Ekstraklasa

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Ekstraklasa
Organising bodyEkstraklasa SA
Founded4 December 1926;94 years ago (1926-12-04) [1]
CountryPoland
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to I liga
Domestic cup(s) Polish Cup
Polish SuperCup
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa Conference League
Current champions Legia Warsaw (15th title)
(2020–21)
Most championships Legia Warsaw
(15 titles)
Most appearances Łukasz Surma (559)
Top goalscorer Ernest Pohl (186)
TV partners List of broadcasters
Website ekstraklasa.org
Current: 2020–21 Ekstraklasa

The Ekstraklasa (Polish pronunciation:  [ˌɛkstraˈklasa] ), named PKO Ekstraklasa since the 2019–20 season due to its sponsorship by PKO Bank Polski, [2] [3] is the top Polish professional league for men's association football teams. UEFA currently (2016-2021) ranks the league 30th.

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Contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the I liga, seasons start in July, and end in May or June the following year. Teams play a total of 30 games each. Games are played on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. The winner of the Ekstraklasa qualifies for the Polish SuperCup. The Ekstraklasa is now operated by the Ekstraklasa SA (English: Ekstraklasa Joint-stock company).

The Ekstraklasa (former I liga) was officially formed as Liga Polska on 4–5 December 1926 in Warsaw, since 1 March 1927 as Liga Piłki Nożnej (Polish pronunciation:  [ˈlʲiɡa ˈpiwki ˈnɔʐnɛj] ), but the Polish Football Association (Polish: Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej, PZPN) had been in existence since 20 December 1919, a year after the independence of Poland in 1918. The first games of the freshly created league took place on 3 April 1927, while first national non-league football championship took place in 1920.

A total of 82 teams have played in the top division of Polish football since the founding of the league, of which 16 clubs have won the title. The current champions are Legia Warsaw, who won their 15th title in 2020–21 season.

History

Creation of the Polish Football League

On 4–5 December 1926 in Warsaw, representatives from several Polish clubs met for the purpose of discussing the creation of a league. It is unknown where the idea of a Polish league originated from, however a national league was thought to be a much more practical solution than hitherto practiced two-stage system of regional matches followed by a national match.

To dismay of clubs' officials, the PZPN was not receptive to the idea of a national league and therefore sought to thwart it. However, it turned out that virtually all but one of the Polish clubs supported the idea. The decision to create it was made regardless what PZPN's representatives thought of it. In late February 1927, at the PZPN's meeting in Warsaw, its officials openly opposed the formation of a league, but the clubs, allegedly egged on by some generals from the Polish Army (which, after May Coup of 1926, played a key role in all aspects of public life), proceeded anyway. The creation of the League was announced on 1 March 1927.

Cracovia

The only opponent of the league's formation was Cracovia – a very influential and strong organization in Polish football of the 1920s. Cracovia's boycott was because its chairman, Dr. Edward Cetnarowski, at the same time held the post of the director of the PZPN. Cetnarowski was a personality known not only in Poland, but also in other countries. It was due to his efforts that in September 1923, Cracovia toured Spain, drawing 1–1 with Barcelona and losing 0–1 to Real Madrid. In October, also thanks to Cetnarowski, Sevilla travelled to Kraków, losing 2–3 to Cracovia.

Early years of the league

1927 Winning Wisla Krakow side. Kadra1927.jpg
1927 Winning Wisła Kraków side.

Games of the first championships started on 3 April 1927. All major teams (except for Cracovia) took part in it. This is the list of the teams (in the order they finished in November 1927):

In this first season of the league, fight for championship was decided between two powerful teams – Wisła Kraków and 1.FC Katowice. This rivalry was treated very seriously, not only by the two sides involved, but also by the whole nation. 1.FC was regarded as the team supported by German minority, while Wisła, at the end of this historic season, represented ambitions of all Poles.

Some time in the fall of 1927 in Katowice, an ill-fated game between 1.FC and Wisła took place. Stakes were very high – the winner would become the champion. Kraków's side won 2–0 and became the champion. 1.FC finished second, third was Warta Poznań.

1927–1932: dominance of Kraków teams

In 1928 Cracovia finally decided to enter the league, which was gladly accepted by all fans of football. However, championships were once again won by Wisła, with such excellent players as Henryk Reyman, Mieczysław Balcer and Jan Kotlarczyk. Warta Poznań was second and Legia Warsaw third. This was also the last year of 1.FC's glory. The team finished fifth, to be relegated forever at the end of 1929 season.

In 1929 yet another team (after Cracovia, Pogon Lwów and Wisła) was added to the list of champions of Poland. This time it was Warta Poznań, which finished one point ahead of Garbarnia Kraków.

However, after the last game, on 1 December 1929, it was Garbarnia Kraków that was celebrating the championship. Two weeks later, in mid-December, PZPN's officials changed the result of the Warta – Klub Turystow Łódź game. Originally, Warta lost 1–2, but due to walk-over (it was decided that one of Łódź's players did not have all necessary documents), this was changed to 3–0 in favor of Poznań's side. As a result of the decision, Warta (with 33 points) became the champion, Garbarnia finished second with 32 points and Klub Turystow was relegated.

In 1930, Cracovia regained the championship, (to repeat this success in 1932) and a year later another Kraków's side, Garbarnia, won the league. It is clear that the 1927–1932 period was marked by dominance of teams from Kraków. During this time, only once (Warta Poznań, 1929) the championship was won by a side from a different city. The 1931 champion, Garbarnia, was unique as this was the first time that the league had been won by a side whose all players had been bought from other teams.

1933–1939: Upper Silesian dominance

As has been said, the early 1930s marked a decline of the dominance of Kraków and Lwów as centers of Polish football. The point of gravity slowly moved towards west – to Polish part of Upper Silesia, which had belonged to Poland since 1921 (see: Silesian Uprisings). In 1932 the champion was Cracovia, but starting in 1933, Ruch Chorzów (then: Ruch Wielkie Hajduki) completely dominated the league, being the champion for four times in a row.

Ruch, with such excellent players as Teodor Peterek, Ernest Wilimowski and Gerard Wodarz was by far the best team in those years. For example, in 1934 it finished seven points ahead of second Cracovia. Other important teams of these years were: Cracovia, Wisła Kraków, Pogoń Lwów and Warta Poznań.

In 1933 and 1934 there were 12 teams in the League. In 1935 this number was cut to 11 and in 1936 – to 10. Football officials did it on purpose – with fewer teams, the competition was supposed to be harder, which would attract fans to the stadiums. However, supporters' turnout was not impressive, with Ruch Chorzów as the most popular team, both at home and away.

In late 1935 (the league held its games in the spring-summer-fall system) fans were shocked to find that Cracovia, the legend of this sport, was relegated to the A-class. Kraków's side absence lasted for a year – it returned in 1937, to become the champion.

Ruch Chorzów was still the dominant team, winning the Championships in 1936 and 1938. In 1937 Ruch's streak of four consecutive champions was broken by Cracovia, and in 1939 the championships were not finished. By 31 August 1939, after some 12 games, Ruch was the leader of the 10-team League. Last games of this summer occurred on 20 August. Then, a break was planned, because the National Team was going to play a few international friendlies. Games were to be re-introduced on 10 September.

This is the list of the ten teams that participated in last, historic games for championships of interwar Poland. Teams are presented according to their position on the table, as of 31 August 1939:

  1. Ruch Chorzów
  2. Wisła Kraków
  3. Pogoń Lwów
  4. AKS Chorzów
  5. Warta Poznań
  6. Cracovia
  7. Polonia Warsaw
  8. Garbarnia Kraków
  9. Warszawianka Warsaw
  10. Union Touring Łódź

After World War II

As a result of the Second World War, the borders of Poland changed significantly. Lwów, one of the centers of Polish football (with such teams as Pogoń Lwów, Czarni Lwów and Lechia Lwów) was annexed by Soviet Union and all these teams ceased to exist. Lwów's football officials and players moved westwards, creating such clubs as Polonia Bytom, Odra Opole and Pogoń Szczecin (see: Recovered Territories). Another important center, Wilno (with the team Śmigły Wilno), was also annexed by the Soviets (see: Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union). In exchange, Poland gained a large swath of formerly German territory in particular in Silesia, with its capital Wrocław (home of double champion Śląsk Wrocław) and towns such as Zabrze (home of 14-times champion Górnik Zabrze), Bytom (home of champions Polonia Bytom and Szombierki Bytom) and Lubin (home of double champion Zagłębie Lubin). 18 teams played in the league between seasons of 1992 and 1998.

Clubs

There are 16 clubs in the Ekstraklasa. During the course of the season each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 30 games (240 games in the season). From the 2013–14 season onward after 30th round league will be split into 'champion' (top eight teams) and 'relegation' (bottom eight teams) groups. Each team plays seven more games (teams ranked 1–4 and 9–12 play four times at home). The 2016–17 season was last when teams started an extra round with half the points (rounded up) achieved during the first phase of 30 matches. The changes extend the season to total of 296 matches played. [4]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
TeamLocationVenueCapacity
Cracovia Kraków Stadion Cracovii 15,114
Górnik Zabrze Zabrze Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla 24,563 1
Jagiellonia Białystok Białystok Stadion Miejski 22,432
Lech Poznań Poznań Stadion Miejski 43,269
Lechia Gdańsk Gdańsk Stadion Energa Gdańsk 43,615
Legia Warsaw Warsaw Stadion im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 31,800
Piast Gliwice Gliwice Stadion Miejski 10,037
Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Bielsko-Biała Stadion Miejski 15,076
Pogoń Szczecin Szczecin Stadion im. Floriana Krygiera 4,200 3
Raków Częstochowa Bełchatów Stadion GKS 2 5,264
Stal Mielec Mielec Stadion Stali 6,864
Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław Stadion Miejski 45,105
Warta Poznań Poznań Stadion Dyskobolii 4 5,383
Wisła Kraków Kraków Stadion im. Henryka Reymana 33,326
Wisła Płock Płock Stadion im. Kazimierza Górskiego 12,800
Zagłębie Lubin Lubin Stadion Zagłębia 16,068
  1. ^ Upgrading to 31,871.
  2. ^ Due to the renovation of the Municipal Football Stadium "Raków" in Częstochowa, Raków will play home matches at the Stadion GKS in Bełchatów.
  3. ^ Upgrading to 20,500. [5] [6]
  4. ^ Due to the renovation of Dębińska Road Stadium in Poznań, Warta will play home matches at the Dyskobolia Stadium in Grodzisk Wielkopolski. [7]

List of league champions

°Abandoned due to the outbreak of World War II. On 31 August 1939 Ruch Chorzów was the leader.
°°In 1951, the Polish Football Association decided to give the Champion of Poland title to the winner of the Polish Cup, in order to increase the importance of the re-activated cup competition. Ruch Chorzów was 6th in the league, but won the cup, beating 2-0 Wisła Kraków in the final game. Wisła Kraków was announced the league champion. [8]

Clubs by number of league championships

Note: This list is not synonymous with a list of Polish football champions.

Bold indicates clubs playing in the top division in the 2020–21 season.

TitlesTeamYear(s)
15
Legia Warsaw 1955, 1956, 1969, 1970, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021
14
Górnik Zabrze 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
Wisła Kraków 1927, 1928, 1949, 1950, 1951, [9] 1978, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011
13
Ruch Chorzów 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1989
7
Lech Poznań 1983, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2010, 2015
4
Cracovia 1930, 1932, 1937, 1948
Widzew Łódź 1981, 1982, 1996, 1997
2
Polonia Bytom 1954, 1962
ŁKS Łódź 1958, 1998
Stal Mielec 1973, 1976
Śląsk Wrocław 1977, 2012
Zagłębie Lubin 1991, 2007
1
Warta Poznań 1929
Garbarnia Kraków 1931
Szombierki Bytom 1980
Polonia Warsaw 2000
Piast Gliwice 2019

The following table lists the league champions by the Polish voivodeship regions (current, valid since 1999).

RegionTitlesWinning Clubs
POL wojewodztwo slaskie flag.svg Silesia
31
Górnik Zabrze (14), Ruch Chorzów (13), Polonia Bytom (2), Szombierki Bytom (1), Piast Gliwice (1)
POL wojewodztwo malopolskie 1 flag.svg Lesser Poland
19
Wisła Kraków (14), Cracovia (4), Garbarnia Kraków (1)
POL wojewodztwo mazowieckie flag.svg Masovia
16
Legia Warsaw (15), Polonia Warsaw (1)
POL wojewodztwo wielkopolskie flag.svg Greater Poland
8
Lech Poznań (7), Warta Poznań (1)
POL wojewodztwo lodzkie flag.svg Łódź
6
Widzew Łódź (4), ŁKS Łódź (2)
POL wojewodztwo dolnoslaskie flag 1.svg Lower Silesia
4
Zagłębie Lubin (2), Śląsk Wrocław (2)
POL wojewodztwo podkarpackie flag.svg Subcarpathian
2
Stal Mielec (2)

The following table lists the league champions by city.

CityTitlesWinning Clubs
Flag of Krakow.svg Kraków
19
Wisła Kraków (14), Cracovia (4), Garbarnia Kraków (1)
Flag of Warsaw.svg Warsaw
16
Legia Warsaw (15), Polonia Warsaw (1)
POL Zabrze flag.svg Zabrze
14
Górnik Zabrze (14)
POL Chorzow flag.svg Chorzów
13
Ruch Chorzów (13)
POL Poznan flag.svg Poznań
8
Lech Poznań (7), Warta Poznań (1)
POL Lodz flag.svg Łódź
6
Widzew Łódź (4), ŁKS Łódź (2)
Bytom flaga.svg Bytom
3
Polonia Bytom (2), Szombierki Bytom (1)
POL Lubin flag.svg Lubin
2
Zagłębie Lubin (2)
POL Wroclaw flag.svg Wrocław
2
Śląsk Wrocław (2)
Mielec flaga.svg Mielec
2
Stal Mielec (2)
POL Gliwice flag 1.svg Gliwice
1
Piast Gliwice (1)

Honored teams

After 10 Polish Championship titles a representative golden star is placed above the team's badge to indicate 10 Polish Championship titles.

The current (as of May 2021) officially sanctioned Championship stars are:

All-time league table

The all-time league table consists of all the teams that once participated in the Ekstraklasa. Data from the 19272018–19 seasons.

Source: Tabela wszech czasów Ekstraklasy (1927–2019) 90minut.pl

Pos.ClubSeasonsCurrent LevelMatches PlayedPointsTotal WinsWins for 3 PointsDrawsLossesLosses for −1 PointsGoals scoredGoals concededGoal difference
1 Legia Warsaw 821st226632401114444565586337782379+1399
2 Wisła Kraków 791st21312818956376534640634652533+932
3 Ruch Chorzów 774th20702428841192555673631092662+447
4 Górnik Zabrze 611st17792268759222510510126711987+684
5 Lech Poznań 581st16842128677310460546823141961+353
6 ŁKS Łódź 652nd17201761598100474647622302361-131
7 Pogoń Szczecin 461st13801446445165391544716161886-270
8 Śląsk Wrocław 401st12361421444169360432514551492-37
9 Widzew Łódź 352nd10751362425182336314614011244+157
10 Zagłębie Lubin 301st9591225351248277330111971131+66
11 Cracovia 401st1028115437915624040914741481-7
12 GKS Katowice 303rd894103032110428628721023977+46
13 Polonia Warsaw 314th80096630418017831811651251-86
14 Zagłębie Sosnowiec 362nd98791832211267398411801330-150
15 Polonia Bytom 354th89288128933274328410991141-42
16 Lechia Gdańsk 271st7488272441352042991827975-148
17 Stal Mielec 251st738726247112272636834844-10
18 Jagiellonia Białystok 161st5266521861611362047619724-105
19 Szombierki Bytom 255th7026452351802875875999-124
20 Korona Kielce 132nd432582152152126154528583-55
21 Gwardia Warszawa 23not existing572539195149228682764-82
22 Odra Wodzisław Śląski 145th41852914514594179487570-83
23 Odra Opole 222nd564523182159223645740-95
24 Amica Wronki 11not existing33249813513593104452370+82
25 GKS Bełchatów 122nd37548613013096149422463-41
26 Arka Gdynia 152nd47147013464137200483610-127
27 Wisła Płock 121st38145112111396164442560-118
28 Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski 107th29444112412469101420357+63
29 Warta Poznań 181st41042317769164841733+108
30 Piast Gliwice 91st31242211411480118383409-26
31 Zawisza Bydgoszcz 145th4303761262698206461651-190
32 Garbarnia Kraków 153rd31530612164130561561
33 Pogoń Lwów 13abroad2733041304499537439+98
34 Stomil Olsztyn 82nd254296766975103255339-84
35 Olimpia Poznań
Lechia/Olimpia Gdańsk
96th290265791610110810313380-67
36 Stal Rzeszów 113rd2902557997114297377-80
37 Hutnik Kraków 74th23425475238178299284+15
38 Górnik Łęczna 73rd223248646456103231331-100
39 KS Warszawianka 13not existing2712279047134427612-185
40 Motor Lublin 94th274220709211212259372-113
41 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała 51st17119748485370196250-54
42 AKS Chorzów 10not existing192196803676336307+29
43 Bałtyk Gdynia 74th21018664161854184247-56
44 ROW Rybnik 73rd198165506583165233-78
45 Górnik Wałbrzych 65th18215753256737194246-52
46 Rymer Niedobczyce
Górnik Radlin
96th
7th
188155583991238344-106
47 Zagłębie Wałbrzych 67th160142504268131166-35
48 Czarni Lwów 7not existing164141562979265326-61
49 Raków Częstochowa 41st13613636273763120186-66
50 Sokół Pniewy
Sokół Tychy
45th13613036164258128190-62
51 Polonia Bydgoszcz 75th156129473574186296-110
55 Bruk-Bet Termalica Nieciecza 32nd11112432322851113171-58
53 Ruch Radzionków 34th9010930301941105135-30
54 Stal Stalowa Wola 43rd1321033214456113173-60
55 1. FC Katowice 37th7888391029164143+21
56 GKS Tychy 32nd9086283032105113-8
57 Klub Turystów Łódź
Union Touring Łódź
4not existing9076321246149212-63
58 KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski 34th92711818175773147-74
59 Siarka Tarnobrzeg 33rd10265193245988169-81
60 Arkonia Szczecin 46th8864202444100166-66
61 Śląsk Świętochłowice 35th66451974084166-82
62 Unia Racibórz 25th523814102877126-49
63 Hasmonea Lwów 2not existing543814103098149-51
64 Wawel Kraków 27th3237131185036+14
65 Igloopol Dębica 25th64379193643121-78
66 Strzelec 22 Siedlce 3not existing64361484284169-85
67 Sandecja Nowy Sącz 12nd37336615163454-20
68 Szczakowianka Jaworzno 16th3032888144054-14
69 RKS Radomsko 14th28317710112334-11
70 TKS Toruń 2not existing54301343784185-101
71 Podgórze Kraków 27th42271152656103-47
72 Radomiak Radom 12nd302589132932-3
73 Górnik Polkowice 13rd2623665151737-20
74 Tarnovia Tarnów 15th2622102144248-6
75 Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki 14th2622557142142-21
76 GKS Jastrzębie 12nd3019881452443+19
77 Dąb Katowice 2not existing36147292997-68
78 ŁTS-G Łódź 1not existing221236132567-42
79 Śmigły Wilno 1not existing181151122950-21
80 Jutrzenka Kraków 1not existing261135184182-41
81 Lechia Lwów 1not existing221151162366-43

From 1927 to 2019 a total of 81 teams contested in the Ekstraklasa.

Bold- indicates teams currently playing in the Ekstraklasa 2020–21 season.

Explanation

1. An equal number of points on the basis of their goal difference, then greater number of goals scored.
2. In seasons 19271994–95 for a win awarded 2 points and 1 point for a draw. In seasons 1986–871989–90 for win at least three goals difference additionally awarded 1 point, while a losses at least 3 goals difference subtracted one point. Since the season 1995–96 for win gives 3 points and 1 point for a draw.
3. Included additional qualification games between both teams and league championship and remain in the league (including 11 games in 1948, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89) and was not included in the table play-off for the right to play in the league between teams of different class divisions.
4. Included matches with unfinished 1939 season.

Penalty points

Includes penalties imposed by the Football Association:

Mergers and acquisitions teams

With the following mergers and acquisitions teams:

Top goalscorers

YearTallyPlayerClub
192737 goals Henryk Reyman Wisła Kraków
192828 goals Ludwik Gintel Cracovia
192925 goals Rochus Nastula Czarni Lwów
193024 goals Karol Kossok Cracovia
193124 goals Walerian Kisieliński Wisła Kraków
193216 goals Kajetan Kryszkiewicz Warta Poznań
193319 goals Artur Woźniak Wisła Kraków
193433 goals Ernst Wilimowski Ruch Hajduki Wielkie
193522 goals Michał Matyas Pogoń Lwów
193618 goals Teodor Peterek
Ernst Wilimowski
Ruch Hajduki Wielkie
Ruch Hajduki Wielkie
193712 goals Artur Woźniak Wisła Kraków
193821 goals Teodor Peterek Ruch Hajduki Wielkie
193912 goals Ernst Wilimowski Ruch Hajduki Wielkie
194831 goals Józef Kohut Wisła Kraków
194920 goals Teodor Anioła Lech Poznań
195021 goals Teodor Anioła Lech Poznań
195120 goals Teodor Anioła Lech Poznań
195211 goals Gerard Cieślik Ruch Chorzów
195324 goals Gerard Cieślik Ruch Chorzów
195413 goals Henryk Kempny
Ernst Pohl
Polonia Bytom
Legia Warsaw
195516 goals Stanisław Hachorek Gwardia Warsaw
195621 goals Henryk Kempny Legia Warsaw
195719 goals Lucjan Brychczy Legia Warsaw
195819 goals Władysław Soporek ŁKS Łódź
195921 goals Jan Liberda
Ernst Pohl
Polonia Bytom
Górnik Zabrze
196017 goals Marian Norkowski Polonia Bydgoszcz
196124 goals Ernst Pohl Górnik Zabrze
196216 goals Jan Liberda Polonia Bytom
196318 goals Marian Kielec Pogoń Szczecin
196418 goals Lucjan Brychczy
Józef Gałeczka
Jerzy Wilim
Legia Warsaw
Zagłębie Sosnowiec
Szombierki Bytom
196518 goals Lucjan Brychczy Legia Warsaw
196623 goals Włodzimierz Lubański Górnik Zabrze
196718 goals Włodzimierz Lubański Górnik Zabrze
196824 goals Włodzimierz Lubański Górnik Zabrze
196922 goals Włodzimierz Lubański Górnik Zabrze
197018 goals Andrzej Jarosik Zagłębie Sosnowiec
197113 goals Andrzej Jarosik Zagłębie Sosnowiec
197216 goals Ryszard Szymczak Gwardia Warsaw
197313 goals Grzegorz Lato Stal Mielec
197415 goals Zdzisław Kapka Wisła Kraków
197519 goals Grzegorz Lato Stal Mielec
197620 goals Kazimierz Kmiecik Wisła Kraków
197717 goals Włodzimierz Mazur Zagłębie Sosnowiec
197815 goals Kazimierz Kmiecik Wisła Kraków
197917 goals Kazimierz Kmiecik Wisła Kraków
198024 goals Kazimierz Kmiecik Wisła Kraków
198118 goals Krzysztof Adamczyk Legia Warsaw
198215 goals Grzegorz Kapica Szombierki Bytom
198315 goals Mirosław Okoński
Mirosław Tłokiński
Lech Poznań
Widzew Łódź
198414 goals Włodzimierz Ciołek Górnik Wałbrzych
198514 goals Leszek Iwanicki Motor Lublin
198620 goals Andrzej Zgutczyński Górnik Zabrze
198724 goals Marek Leśniak Pogoń Szczecin
198820 goals Dariusz Dziekanowski Legia Warsaw
198924 goals Krzysztof Warzycha Ruch Chorzów
199018 goals Andrzej Juskowiak Lech Poznań
199121 goals Tomasz Dziubiński Wisła Kraków
199220 goals Jerzy Podbrożny
Mirosław Waligóra
Lech Poznań
Hutnik Kraków
199325 goals Jerzy Podbrożny Lech Poznań
199421 goals Zenon Burzawa Sokół Pniewy
199516 goals Bogusław Cygan Stal Mielec
199629 goals Marek Koniarek Widzew Łódź
199718 goals Mirosław Trzeciak ŁKS Łódź
199814 goals Arkadiusz Bąk
Sylwester Czereszewski
Mariusz Śrutwa
Polonia Warsaw
Legia Warsaw
Ruch Chorzów
199921 goals Tomasz Frankowski Wisła Kraków
200019 goals Adam Kompała Górnik Zabrze
200118 goals Tomasz Frankowski Wisła Kraków
200221 goals Maciej Żurawski Wisła Kraków
200324 goals Stanko Svitlica Legia Warsaw
200420 goals Maciej Żurawski Wisła Kraków
200525 goals Tomasz Frankowski Wisła Kraków
200621 goals Grzegorz Piechna Korona Kielce
200715 goals Piotr Reiss Lech Poznań
200823 goals Paweł Brożek Wisła Kraków
200919 goals Paweł Brożek
Takesure Chinyama
Wisła Kraków
Legia Warsaw
201018 goals Robert Lewandowski Lech Poznań
201114 goals Tomasz Frankowski Jagiellonia Białystok
201222 goals Artjoms Rudņevs Lech Poznań
201314 goals Róbert Demjan Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała
201422 goals Marcin Robak Piast Gliwice
Pogoń Szczecin
201520 goals Kamil Wilczek Piast Gliwice
201628 goals Nemanja Nikolić Legia Warsaw
201718 goals Marco Paixão
Marcin Robak
Lechia Gdańsk
Lech Poznań
201824 goals Carlitos Wisła Kraków
201924 goals Igor Angulo Górnik Zabrze
202024 goals Christian Gytkjær Lech Poznań

Players

League presidents

Nr.League PresidentTerm
fromto
1.Roman Górecki1 March 1927January 1929
2.Ignacy IzdebskiJanuary 192916 January 1933
3.Zygmunt Żołędziowski16 January 193317 January 1936
4.Juliusz Geib17 January 193630 August 1936
5.Michał Jaroszyński30 August 1936Fall 1938
6.Karol Stefan RudolfFall 193817 September 1939
7.Tadeusz Dręgiewicz10 August 194618 August 1946
-League Suspended18 August 194622 February 1947
-VP PZPN for League22 February 194714 June 2005
8.Michał Tomczak14 June 200529 November 2005
9.Andrzej Rusko29 November 200514 March 2012
10.Bogusław Biszof1 September 201230 June 2015
11.Dariusz Marzec1 July 20159 October 2017
12.Marcin Animucki9 October 2017present

Corruption scandal

Several clubs have been involved in a corruption scandal and were/are in danger of relegation:

Statistics

UEFA coefficients

The following data indicates Polish coefficient rankings between European football leagues. [12]

Television

All matches from the 2011–12 are telecast live nationally by Canal+ Poland. From 2019–20 Telewizja Polska has the rights to air live 1 game per week on a non-scrambled channel.

See also

Notes

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