Jan Bednarek
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Defender

Jan Bednarek

POL Poland
Key Performance Stats Last updated 29 Sep 2020
Games Played
4
Minutes played
315
Games Started
4
Goals
0
Clearances
17
Blocks
2
Interceptions
4
Aerial duels win ratio
69%
Aerials
duels won
16
Aerials
duels
23
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Jan Bednarek

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Jan Bednarek Saints History

Last updated 29 Sep 2020
Total matches
78
Emirates FA Cup
4
Carabao Cup
7
Premier League
67
Goals
2
Seasons
4
Saints debut
23 Aug 2017
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Season Appearances Emirates FA Cup Carabao Cup Premier League Goals
4 0 1 3 0
2019/20 39 2 3 34 1
2018/2019 27 0 2 25 0
2017/2018 8 2 1 5 1

Jan Bednarek Season Stats

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Last updated 29 Sep 2020

General

Games Played
3
4
Minutes played
225
315
Games Started
3
4
Subs on/off
0
0

Defence

Clearances
15
17
Blocks
1
2
Interceptions
4
4
Tackles won
/ 2
/ 3
Duels won
15 / 21
21 / 32
Aerial duels won
11 / 15
16 / 23

Distribution

Passes Completed
124 / 154
189 / 236
Crosses completed
/ 0
/ 0
Assists
0
0
Chances created
0
0

Attack

Goals
0
0
Total shots
1
1
Shots on target
0
0
Mins per goal
0
0
Conversion rate
0%
0%
Inside box
box 0
box 0
Outside
box
0
0
Set
pieces
0
0
Header
0
0
Other
0
0
Left foot
0
0
Right foot
0
0

Discipline

Fouls awarded
2
2
Fouls conceded
1
3
Yellow cards
0
0
Red cards
0
0

Jan Bednarek Biography

Last updated 18 Sep 2020
Nationality
Poland
Age
24
Height
189 cm
Weight
77 kg
Saints debut
23 Aug 2017

Former clubs: Lech Poznań, Górnik Łęczna (loan)

Early years

Born in Słupca in April 1996, young Polish centre-back Bednarek spent the entirety of his career before joining Saints at Ekstraklasa side Lech Poznań, having broken through their academy ranks.

He made his first-team debut in 2013 at the age of 17, in a game Poznań won 2-0 against Piast Gliwice.

The 21-year-old spent the 2015/16 side on loan at Górnik Łęczna to gain valuable experience, making 17 appearances before returning to his parent club and becoming an integral asset at the heart of defence.

In the 2016/17 season, Bednarek made 31 appearances, scoring one goal as the side finished third in the Polish top-flight, while losing out in the Polish Cup final 2-1 to Arka Gdynia after extra time.

Football is clearly a passion that runs in the family, with older brother Filip also a professional goalkeeper.

A boyhood Lech Poznań fan, Bednarek supported the club in the away end against their rivals Legia Warsaw in October 2015, stating that he wanted to experience an away match from a different perspective.

Joining Saints

Bednarek signed for Southampton in July 2017, moving to the south coast on a five-year deal.

He made his debut in a home League Cup meeting with Wolves the following month, although had to wait until April 2018 for his first Premier League appearance, with Bednarek marking that moment with a goal in a 3-2 defeat to Chelsea, at St Mary's.

He was a regular presence in the side for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign, playing a big part in Saints' dramatic escape from relegation.

Bednarek was not used so regularly at the start of the following season, but that all changed following the arrival of manager Ralph Hasenhüttl in December 2018, with Bednarek quickly becoming an established name in the starting XI each week, again aiding an upturn in fortunes that helped the club again survive.

International success

Internationally, Bednarek has played through all the young levels from under-16s for Poland, and started every game of the 2017 Under-21 European Championship, which included a game against an England side with four Saints.

Bednarek has also become an established part of the senior Poland side since moving to Saints, playing in all three of Poland's group matches at the 2018 World Cup, in which he netted the winning goal against Japan in their final game of the tournament.

Saints mainstay

Bednarek became a mainstay under Ralph Hasenhuttl in the 2019/20 season, making a total of 39 appearances which was only behind James Ward-Prowse and Danny Ings for the number of games played.

The centre-back scored his only goal of the season as he got Saints first in a 3-2 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers.