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International Saints deliver positive display
How Saints' stars fared on the international stage.
International Saints handed mixed results
International results weren't with the Saints on their respective campaigns.
Saints' March 2023 international guide
When and where men's first team stars are in action.
Video: Bednarek on draw at United
Jan Bednarek reacts to the draw at Old Trafford.
Bednarek: We trust each other
Jan Bednarek on the point and clean sheet at Old Trafford.
Bednarek returns from Villa loan
Centre-back recalled to add further experience and depth to Nathan Jones's squad.
Loan Watch: Caleb Watts scores first professional goals
The first update of the year for Saints' on-loan players
Loan Watch: Tella adds to goal-scoring tally
How Saints' loanees fared across the leagues.
Bednarek moves to Villa on loan
Centre-back completes switch for remainder of 2022/23 season.
Five years of Jan Bednarek!
We celebrate some of the defender's finest moments since signing in 2017.
Ward-Prowse helps England to Italy draw
Midfielder handed 11th international cap.
Saints duo help Scotland to victory
Nations League campaign begins with a win.
World Cup dream ends for Adams and Armstrong
Saints duo on losing side as Scotland beaten by Ukraine in play-off.
Saints' June international guide
Keep tabs on Saints' post-season exploits across a bumper international break.
Bednarek wants more from best scoring season
Defender not finished yet after hitting four goals for the campaign.
Video: Bednarek on bouncing back
Defender reflects on stubborn display to overcome Arsenal.
Bednarek lauds "outstanding" Forster
Match-winner praises man-of-the-match display from inspired goalkeeper.
Ward-Prowse earns 10th England cap
Saints skipper helps England to friendly victory.
Saints' March international guide
When and where Southampton's stars will be in action.
SAINTS: Bednarek stars in Newcastle edition
The Polish defender is the programme's latest feature interviewee.
Watch: Bednarek reacts to defeat at Villa
Our interview with the Southampton defender after the game at Villa Park.
Bednarek: We'll be ready
Defender contributes to rare scalp at London Stadium.
Jan Bednarek Saints HistoryLast updated 29 Mar 2023
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Jan Bednarek BiographyLast updated 23 Jan 2023
Former clubs: Lech Poznań, Górnik Łęczna (loan)
Born in Słupca in April 1996, young Polish centre-back Bednarek spent the entirety of his career before joining Saints at Ekstraklasa side Lech Poznań, having broken through their academy ranks.
He made his first-team debut in 2013 at the age of 17, in a game Poznań won 2-0 against Piast Gliwice.
The 21-year-old spent the 2015/16 side on loan at Górnik Łęczna to gain valuable experience, making 17 appearances before returning to his parent club and becoming an integral asset at the heart of defence.
In the 2016/17 season, Bednarek made 31 appearances, scoring one goal as the side finished third in the Polish top-flight, while losing out in the Polish Cup final 2-1 to Arka Gdynia after extra time.
Football is clearly a passion that runs in the family, with older brother Filip also a professional goalkeeper.
A boyhood Lech Poznań fan, Bednarek supported the club in the away end against their rivals Legia Warsaw in October 2015, stating that he wanted to experience an away match from a different perspective.
Bednarek signed for Southampton in July 2017, moving to the south coast on a five-year deal.
He made his debut in a home League Cup meeting with Wolves the following month, although had to wait until April 2018 for his first Premier League appearance, with Bednarek marking that moment with a goal in a 3-2 defeat to Chelsea, at St Mary's.
He was a regular presence in the side for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign, playing a big part in Saints' dramatic escape from relegation.
Bednarek was not used so regularly at the start of the following season, but that all changed following the arrival of manager Ralph Hasenhüttl in December 2018, with Bednarek quickly becoming an established name in the starting XI each week, again aiding an upturn in fortunes that helped the club again survive.
Internationally, Bednarek has played through all the young levels from under-16s for Poland, and started every game of the 2017 Under-21 European Championship, which included a game against an England side with four Saints.
Bednarek has also become an established part of the senior Poland side since moving to Saints, playing in all three of Poland's group matches at the 2018 World Cup, in which he netted the winning goal against Japan in their final game of the tournament.
Bednarek became a mainstay under Ralph Hasenhuttl in the 2019/20 season, making a total of 39 appearances which was only behind James Ward-Prowse and Danny Ings for the number of games played.
The centre-back scored his only goal of the season as he got Saints first in a 3-2 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers.