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.
|Date of birth||19 August 1997|
|Place of birth||Białystok, Poland|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2010–2012||MOSP Jagiellonia Białystok|
|2019||→ Empoli (loan)||14||(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
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. 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. 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.
On 4 July 2016, he signed a five-year contract with Serie A side Fiorentina. 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.
Loan to Empoli
On 22 January 2019, Dragowski joined to Empoli on loan until 30 June 2019. 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.
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.
|Empoli (loan)||2018–19||Serie A||14||0||0||0||–||–||14||0|
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- Kmita, Maciej (29 July 2017). "Bartłomiej Drągowski przed wielką szansą". Sportowe Fakty (in Polish). Retrieved 2 August 2017.
- "UFFICIALE: Fiorentina, ecco Terracciano. All'Empoli va Dragowski" (in Italian). Retrieved 22 January 2019.
- "Atalanta fail to score with 47 shots in 0-0 draw with Empoli". BBC Sport. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
- 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.
- "Powołania do reprezentacji Polski na UEFA EURO U21". Laczy Nas Pilka (in Polish). 2 June 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
- "Poland v Finland game report". ESPN. 7 October 2020.
- Bartłomiej Drągowski at 90minut.pl (in Polish)
- Bartłomiej Drągowski at Soccerway