Jakub Piotr Moder (born 7 April 1999) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Brighton & Hove Albion and the Polish national team.
Moder was born in Szczecinek. He began his steps towards becoming a footballer at Fortuna Wieleń, and in 2011, he joined Warta Poznań as an academy player.
In 2014, Moder joined Lech Poznań’s academy, and was promoted to the reserve team in 2016. On 2 April 2018, he made his first team debut for Lech Poznań in a 1-3 win away against Wisła Kraków, coming on as a substitute.
Odra Opole (loan)
On 18 June 2018, Moder was loaned to I liga side Odra Opole.
After returning from his loan spell at Odra Opole, Moder extended his contract with Lech Poznań until 2023, and quickly became a regular starter under Dariusz Żuraw. He got his first assist for Lech Poznań in a 3–1 away win against Górnik Zabrze, and in February 2020, he scored his first goal for ‘Kolejorz’ in a 3–0 home win against Raków Częstochowa. On 20 June 2020, Moder scored a free-kick from outside the box to help Lech defeat Piast Gliwice in a 2–0 away win. He was voted as the Best Youth Player of the month in Ekstraklasa for June 2020. Moder was an important player for Lech Poznań in the 2019–20 season, helping ‘Kolejorz’ finish the season in second place.
Moder was a key in Lech Poznań’s qualification for the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League, providing an assist in a 3–0 home win against Valmiera. On 20 September 2020, Moder scored the winning goal in a 1–0 home win against local rivals Warta Poznań.
Brighton & Hove Albion
On 6 October 2020 he signed for English club Brighton & Hove Albion for a transfer fee of £6 million.
Lech Poznań (loan)
Moder was immediately loaned back to former club Lech Poznań, initially until the end of the season (this depended on Lech Poznań’s progress in the UEFA Europa League). Despite Lech Poznań’s poor start to the 2020–21 Ekstraklasa season, Moder helped the team by scoring 4 goals and providing 2 assists. On 22 October 2020 he made his UEFA Europa League debut, in the 2020–21 group stage home game against Benfica, where Lech was defeated 4–2.
On 18 December, following Lech Poznań’s exit from the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League, it was announced that Moder would be recalled from his loan spell on 31 December 2020. Moder made his final appearance for Lech Poznań on 19 December 2020, in a 1–0 home defeat to Wisła Kraków.
Moder made his debut for Brighton on 10 February 2021, starting and playing the full match in the 1–0 away defeat against Leicester City in the FA Cup fifth round. He made his Premier League debut on 27 February coming on as a substitute for Ben White in the 84th minute in a 1–0 away loss at West Brom. He made his first start in the league for the Seagulls on 20 March in a 3–0 home win over Newcastle to help Brighton go six points clear of the bottom three.