Eugen Polanski


Eugen Polanski
  • Full Name: Eugen Polanski
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Birthday: March 17, 1986 (Age: 28)
  • Club: TSG Hoffenheim
  • Height: 6' 0" (1.83m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
3 231 0 0 4

Eugen Polanski

Something of a latecomer to this Polish Euro 2012 story, Polanski impressed as he played for Germany at the 2006 UEFA Under-21 European Championship, yet he will turn out for a different nation in his first senior tournament this summer.

After deciding to commit his future to Poland 12 months ago, national team boss Franciszek Smuda wasted little time in integrating him within his squad and he will be a valuable asset in the holding midfield role he has excelled at for Borussia Monchengladbach, Getafe and now Mainz.

His selection for Poland has caused something of a stir, as he had shown little interest in representing his native national team until last summer, when the carrot of a place in Euro 2012 suddenly stirred his nationalistic fervour.

Polanski’s family moved to Germany when he was just three and some have accused him of using the Poland shirt in a bid to boost his profile on the big stage.

Euro 2012

Greece 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Russia 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 0
Czech Republic 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0