Kuszczak has previously played for Śląsk Wrocław in Poland, as well as for the German clubs KFC Uerdingen 05 and Hertha BSC Berlin, before moving in 2004 to England's West Bromwich Albion. During the summer of 2006 he made the switch to Manchester United after a season of starting for West Brom in the Premiership.
Kuszczak joined Hertha BSC in 2000, spending a year with their reserve team before being promoted to the first team in 2001. He subsequently spent three seasons as the third-choice goalkeeper at the club, behind Gábor Király and Christian Fiedler, and failed to make a single appearance in the Bundesliga. He was out of contract with Hertha when he was signed by the then West Brom manager Gary Megson on July 14 2004.
He made his debut for West Brom on September 18 2004 in the Premiership match against Fulham F.C. at The Hawthorns, which ended in a 1-1 draw. He then played in the League Cup match against Colchester United F.C. on September 21 2004, Albion losing 1-2.
Kuszczak had only kept goal in one match in the Premier League before West Brom's game against Manchester United on the penultimate match day of the 2004-05 season, with the Baggies facing a tough relegation battle. He put in a striking performance, having to step in front of the goal after the first choice keeper Russell Hoult was injured in the first half. West Brom drew the match 1-1, with Kuszczak remaining unbeaten during his 68 minutes on the pitch. This performance helped Kuszczak earn his first Man of the Match award in the Premiership. The following week, in the season's last match against Portsmouth, Kuszczak had another impressive game, enabling West Brom to win 2-0, and hence stay up in the league. He is also very proactively involved in promoting community education. In 2005-06, Kuszczak was supposed to be the reserve keeper behind Chris Kirkland. With Kirkland injured, Kuszczak kept in his first Premiership match of the season on October 30 2005, but could not prevent Newcastle United from winning 3-0. His performances then improved, allowing him to become the first choice keeper. This continued despite Kirkland's return from injury.
On January 15 2006, Kuszczak had an impressive game against Wigan, making a match-winning save late on against Jason Roberts, with West Brom winning the game 1-0. The save was voted Save of the Season by viewers of BBC TV's Match of the Day programme.
On July 7 2006, it was confirmed by West Bromwich Albion manager Bryan Robson that Manchester United made a bid for Kuszczak of around £2 million. On August 3, West Bromwich Albion rejected a £2.5 million bid for Kuszczak from Manchester United, citing that a one-year loan spell for United starlet Giuseppe Rossi would also have to be included along with the cash to result in a deal. On August 10 2006, Kuszczak joined Manchester United in a deal involving the transfer of England Under-18 goalkeeper Luke Steele and defender Paul McShane to West Brom.
Kuszczak made his debut in a Premier League match against Arsenal on September 17 2006, and he earned the Manchester United fans' respect when he saved an early Gilberto Silva penalty. He could not, however, save United from a 1-0 defeat, when Emmanuel Adebayor scored the late winner.
Although Kuszczak didn't play enough Premiership games in the 2006-07 season, he received a winners medal by special application to the Premier League.
Due to Dutch keeper Edwin Van der Sar's continued good form and Ben Foster's knee injury, Kuszczak was named Manchester United's number 2 for the 2007-2008 season. During an interview in May 2007 Kuszczak stated that he wanted one day to become the number 1 at Manchester United.
On March 8, 2008, in an FA Cup tie against Portsmouth, Kuszczak received a straight red card for a foul on Milan Baroš. By this time all substitutes had been used, therefore Rio Ferdinand was forced to take over between the posts, but failed to stop the penalty that lead to United being kicked out of the FA Cup.
Due to his impressive performances for West Brom, although the club was ultimately relegated, he was called up to the 23-men Poland national football team for the FIFA World Cup 2006. However in a World Cup warm-up match between Poland and Colombia on May 30 2006, he conceded a goal directly from a long punt by the opposition goalkeeper, Neco Martínez, an error also made by his Manchester United rival Ben Foster. Kuszczak subsequently ended up as Artur Boruc's back-up during the tournament and did not play.
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Tomasz Kuszczak United's Polish international reckons he is the answer. The fact Ferguson was offering him to Leicester earlier this month suggests not.
Jan 30, 2011; Tomasz Kuszczak United's Polish international reckons he is the answer. The fact Ferguson was offering him to Leicester earlier...