Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Frankowski Biography

Frankowski Biography

Born : August 16 1974, Białystok, Poland

Career

1991-1993 - Jagiellonia Białystok

1993-1994 - RC Strasbourg (B team)

1994-1996 - RC Strasbourg,

1996 - Nagoya Grampus Eight, Japan

1996-1997 - CFP Poitiers

1997-1998 - FC Martigues

1998-2005 - Wisła Kraków

2005-2006 - Elche CF, Spain

2006 Wolves

Honours

Polish Championship 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005,

Polish Cup 2002, 2003

League Cup 2001

Golden Boot 1999, 2001, 2005

Goalscoring Record

Poland

115 goals in 173 games

Spain

8 goals in 13 games

European Competition

13 goals in 26 matches

International

10 goals in 17 appearances for Poland



History

Frankowski should be familiar to most football fans in England. It was Franek who scored a magnificent volley for Poland against England at Old Trafford during the World Cup Qualifying campaign.

He started his career playing for Jagiellonia in his hometown of Białystok before coming to the atention of RC Strasbourg in 1993. Following a year being groomed in their B Team, he progressed to the first team where in 1996 he caught the eye of a young manager in Japan. That man was Arsene Wenger who signed him for Grampus Eight.

Wenger moved on to Arsenal, and Frankowski moved on to France where he spent 2 years, first playing for CFP Poitiers, and then FC Martigues before returning to his homeland in 1998, signing for Wisła Kraków.

This nomadic period was a difficult time for Frankowski, and it saw him make only 36 appearances in his first 6 years as a professional, but his return to Poland was to usher in a new phase for the player, and for Wisła Kraków.

Following his arrival Kraków dominated Polish football. They secured League Titles in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005. The Polish Cup in 2002 and 2003, The League Cup in 2001 and he was 3 times highest scorer in the Ekstraklasa in 1999, 2001, 2005.

His prolific domestic form saw him drafted into the Polish national side ahead of their Germany '06 World Cup campaign where he was instrumental in earning them qualification in the same group as England, scoring 7 goals.

2005 was his last season for Wisła Kraków where he finished as the leagues top scorer, chalking up 25 goals in 26 games helping them to the Ekstraklasa title.



In that year Jose Uribe signed him for Spanish Segunda Liga side Elche CF to fire them into La Liga. He had an immediate impact and this season has scored 8 goals in 14 appearances.

He signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers January 2006 on a 2 and a half year deal after almost a month of protracted negotiations

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:
Date:Wednesday January 25 2006
Time: 1:43PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

Swansea & Northampton Friendlies Confirmed

A visit from Premier League side Swansea and the trip to League 2 Champions Northampton have been added to the Wolves pre-season schedule. In fact these matches complete it!

No Wolves Move For Hibernian Striker?

Cummings helped Hibernian to a win over Rangers in the Scottish Cup, despite them not securing promotion they'll have Europa League football so he's set to stay at Easter Road.

Shrewsbury And Charlton Keepers Linked

Shrewsbury's Leutwiler, linked with Middlesbrough, Cardiff & Charlton in January, and funnily enough Charlton's Pope, who has had interest from Burnley & Celtic, could be looked at?

Wolves - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

DJWolves
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ikeme11%
Iorfa2%
Batth2%
Hause0%
Doherty54%
Wallace5%
Price10%
Coady2%
Saville2%
Henry2%
Mason5%
Sub - Le Fondre5%
Sub - Edwards0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf1
2.Dave Pike1