Apr 14, 1954
|Dead||Dec 1, 1988 (34 years old)|
Native of Poland, Włodzimierz Mazur made his professional debut in 1973 with Polish club Zagłębie Sosnowiec. He played there for ten years, winning in the process two national cup titles in 1977 and 1978, also winning the Golden Boot in the Polish First Division in 1977. This pacy striker with a powerful shot, would even obtain several caps for Poland, and even made one brief appearance as substitute at the World Cup in Argentina in 1978. After 10 seasons with his first club, he left his Polish roots, in 1983, to sign for Stade Rennais in France, a team that had just been promoted to the French First Division. He would soon make the breakthrough and establish himself as a first team regular, but his season would be a disappointing one overall, as he only managed to score four goals, in well over twenty appearances. At the end of the 1983/1984 season, Rennes were relegated back to the Second Division, and he would only participate in four matches the following season. He eventually left Brittany to return to his former club Zagłębie Sosnowiec, where he would end his playing days a year later. On 1st December 1988, he tragically died of a aneurism at the tender age of 34.