One Game Wonders: Blazej Augustyn

A number of players have played just the one match for Bolton Wanderers. Some well-known names in football and some perhaps not so well-known. Today we’re profiling Polish defender Blazej Augustyn who began his professional career with Wanderers.

Most recently plying his trade in his native Poland with Lechia Gdansk, Augustyn spent time in the youth ranks at Sląsk Wrocław and UKS SMS Łódź before signing a professional contract with Bolton Wanderers in August 2006.

A central defender at six feet three inches, Augustyn made his one and only appearance for the club in a January 2007 FA Cup victory at Doncaster Rovers. With Wanderers four-nil up, Augustyn came on as a substitute for Abdoulaye Meite with seven minutes remaining.

Going onto represent Poland at Under-21 level, he left Wanderers in the summer of 2007 after just a year at the club; returning to Poland to sign for Legia Warsaw. After a loan spell with Rimini, he remained in Italy signing a permanent contract with Catania and in 2013 returned to Poland once again to sign for Górnik Zabrze.

Toing and froing between his home nation and other nations, Augustyn returned to the UK in 2015 to sign for Hearts and during the 2015/16 season, he made 27 appearances before beginning another stint in Italy with Ascoli.

Signing for Lechia Gdansk after spending the 2016/17 in Serie B, he lifted silverware at the end of the 2018/19 season playing the full match as his side beat Jagiellonia Białystok in the Polish Cup Final with a winner in the sixth minute of added time.

A couple of months later he also played in the Polish Super Cup final as his Lechia Gdansk side earned a 3-1 victory against Piast Gliwice to earn a memorable double.

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