Midfielder Yan Klukowski just became the latest addition to Torquay United’s team after he was signed from York City. The length of the midfielder’s contract hasn’t yet been revealed. Klukowski has only spent one season at York during which he made 29 appearances, helping them to an FA Trophy at Wembley. However, even his efforts couldn’t keep the team from being relegated from the National League.
Before moving to York, Klukowski played for Newport and he made 73 appearances for the Welsh side during which he scored 8 goals. Kevin Nicholson, the Torquay United boss, described the midfielder as a stronger person who is able to play in any part of the team’s midfield. The Chippenham born footballer will now have played for 10 different clubs in a long career that has seen him play in England, Wales, Canada and the United States.
His football beginnings were at his local club, Chippenham Town before he moved to Bath City where his senior career started back in 2003. He played briefly for his local club before he moved to the U.S. on a four-year scholarship with CCSU (Central Connecticut State University). He became a full professional in 2009 when he joined the Western Mass Pioneers before he moved back to England in 2009. After several failed trials, he once again joined his local club, Chippenham Town. He would later join Larkhall Athletic until the end of the 2009/2010 season during which he scored six goals in eight appearances.
Torquay is hoping that the addition of the midfielder will help them to have a better season than last when they only managed to avoid relegation thanks to a strong performance in the latter parts of the season which saw them collect full points in all their last three games.