Five of the greatest Poles ever to play in the Premier League.Check-in to Poland v England
Ahead of England’s World Cup Qualifier against Poland on Tuesday, we take a trip down memory lane to re-live the careers of some of the Premier League’s finest Eastern Europeans.
5. Grzegorz Rasiak (Tottenham Hotspur, 2005-2006)
Tottenham’s finest forward since Helder Postiga, Rasiak signed at 11.59pm on summer transfer deadline day but can in no way be described as a ‘panic’ buy. Quite rightly, then-Spurs boss Martin Jol frequently picked the lanky target-man over the inferior Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane and Rasiak formed a “super-size versus super-skinny” partnership with Egyptian hit-man Mido, which was deadly despite its lack of goals and assists. Despite his 16 appearances and 0 goals, Spurs’ notoriously boo-happy fans gave the (bean) Pole a hard time and Rasiak moved to Southampton in January, where his prodigious talents were more appreciated.