Footballer Marcin Oleksy has been amputated after he became the victim of a terrible car accident. Marcin Oleksy is an amputated professional footballer from Poland, who just became the first amputated player to win the Puskas Award.
The FIFA Puskas Award is an award which is awarded to the male and female footballers who scores the most beautiful goal or the goal of the calendar.
Oleksy played representing Poland in the 2022 Amputee Soccer World Cup where his team reached the Round of 16 and then got eliminated.
The amputated footballer has been playing as a forward for Poland and has been scoring a lot of goals.
Footballer Marcin Oleksy Accident Details
The Puskas Award winner wanted to become a goalkeeper, but everything went south when he was 23 and working as a road worker. At that moment a car went off track and crash into him. He was taken to the hospital immediately, but the doctors gave him bad news saying they needed to cut off his leg.
The Polish player could have given up his dreams of playing football, but instead, he faced up and was just happy to be alive.
He said in an interview with ESPN,” I’d always dream that when I had a son, I’d be able to play football with him. So when I got a sports prosthetic, I took him to the football pitch and we started playing, and I felt like I wanted to go back there again.”
After 12 years at the age of 35, he returned to the football field where he even got the prestigious Puskas Award. Today thanks to his dedication and talent, he is now on the list of joining with Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Salah, and Zlatan list of FIFA Puskas Awards Winners.
Footballer Marcin Oleksy Nationality and Age
Marcin was born on April 11, 1987, in Poland. The amputated footballer is Polish by nationality. his birth sign is Aries. The striker as of today is 36 years old.
The Polish player has been scoring a large number of goals since his return to the football field. Similarly, he scored one of the most beautiful goals in his career
Marcin told FIFA,” My team-mate Dawid Nocak played a pass. When I saw the ball coming, I knew I’d be the first to it. I connected cleanly it was perfect. When I hit it, I watched the ball all the way and saw it go into the corner of the net. I’d always wanted to score a beautiful goal. You could see the pride on my face after I scored. I stood up tall, I stuck out my chest. I was just so happy.”
Furthermore, he got the Puskas Award for that goal and he even became the first amputated footballer to ever receive that precious award.
The speech he gave while receiving the award was also very special, he said,” It’s been difficult for me to even dream about an award like this. I am standing before you today receiving the award for the best goal in the world. I am dedicating this award to Ewelina, Tomek, and Tosia- because it was thanks to them that I was able to pick myself up after the accident and am here now, and can score such beautiful goals.”
Footballer Marcin Oleksy Wikipedia Bio
Marcin was born in 1987, in Poland and is currently playing in the forward position for Poland. After his comeback from his devastating injury, he has been scoring a large number of goals.
He even left the idea of becoming a footballer and worked as a professional worker. Before 2010 he wanted to become a goalkeeper but everything went south when he became the victim of a terrible incident on November 2010.
The player has not shared much information about himself so we should respect his privacy.