Kamil Glik is a Polish professional footballer. He was born on 3 February 1988 in Jastrzebie Zdroj, Poland. He plays for AS Monaco F.C. and Poland’s national football team.
His primary position is centre back.
Glik spent his youth career with WSP Wodzisław Śląski. He joined them at a young age of just 12 years and played with them for five years. In 2005, he moved to Silesia Lubomia on loan.
For the Poland U21 side, he has 3 goals in 14 appearances.
The tall Polish made his international debut for Poland on 20 January 2010 against Thailand. In a King’s Cup match, Glik scored his first international goal in the 43rd minute. Poland went on to win the game 3-1.
He played a major role in Poland’s journey in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in 2012, Euro 2016 Cup Qualifiers and Euro 2016.
Rise to glory
Glik rose to fame when he scored the equaliser against England in the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers. He again made his mark in 2016 for the Poland national team. In the Euro 2016, he made the most clearances out of any other player. He scored in both the penalty shoot-outs, one against Portugal and the other against Switzerland.
Glik signed up with Horadada in 2006. But soon shifted base to Real Madrid C side the next year. He made 18 appearances for them.
He then moved to Piast Gliwice in 2008. He played there upto 2010. In 54 appearances, Glik scored 2 goals for them.
At the end of 2010 season, he moved again to Palermo and was loaned out from there to Bari. He made 16 appearances for them.
In 2011, he shifted to Torino F.C. on a co-ownership deal of €3,00,000. Glik had a long stint with them. He made 171 appearances for the Italian club. He has 13 goals to his name for Torino. He captained the side from the 2013-14 season.
Glik moved to Monaco for a transfer of €11 million plus €4 million in bonuses. He has signed a four-year contract with the side and is currently playing for them. He has 9 goals in 67 appearances till date.
Glik captained the Torino F.C. for three years. The team qualified for the UEFA Europa League in 2013 under his captaincy.
He was a part of the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year 2016-17.