FINALS / QUALIFYING CAMPAIGNS
FIRST FWC: 1938 LAST FWC: 2006
BEST ACHIEVEMENT: 3rd place 1974, 1982
A former Poland international who represented his country at the 1978 FIFA World Cup, Nawalka became coach of the national team in 2013. He has since led the side to their first UEFA European Championship quarter-final and their first FIFA World Cup since 2006.
With 16 goals in ten appearances, the Poland captain was the top scorer in Europe’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Lewandowski, hailed as “the best striker in the world” by coach Adam Nawalka, also became his country’s all-time leading scorer during the preliminary campaign.