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Lukasz Zaluska

Number 24

D.O.B.

16/06/1982

Birthplace

Wysokie Mazowieckie, Poland

Height

6ft 3in

Weight

13st 11lbs

Position

Goalkeeper

Signed

01/07/2009

Fee

Free Agent

Former Clubs

Dundee United, Korona Kielce, Legia Warsaw

International

Polish International

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Lukasz Zaluska is the second Polish goalkeeper to have played for the club - the other being the unforgettable 'Holy Goalie', Artur Boruc.

Apart from both of them playing for Celtic, Zaluska and Boruc have a few other things in common; both are Polish international goalkeepers, and both had spells at Polish club Legia Warsaw. However, that is where the similarities end, with Zaluska being overshadowed at both club and international level by his more accomplished countryman. The 'Poley Goalies', however, remain good friends.

Zaluska, then a free-agent, arrived at Celtic from Dundee United in the summer of 2009, just months after signing a pre-contract agreement with the Bhoys in Dec 2008. The 'keeper made 53 appearances for the Tayside club, earning himself good reviews along the way, which eventually attracted interest from Celtic. Although it has to be said that Zaluska's free-agent status would have been a major factor in that 'attraction'.

His time at Celtic has been marked by establishing himself as the clubs main backup 'keeper; firstly to Boruc and latterly to the on-loan Fraser Forster.

As a result of this, Zaluska's first team opportunities have been limited to the odd, fleeting appearance whenever injury has struck whoever the main 'keeper happens to be.

His competitive debut came in 4-0 victory over Falkirk in a Scottish League Cup fixture in September 2009

To his credit, he has always been ready and willing to step-in whenever required and has always performed to the best of his abilities whenever he has been called upon.

It cant be easy being a #2 to a #1...



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