Date of birth: 14/03/1997 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Gorzow Wielkopolski (Poland)
Club career: Lech Poznan
Squad number: 24
Current national team: Poland U-17
Position: attacking midfielder, secondary striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 300,000 €
Contract until: 30.06.2015
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Jari Litmanen
Style of play:
– trequartista or false “9”
– likes to play through balls
– player is very good in combination play
– often creates shooting opportunities
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
Ekstraklasa 2013/2014 (ongoing): 6 matches/1 goal (Lech Poznan)
Dawid Kownacki is a youth product of Lech Poznań. He has been regarded as a huge talent for many years, and thanks to his good form shown in the youth team he was included in the club’s first team squad. . He made his senior debut on 6th February 2014 in a league fixture against Wisla Krakow – he replaced Kasper Hämäläinen after 83 minutes. Just two weeks later he scored his first league goal in a 1-5 loss to Pogoń Szczecin; thanks to that goal he became one of the youngest goal scorers in the history of the Polish top division, Ekstraklasa. It looks like Dawid will be a mainstay in the first team because his skillset is at an adequate level. He is also a top star of the Polish U-17 national team, which is seen as one of the most interesting young footballing generations in recent years.
“He has great potential, enthusiasm and character to work. Technically he is prepared to train with us.”
(Mariusz Rumak – manager of Lech Poznan)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.