Euzebiusz “Ebi” Smolarek (pron. IPA: [ɛwˈzɛbʲuʂ smɔˈlarɛk]; born January 9, 1981 in Łódź, Poland) is a Polish footballer who currently plays for the Polish national football team and Racing de Santander. He grew up in the Netherlands, where his father Włodzimierz Smolarek played in the Eredivisie and later worked as a coach. Ebi Smolarek went through the Feyenoord youth system and made it all the way to the first team. He is a second striker, winger or attacking midfielder for both club and national team. He is known for his team work, dribbling and scoring ability.
Ebi Smolarek is the son of another Polish international, Włodzimierz Smolarek. He was named after the Portuguese football great Eusébio da Silva Ferreira. In a memorable feat, he was the first Pole to score a goal against Portugal in 20 years, the previous one being by his father.
In 2002 Smolarek was suspended by the UEFA for two European matches after he was tested positive on cannabis. However, the amount found his urine was very low, ruling out the possibility that he had smoked it. It was said he might had been eating a space cake or something similar, maybe without even knowing. However, after the incident, Smolarek inherited the nickname, “The Hash Bomber.” As a result Smolarek missed Feyenoord UEFA Cup final match versus Borussia Dortmund that they won by 3 goals to 2. He was selected for the 2006 FIFA World Cup but failed to score any goals. Wikipedia
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