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Which of the best Polish soccer players of all time would you pick for your fantasy Poland national team draft? You would have to include legends such as Robert Lewandowski and Zbigniew Boniek, right? They played in different eras but remain highly regarded as being among the best footballers from Poland of all time. And while the Polish national team has yet to win a UEFA European Championship, they did get the gold in the 1972 Olympic Games. So who is the best Polish Soccer player? See what fans think in this ranking of the top footballers from Poland.

To qualify for this list, the player must be born in Poland or have played on the Poland national team. To help you put faces to the names, photos have been included when available. You can also click on players’ names to get additional details such as positions played and a short biography. If you’re looking for your favorite Polish soccer player to see where they rank according to fans, use the search function at the top of the list.

Some of these players aren’t just the best from Poland, but also rank among the best soccer players ever, so you’ll see both retired players and new players on this list. One new player to watch out for in the coming years is Kacper Łazaj, who made his debut at the age of 17. So while he isn’t a veteran like Sebastian Małkowski, he has tons of potential.

So if you’ve ever wondered who are the best Polish footballers currently playing or who is the greatest Polish soccer player of all time, this list has you covered. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Polish soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Robert Lewandowski Forward Robert Lewandowski is a Polish footballer who plays as striker for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and captains the Polish national team. After being the top scorer in the third and second tiers ...more

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Zbigniew Boniek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Zbigniew Boniek Forward, Midfielder Zbigniew "Zibì" Kazimierz Boniek is a former Polish footballer and manager and the current head of the Polish FA. He is considered one of the greatest Polish players of all ...more

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Kazimierz Deyna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Kazimierz Deyna Forward, Midfielder Kazimierz Deyna was a Polish footballer, who played as an offensive midfielder in the playmaker role and was one of the most highly regarded players of his generation. Deyna was born in ...more

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Jakub Błaszczykowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Jakub Błaszczykowski Midfielder Jakub "Kuba" Błaszczykowski is a Polish footballer who plays as a winger for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. He was the captain of the Poland national football team when ...more

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Grzegorz Lato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Grzegorz Lato Forward Grzegorz Bolesław Lato is a former Polish football winger, and coach. He was the leading scorer at the 1974 World Cup. Lato's playing career coincided with the golden era of Polish football, ...more

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Łukasz Piszczek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Łukasz Piszczek Defender, Forward, Midfielder Łukasz Piszczek is a Polish footballer who plays for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund as a right back, having previously played for Hertha BSC and Zagłębie Lubin. He has been capped ...more

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Włodzimierz Lubański is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Włodzimierz Lubański Forward Włodzimierz 'Włodek' Leonard Lubański is a former Polish football striker, the all-time highest goal scorer for the Polish national team. For his national team, Lubański amassed 75 caps between ...more

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Jerzy Dudek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Jerzy Dudek Goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek is a Polish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. After beginning his career in his home country, he went on to have successful spells in the Netherlands and England, winning ...more

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Kamil Glik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Kamil Glik Defender Kamil Jacek Glik is a Polish professional footballer who plays for and serves as the captain of Italian club Torino. Internationally, he represents the Polish national team. A physically strong ...more

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Włodzimierz Smolarek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Włodzimierz Smolarek Forward Włodzimierz Smolarek was a Polish footballer who played as a striker. He played most of his 20-year professional career with Widzew Łódź and Utrecht, appearing in more than 200 official ...more

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Jan Tomaszewski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Jan Tomaszewski Goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski is a Polish politician, football commentator, and former international footballer that played as a goalkeeper. As a footballer, he was nicknamed "Tomek" and "The ...more

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Łukasz Fabiański is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Łukasz Fabiański Goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański is a Polish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League side Swansea City. Having begun his career at Legia Warsaw, Fabiański joined Arsenal for £2.1 million ...more

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Grzegorz Krychowiak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Grzegorz Krychowiak Midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak is a Polish footballer who plays for Spanish club Sevilla FC as a defensive midfielder. He has earned over 20 caps for the Poland national football team since his ...more

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Wojciech Szczęsny is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
JacanoPalin added Wojciech Szczęsny Goalkeeper Wojciech Tomasz Szczęsny is a Polish footballer who plays for Arsenal and the Poland national team as a goalkeeper. His composure, agility and command of his area led to his establishment as ...more

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Ernst Wilimowski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Ernst Wilimowski Forward Ernst Willimowski was a football player who played for both the Polish and German national teams. Born in Kattowitz, Prussian Silesia, German Empire, he was raised in a Silesian family, typical ...more

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Andrzej Szarmach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
JacanoPalin added Andrzej Szarmach Forward Andrzej Szarmach is a former Polish football player. He played in the Polish national team during its "golden age" in the 1970s. With Grzegorz Lato at his right, Robert Gadocha at his ...more

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Gerard Cieślik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Gerard Cieślik Gerard Cieślik, also known as Gienek, was a football player of Ruch Wielkie Hajduki. Playing for the Polish national football team, he is most noted for having scored two goals against the ...more

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Arkadiusz Milik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
mikejjakubowski added Arkadiusz Milik Forward Arkadiusz "Arek" Milik is a Polish footballer who plays as a striker for Ajax.

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Artur Boruc is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Artur Boruc Goalkeeper Artur Boruc is a Polish footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Championship side Bournemouth on loan from Premier League club Southampton. He has previously played in Poland for ...more

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Krzysztof Warzycha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Krzysztof Warzycha Forward Krzysztof "Kristof" Warzycha is a former Polish professional footballer. For the majority of his career he played for Greek club Panathinaikos FC.

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Ernest Pohl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Ernest Pohl Ernest Pohl, aka Ernst Pol, was a Polish football player. He was born in Ruda, Poland and died in Hausach, Germany. Pohl scored 39 goals in 46 international matches for Poland national football ...more

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Jerzy Gorgoń is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Jerzy Gorgoń Defender Jerzy Paweł Gorgoń was a Polish football player who is remembered for his participation in the 1972 Summer Olympics. He was a 6'4" tall defender who became well known in 1967 while playing ...more

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Lukas Podolski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Lukas Podolski Forward, Midfielder Lukas Josef Podolski is a German footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Inter Milan, on loan from English club Arsenal, and for the Germany national team. He is a left-footed ...more

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Kamil Grosicki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Kamil Grosicki Forward, Midfielder Kamil Grosicki is a Polish footballer who plays as a winger for Stade Rennais in the French Ligue 1. A full international for Poland with over 25 caps since 2008, he represented the country at ...more

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Henryk Kasperczak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Henryk Kasperczak Midfielder Henryk Wojciech Kasperczak is a Polish football manager and a football player. As a player, Kasperczak took part in two FIFA World Cups with Poland, achieving third place in 1974, as well as a ...more

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Władysław Żmuda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
pg2008 added Władysław Żmuda Defender Władysław Antoni Żmuda is a former Polish footballer, who played as a defender for Śląsk Wrocław, Widzew Łódź, Hellas Verona, New York Cosmos and US Cremonese. He earned 91 caps for the ...more

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Robert Gadocha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Robert Gadocha Forward, Midfielder Robert Gadocha is a retired Polish soccer player, most notable for playing for Legia Warsaw. Gadocha, who started his career in Garbarnia Krakow. later also played for FC Nantes, and briefly in ...more

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Euzebiusz Smolarek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Euzebiusz Smolarek Forward, Midfielder Euzebiusz "Ebi" Smolarek is a former Polish footballer who is currently a Feyenoord Youth manager. He has played 47 times for the Polish national football team. Smolarek plays ...more

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Maciej Żurawski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Maciej Żurawski Forward Maciej Żurawski is a retired Polish footballer who played as a striker. Żurawski appeared 72 times and scored 17 goals for Poland, representing them at two World Cups and Euro 2008. He also ...more

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Kazimierz Górski is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Kazimierz Górski Kazimierz Klaudiusz Górski was a coach of Poland national football team and honorary president of Polish Football Union. He was also a football player, capped once for Poland.

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Jacek Krzynówek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Jacek Krzynówek Midfielder Jacek Krzynówek, born 15 May 1976, is a former Polish footballer. One of the most glorious moments of his career was scoring a rocket shot against Real Madrid in the 2004–05 UEFA

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Marek Citko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Marek Citko Midfielder Marek Citko is a retired Polish football player, who most frequently performed as an offensive midfielder. His first club was Włókniarz Białystok and hist last - Polonia Warsaw. During ...more

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Tomasz Frankowski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Tomasz Frankowski Forward Tomasz Frankowski is a retired Polish footballer. He scored 168 goals in 302 matches in Polish Ekstraklasa and has been the top league goalscorer four times. Frankowski achieved his greatest ...more

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Emmanuel Olisadebe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Emmanuel Olisadebe Forward Emmanuel Olisadebe is a retired Nigerian-born Polish football striker. After moving to Poland and having a successful career with Polonia Warszawa where he won the championship title as well as ...more

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Ludovic Obraniak is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Ludovic Obraniak Midfielder Ludovic Joseph Obraniak is a French-born Polish footballer who plays for Turkish Süper Lig club Çaykur Rizespor on loan from Bundesliga club Werder Bremen and the Poland national ...more

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Józef Młynarczyk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
pg2008 added Józef Młynarczyk Goalkeeper Józef Młynarczyk 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 ...more

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Sebastian Mila is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Sebastian Mila Midfielder Sebastian Mila is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a attacking midfielder for Lechia Gdańsk in the Polish Ekstraklasa. He has earned over 30 caps for the Poland national football ...more

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Jacek Bąk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Jacek Bąk Defender Jacek Bąk is a retired Polish footballer who played as a defender. He made 96 appearances for the Poland national football team.

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Roman Kosecki is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Roman Kosecki Forward Roman Kosecki is a former Polish soccer striker.

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Andrzej Buncol is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
pg2008 added Andrzej Buncol Andrzej Bernard Buncol is a retired Polish football player. He played for clubs such as Ruch Chorzów, Legia Warszawa, FC Homburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Fortuna Düsseldorf. He played ...more

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Maciej Rybus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Maciej Rybus Midfielder Maciej Rybus is a Polish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Terek Grozny, typically on the left wing.

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Przemysław Tytoń is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Przemysław Tytoń Goalkeeper Przemysław Tytoń is a Polish goalkeeper who plays for Elche in the Spanish La Liga, on loan from Dutch Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven.

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Andrzej Juskowiak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
pg2008 added Andrzej Juskowiak Forward Andrzej Mieczysław Juskowiak is a former Polish football striker who played for Polish national team.

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Kamil Kosowski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Kamil Kosowski Midfielder Kamil Kosowski is a Polish footballer who plays as a midfielder.

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Lucjan Brychczy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
pg2008 added Lucjan Brychczy Forward Lucjan Antoni Brychczy is a former Polish football player who is most notable for winning four top-tier titles with Legia Warsaw, but was also a keen archer. In football, he represented ŁTS ...more

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Tomasz Wałdoch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Tomasz Wałdoch Defender Tomasz Wałdoch is a retired Polish footballer. He holds German citizenship. He had a 10 year international career, where he often captained the side, including at the 2002 World Cup. His club ...more

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Ireneusz Jeleń is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Ireneusz Jeleń Forward, Midfielder Ireneusz Jeleń is a retired Polish footballer who played as a right-winger or striker for the Polish national football team.

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Tomasz Iwan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Tomasz Iwan Midfielder Tomasz 'Tomek' Iwan is a retired Polish footballer who played for a number of clubs throughout Europe, such as Olimpia Poznań, ŁKS Łódź, Warta Poznań and Lech Poznań in Poland, Roda JC, ...more

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Paweł Brożek is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Paweł Brożek Forward Paweł Łukasz Brożek is a Polish footballer who plays for Wisła Kraków and the Poland national football team as a striker.

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Zygmunt Anczok is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked
Zygmunt Anczok Zygmunt Józef Anczok is a former Polish footballer who played as a left-sided defender, who was an Olympic champion for Poland in the 1972 Summer Olympics. His biggest success came in ...more