Polish Striker Makes Instant Amateur Impact

The name of the game is Scottish Amateur Football, but given Brexit I wondered just now many overseas players’ have pulled on a Club jersey anywhere in the country, writes Tom Scott.

I came across one at Postal United, members of the Scottish Amateur Football League Premier Division, back in March 2008.

The Glasgow East End Club had embarked on a month-long search to strengthen their squad, and Manager Stevie Evans had a list of 12 players to run the rule over.

Following a fortnight of training sessions and three friendlies, five players were asked to stay on for the remaining part of the season.

I can reveal two players made an instant impact on the team. David Quinn (aged 17) from Baillieston, started two games up front, while 22-year-old striker Zbigniew Grzegorczyk really caught the eye.

Nicknamed “Gregor”, he arrived in Glasgow from Poland two years earlier and worked in Dalmarnock.

United Player – Coach John Hughes said “He trained with us, scored four goals in a friendly and impressed the Management with his finishing and genuine pace.”

“Gregor then bagged a double and set-up two in the next friendly before making his competitive debut against Knockentiber in the West of Scotland Amateur Cup.”

“The guy is quick, and showed that in a Jimmy Marshall Cup victory against Cambria.”

Has YOUR CLUB ever signed a player from outside Great Britain?

Contact Scottish Amateur Football News and we will publish the story, plus a photograph if one is available.

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