Polish international Grosicki is a right-footed left winger that joined Marco Silva’s Tigers for a £9m fee on the January 2017 deadline day to add width and flair to the Tigers’ relegation battle. Grosicki frightened Premier League defences with his raw pace before puzzling those same defences with a highly variable end product. Kamil also takes a fine free kick and was denied his opening goal for City at Southampton only by the intervention of the woodwork. His second season saw him score plenty of goals early on, but as the challenge of a Championship relegation battle loomed Grosicki’s club form dipped and he spent the closing months mostly performing an impact substitute role for Nigel Adkins.
Kamil returned late from his World Cup Finals exploits during the summer of 2018 and initially inhabited the fringes of the City first team squad as he fished for a transfer, but was rehabilitated in the first XI by late September and was a dominant threat as City mounted an unlikely climb up the table, making 2018/19 his best and most effective season in black and amber. This form continued into 2019/20 under Grant McCann, and Grosicki was notorious as one of the division’s biggest attacking goalscoring threats as well as a fecund supply line of assists.
In January 2020 Grosicki was nearing the end of his City contract whose wages were more akin to Premier League than Championship. He played his last game for City just a week shy of three years after his debut and joined West Bromwich Albion on transfer deadline day.
Born in Szczecin, Grosicki began his career with the local side before joining Legia Warsaw as a 19 year old. After flirting with the first team, experiencing problems with a gambling addiction and being sent on loan to Polish and Swiss clubs, Grosicki signed for Jagiellonia and made his first team mark for the first time. Two seasons in Turkey playing for Sivasspor were followed by a move in 2014 to French Ligue 1 side Rennes. Often used by the French side as an impact substitute, it was from the Rennes bench that Kamil was plucked to join City.
Kamil joined West Bromwich Albion in January 2020 and made 14 appearances for the Baggies (10 as sub) and scored one goal, inevitably in a July 2020 defeat of Hull City. West Brom were promoted at the end of the elongated 2019/20 season and his game time was limited to five appearances, mostly in the early weeks of Sam Allardyce’s managerial tenure. He left The Hawthorns in May 2021 at the end of his contract.
Grosicki played at youth levels for Poland and established himself as a regular in the senior side in 2008, playing in the 2012 and 2016 European Championship finals and the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. He scored an international hattrick against Finland in an October 2020 friendly.
Date/Place of Birth: 8 June 1988, Szczecin (Poland)
Hull City First Game: 4 February 2017, Liverpool H (Premier League), 28 years, 241 days old
Hull City Final Game: 28 January 2020, Huddersfield Town H (Championship), 31 years, 234 days old
Pogon Szczecin (2006-2007), Legia Warsaw (2007-2009), Sion (2008, loan), Jagiellonia Bialystok (2009, loan), Jagiellonia Bialystok (2009-2011), Sivasspor (2011-2014), Rennes (2014-17), Hull City (2017-2020), West Bromwich Albion (2020-2021)
Hull City Record
Career: 123 apps, 25 goalsKamil Grosicki
|2017/18||22 (15)||9||0 (1)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2018/19||35 (4)||9||-||-||0 (1)||0||-||-||-||-|
|2019/20||28 (0)||6||0 (2)||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|