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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.
Bednarek to miss Brighton clash
Jan Bednarek will miss the Brighton game with a calf injury.
Saints duo supplement Scotland victory
Adams helps secure home play-off semi-final.
Saints' November international guide
It's crunch time for six Saints in the race to the World Cup.
Poland take step towards qualification
Jan Bednarek features in vital Polish victory over Albania.
Ward-Prowse nets for England
The skipper and Armando Broja amongst the goals on Saturday night.
Saints' October international guide
Find out when and where our eight internationals are in action.
Broja nets again as Albania score five
This plus details on Jan Bednarek's close-fought game with England.
Broja nets first Albania goal in vital win
Striker opens his international account with match-winner.
Bednarek helps Poland to victory
A round-up of our Saints in international action.
Saints' September international guide
When and where Southampton's internationals will be in action.
Poland dig in to take a point against Spain
Jan Bednarek helps his country get off the mark in Group E.
Poland suffer defeat in Euro opener
Find out how Southampton's Bednarek fared in international action.
Saints' Euro 2020 guide
When and where to watch all four Saints in international action.
Saints at the Euros: Jan Bednarek
We preview Poland's prospects at EURO 2020.
Jan Bednarek Saints HistoryLast updated 18 May 2022
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Jan Bednarek BiographyLast updated 12 Aug 2021
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.