Borussia Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek has confirmed he’ll return to hometown membership LKS Goczalkowice when he retires from skilled soccer on the finish of the season.
Piszczek had initially deliberate to hold up his taking part in boots final summer time, however he signed a one-year extension to see out his 14th and closing marketing campaign of Bundesliga soccer.
It was at that time the previous Poland worldwide, who turns 36 in June, introduced his intentions to hyperlink again up with Goczalkowice in his nation’s third tier, one thing he nonetheless plans to do a 12 months on.
“I’ve concrete plans in Poland and have already postponed these plans for a 12 months,” he mentioned in 2020. “I need to play with buddies from my hometown membership Goczalkowice, the place my father is vice-president, and deal with the youth academy that we began in 2019.”
Sustaining his match health is not Piszczek’s solely purpose for returning to his boyhood membership. In recent times, he has been working in direction of establishing the Lukasz Piszczek BVB Academy in Goczalkowice, in partnership with Dortmund.
“I grew up right here, that is the place I developed into the person I’m at this time, which is why I wished to offer one thing again.”
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Forward of his belated homecoming, Piszczek may have as much as 5 alternatives so as to add to his 378 aggressive appearances as a Dortmund participant.
BVB nonetheless have three Bundesliga fixtures left of the 2020/21 season, and so they face RB Leipzig within the DFB Cup semi-finals on 8 Might. On Matchday 34 Bayer Leverkusen present the opposition for what ought to be his closing skilled outing on 22 Might.
Piszczek is a two-time Bundesliga and DFB Cup winner, and likewise acquired his fingers on three German Supercups after shifting to Dortmund from Hertha Berlin in summer time 2010.
Up to now, the veteran defender has made 330 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund and Hertha, registering 19 objectives and 49 assists.