- Date Joined: 22nd August 2019
Earlier on, in 2016-2017 after short period of time as scout and analyst, Piworowicz was appointed as Sporting Director for current Polish Champions – Piast Gliwice. Those days the club lied at the very bottom of the league table and faced financial issues due to overspending. Headhunting and signing eight new employees within the football department and coaching staff along with smart contractual decisions within the club, vastly helped the team to climb to the 10th position in the league and laid the foundations for the future club’s success.
On top of that, Piast with Piworowicz, sold five players for the first time in its history, cut costs on unnecessary ones and signed few cheap, unknown individuals, which generated more than 25% increase in yearly budget of the club. Among those anonymous Joel Valencia Castillo (from FC Koper for free) appeared in Gliwice. The same Valencia in 2018/2019 becomes Piast’s key player, leads his team to the shocking title and is being named as the Player of the Season in Poland. Later on he concludes fantastic year with appr. €2M move to Brentford.
Another youngster whose career was planned and jumpstarted during Piworowicz’s spell in Piast was Patryk Dziczek. He was offered 5-year contract and after the sale of Radosław Murawski to SC Palermo the club let Dziczek in directly from the 5th tier reserve team to Ekstraklasa’s starting eleven. In 2018/2019 young defensive midfielder proved to be good enough both for Ekstraklasa Winners and Polish U21 National Team which surprisingly was able to beat Belgium and Italy during last U21 European Championships. Soon after that he was sold to Lazio Rome for a fee of appr. €2M...
Immersed in football from early childhood Piworowicz never made it to the professional footballer status by himself, utilizing his passion for sport and unique analytical thinking skills to become four time Polish Sport Bridge Junior Champion and National Junior Team Member as well as Polish Curling Championships medalist both as player and coach instead. His unusual background may be complemented by General Motors Finance Department experience and real estate market analyst and investor independent roles. Nevertheless professional football was always the axis of Piworowicz’s life as he served as football referee, statistician, freelance scout, analyst and Head of Scouting since 2001. With the highest ethical standards, thorough education, broad experience, familiarity with state-of-the art quantitative analytic methods and easy to prove measurable successes within given resources, Łukasz is ready for a challenge at an international level.
Double Pass Master Class
Sport Informatics and Analytics
Talent in Sport - Identification and Development
Identifying Potential Talent
Bachelor Degree in Sport Management
Master of Finance and Investment
Football Referee Certification
2018 – 2019
Head of Recruitment
2018 – 2018
2017 – 2017
2016 – 2017
Head of Scouting
2015 – 2016
Freelance Football Analyst and Scout
2013 – 2015
Polish Football Association
2001 – 2005
2002 – 2004
- As Sporting Director for Rakow Czestochowa - Polish Cup semi-finalist as the 2nd tier club (eliminating Legia Warsaw and Lech Poznan during the competition)
- As Sporting Director for Rakow Czestochowa - winner of 1. Liga competition (2nd tier 2018/2019) - promotion to Ekstraklasa (top tier)
- As Sporting Director for Piast Gliwice - helped the club to survive from a sporting perspective - from 16th to 10th position in Ekstraklasa (1st tier 2016/2017)
- As Sporting Director for Piast Gliwice - helped the club to survive from a financial perspective - generated players’ sales profits two times bigger than the club’s profits from 10 previous transfer windows
- As Sporting Director for Piast Gliwice - brought in Joel Valencia Castillo for free in 2017 - the Player of the Season Award in 2019 - sold to Brentford (Championship) for a fee of €2,000,000
- As Sporting Director for Piast Gliwice - promoted Patryk Dziczek from reserve team, signed 5-year contract in 2017 - the Young Player of the Season Award in 2019 - Polish U21 National Team Starter, sold to Lazio Rome (Serie A) for a fee of €2,000,000
- As Sporting Director for Piast Gliwice - very close to sign Greg Taylor from Kilmarnock in 2017 for much below €200,000 (transfer blocked by Piast executives) - the player sold in 2019 to Celtic Glasgow for €2,500,000 directly from Kilmarnock
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