Updated May 5, 2021
ADAM BUKSA AT A GLANCE:
- Polish international owns 61 MLS appearances, including 43 starts, with 25 goals and eight assists over 4,132 minutes played since joining New England as a Designated Player in 2020.
- Captured New England’s Golden Boot Award with 16 goals scored, tied for fifth-most in MLS, in 2021, when he added four assists over 31 appearances and set a club record with 111 shots.
- Netted six goals along with two assists in 23 games played, 16 of them starts, in debut MLS campaign in 2020.
- Owns five appearances, all starts, with two goals scored, in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
- Has tallied five goals in seven caps with the Poland National Team and ranked among the leading scorers in UEFA World Cup Qualifying. Helped Poland qualify for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World
- Captured Pogón Szczecin's Golden Boot after pacing team with 11 goals in the 2018-19 season, before leading the team in scoring to open the 2019-20 campaign.
- Previously featured for Zagłębie Lubin (2016-18) and Lechia Gdańsk (2014-17).
MLS CAREER: Polish striker in third MLS season after transferring to the Revolution from Pogón Szczecin ahead of the 2020 campaign…Career totals include 25 goals and eight assists in 61 regular season games… Also owns two goal across five playoff starts…In 2021, captured the Revolution’s Golden Boot Award with a club-best 16 goals scored on the season, tied for fifth-best in the MLS Golden Boot race…Appeared in 31 games, 21 of them starts, and tallied four assists over 2,075 minutes played…Set a club record with 111 shots on the season…In 2020, the Designated Player appeared in all 23 regular season games, making 16 starts, and scored six goals with two assists in debut MLS season…Ranked second on the team in goals during the regular season…Made an additional four appearances in the MLS Cup Playoffs, recording one goal.
2022: Has appeared in seven matches, starting six of them, with three goals scored, two assists, and a team-best 24 shots on the season…Ranks among MLS leaders in headed shots, headed goals, and aerial duels won…Also netted two goals over two appearances in SCCL play…Became the first player in club history to log a multi-goal performance in international competition on March 9 vs. Pumas UNAM…On the international stage, helped his native Poland qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup…(2/26) at POR: Started and played all 90 minutes in the season opener, a 2-2 draw…(3/12) vs. RSL: Logged first multi-assist performance in MLS…(4/2) NYRB: Returned to the team from international duty and played 44 minutes off the bench…(4/16) vs. CLT: Returned to the Starting XI and opened his 2022 account in the 2-1 victory…(4/23) at DC: Registered 60th appearance in MLS…Scored for the second consecutive match…Tallied a season-high eight shots…Also surpassed 4,000 minutes played in MLS…(4/30) vs. MIA: Scored a goal for the third consecutive match…Posted a 77-minute performance with five shots.
2021: Appeared in 31 matches, starting 21 of them, with 16 goals and four assists over 2,075 minutes played…Captured the Revs’ Golden Boot Award as the club’s top scorer…Ranked tied for fifth in the MLS Golden Boot race…Collected 111 shots, a Revolution club record…Ranked second in MLS in shots (111) and shots on target (43)…Four headed goals were tied for third-most in MLS…Added one start in the MLS Cup Playoffs, when he netted his second career postseason goal… (4/17) at CHI: Opened 2021 in season opener, a 2-2 draw…Posted team highs in shots (4) and shots on target (2)…5/16) vs. CLB: Scored game-winning goal three minutes after entering match as a substitute…(5/22) vs. NY: Scored off the bench for a second consecutive game…Recorded four shots in 29 minutes, including two on target…(5/29): Returned to the starting lineup and scored in a third straight game…Marked second game-winning goal in three-game span…(7/7) vs. TOR: Scored fifth goal of the season…(7/17) at ATL: Collected first assist on Gustavo Bou’s game-winning goal in the 1-0 win…(7/21) at MIA: Recorded first brace of MLS career in the 5-0 win…Named to MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week…(7/31) at NY: Scored game-winning goal in second-half stoppage time of the 3-2 win…Totaled seven shots…(8/21) vs. CIN: Logged second brace of season along and one assist in 4-1 victory…Finished with four shots, three on target…Earned MLS Team of the Week honors…(8/28) at NYC: Eclipsed 3,000 minutes played in MLS…(9/18) vs. CLB: Set club records for most shots in a single game (11) and most shots in a half (9) while netting equalizing goal…(9/25) vs. ORL: Netted the opening goal in 2-1 win…(9/29) at MTL: Scored for third consecutive match in 4-1 road victory…Registered 50th MLS appearance…(10/20) at DC: Collected his third goal-and-assist performance of the season…Started and played all 90 minutes…Marked 20th regular-season goal in MLS…Earned MLS Team of the Week honors…(10/24) at ORL: Netted two goals, including the game-tying tally, in a 45-minute performance off the bench…Earned MLS Player of the Week honors…Finished the 2-2 draw with four shots, three on target…(10/27) vs. COL: Started and played all 90 minutes…Logged six shots in 1-0 win…Postseason: (11/30) vs. NYC: Scored a game-tying goal in the Eastern Conference Semifinal, a 2-2 draw…Started and played all 120 minutes.
2020: Transferred to New England from Polish side Pogón Szczecin on Dec. 20, 2019…Finished first MLS campaign as one of two Revolution players to appear in all 23 regular season matches, making 16 starts…Scored six goals with two assists over 1,499 minutes played…Also started all four postseason games, scoring one goal…Led all MLS players with 11 headed shots on target across all competitions…Six goals ranked second on the team, and finished fifth in minutes played...Ranked tied for sixth in MLS in shots (59) and tied for seventh in shots on target (24)…Started and played 90 minutes in the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16 on July 25 vs. Philadelphia…Called in to the Poland National Team for UEFA Nations League matches in August 2020 but was unable to accept invitation due to MLS travel guidelines…(2/29) at MTL: Played 90 minutes in MLS debut…(3/7) vs. CHI: Opened MLS account with the team’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw…(7/17) vs. DC: Scored second career MLS goal on an unassisted header in a 1-1 draw…Set a single-game career high with five shots…(9/6) at CHI: Registered first MLS assist in the 2-1 away win…(9/27) at DC: Scored third goal of the season and tallied two shots in 11-minute shift off the bench…(10/14) at MTL: Registered a goal and an assist for the first time in MLS…Finished with three shots on goal in 3-2 win…(10/23) at NSH: Scored the game-tying goal, fifth of the season, in 27-minute shift off the bench…(11/1) vs. DC: Notched sixth goal of the season…Matched career high with five shots, including a personal-best four shots on target…Postseason: (11/20) vs. MTL: Logged three shots, all on target, in his MLS Cup Playoffs debut…(11/24) at PHI: Scored first postseason goal, the game winner, with a headed finish in Round One…(11/29) at ORL: Directed a shot off the post that led to Gustavo Bou’s game-winning goal in Conference Semifinal…(12/6) at CLB: Recorded three shots in 90-minute shift in Conference Final defeat.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Prior to joining MLS, the center forward played six years in Poland's top-flight Ekstraklasa…Featured for three clubs: Pogón Szczecin (2017-19), Zagłębie Lubin (2016-18), and Lechia Gdańsk (2014-17)…Across all competitions, career totals included more than 5,700 minutes played in over 100 appearances with 28 goals and 11 assists…Native of Kraków, Poland developed in the academies of Wisła Kraków, Hutnik Kraków, Garbarnia Kraków, and Novara before joining professional ranks with Lechia Gdańsk in 2014…In debut season with Lechia Gdańsk, recorded 207 minutes played in eight appearances, including one start…Made eight appearances with four starts in 2015-16 campaign, scoring first professional goal in 1-1 draw on July 31 vs. Pogón Szczecin…Registered first professional assist in 1-1 draw on Oct. 16 vs. Górnik Zabrze…Made one additional substitute appearance in the Polish Cup…Signed with Zagłębie Lubin ahead of the 2016-17 season…Set career highs in appearances (22), starts (10), and goals (4) in Ekstraklasa play…In 2017-18 campaign, made nine substitute appearances across all competitions with one goal for Zagłębie Lubin before joining Pogón Szczecin on loan…Logged 811 minutes played across 12 appearances, including nine starts, with four goals for Pogón in remainder of 17-18 season…Transferred to Pogón ahead of the 2018-19 Ekstraklasa season…Set single-season career highs with 22 appearances – all starts – with 11 goals and four assists in 1,825 minutes played…Won Pogón's Golden Boot…Made one appearance in the Polish Cup, playing 120 minutes…In first half of 2019-20 season, again paced Pogón in goals with seven through 17 appearances – all starts – in 1,459 minutes played…Added four assists.
NATIONAL TEAM (POLAND): Owns five goals in seven senior caps with Poland National Team… Made six appearances and scored all five goals in 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers…Helped Poland qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November…Previously represented Poland at the Under-21, Under-19, and Under-17 levels…Received first call-up to Poland's senior team in November 2018 for a friendly against the Czech Republic and a UEFA Nations League qualifying match against Portugal, but did not play…Called in by Poland for UEFA Nations League matches in August 2020, but was unable to accept invitation due to MLS travel guidelines…Called up by Poland for three matches in September FIFA World Cup Qualifiers…Made senior international debut with a goal-scoring performance in 4-1 victory over Albanian on Sept. 2….Collected a hat-trick performance in 7-1 win over San Marino on Sept. 5.
Personal: Name is pronounced Adam "BOOK-sah”…Enrolled in business/finance courses during the 2020 suspension in play due to the COVID-19 pandemic…Younger brother, Aleksander Buksa, plays for Wisla Kraków in native Poland.