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Top facts about Krzysztof Piatek, Poland's heir to Lewandowski

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Krzysztof Piatek is a Polish professional football player who currently features for

Serie A

club Fiorentina, on loan from Bundesliga club Hertha BSC and the Poland national team in the position of forward.

Back to his early career, he started his professional football with Ekstraklasa club Zagłębie Lubin. In the span of four seasons with them, he netted 15 goals in 72 caps for the team, until he joined Cracovia in 2016, where he put away 32 goals during two seasons.

It was at his stint with them that he raised to prominence especially when he proved to be Polish first division's leading goalscorer in only his second season with the club.

Afterwards in 2018, he got contracted with Genoa in Italy's Serie A, going on to score 19 goals in 21 competitive games in his first half-season, before he moved to AC Milan in January 2019.

Following that he stayed there for around a year, he went to Berlin, playing there for Hertha BSC and as of 2022, he has come back to Italy, joining Serie A club Fiorentina on loan.

On the international stage, he represented Poland in the U20 and U21 levels, while he currently features for the senior squad, being the heir to


, since as a striker he is an absolute beast in the box.

Among top facts about Krzysztof Piatek, it is amazing to suggest that he has earned the nickname of The Gunslinger, in the light of his gun-firing goal celebration.

Top facts about Krzysztof Piatek, Poland's heir to Lewandowski

Come along with us to dig deep into the top facts about Krzysztof Piatek, Poland's heir to Lewandowski.

Krzysztof Piatek quick facts


  • Full name

    : Krzysztof Piątek

  • Nickname

    : The Gunslinger

General information

  • Date of birth

    : 1 July 1995

  • Age

    : 26 years old

  • Place of birth

    : Dzierżoniów, Poland

  • Birth Sign

    : Cancer

  • Ethnicity

    : White

  • Religion

    : Christian

  • Nationality

    : Polish

Physical status

  • Height

    : 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

  • Weight

    : 77 kg

  • Eye Colour

    : Blue

  • Hair Colour

    : Dark Brown

Football information

  • Profession

    : Footballer

  • Position

    (s): Forward

  • Current team

    : Fiorentina (on loan from Hertha BSC)

  • Jersey Number

    : 19

Personal information

  • Sexual orientation

    : Straight

  • Marital status

    : Married

  • Wife

    : Paulina Piatek

  • Father

    : Władysław Piatek

  • Net Worth

    : 5.5 Million Euro (4.8 Million Pound)

Krzysztof Piatek childhood

Krzysztof Piatek who is recognized with the nickname “The Gunslinger”, was born on the 1st day of July 1995 in the city of Dzierzoniow in Poland to his almost unknown mother and his father called Wtadystaw Piatek.

Krzysztof Piatek childhood

was spent at Nicemza, which is a village in Dzierzoniow that only have two football fields owing to the fact that football is not the dominant sport of the area and instead the most popular sports that used to be practised there were swimming and bocce.

Be that as it may, it did not prevent Krzysztof Piatek’s family to be passionate about football and as a result, their son Piatek was raised up loving football ardently to the point that just at the age of two, he started playing the sport.

As one of the

top facts about Krzysztof Piatek

, it is fascinating to suggest that since his childhood, he has been a die-hard fan of


FC who admired Arsene Wenger’s style of play and could not get enough of legendary performances of Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry.

Piatek started his career buildup at Niemczanki Niemcza, being trained with the club’s children group for a while until his movement to local club Dziewigtka Dzierzoniow in 2006.

It was at Dziewigtka Dzierzonidw, that Piatek savoured the true joy of training soccer to such an extent that he spent a long span of his youth career (2006-2011) with the club until he joined major local club Lechia Dzierzoniow when he was 15 years old.

During his stint with the club, he put on show good scoring form, convincing his youth managers to ponder about his inclusion to the club’s senior side.

Yet, when the teenage sensation became 17 years old, he was provided with the opportunity to make his debut senior performance with the club in the 2012-2013 season.

Krzysztof Piatek professional career

As it was mentioned in the previous section of our top facts about Krzysztof Piatek, after he started his professional football career with local side Niemczanka Niemcza and Dziewiątka Dzierżoniów (2006–2011), he joined Lechia Dzierżoniów of III Liga in 2011.

Afterwards, in 2013 he moved to Zagłębie Lubin and after initially playing in their junior and reserve teams, he was promoted to the first team on 14 May 2014 as soon as their new coach Piotr Stokowiec arrived.

While he debuted for them on 18 May 2014 in a match against Cracovia, in his next season with them, he became a regular starter and featured in I Liga, which is the second tier of Polish football.

He managed to score his first senior career goal on 12 September 2014 in a 1–0 triumph over Chrobry Głogów and amazingly the occurrence of his first brace was on 31 October 2014 at Widzew Łódź.

After that they earned promotion, Piątek netted his first league goal on 14 August 2015 in a 2–1 triumph over Lech Poznań and led his side to finish third in the 2015–16 Ekstraklasa season, as they grabbed a medal and were qualified for European competitions for the first time in club's history since the championship-winning team of 2006–07.

While he starred in a total of 85 matches for Zagłębie, he netted 18 goals, appearing in both the Polish Cup and UEFA Europa League qualifying stages.

Then in 2016, he moved to fellow Polish side Cracovia and stayed there the next two seasons, netting 32 league goals in his 65 caps for the club.

Among these tally of goals, just 21 of them were scored during his second season at the club, leading him to finish the 2017–18 Ekstraklasa campaign as the third top goalscorer in Poland. On 8 June 2018, he made a four-year contract with the Italian club Genoa for a fee reported to be €4 million.

As part of the

top facts about Krzysztof Piatek

it is amazing to suggest that on his debut in a 4–0 Coppa Italia triumph over Lecce, he put away four goals, including a hat-trick in the opening 19 minutes.

Then his Serie A debut occurred on 26 August, when he scored in the opening six minutes of the match in a 2–1 triumph over Empoli.

Just in the next week, he scored his first brace of the season in a 5–3 defeat to Sassuolo, and after that, he scored another goal in a 4–1 defeat to Lazio, so as to become the first player since

Andriy Shevchenko

in 1999 who has scored five goals in his first four Serie A appearances.

In his following match, which was a 2–0 triumph over Chievo, he put away his 10th goal across all competitions in order to become the first player across Europe's major leagues that has reached the milestone for the season.

Then with his scoring a brace just inside three minutes in a 2–1 victory over Frosinone on 30 September, and racking up 8 goals in six matches, he went down as the best starter to a season by a debutant since Karl Aage Hansen in the 1949–50 campaign.

In his following match, when he scored in a 3–1 loss against Parma, he incredibly became the first player since

Gabriel Batistuta

in the 1994–95 season, who has scored in each of his first seven Serie A appearances.

After making such great feats, it was no wonder to see him on 23 January 2019, got contracted with

AC Milan

on an agreement lasting until 30 June 2023, for a fee reported to be €35 million.

He joined them in the replacement of Gonzalo Higuaín, who had moved to Chelsea, while he also received the number 19 shirt, that had previously worn by Leonardo Bonucci.

His debut appearance for Milan occurred on 26 January, in a goalless home draw with Napoli, where he appeared as a 71st-minute substitute for Patrick Cutrone.

Not to mention that just three days after that, against the same rivals at San Siro, when he put away both goals of their 2–0 triumph in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, he was given a standing ovation when he made way for Cutrone.

Likewise, on 3 February, he netted his first league goal in their 1–1away draw against Roma. He also went on to score three goals in the next two successive matches which one of them was against Cagliari Calcio and two were against Atalanta, so as to receive the honour to become the first Milan player who has scored in his first three starts in the league since

Mario Balotelli

in 2013.

While ahead of the 2019–20 Serie A season, he changed his shirt number to the number 9, he netted four league goals in the first half of the season until he left the club.

In January 2020, he made a deal with Hertha BSC so as to stay there for a long run for a fee reported to be €27 million as he assigned to the number 7 jersey.

While on 8 January 2022, he came back to Italy and moved to Fiorentina on loan, he scored three goals for the new club, most notably two goals in the match against Atalanta.

Krzysztof Piatek International career

While the uncapped Piątek was surprisingly among


's preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he was excluded from the final team for the tournament in Russia along with 11 other players.

His senior international debut occurred on 11 September 2018, where he started in a 1–1 friendly draw with the Republic of Ireland in Wrocław and made way for Mateusz Klich after 61 minutes.

Just after a month, he made his competitive debut in a UEFA Nations League match against Portugal, scoring the opening goal in a 3–2 loss.

Being heralded as an influential player for the national team, being prepared to play along with Robert Lewandowski and Arkadiusz Milik in an attacking trio, he, unfortunately, missed the delayed

Euro 2020

in the cope of an ankle injury incurred in May 2021 that demanded surgery and months of rehabilitation afterwards.

Krzysztof Piatek potentials


Krzysztof Piatek potentials

, it is interesting to indicate that he is widely revered as a "classic" "number 9" striker who is most efficient inside the opponent's penalty area, courtesy of his incredible positioning, precise finishing, height, physical strength, and tenacity in aerial or physical tackles with rivals.

Yet, his teamwork outside the penalty area as well as his playmaking skills has been suggested as aspects of his game that require improvement.

At his stint with Genoa, he featured in a 3–5–2 formation as the main striker, usually on the left, being supported by Christian Kouamé, who is a speedy forward with amazing dribbling and passing skills.

Then in Milan, he became the sole striker in a 4–3–3 formation, being provided with the supports of wingers on either side of the pitch.

Moreover, he once suggested that his two favourite strikers that he tries to emulate their styles are Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski. He also admires footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and

Thierry Henry

a lot since his childhood.

Krzysztof Piatek net worth

If you are curious about the amount of money the Poland striker is raking, it is is to be said that

Krzysztof Piatek net worth

is around 5.5 Million Euro (4.8 Million Pound), yet this might not be updated yet.

One of the other

top facts about Krzysztof Piatek

is that he is considered to be among the biggest losers in market value owing to the COVID pandemic or perhaps his injuries.

Precisely as saying, Krzysztof Piatek current market value is estimated to be around €10.00m while his highest market value was the amount of €40.00m when had newly joined AC Milan.

Despite this huge drop, he still is living a luxurious lifestyle to its fullest which is evident through extravagant holidays at expensive resorts.

Even if the value of the house or apartment he is living in is yet to be revealed, it seems that he either drives chauffeurs or Merc.

Krzysztof Piatek love life

Aside from Krzysztof Piatek rather illustrious football career, it seems that he has a passionate romance with her stunning girlfriend turned wife Paulina Procyk too.

Even if it is not known how for the first time they met each other, it is apparent that Paulina had been

Krzysztof Piatek girlfriend

for more than 5 years, before they tied the knot on 1 June 2019 in a wedding ceremony at Castle of the Order of St. John in Łagów (Lubusz Voivodeship).

You might find it interesting about

Krzysztof Piatek wife

, that not only she is a gorgeous wag, but also she is a lawyer, a blogger, as well as a fashion influencer on Instagram.

It seems that the love birds relationship has not yet given rise to the birth of any child at least at the time of writing while neither of them has any children out of wedlock.

Krzysztof Piatek personal life

In regard to

Krzysztof Piatek personal life

affairs, it is worth suggesting that he is a kind of ambitious, emotionally intelligent, and resilient character who tends to moderately unravel facts about his personal and private life.

Among his interests and hobbies, one can point out to listening to music, playing video games with his wife Paulina Procyk, watching movies, going on trips to spend a good time with his family and friends.

Krzysztof Piatek social media

When the top facts about Krzysztof Piatek social media are concerned, we can notify you that he is active on networking platforms of Instagram and Twitter.

With his account of


, he has piled up a million followers on Instagram, while he mostly shares just information about his football profession.


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