The Polish international experienced the bitter side in the early stage of his life: he was ten years of age when he and his sibling saw his dad ruthlessly stabbing their mom to death. It occurred after a heated contention and the killer was condemned to 15 years in jail.
He is haunted by a harrowing story which has never stymied his path to football stardom.
Jakub Błaszczykowski (Kuba) never addressed his dad again, in spite of the fact that he attended his memorial service after he kicked the bucket at 56 years old.
The trauma constrained him to surrender football for quite a while, but he splendidly modified his life. Kuba started off at Wisła Kraków and now carries out his specialty at Wolfsburg. He has battled through series of injuries early this season but has still shown up in nine appearances. He also played for Fiorentina in the wake of living his greatest years at Borussia Dortmund.
He was an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund side that reached the Champions League finals and was twice delegated as Bundesliga champions. He started in the European final against Bayern Munich, but the Bavarians give his side a beating in spite of having the likes of Lewandowski, Hummels, Gundogan or Gotze in their positions.
“In my autobiography, I reveal everything that’s happened to me, including when at the age of 10, I witnessed the murder of my mother by my father,” he said in January 2015.
“I will never understand why it happened. I’ll always ask myself ‘Why?’,” said the footballer, who was made stronger by the saddest day in his life. “It’s not easy, but it’s an episode I haven’t forgotten and will never forget; that day, my life was changed forever. But I think it also gave me lots of strength. I’ve had to deal with so many adversities in my life, that others would never have been able to.”
“Earlier in my life, it was something I never wanted to mention. I tried to forget it but I couldn’t. But now I am mature enough to speak about it. Until the end of my lifetime, I will have to live with this.”
In a few months, Jakub will be representing his country in next summer Mundial. It will be his first World Cup after featuring in two European Championships. “I never let anything get the better of me,” “I always know I’ve already lived through worse,” he concluded.