Andrzej Pogorzelski

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Andrzej Pogorzelski
Andrzej Pogorzelski.jpg
Born(1938-10-12)12 October 1938
Leszno, Poland
Died16 October 2020(2020-10-16) (aged 82)
NicknamePuzon
NationalityFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Current club information
Career statusRetired (1977)
Career history
Poland
1956, 1973-1976 Unia Leszno
1957-1961 Start Gniezno
1962-1972 Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski
Individual honours
1966Continental Champion
1966 Golden Helmet
Team honours
1965, 1966, 1969 World Team Cup Winner
1969 Polish League Champion

Andrzej Pogorzelski (12 October 1938 – 16 October 2020) was a Polish motorcycle speedway rider and coach.

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Career

He started his career in Unia Leszno and represented the club in 1956 and 1973-1976 seasons. While at Unia Leszno he won 2 bronze medals (1975, 1976) on Team Speedway Polish Championship. During the 1957-1961 seasons he rode in Start Gniezno and moved to Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski in winter 1962. While in Stal he won 1 gold (1969) and 5 silver (1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1971) medals in Team Speedway Polish Championship. [1]

During riding for Stal he held double record of the track in Gorzow Wielkopolski in seasons 1964 (76.4 sec - 18/10/1964) and 1969 (73.3 sec - 18/05/1969). [2] [3]

Andrzej won 3 bronze medals in the Polish Individual Speedway Championship (1964, 1965, 1966). He also won the Golden Helmet tournament in 1966, [4] in 1964 (2nd place), [5] 1965 (2nd place) [6] and 1969 (2nd place), [7] and was finalist in the Silver Helmet tournament of the season 1962 (3rd place). [8]

International appearances

Six-time finalist of the Speedway World Team Cup, where together with the Polish National Team he won 3 gold (1965, [9] 1966, [10] 1969) [11] and 1 silver medal (1967), [12] and finished in 4th place twice (1963, 1964). [13]

Finalist of the Speedway World Championship in seasons: 1965 (9th place), 1966 (12th place), 1967 (9th place) and 1969 (9th place).

After retirement

After his career he competed in the many tournaments among others, for example in Edward Jancarz Memorial and he won significant achievements as a speedway coach.

Pogorzelski died on 16 October 2020, aged 82. [14]

Monuments and plaques

Commemorative plaque at the Stal's Edward Jancarz Stadium unveiled on 18 December 2015. [15] [16] [17]

World Final Appearances

Individual World Championship

World Team Cup

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