Kamil Kosowski

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Kamil Kosowski is a Polish wide man who was born in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland on 30th August 1977. He began his professional career with Gornik Zabrze, making his debut in 1996. Kosowski's performances earned him a move to Wisla Krakow in 1999. He made a name for himself as one of the country's best players, possessing excellent dribbling and passing ability. Kosowski picked up two league medals during his stay at Wisla, and represented the club in the Champions League against Barcelona. He became a regular in the Polish national team setup after winning his first cap in 2001, and scored his first goal at International level in a 5-0 win over San Marino on 4th April 2003. In June 2003 Kosowski moved to German outfit Kaiserslaturen, for a two year spell.

On 31st August 2005 Kosowski signed for Harry Redknapp's Southampton on loan, along with Marcelo Tejera. The Polish international made his Saints debut on 10th September 2005 in a 1-1 draw with QPR. A week earlier he had netted for his country in a 3-2 win over Austria in a World Cup qualifier. Kosowski was mildly successful at St Mary's, although he never really set the world alight. He scored his only goal for the club on 22nd November 2005 in a 1-1 draw at Hull. The winger suffered injury in December, which kept him out of the side for a few months. Kosowski returned in February, but struggled to recapture his early season form. He was part of Poland's 2006 World Cup Squad, but featured in just a single game against Ecuador.

Kosowski spent the 2006/07 campaign on loan at Chievo, and was in and out the Flying Donkey's side that was relegated from Serie A. He finally returned to Wisla in the summer of 2007, and made a decent start to the following season. On 14th January 2008 a mutual termination of Kosowski's Wisla contract was agreed. Eleven days later he joined Cadiz, who dropped down to the third tier of Spanish football five months later.

In the summer of 2008 Kosowski signed for APOEL in Cyprus. He scored the winning goal in the LTV Super Cup on his debut, and helped the club win the Cyprus Championship two years running. In 2009/10 Kosowski represented APOEL in the Champions League, lining up against the likes of Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Porto. On 31st May 2010 he signed for Apollon Limassol who finished 5th in 2010/11.

In July 2011 Kosowski returned to Poland to sign for GKS Belchatow. After two unremarkable seasons with them he closed out his career in 2013 following a short spell back at Wisla Krakow