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Arkadiusz Milik is an effectively qualified footballer who has played for several major European clubs such as German giants, Bayern 04 Leverkusen and Dutch side AFC

Ajax

previously.

Milik is an impressive athlete who plays more typically as a striker in the Polish team. He represented Poland in their youth level before collaborating the national senior team in 2012, and he also played a crucial part in many historic wins for Poland like a historic win over Germany in Euro 2016 Qualifier.

Come along with us to read the comprehensive briefing of

Arkadiusz Milik biography

and his professional career, as well as his whole life story elaborated in this part.

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Everything you need to know about Arkadiusz Milik biography

Here is the full respect of Arkadiusz Milik biography. He is an international Poland team player that was born on 28 February 1994 in Tychy, Poland. Milik commonly has played in the different club and Poland national football team.

Arkadiusz Milik information

Arkadiusz Milik bio

  • Arkadiusz Milik fullname

    : Arkadiusz Milik

  • Arkadiusz Milik nickname

    : Milik

Arkadiusz Milik personal information

  • Arkadiusz Milik nationality

    : Polish

  • Arkadiusz Milik date of birth

    : February 28, 1994

  • Arkadiusz Milik religion

    : Roman Catholic

  • Age

    : 26 years, 11 months and 25 days

  • Birthplace

    : Tychy, Poland

  • Ethnicity

    : White

Arkadiusz Milik physical status

  • Height

    : 1.86m

  • Weight

    : 78 Kg

Arkadiusz Milik family information

  • Brother

    : Lukazs Milik

  • Marital status

    : Married

  • Exgirlfriend

    : Jessica Ziółek 

  • Networth

    : 6.5 million Dollar

Arkadiusz Milik football information

  • Profession

    : Footballer

  • Playing position

    : Striker

  • Jersey number

    : 19

  • Foot

    : Left

Current club

:

Marseille

 

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Arkadiusz Milik early life

Regarding

Arkadiusz Milik childhood

, it is indicated that he is the second of two children born of companionship between his little-known mother and father. Raising at Block "N" neighbourhood in Tychy, he was three years old as he began playing football with playmates and neighbours on a square around the corner of his home.

It suffices to say that life was ideally nice for him as he was benefited the blessing presence of his father until his 5th year birthday. Milik's father left the family not long after our football genius was aged 6, then he began to plunge into a wayward lifestyle. Being accompanied by the bad boys, he taught smoking and shoplifting and engaged in other trivial thieveries as he returned home very late at night.

Worried by the drastic change in the path of her son's moral compass, Milik's mother sought the help of her neighbour Slawek "Moki" Mogilan, who was a player of Rozwöj Katowice football club, so as to help bring Milik back to his senses.

Moki took Milik under his guidance and became a friend and even father to our young boy. It was Moki who also saw Milik's prospects in football and continued to facilitate the training and eventually his career built up in the youth systems of Rozwöj Katowice.

Hence in the blooming of

Arkadiusz Milik life story

, he managed to achieve such a great talent and skill in playing football that even caught the eyes of some English clubs like

Tottenham

and

Reading

but he preferred to play for Polish local clubs.

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Arkadiusz Milik profile

Milik joined Rozwój Katowice youth team where he played incredibly well and even scored a brace on his senior team debut. The youngster sensation was signed by a far outstanding local club,

Górnik Zabrze

.

Milik was undergoing a purple patch of form for Gornik that resulted in his national team selection. He made his debut for Poland in a friendly against South Africa in October 2012 as a stopgap. Played in the National Stadium in Warsaw, the Poles conquered over a tough fight as they win 1-0 with a late winner.

Playing style

Although powerful with his back to goal and good in the air — as befits his imposing significance — Milik is also an extensively qualified and versatile striker with quick feet in the penalty box.

He owns rapid pace and good movement off the ball, as well as a potent and precise shot, which make him an impressive finisher and goalscorer; he is also physically robust, nimble, and a good header of the ball, which lets him to excel in the air. His playing style has been compared to that of his countryman

Robert Lewandowski

in the Polish sports media.

Reception

Considered as a startling young striker in his youth, in 2012, Don Baló called him one of the 101 most promising young players in the world born after 1991.

Milik had an astonishing goal-scoring record for youth teams of Poland. He has been able to reproduce his brilliance in the senior team occasionally.

Usually deployed as an out-and-out striker, Milik is an adaptive and well-rounded left-footed forward who is also capable of playing off with another forward as a second striker or as a winger, due to his ability to both score and create goals.

Goal celebration

In

Arkadiusz Milik biography

as long as his goal celebration is considered one can point out his contribution with

Napoli

in the striker position, as he made a memorable celebration after netting a goal during the Italian Serie A football match SSC Napoli vs

Atalanta

BC. Napoli drew with Atalanta 2-2.

 

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Arkadiusz Milik outside football

In

Arkadiusz Milik biography

it is fascinating to suggest that aside from his football career, Milik also owns a restaurant called Food and Ball that is located at in the Libero shopping mall in Katowice, Poland. The top-rated restaurant does not only introduce customers to the world of Culinary passion but provides them with sporting emotions.

If we take his interests and hobbies into consideration, he loves travelling, driving speed boats, swimming, keeping up with basketball games and spending time with his friends and family.

He also mentioned

Cristiano Ronaldo

as his childhood inspiration and aspires to play for English Premier League team,

Machester United

sometime in his bright future.

 

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Arkadiusz Milik Personal life

About his personality characteristics, it is stipulated that Milik is emotionally in tune, inspired, flexible, charming and has no problems with revealing details about his personal life; and apparently privacy is not the matter of off-limit for him.

Family and relationship

Milik started dating with model Jessica Ziolek since 2013. They still have not outed their marriage date. She is a professional model and was seen in FIFA 16 cover version of Poland along with Argentinean midfielder,

Lionel Messi

.

The couple have been together for nearly 10 years, engaged since 2019, but just something has started to go wrong. Arek and Jessica stopped uploading photos together, they spent New Year's Eve on their own. Recently, Ziołek changed her Facebook status to "free", which confirmed earlier assumptions about her separation. 

Philanthropy 

It is notable to suggest in Arkadiusz Milik biography that he uses his restaurant in Polish city Katowice to send food to hospitals in his hometown in order to be a helping hand for those who are fighting coronavirus.

During the coronavirus pandemic, he has made his restaurant available to cook, pack and send food to hospitals across the Polish city.

In spite of being unable to come back to the city he grew up in, Milik has reached out to his restaurant Food and Ball to support those on the frontiers, helping to fight COVID-19 by cooking and sending food to healthcare facilities.

Legal issues

The relationship between Arkadiusz Milik and Napoli seemed to be ended in court when the centre-forward reportedly had not been paid in full. The relationship was tense between Milik and patron Aurelio De Laurentiis, and Il Corriere dello Sport underscores the violation of image rights with Milik’s restaurant as the main issues.

Napoli was suing the Poland international, but Milik responded by accusing the club of a missing salary.

The newspaper asserted that Milik was the only player who has not yet received his full salary and he was considering taking legal action against the Azzurri.

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Arkadiusz Milik career statistics 

Arkadiusz Milik has undergone some injuries throughout his professional career, and since injuries would bring up inevitable challenges for a player, Milik has tried his utmost to emerge even stronger after the injury and do not fail to recreate his previous form. Come along with us to read his professional career in more detail.

Club

In his professional career, Arkadiusz Milik has joined many clubs and achieved fairly decent honours, although everything was not always so pleasant for him in as much as injuries were some sort of obstruction at the times. Let's take a closer look into his clubs' journey.

Katowice

Arkadiusz Milik started his career with Rozwój Katowice, he joined the reserve team during the 2009-2010 season. On October 23, 2010, when he was sixteen-year-old, he made his debut in the III liga, Poland's fourth division, and netted two goals in the four-to-zero victory over KS Krasiejów.

In November, he was put on trial by Górnik Zabrze, where he netted one goal in two friendly appearances. Besides he tested in the following clubs: Reading, Tottenham and

Legia Warsaw

. Back in Katowice, he finished the season with four goals in ten appearances.

Górnik Zabrze (2011-2012)

Persuaded by the test passed during the previous season, Górnik Zabrze obtained the signing of the young player, the 1 st July 2011. During the transfer, Milik was attended with his teammate Wojciech Król, they signed a one-year contract and the transaction was valued at 500,000 złotys or approximately 120,000 euros.

Milik made his Ekstraklasa debut on July 31 in the 1-1 draw against

Śląsk Wrocław

. He was having a reasonably good season for his first professional level and scored four goals in twenty-five appearances for the Polish club. In his second season, he put on a series of satisfactory performances, when he scored eight goals in fifteen appearances in less than six months.

His performances opened the doors to the Polish selection and caught the eyes of many mainly German clubs like the Olympique Lyonnais,

Aston Villa

and Inter Milan, who are moving to oversee the Polish hope.

Bayer Leverkusen (2012-2013)

On December 17, 2012, Arkadiusz Milik signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with

Bayer Leverkuse

, then ranked second in the German championship with the presence of the club's sporting director Rudi Völler, world champion in 1990, who said he had brought in “the greatest talent in Poland ” of that time.

The transfer fee was valued three and a half million euros. In his first months with the club, he just played six times with the first team, for only 61 minutes of play. He was aligned most often with the reserve team playing in Regionalliga West.

FC Augsburg (2013-2014)

He was loaned to

Augsburg

for the 2013-2014 season, where he had a nice season with 18 appearances but only 5 starts and 2 goals netted.

Ajax Amsterdam (2014-2016)

Upon his return, he was again loaned, this time to the champion of the Eredivisie, the Ajax Amsterdam. In the Netherlands, he was considered as one of the league's top scorers and was then transferred permanently in the summer of 2015 after a deal with Bayer Leverkusen announced on March 31.

SSC Naples (2016-2021)

During the summer of 2016, he was transferred to Serie A in Napoli for a total of 32 million euros. Author of a thunderous start to the season, with 7 goals netted in 9 matches in all competitions, he seriously injured in the cruciate ligaments of the knee with his selection of Poland on October 8, 2016 against Denmark and was absent from the field for several months.

He came back to competition on February 15, 2017 in the Champions League, and played seven minutes of the game against Real de Madrid. He underwent another serious injury September 23, 2017 during a trip to the SPAL ( 6 th day victory 2-3).

Hit in the knee, he came back to competition until March 3 to receive AS Roma ( 27 th day defeat 2-4). For his second season in Naples, he participated in 15 league games, for 3 starts and 5 goals scored.

He made his first full season with Napoli during the 2018-2019 financial year, participating in 35 Serie A matches, including 27 starts, for 17 goals netted.

His start to the 2019-2020 season was interrupted by an injury undergone during a preseason tournament in the United States. He played his first game of the season September 22, 2019 to face Lecce ( 4 th day victory 1-4). In the final of the Italian Cup 2019-2020, on June 17, he netted the winning shot against

Juventus

for a success 4 shots on goal to 2.

During the 2020-2021 season, failing to come to a deal with an extension and not following up on transfer proposals, he was withdrawn from the professional group.

Olympique de Marseille (since 2021)

On January 21, 2021, Milik is loaned eighteen months to the Olympique de Marseille with an option to buy from the Neapolitan club. Pablo Longoria, sports director of the Olympian club, affirms that the Pole is one "of the best players in his post in Europe".

On 23 January 2021, Milik starts on the bench and substitute Darío Benedetto face the AS Monaco at the 21 th day of Ligue 1. His first steps are considered shy while he joined the 59 th minute, touching only twelve balloons without firing.

International

After represented Poland in the U-17, U-19 and U-21 teams, he made his debut against South Africa on 12 October 2012 and netted his first international goal against Macedonia in a friendly match on December 14, 2012.

He was one of the main players of the Poland side managed by Adam Nawalka in Euro 2016 that enabled the team to reach quarterfinals of the tournament.

He netted a goal against Northern Ireland in Poland’s opening match. Milik was called up to play FIFA World Cup 2018 in 23-man squad in Russia.

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Arkadiusz Milik honours

In the last part of Arkadiusz Milik biography, an overview of his honours and achievements is represented. On October 12, 2012, Arkadiusz Milik honoured his first selection with the Polish national team during a match against South Africa.

He participated in play in this match won by his team. On 11 October 2014, he netted the first goal in a 2-0 triumph over world champions Germany in a qualifying match for UEFA Euro 2016. It was Poland's first victory over Germany, which had not lost in 19 competitive matches and 33 previous qualifying matches.

Milik formed a flourishing attacking partnership with Robert Lewandowski in the Euro 2016 qualifying matches, with additional goals coming in a 2-2 draw with Scotland, a 4-0 victory when he was 16.

In UEFA Euro 2016, Milik scored for Poland in their opener, winning against Northern Ireland 1–0. He also demonstrated his attempt in his country's elimination on penalties against the future Portuguese European champions in the quarter-finals.

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source: SportMob