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Wojciech Wojcik signs permanent deal with Energy FC

The former Chicago Fire product remains in OKC.

Photo courtesy of OKC Energy FC

The Oklahoma City Energy FC has announced the signing of striker Wojciech Wojcik on a permanent deal for the 2017 USL season. The Polish attacker spent much of 2016 in Oklahoma City playing with the Energy, where he made 23 regular season appearances and scored four goals.

Wojcik originally joined the Energy in 2016 on loan from the NASL side Indy Eleven, who signed the striker from Finnish side FC Ilves in 2014. The 24-year-old striker made 21 appearances with the Indianapolis side before heading south.

The Polish striker grew up playing for the Chicago Fire’s academy and attended Bradley University, where he was named Conference Player of the Year during his senior season.

“He came to our club and did a hell of a job,” said Energy FC Head Coach Jimmy Nielsen on Wojcik’s 2016 season. “He’s strong and a big threat in the [penalty area]. He’s strong and powerful in the air. For a man of his size, he is also technically sound, particularly with the ball. Woj is a great guy to have around, he’s hungry and very competitive.”

“I’m so excited to be returning and being a part of the 2017 season in OKC,” Wojcik said. “I had a lot of fun playing with the team last year. I can’t wait to be back and playing in front of such a strong and committed fan base. I am counting down the days until the start of the season.”