Report date: 06/11/2021
Date of birth: 05/09/2002
Leanguages spoken: Polish, English
Position: Central foward
Scout: Davide Chiavello
Mateusz has a good physical structure that allows him to protect the ball well and resist contrasts with opponents, even if he is not very tall (180 cm). He also possesses a remarkable speed in his repertoire.
He knows how to play both attacking the depth, exploiting his qualities in speed, and back to goal, protecting the ball well. Also with his back to the goal, he knows how to find the right coordination to kick and knows how to lean on the opponent, turn around and leave him behind.
Technically he is excellent and he is also very elegant. It is a pleasure to see him play. Technique and speed allow him to know how to play even from outside. He is in fact very dangerous in 1 vs 1, especially in open spaces, but he knows how to get by even when he is doubled and in dribbling in tight spaces.
Sottoporta is really cynical but he also knows how to communicate well with his teammates.
Mateusz Koniuszy began his career in the Academy of Lechia Gdansk. From 2009 to 2016, therefore starting from the Under 8 up to the Under 15. In these 7 years he has played 193 games, scoring 127 goals and providing 56 assists to his teammates, winning the player of the month award 11 times, the prize player of the year 6 times, the title of top scorer 4 times, in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015 scoring respectively 21, 15, 22 and 19 goals. In Lechia Gdansk he also won 2 provincial championships, 1 national championship and 2 Kaszub Cups. In the Kaszub Cup he was top scorer twice, in 2013 scoring 17 goals and in 2015 scoring 21 and again in 2015 he was awarded as MVP.
From 2016 to 2018 he played for Pogon Lebork, in the fourth Polish league, playing 37 games and scoring 12 goals and 5 assists. He then made his big debut at the age of 15, and also became the youngest player in club history to score a goal.
In 2018 he moved to Canada, to Hamilton United, in the Under 23 League 1. He made his debut at 16 and played 52 games, scoring 29 goals and providing 9 assists. He wins the title of top scorer twice, scoring 21 and 19 goals respectively and also winning the title of best young player of the league and best player of the Club.
Due to the pandemic he decides to return to Poland, in the Pogon Szczecin Academy, playing the Under 23 championship. In all, he plays 41 games, scoring 19 goals and providing 8 assists, which allowed him to win the title of top scorer, the championship national team and the award as the best Under 19 player of the season.