Jan Kacper Bednarek professionally known as Jan Bednarek is a Polish professional football player who plays for Premier League club Southampton and the Poland national team as a centre-back. He started playing football for the youth team of Lech Poznan. At the age of 17, he made his Ekstraklasa debut for Lech Poznan in 2013. He was loaned to Gornik Leczna for the 2015-16 season where he managed a total of 17 league appearances before returning to Lech Poznan. On 1 July 2017, he joined Southampton on a five-year deal, for a reported fee of £5 million and made his Premier League debut on 14 April 2018.
On the international level, he has represented Poland at various age levels. He has represented Poland at U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, U21, and the senior level. He made his international debut for Poland on 4 September 2017.
What is Jan Bednarek Famous For?
- Being a professional football player.
Where is Jan Bednarek From?
Jan Bednarek was born on 12 April 1996. His birth name is Jan Kacper Bednarek. His birthplace is Slupca, Poland. He was born to his father, Daniel Bednarek, and his mother whose identity is unknown. He grew up with his brother, Filip Bednarek who is also a professional football player. He holds Polish nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Aries.
Jan Bednarek Football Career Timeline
- He started playing football for the youth team of Lech Poznan.
- At the age of 17, he made his Ekstraklasa debut for Lech Poznan in 2013 in a 2-0 home win against Piast Gliwice. He made 31 appearances and scored once as Poznan narrowly missed out on the Polish Cup to Arka Gdynia 2-1 after extra-time.
- He was loaned to Gornik Leczna for the 2015-16 season where he managed a total of 17 league appearances before returning to Lech Poznan.
- On 1 July 2017, he joined Southampton on a five-year deal, for a reported fee of £5 million and made his Premier League debut and scored Southampton’s second goal on 14 April 2018 in a 3-2 defeat against Chelsea.
- On 2 February 2021, he scored an own goal, conceded a penalty, and was given a red card after a foul on Anthony Martial in a 9-0 defeat to Manchester United.
- He is currently playing for Southampton and has become one of the exciting players to watch on the team.
Jan Bednarek International Career
- He has represented Poland at various age levels.
- He has represented Poland at U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, U21, and the senior level.
- He made his international debut for Poland on 4 September 2017in a 3-0 victory over Kazakhstan.
- In May 2018, he was named in Poland’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
- On 28 June 2018, he scored his first goal for Poland, the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Japan at the World Cup.
Jan Bednarek Girlfriend
Looking at his personal life, Jan Bednarek is not married. However, the Polish star is not single. He is currently involved in a love affair with his model girlfriend, Julia Nowak. He had shared a couple of pictures with his reported girlfriend, Julia Nowak on his social media accounts where they are enjoying their love life. The pair is together for a long time but they haven’t made any plan for their marriage as of now. They both seem focused on their career at this moment.
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Jan Bednarek Height and Weight
Jan Bednarek stands at a height of 1.89m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 77kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color hazel and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.
Jan Bednarek Net Worth and Salary
Jan Bednarek earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In 2017, he joined Southampton on a five-year deal, for a reported fee of £5 million. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is €6 million and his salary is €1.3 million. He got a market value is of around €25 million.