Kazimierz Deyna

Kazimierz Deyna (Polish pronunciation: [kaˈʑimjɛʐ ˈdɛjna] (listen);[lower-alpha 1] 23 October 1947 – 1 September 1989)[1] 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, due to his excellent vision.[2]

Kazimierz Deyna
Deyna in 1970
Personal information
Full name Kazimierz Deyna
Date of birth (1947-10-23)23 October 1947
Place of birth Starogard Gdański, Poland
Date of death 1 September 1989(1989-09-01) (aged 41)
Place of death San Diego, California, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1958–1966 Włókniarz Starogard Gdański
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966 ŁKS Łódź 1 (0)
1966–1978 Legia Warsaw 304 (93)
1978–1981 Manchester City 38 (12)
1981–1984 San Diego Sockers 90 (44)
1981–1987 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 169 (118)
Total 602 (267)
National team
1968–1978 Poland 97 (41)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only