Józef Młynarczyk

Józef Młynarczyk
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-09-20) 20 September 1953
Place of birth Nowa Sól, Poland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Astra Nowa Sól
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1974 Dozamet Nowa Sól
1974–1977 BKS Stal
1977–1980 Odra Opole
1980–1984 Widzew Łódź 79 (0)
1984–1985 Bastia 56 (0)
1986–1989 Porto 67 (0)
National team
1979–1986 Poland 42 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Józef Młynarczyk (born 20 September 1953) is a Polish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

After representing three clubs in his homeland he played out the remainder of his career in France and Portugal, winning seven major titles with Porto during his one 1/2-season spell.

Młynarczyk played more 40 times with Poland, appearing in two World Cups with the country.

Club career

Born in Nowa Sól, Młynarczyk arrived at Widzew Łódź in 1980 aged 27, after playing for three modest clubs. During his four-year spell, in which he was equally first and second-choice, the team won two Ekstraklasa titles, finishing second in the other two. In the 1982–83 European Cup, he helped Widzew to the semifinals after edging Liverpool in the last-eight (4–3 on aggregate).

In 1984, aged 31, Młynarczyk signed with SC Bastia in France. In January 1986 he switched countries again, joining FC Porto from Portugal, where he won the European Cup, the Intercontinental Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. After an interesting battle for first-choice status with Zé Beto, he eventually became the starter – he was on goal for all of these finals – but lost his importance after the emergence of 18-year-old Vítor Baía, choosing to retire from football in June 1989.[1]

Młynarczyk started immediately working with Porto's goalkeepers after his retirement, a position he would also hold at former side Widzew Łódź. On 21 April 2008, he resigned after the latter side hired Janusz Wójcik as manager.

International career

Młynarczyk gained 42 caps for Poland during seven years, the first arriving in 1979 whilst in the ranks of lowly Odra Opole. He participated – always as starter – with the national team in two FIFA World Cups, 1982 and 1986, finishing in third place in the former edition and being ousted by Brazil in the round-of-16 in the latter.

Młynarczyk would also work as goalkeeping coach for the national team, before being replaced by Jacek Kazimierski.



Widzew Łódź



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