Krzysztof Warzycha

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Panathinaikos' all time leading scorer.
Krzysztof Warzycha (left) Dimitris Saravakos (right) playing for Panathinaikos

Krzysztof Warzycha (in Greek: Κριστόφ Βαζέχα) - born November 17, 1964 - was an outstanding performer for Panathinaikos FC since joining from Polish side KS Ruch Chorzów in 1989. He is the club's all-time leading goalscorer and the 2nd highest in the history of Greek football's Alpha Ethniki.

At the end of the 2000/01 season, Warzycha had scored an incredible 235 goals in 352 matches and had been the Hellenic National League's top scorer in three different years in the 90s (1994, 1995 and 1998 seasons). His appearances in the UEFA Champions League have been no less impressive - he scored six goals in Panathanaikos' nine games on the way to the semi-finals of the 1995/96 competition.

No. 9 for PAO

On the 29th of April, 2001, during the match against Ionikos, Krzysztof Warzycha scored the 233rd goal of his career in Greece and reached Mimis Papaioannou at second place of the Alpha Ethniki all-time scorers list. After two football periods Krzysztof scored the 234rd goal and remained alone at second place.

Such have been Warzycha's achievements on the pitch and services to Greek football that he was granted Greek citizenship in 1998.

During his playing career, Warzycha was capped 50 times by Poland. He scored nine goals.

After his playing days were over, he coached a number of Greek clubs:


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