybyłko played for the Poland national U21 team.[10]

Personal life

Born in Bielefeld, Kacper Przybyłko comes from a sporting family of Polish origin.[1] His twin brother, Jakub, is also a footballer who joined Greuther Fürth in 2014, and later played for the second team in fourth-tier Regionalliga Bayern. His older brother Mateusz Przybylko is a high jumper representing Germany in international competitions.[11]

References

  1. Burger, Markus (2 March 2012). "Ein Torjäger, der an Autos schraubt" [A striker who loves cars]. Kölner Stadt Anzeiger (in German). Archived from the original on 11 February 2013.
  2. "Kacper Przybylko | Philadelphia Union profile". philadephiaunion.com. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. "Köln verpflichtet Bielefelds Przybylko" [Koln acquires Bielefeld's Przybylko]. Sport-Informations-Dienst (in German). focus.de. 31 January 2012.
  4. "Greuther Fürth nimmt Polen Przybylko unter Vertrag" [Greuther Fürth signs Pole Przybylko]. Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 27 May 2014.
  5. "Magdeburg testet Przybylko". kicker Online (in German). 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  6. "Union Sign Forward Kacper Przybylko". philadephiaunion.com. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  7. Jonathan Tannenwald (17 December 2018). "Union re-sign Warren Creavalle, Fabinho, and Kacper Przybylko". philly.com. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  8. Matthew Ralph (2 March 2019). "Elliott gets a raise, Przybylko "on loan" and other observations from the Union roster". Brotherly Game. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  9. Matthew Ralph (11 March 2019). "Bethlehem Steel FC spoil Birmingham Legion's first game with 2-0 win". Brotherly Game. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  10. "eME U-19: Polska 1-3 Gruzja". 90minut.pl. 6 November 2011.
  11. "Fürth II holt Przybylko aus Köln" [Fürth II signs Przybylko from Cologne]. Bavarian Football Association (in German). 15 June 2014.


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