23-year-old Polish international with 22 caps joins Club as newest Designated Player
CHARLOTTE, NC (Friday, March 11, 2022)– Charlotte FC today announced the Club has signed Polish winger Kamil Jóźwiak from English Championship side Derby County to a Designated Player contract until 2025 with an option for 2026. The move is pending receipt of a P-1 visa and ITC.
The 23-year-old, who is teammates with Karol Świderski on the Polish national team, played 61 times for Derby across all competitions. Jóźwiak started all three matches for Poland in last summer’s European Championship and played eight of 10 in this World Cup Qualifying cycle. In total, the winger has 22 caps with three goals for the national team.
Welcome to the Queen City, Kamil Jóźwiak
“We’re very happy to complete the permanent signing of Kamil to become our next Designated Player. He is a talented, technical winger that can play on both sides of the pitch who has started pivotal matches for one of the top national teams in the world,” said Sporting Director Zoran Krneta. “Kamil fills a position of need and is equally gifted in scoring goals and providing assists to his teammates. He has played over 200 professional matches at the club level and is still only 23-years-old with his best years ahead of him. While any player moving to a new league will experience an adjustment period, having partnered up front with Karol on the international level, we’re confident he can hit the ground running and improve our attack from day one. He is a cultural fit both on the pitch and in the dressing room and he’s excited about the challenge of playing in Major League Soccer here in Charlotte.
Jóźwiak began his career in his native Poland with Lech Poznań playing 123 matches after graduating their academy. He scored 17 goals and added 17 assists for Poznań to earn a move to Derby County. Jóźwiak also spent a season on loan at GKS Katowice.
Transaction: Charlotte FC signs Kamil Jóźwiak from Derby County to Designated Player contract
Name: Kamil Jóźwiak
Weight: 155 lbs
Date of Birth: April 22, 1998
Birthplace: Międzyrzecz, Poland
Last Club: Derby County (England)
How Acquired: Permanent transfer