Śląsk Wrocław

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Śląsk Wrocław
Śląsk Wrocław's crest
Full name Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Spółka Akcyjna
Nickname(s) WKS, Wojskowi (Military)
Founded 1947 (18 March 1946)
Ground Stadion Miejski, Wrocław
Ground Capacity 42,771
Chairman Paweł Żelem
Manager Tadeusz Pawłowski
League Ekstraklasa
2012–13 3rd
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Śląsk Wrocław (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɕlɔ̃sk ˈvrɔt͡swaf]) is a Polish football club based in Wrocław that plays in Ekstraklasa, the highest level of the Polish football league system. The club was founded in 1947 and has competed under many names since then; adopting the name Śląsk Wrocław ten years after their foundation. In 1977, Śląsk Wrocław won the Polish league championship for the first time. The club has also won the Polish Cup twice, the Polish SuperCup twice and the Ekstraklasa Cup once. The club's home is Stadion Miejski, a 42,771 capacity stadium in Wrocław which was one of the host venues during UEFA Euro 2012. Club previously played at Olympic Stadium and Stadion Oporowska.

Śląsk Wrocław is ranked 9th in the Ekstraklasa all time table.

History[edit]

The club has had many names since its foundation in 1947. They are listed below;[1]

  • 1947 – Pionier Wrocław
  • 1949 – Legia Wrocław
  • 1950 – Centralny Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Wrocław
  • 1951 – Okręgowy Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Wrocław
  • 1957 – Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław
  • 1997 – Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Sportowa Spółka Akcyjna
  • Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Spółka Akcyjna

Śląsk is the Polish name of Silesia, the historical region in which Wrocław is located.

Honours[edit]

Supporters[edit]

They are among the largest supporter movements in Poland. They are one of the precursors football supporters in Poland (in the early 70). Silesia supporters call themselves Nobles from Wrocław (Polish: Szlachta z Wrocławia). In the 1980s many of the club's fans were active in the Solidarity and Fighting Solidarity movement which were fighting the communist regime in Poland. It is therefore not unusual to see anticommunist and patriotic slogans on the stands. The Nobles from Wrocław has a right-wing views and is hostile to homosexuals.

They have a friendship with Lechia Gdańsk, Wisła Kraków (Three Kings of Great Cities, Polish: Trzej Królowie Wielkich Miast), Motor Lublin, Miedź Legnica and Czech SFC Opava.

Supporters of Śląsk Wrocław in 2003. 
In memory of Cursed soldiers (2.26.2012) 
Precz z komuną (Down with communism
Fanatyczny Wróg Publiczny (Fanatical Public Enemy) 
Graffiti Supporters of Śląsk Wrocław 

Stadium[edit]

The Municipal Stadium in Wrocław, Poland, is the highest fourth category football (soccer) stadium built for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. The Stadium is located on aleja Śląska in the western part of the city (Pilczyce district). It is the home stadium of the Śląsk Wrocław football team playing in the Polish T-Mobile Ekstraklasa. The stadium has a capacity of 42,771 spectators, all seated and all covered. The Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw is the largest arena in Ekstraklasa and the third largest in the country (after National Stadium and Silesia Stadium). Stadium construction began in April 2009 and was completed in September 2011. Stadium opening took place at 10 September 2011 with boxing fight between Tomasz Adamek and Vitali Klitschko for WBC heavyweight title. First football match between Śląsk Wrocław and Lechia Gdańsk was played on 10 October 2011. Śląsk won this match 1:0 and Johan Voskamp was first goalscorer on the new stadium.

Municipal Stadium by night. 
interior of the stadium. 
Śląsk Wrocław - Wisła Kraków (11.25.2011) 
The Municipal Stadium in Wrocław during the UEFA Euro 2012

Current squad[edit]

The team bus in 2011
The team bus in season 2012-2013
As of 14 March 2014[6][7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Wojciech Pawłowski (on loan from Udinese)
2 Poland DF Krzysztof Ostrowski
3 Poland DF Adam Kokoszka
4 England MF Tom Hateley
6 Poland MF Tomasz Hołota
7 Albania FW Sebino Plaku
8 Poland MF Mateusz Machaj
9 Poland MF Sylwester Patejuk
11 Poland MF Sebastian Mila
12 Brazil DF Dudu Paraíba
14 Israel DF Oded Gavish
15 Poland DF Rafał Grodzicki
16 Slovenia MF Dalibor Stevanović
17 Poland DF Mariusz Pawelec
18 Czech Republic DF Luboš Adamec
No. Position Player
19 Portugal FW Marco Paixão (captain)
20 Czech Republic MF Lukáš Droppa
21 Spain DF Juan Calahorro
22 Poland GK Jakub Wrąbel
23 Poland MF Paweł Zieliński
24 Poland DF Tadeusz Socha
25 Slovakia GK Marián Kelemen
26 Poland MF Przemysław Kaźmierczak
27 Slovakia MF Róbert Pich
28 Portugal MF Flávio Paixão
29 Poland MF Paweł Uliczny
30 Poland DF Kamil Dankowski
32 Poland FW Marcin Przybylski
34 Canada MF Patryk Misik

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- Poland DF Grzegorz Skrzypczak (at Odra Opole)
-- Poland DF Robert Menzel (at Jarota Jarocin)
No. Position Player
-- Poland FW Jakub Więzik (at Pogoń Siedlce)

Śląsk Wrocław in Europe[edit]

Śląsk Wrocław's score is shown first in each case

Season Competition Round Opposition Score
1975–76 UEFA Cup First round Sweden GAIS 1–2 (A), 4–2 (H)
Second round Belgium Royal Antwerp 1–1 (H), 2–1 (A)
Third round England Liverpool 1–2 (H), 0–3 (A)
1976–77 Cup Winners' Cup First round Malta Floriana 4–1 (A), 2–0 (H)
Second round Republic of Ireland Bohemians 3–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Quarter-finals Italy Napoli 0–0 (H), 0–2 (A)
1977–78 European Cup First round Bulgaria Levski-Spartak 0–3 (A), 2–2 (H)
1978–79 UEFA Cup First round Cyprus Pezoporikos Larnaca 2–2 (A), 5–1 (H)
Second round Iceland ÍBV 2–0 (A), 2–1 (H)
Third round Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–1 (A), 2–4 (H)
1980–81 UEFA Cup First round Scotland Dundee United 0–0 (H), 2–7 (A)
1982–83 UEFA Cup First round Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow 2–2 (H), 1–0 (A)
Second round Switzerland Servette 0–2 (H), 1–5 (A)
1987–88 Cup Winners' Cup First round Spain Real Sociedad 0–0 (A), 0–2 (H)
2011–12 Europa League Second qualifying round Scotland Dundee United 1–0 (H), 2–3 (A)[nb 1]
Third qualifying round Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 0–0 (H), 0–0 (A)[nb 2]
Playoff round Romania Rapid Bucureşti 1–3 (H), 1–1 (A)
2012–13 Champions League Second qualifying round Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 2–0 (A), 0–1 (H)
Third qualifying round Sweden Helsingborg 0–3 (H), 1–3 (A)
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round Germany Hannover 96 3–5 (H), 1–5 (A)
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Montenegro Rudar Pljevlja 4–0 (H), 2–2 (A)
Third qualifying round Belgium Club Brugge 1–0 (H), 3–3 (A)
Play-off round Spain Sevilla FC 1–4 (A), 0–5 (H)

Players[edit]

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Won on away goals.
  2. ^ Won 4–3 on penalties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historia Wroclawskiego Klubu" (in Polish). WKS Śląsk Wrocław Historia Klubu. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Kaczmarek, Michal; Dabrowski, Piotr (19 May 2011). "Poland - List of Champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Mogielnicki, Pawel (2 June 2010). "Poland - List of Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Di Maggio, Roberto (21 May 2009). "Poland - List of League Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Mogielnicki, Pawel (17 September 2010). "Poland - List of Super Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "I Drużyna" (in Polish). Śląsk Wrocław. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Official Ekstraklasa Website - WKS Śląsk Wrocław - Players" (in Polish). Retrieved 14 March 2014. 

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