Bartłomiej Drągowski


Bartłomiej Drągowski (Polish pronunciation: [barˈtwɔ.mʲɛj drɔŋ'ɡɔfski]; born 19 August 1997) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Fiorentina and the Poland national team. He began his career with Polish side Jagiellonia Białystok where he made over 50 appearances before joining Fiorentina in 2016.

Bartłomiej Drągowski
Personal information
Date of birth (1997-08-19) 19 August 1997 (age 23)
Place of birth Białystok, Poland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina
Number 69
Youth career
2010–2012 MOSP Jagiellonia Białystok
2012–2014 Jagiellonia Białystok
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Jagiellonia Białystok 64 (0)
2016– Fiorentina 74 (0)
2019Empoli (loan) 14 (0)
National team
2013–2014 Poland U17 6 (0)
2014–2016 Poland U19 10 (0)
2015–2017 Poland U20 5 (0)
2015–2019 Poland U21 6 (0)
2020– Poland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:54, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2020

Personal life


Born in Bialystok, Poland, Drągowski is the son of former footballer Dariusz Drągowski, who played for Jagiellonia Białystok and Siarka Tarnobrzeg during his career.

Club career


Jagiellonia Białystok

An academy graduate of the former club himself, Dragowski made his Ekstraklasa debut at the age of 16 in a 4–4 draw with Korona Kielce on 27 May 2014.[1] In August, he was given the opportunity to stand in goal for Jagiellonia as a substitute following the dismissal of Jakub Słowik in a match against Śląsk Wrocław. Following his performance during the match, Dragowski retained the number one jersey and at the season, his first full campaign in professional football, he was named the division's Best Goalkeeper, Discovery of the Season and voted third-best player overall.[1] He ultimately made 69 appearances for the club across all competitions, including in which were appearances in the league, Polish Cup and UEFA Europa League.[2]

Fiorentina

On 4 July 2016, he signed a five-year contract with Serie A side Fiorentina.[3] He endured a difficult first season at the club, finding himself as third-choice goalkeeper behind Ciprian Tătărușanu and Luca Lezzerini, and later Marco Sportiello, before picking up a knee injury which ruled him out for several months. His debut, and only league appearance for the season, came on the final day of the campaign when he started in a 2–2 draw with Pescara.[4][5]

Loan to Empoli

On 22 January 2019, Dragowski joined to Empoli on loan until 30 June 2019.[6] He made the headlines after keeping a clean sheet and having made 17 saves in the Serie A match against Atalanta on 15 April, a new league record. In total, he faced 47 shots, of which 18 were on target.[7][8]

International career


Youth teams

Dragowski has represented Poland at various youth levels since his debut for the U17 side in 2014. In June 2017, he was one of 23 players named in the U21 squad by Marcin Dorna for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, for which Poland were the hosts.[9]

Senior team

In October 2020 he had called up to the national team for 2020–21 UEFA Nations League and friendly matches against Finland, Netherlands and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He made his national team debut on 7 October 2020 in a friendly against Finland.[10]

Career statistics


Club

As of match played 22 May 2021[11][12]
Club Season League League Cup1 Continental2 Other Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Jagiellonia Białystok 2013–14 Ekstraklasa 1010
2014–15 29010300
2015–16 3400040380
Total6401040690
Fiorentina 2016–17 Serie A 10000010
2017–18 302050
2018–19 300030
2019–20 31010320
2020–21 36000360
Total 7403000770
Empoli (loan) 2018–19 Serie A 14000140
Career total 152040401600

1 Includes Polish Cup and Coppa Italia matches.
2 Includes UEFA Europa League matches.

Honours


Individual

References


  1. Koźmiński, Piotr (24 October 2015). "UEFA.com's weekly wonderkid: Bartłomiej Drągowski". UEFA. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. "Official: Fiorentina sign Dragowski". Football Italia. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. "Dragowski e' un Calciatore della Fiorentina" (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  4. "Which Viola youngsters should go out on loan?". Viola Nation. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. Kmita, Maciej (29 July 2017). "Bartłomiej Drągowski przed wielką szansą". Sportowe Fakty (in Polish). Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  6. "UFFICIALE: Fiorentina, ecco Terracciano. All'Empoli va Dragowski" (in Italian). Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  7. "Atalanta fail to score with 47 shots in 0-0 draw with Empoli". BBC Sport. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  8. Smith, Jamie (15 April 2019). "Empoli's Dragowski sets Serie A record with clean sheet despite facing 47 Atalanta shots". Goal. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  9. "Powołania do reprezentacji Polski na UEFA EURO U21". Laczy Nas Pilka (in Polish). 2 June 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  10. "Poland v Finland game report". ESPN. 7 October 2020.
  11. Bartłomiej Drągowski at 90minut.pl (in Polish)
  12. Bartłomiej Drągowski at Soccerway