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Krzysztof Brede
Personal information
Full name Krzysztof Brede
Date of birth (1981-02-08) 8 February 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Gdynia, Poland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
–2000 Lechia Gdańsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Lech Poznań 0 (0)
2001Arka Gdynia (loan) 8 (0)
2002–2003 Warmia Grajewo
2003–2004 Gryf Wejherowo
2004–2008 Lechia Gdańsk 83 (13)
2009–2011 Olimpia Grudziądz 77 (1)
2011–2012 Lechia Gdańsk II 26 (1)
Teams managed
2017–2018 Chojniczanka Chojnice
2018–2020 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Krzysztof Brede (born 8 February 1981) is a Polish retired footballer who played as a Forward and current football manager. He spent most of his career playing with Lechia Gdańsk, also making appearances with Arka Gdynia, Warmia Grajewo, Gryf Wejherowo and Olimpia Grudziądz. After his football career he went into coaching, starting a managerial career in 2017. In 2018 he became a new manager of Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała in the I liga. In 2020 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała got promoted to the highest polish league. In December of 2020 his contract has been terminated.

Playing career

Early years

Brede started his career with the youth teams of Lechia Gdańsk,[1] moving to Lech Poznań during the summer of 2000. After a season with Lechia he spent 6 months on loan at Arka Gdynia[2] making 8 appearances in total,[3] leaving Lech at the end of the season. He spent a season with Warmia Grajewo, with Brede playing in a memorable cup game against ŁKS Łódź, with the team securing an unlikely draw after extra time, before losing in penalties.[4] The season after Brede played with Gryf Wejherowo.

Lechia Gdańsk

During the summer of 2004 Brede joined Lechia Gdańsk, making his debut against the Pogoń Szczecin second team on 11 September 2004. In his first season with Lechia he played 21 times, contributing 2 goals as Lechia won the league.[5] Brede spent the next 3 seasons with Lechia in the II liga playing 62 appearances during this period. Brede made 3 appearances for Lechia as they won promotion back to the Ekstraklasa for the first time as an independent club in 20 years.[6] With Lechia in the Ekstraklasa Brede found himself playing with the Under 21's team.

Later years

After finding himself out of the first team, Brede joined Olimpia Grudziądz during the winter transfer window. In his first season he helped Olimpia to win the III liga. In total for Olimpia Brede made 77 appearances scoring one goal.[7][8][9] In 2011 Brede returned to Lechia, this time to play with the Lechia Gdańsk II team.[10] After a season in which he made 26 appearances Brede retired from professional football.


Coaching career

Brede started coaching shortly after his retirement joining the Lechia Gdańsk coaching team in June 2012.[11] He left in March 2014,[12] joining the Jagiellonia Białystok coaching set up in June the same year.[13]

Managerial career

After three years with the Jagiellonia team Brede joined Chojniczanka Chojnice in his first managerial job.[14] Brede was given the position as manager on a one-year contract with an extension if the team were to win promotion. After a 4th-place finish his contract was not renewed and Brede left at the end of the season.[15] Brede was not out of employment for long securing the role of being Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała's manager.[16] In his first season with Podbeskidzie the team finished 6th.


Lechia Gdańsk

  • II liga: 2007-08
  • III liga (group II): 2004-05

Olimpia Grudziądz

  • III liga (Podlasie-Warmian-Masurian group): 2008-09


  1. ^ "Ludzie Lechii: Krzysztof Brede".
  2. ^ "Kulisy meczu Arka - Jagiellonia".
  3. ^ "Arka Gdynia po sezonie..."
  5. ^ "2004/05 III Liga - Gr. II".
  6. ^ "2007/08 II Liga".
  7. ^ "Sezon 2008/09".
  8. ^ "Sezon 2009/10".
  9. ^ "Sezon 2010/11".
  10. ^ "Krzysztof Brede w rezerwach Lechii".
  11. ^ "Trzy nowe osoby w sztabie szkoleniowym Lechii".
  12. ^ "Zmiany w sztabie trenerskim Lechii".
  13. ^ "Zmiany w sztabie szkoleniowym Jagiellonii".
  15. ^ "Krzysztof Brede pożegnał się z Chojniczanką. "Dziś bym wszedł do tego pokoju z kopa"".
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