History in Short
Andrzej Kubica was born July 7, 1972 and was thought to be one of the greatest strikers to ever play for Maccabi Tel Aviv over the past two decades. The Polish born goal scorer arrived in Israel just in time for the 1998/99 season to play under Avram Grant after a number of foreign born strikers had been disappointments with the Club.
In his first appearance, Kubica scored a brace in a 6:0 win over Ironi Rishon Le’Zion in the Toto Cup. The following week, the Polish striker also added his name to the list of goal scorers in league action, finding the back of the goal in a 3:3 draw with Ironi Ashdod on Matchday One. Kubica continued to fill the goal and ended the campaign with 21 league markers and became the first foreigner to lead the league in scoring. Kubica added 4 Toto Cup goals for a grand total of 25 across all competitions. The following season, his numbers tailed off but his contribution was still significant as he scored many critical goals over the course of the campaign that included 8 league strikes including one in the Derby against Hapoel Tel Aviv. Add to that 3 UEFA Cup goals and a lone marker in the Israel State Cup and the striker ended up with 12 in total.
Following the 1999/00 season, Kubica went to ply his trade in Japan and returned to Kiryat Shalom for the 2003/04 campaign in which he ended up with 7 goals, 4 in the league, 2 in the State Cup and one in the Toto Cup. All in all, the Polish born striker scored 44 goals in 100 appearances across all competitions and will be remembered for his lethal ability to score from in close and as one of the best foreign born goal scorers to ever wear the Yellow & Blue.
Titles & Honors
Toto Cup: 1998/99
Ligat Ha’Al Goal Scoring Leader: 1998/99
During the 1999/00 campaign, Maccabi & Kubica played in the UEFA Cup. After the preliminary round of the competition, Maccabi faced French outfit Lens in the First Round. Ramat Gan Stadium hosted the match that ended in a 2:2 draw (4:3 Lens on aggregate) and the Polish striker scored via a fantastic chip over the rival keeper. Check it out: