Lukasz Piszczek is a Polish footballer who plays for German outfit Borussia Dortmund and the Poland national football team as a defender. Piszczek is considered to be one of the best right backs in world football as he possesses world class passing and crossing abilities.
Born on the 3rd of June 1985 in Poland, Piszczek began his club career at German club Hertha Berlin in 2004. He was immediately loaned out to Zaglebie Lubin in 2004 and in the fall of 2007, Hertha recalled the player. Piszczek scored his first goal in the Bundesliga on 26 April 2008 to earn a point against Hannover 96. At Hertha, Piszczek initially played as a defensive midfielder or on left wing, but in his second season he started to appear as a right back, after injury to Arne Friedrich.
On 19 May 2010, Piszczek moved to Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer, signing a contract until June 2013. On 24 September 2011, he scored his first goal for his new German club, a last-minute volley to win the game away to Mainz 2-1. Piszczek was a key player in the club's 2010-11 and 2011-12 Bundesliga campaigns helping the side to win consecutive league titles.
Piszczek made his first appearance for the Poland national football team in a friendly versus Estonia on 3 February 2007. Piszczek played in all three games of Poland's Euro 2012 campaign and had a good performance in Poland's opening game against Greece. Piszczek scored his first International goal against Ukraine on 22 March, which was quickly followed by his second four days later against San Marino.