|Full name||Tomasz Hajto|
|Date of birth||(1972-10-16) 16 October 1972 (age 49)|
|Place of birth||Maków Podhalański, Poland|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Halniak Maków Podhalański|
|2004–2005||1. FC Nürnberg||17||(0)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Tomasz Nikodem Hajto (Polish pronunciation: [ˈtɔmaʂ ˈxajtɔ]) (born 16 October 1972) is a Polish expert commentator, sports agent, football coach and retired professional footballer.
Born in Maków Podhalański, Hajto began his career playing for local club Halniak Maków Podhalański. He moved to Góral Żywiec before making his big break in 1991 with Hutnik Kraków. His prowess as a youngster was noticed by many, and in 1993–94 he was transferred to Górnik Zabrze.
Hajto was soon to create interest from other countries, most particularly Germany and England, but it was to the former that he was first transferred. He first played for MSV Duisburg for two seasons. After the team was relegated to 2. Bundesliga, Hajto was transferred to FC Schalke 04, where he played until 2004. He then signed a two-year contract with 1. FC Nürnberg. As he had not met the expectations, he was transferred to Southampton in summer 2005. In January 2006, his contract with Southampton was cancelled, enabling him to sign for Derby County on an eighteen-month contract, however this deal was also terminated early, after only four months at the club.
Hajto is married to a former Polish sprinter Renata Sosin (pl), with whom he has two children: son, Mateusz, and daughter, Wiktoria.
In January 2008, Hajto was found guilty of manslaughter after speeding in his car and killing a female pedestrian at a crossing in Łódź. Pleading guilty to the charges, he was given a suspended two-year jail sentence, ordered to pay a fine of 7,000 Polish złotys and given a one-year driving ban. He had earlier been fined in 2004 for dealing in smuggled cigarettes.
|1.||27 May 1998||Silesian Stadium, Chorzów, Poland||Russia|| |
|2.||27 May 1998||Silesian Stadium, Chorzów, Poland||Russia|| |
|3.||4 June 1999||Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw, Poland||Bulgaria|| |
|UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
|4.||18 August 1999||Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw, Poland||Spain|| |
|5.||28 February 2001||GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||Switzerland|| |
|6.||17 April 2002||Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland||Romania|| |
- ^ "TOMASZ NIKODEM HAJTO ('72) - Internetowy Monitor Sądowy i Gospodarczy". www.imsig.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 18 May 2019.
- ^ "Schalker Hajto wechselt nach Nürnberg". RP Online. 11 May 2004. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
- ^ "Hajto von Nürnberg nach Southampton". Handelsblatt. 28 July 2005. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
- ^ Parker, Sam (3 October 2017). "Tomasz Hajto - cytaty, żona, dzieci, wzrost, wiek" [Tomasz Hajto - quotes, wife, children, height, age]. Radio Eska (in Polish). Warsaw: Grupa ZPR Media. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
- ^ "Former Poland defender gets suspended jail term for fatally running over pedestrian". cbssports.com. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
- ^ "Schalke 0-0 Pasching (Aggregate: 2 - 0)". uefa.com. Archived from the original on 12 December 2003. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
- Tomasz Hajto at Soccerbase
- Tomasz Hajto at 90minut.pl (in Polish)