Oskar Zawada

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Oskar Zawada joined the Wellington Phoenix in August 2022 on a two-year contract.

The 1.92m tall striker has played professionally in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and South Korea over the past decade.

Zawada joined VfL Wolfsburg as a 16-year-old and was a prolific goal scorer for their under-17 and under-19 teams. He spent time on loan at Twente FC in Eredivisie in 2016 before playing in Germany’s second and third divisions with Karlsruher SC.

During this time, he represented Poland at every age-group level.

Zawada returned to Poland at the start of 2018, aged 22, and has played for four clubs in the Polish first division, the Ekstraklasa.

In February 2021 he signed with Jeju United in South Korea’s K-League. After nine appearances for in the first half of 2021, an ankle injury limited Zawada to just one more match for Jeju.

He returned to Poland in March 2022 and scored three goals in 10 matches for Stal Mielec over the closing months of the Ekstraklasa season.

Zawada opted against extending his stay in Poland and was in talks with clubs in Germany and the Netherlands before getting an offer from the Nix.

> 2022-23 season

Oskar Zawada enjoyed his most prolific goalscoring season as a professional in Wellington, scoring 15 times to claim the men’s golden boot award in addition to several other accolades.

He made an unspectacular start to life in the A-League, taking until round six to score his maiden goal against Western United.

Zawada would only be held scoreless a further six times over the remaining 21 matches of the season, including the elimination final defeat to Adelaide United.

He scored in five successive games on two occasions and was also credited with a couple of assists.

Zawada missed just one of the Phoenix’s 27 A-League matches for the birth of his son Leo.

He was crowned the Spark and OPPO men’s player of the year at the Phoenix awards dinner held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Wellington, as well as being named the players’, members’ and media player of the year.









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