Piotr Nowak – Genral Manager

Summary of Experience
  • Growth oriented Football Executive with over 15 years of experience in International and top level in professional football
  • Experienced football Manager with several championships in various countries, competitions and age levels
  • Former professional footballer with 25 years of club and international football knowledge
Areas of Expertise
  • Managing and Directing groups•Strategic short and long-term planning
  • International and club level experience
  • First Team Coaching and Youth Development
  • World-wide Corporate Relationships
  • Public speaking and presentations (Last Presentation at Aspire4Sport Doha, Qatar)
  • Fluent in multiple languages (Polish, English, German, Russian, Turkish)
Coaching and Managing Experience
  • 2019 – Present FIFA Chief Analyst Football Programs
  • 2017 – 2018 Sporting Director Lechia Gdansk, Lotto Ekstraklasa Poland
  • 2016 – 2017 Head Coach Lechia Gdansk, Lotto Ekstraklasa Poland
  • 2014 – 2016 Head Coach / Technical Director of Antigua and Barbuda Football Association
  • 2014 – 2016 Technical & Personal Advisor to the President of Caribbean Football Union
  • 2013 – 2014 Technical Director / Technical Advisor of Kirkwood Soccer Club, USA
  • 2009 – 2012 Head Coach / Executive Vice-President Philadelphia Union, MLS, USA
  • 2007 – 2009 Assistant Coach United States Men’s National Team, USA
  • 2007 – 2009 Head Coach United States Olympic Team & USA U-23 National Team
  • 2004 – 2007 Head Coach DC United, Major League Soccer, USA
  • 2003 – 2004 Director of International Relations/Ambassador Chicago Fire S.C, MLS, USA
  • 2003 – 2004 Founder of Peter Nowak Soccer Academy – Chicago Illinois / Florida, USA
Experience as a Professional Player
  • 1990 – 1997 Poland National Team (Captain)
  • 1998 – 2003 Chicago Fire (Captain), Major League Soccer, USA
  • 1994 – 1998 TSV 1860 Munich, 1.Bundesliga, Germany
  • 1993 – 1994 Dynamo Dresden, 1.Bundesliga, Germany
  • 1992 – 1993 Young Boys Bern, Super League, Switzerland
  • 1990 – 1992 Bakirköyspor Istanbul, Super League, Turkey
  • 1986 – 1990 Zawisza Bydgoszcz, Ekstraklasa, Poland
  • 1985 – 1986 Widzew Lodz, Ekstraklasa, Poland
  • 1978 – 1985 Poland Youth National Team
Awards
  • 2016 Coach of the Year Poland / Gdansk
  • 2005 Recipient of Cavalier Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, by President Aleksander Kwasniewski for achievements as Player and the Coach
  • 2005 Mayor of Washington D.C. Anthony A. Williams named Piotr Nowak Day
  • 2004 – 2005 – 2006 MLS Coach of the Year Finalist
  • 2004 – 2006 – 2012 MLS All-Star Team Head Coach
  • 1998 – 2004 MLS CUP Champion, first person to win MLS CUP as a Player & Coach
  • 1998 – 2000 USA Open Cup Champion
  • 1998 MLS CUP MVP
  • 1998 – 2000 – 2001 Chicago Fire MVP MLS
  • 2004 MLS Eastern Conference Champion
  • 2005 ALL – TIME MLS Best XI
  • 2006 MLS SUPPORTER’S SHIELD Winner
  • 2007 USA Men’s National Team GOLD CUP Winner
  • 2007 USA Men’s National Team MANDELA CUP Winner
  • 2004 First inductee of the “Ring of Fire”, Chicago Fire’s Hall of Fame
Education
  • UEFA PRO Coaching License # 10491 expires 12/31/202