Krzysztof Kolanko

Krzysztof Kolanko

Country: Poland

Date of birth: 03/08/2006 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Poland

Height: 164cm

Youth career: Beniaminek Krosno, Górnik Zabrze (since 2020)

Current club: Górnik Zabrze

Squad number: 24

Current national team: Poland U-17

Position: wing-back, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 50.000 €

Tournaments participated in: Syrenka Cup 2022 (3/0), 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Aaron Lennon


– pace 

– acceleration 

– dynamism 

– work rate 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– agility 

– flair 

– off-the-ball movement 

– technique 

– tackling 

– crossing 

– bravery 

To improve:

– extensive passing skills and general creativity in the final third/too much one-dimensional

– superb dribbler but can be a little bit overambitious with take-ons and must work on the quality of his decision-making on the ball

– aerial duels

Style of play:

– explosive winger

– player with a diminutive figure with a stocky build, low centre of gravity, and good physical strength for a player of his size

– able to play on both wings and even as a wing-back if needed

– blistering pace and acceleration

– great agility, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination

– very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– likes to dribble

– very positive on the ball and likes to enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible

– spectacular player able to make solo dribbling runs to beat the defensive line

– creative at his off-the-ball movements and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings

– incredibly explosive over the first meters/phenomenal motor skills

– very strong in 1v1 situations and confident of his skills

– mobile and skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his electric pace and acceleration

– likes to make quick one-twos with his teammates

– likes to make effective off-the-ball/shoulder runs to beat the defensive line

– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed

– wins many fouls in dangerous zones thanks to his quick feet and agility

– very high work rate and tenacity in the defensive phase/pressing

– all-action, energetic, committed, courageous, and willing to sacrifice

Kolanko outpaces his opponents, enters the penalty area, and provides an assist.
Kolanko wins a penalty after a dynamic run into the penalty area.
Kolanko shows his determination, presses the opponent, and wins the ball back.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-2-3-1.



League summary (as for 4 April 2023):

3 Liga 2022/2023 (ongoing): 9 games/2 goals (Górnik Zabrze II)

Ekstraklasa 2022/2023 (ongoing): 4 games/0 goals (Górnik Zabrze)


Krzysztof Kolanko joined the Górnik Zabrze youth academy from Beniaminek Krosno in 2020. He made his professional debut on 30 July 2022 in a league fixture against Radomiak Radom – at the age of 15 years, 11 months, and 27 days he became the 6th youngest player in Ekstraklasa’s history. Krzysztof is also one of the leaders of an interesting generation of Polish U17s which includes, among others Karol Borys, Jan Faberski, Krzysztof Kolanko, Cyprian Popielec, Mikołaj Tudruj, Filip Wolski, Adrian Przyborek, Daniel Mikołajewski, Patryk Olejnik, Filip Rejczyk, Michał Gurgul, Maksymilian Sznaucner, Mike Huras, Oskar Tomczyk, Igor Brzyski, and Mateusz Skoczylas.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


First team material in a top European league.





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